Stewart Filmscreen Director’s Choice Projector Screen
We’ve made Hollywood sparkle with excitement, home cinemas glow with wonder, and conference halls shine with inspiration.
We are driven by a passion to continually craft products that are smarter, stronger and perfectly fit for you.
Some call us old fashioned, we call it caring.
More importantly, we call it taking responsibility for what we build and valuing the people we build it for.
Handcrafted from the molecular level.
Simply put, we do it ourselves, from start to finish. Beginning with raw plastic resins and pigments, we compound and form them into finished fabrics and continue through with thoughtful frame design and construction.
One screen does not fit all projection needs.
Projection conditions vary. That is why we are application driven. Room seating, throw distances, ambient lighting, front and rear projection requirements, 3D workflow, and other factors all impact the image on the screen. Stewart makes over 25 different screen materials to meet the demands of each projection environment. As always, each screen is meticulously custom made for your specific application.
Uniformity and color accuracy are everything.
Do you want the best viewing experience? Only Stewart can promise and deliver color uniformity no matter your viewing angle. Additionally, you can rest assured that the colors coming from your projector are not being altered by the screen.
We’re the reference screen.
When major movie production companies need a screen for their post-production editing as well as for their screening rooms, they come to Stewart – and they have for a long time. SnoMatte 100, StudioTek 100, StudioTek 130 G4, and UltraMatte 130 are the reference screens. These unrivaled screens deliver the director’s vision — to see their films in true, life rendering colors and with center to edge uniformity.
Unmatched quality, always seamless.
“Virtually seamless” is not the same as seamless. All seams become detectable over time. Uneven tensions are at work on either side of any seam. As the fabric ages, irregularities appear. Dirt and dust can also accumulate along the seam. On roller screens, seams turn into repeating impressions of horizontal bars which will appear in the viewing area. With Stewart, you never have seams. All the way to 40 by 90 feet – unmatched in the industry.
Projectors come and go, but Stewart projection screens remain.
Many of our customers tell us how they have gone through multiple projector upgrades while their Stewart screen continues to perform perfectly. You know you are getting durability and a lasting quality when you purchase Stewart.
The masters of masking.
Our masking systems feature closed loop digital control interfaces, all encoder equipped to store positions. Each one is simple to program, jog, and will work flawlessly with all room automation systems. Our masking fabrics have been carefully sourced to combine deep black absorption of stray light with superb acoustical transparency.
Preferred large venue screen.
When the world’s leading companies bring their new products and creativity to market via keynote presentations, Stewart Filmscreen is asked to provide the perfect, large format surface to deliver their message. We make the largest, seamless framed and roller screens available and our customers trust us to get it right. Every time.
Academy Award winning screens.
We are the only screen manufacturer to win an Academy Award (two in total) for technical merit — a testament to our commitment to constantly create the best screens imaginable — and maybe a little unimaginable as well.
Unrivaled technical support.
We maintain a team of qualified customer service professionals to help with any questions or concerns. We also offer experienced field technicians to help with field service management. Whether you need an install, a rescreen, or commissioning work, our team of experts will respond quickly to give you maximum uptime.
Made in the USA.
We are proud to manufacture all of our projection screens and screen materials in our production facilities in California and Ohio. As a fourth generation, family-owned business, we value the expertise and workmanship of our employees. Our team helps to design and handcraft every custom screen as we closely monitor each stage of the manufacturing and QC process.
Features & Specifications
Four-Way, Continuously Variable Masking Screen System
- The ultimate integration of the world’s finest screen material and the most precise masking system
Director’s Choice is the pinnacle statement for cinema presentation. Four, individually motorized masking panels move flawlessly across the screen as directed by the supplied digital system controller, or via interface with a third party control system of your choice. Any aspect ratio can be stored at any scale via independently joggable masking fabrics. You can specify any aspect ratio as the native “all open” image area and exactly pair the screen to your choice of projector. Any Stewart front projection 16K+ screen fabric can be selected as well as MicroPerf X² THX Ultra for sound transparency. The fascia is finished in a luxurious black Velux covering, and all masking fabric options have been carefully sourced to complete this stunning machine.
- There’s a reason why this screen is such a big seller
Custom built by our experienced craftsmen in Torrance CA, and hands down, the best masking system that money can buy. This precision screen is perfect in every way, enabling viewing in any aspect ratio — as small as 84 by 96 inches and scaling up to a huge 168 ½ by 300 inches. The Director’s Choice screen system provides flexibility in meeting all content requirements and can be preprogrammed with all of your favorite aspect ratios.
- Director’s Choice EVO – reduced border, bigger image, stunning experience
A true game changer, now with a 6.5 inch border, D.C. EVO features a 30% bigger on-screen image. D.C. EVO’s unmatched engineering and superb build-quality also boasts a magnetic, removable fascia to gain quick access to the screen assembly. Further complimented by Stewart’s choice of reference screen materials including SnoMatte 100, StudioTek 100, StudioTek 130 G4, and FireHawk G5, D.C. EVO is now available in sizes up to 96 inches by 192 inches— a 215 inch diagonal! D.C. EVO continues to evolve the cinema experience with innovative engineering and precision manufacturing from start to finish.
- Pixel for pixel perfection in any aspect ratio
The Director’s Choice screen allows you to present content at the scale that looks best. The 4-way masking will follow your intention perfectly. If you have a classic film in Scope that looks grainy when displayed in full width, you can bring it down and matte it at a size that works well visually. Critical decisions in content are always made in pixel-for-pixel resolution. Director’s Choice guarantees that your screen is properly formatted no matter what. And with frame depths from 17 inches to 11 inches, Director’s Choice accommodates the dimensions of each venue.
- Creating durable assets for the life of the building
The Director’s Choice is made of the finest materials available and built to the highest standards of quality. From our acoustically transparent masking panels and the aircraft grade aluminum we use in the framing, to our meticulous attachment of our 16K+ screen materials to the frame, no other screen company builds to the exacting quality of Stewart.
- Reference quality 16K+ screen materials live here
Why not show a film on the exact same surface that was used when the studio edited the film? Director’s Choice gives you that exact option. SnoMatte 100, often combined with MicroPerf X² THX Ultra, are ubiquitous reference surfaces present in a majority of the post-production studio suites worldwide. Why? Because our fabric shows the picture with extreme fidelity, including center to edge uniformity and amazing color accuracy.
- Definitive CVM control system
Our Continuous Variable Masking (CVM) control system lets you program and preset aspect ratios with ease. The control system will integrate into most home automation systems easily and reliably.
- The screen of choice
The ultimate in home cinema — major movie studios, directors, producers and actors all love their Director’s Choice screens. Dare we say that some even have two.