Screenvision Media has named Craig O’Connor director of distribution, event cinema. His addition to the Screenvision Media team comes in time for the company’s first highly anticipated event cinema program following their re-launch in partnership with Kaos Connect, premiering May 2016. In his new role, O’Connor will be responsible for the distribution strategy of all event cinema programs.
Prior to joining Screenvision Media, O’Connor was the director of business development at Golden Link, an international merchandise and concessions company, where he oversaw key relationships with major film studios for over two years. Prior to his tenure at Golden Link, he spent nearly 17 years at Clearview Cinemas/Cablevision as the director of concessions and marketing for 11 years, and as the manager of theatre operations for six years. In the former role, O’Connor was instrumental in helping grow the company into a major regional circuit in the No. 1 DMA in the country.
“I started my career in the film industry at the age of 16 as an usher for Loews Theatres, and have loved it ever since,” said O’Connor. “I’m honored to have been given the opportunity to explore the incredible potential of event cinema and collaborate with such fantastic exhibitors on bringing compelling, unique content to Screenvision Media partners nationwide.”
“Craig brings a love and passion for the industry, as well as a full understanding of how theatres operate on a day-to-day basis, to Screenvision Media,” said Bernadette McCabe, senior vice president, overseeing event cinema at Screenvision Media. “We’re thrilled to have him on board as we kick off our event cinema initiatives.”