The National Association of Theatre Owners has announced that Amanda Martin will join the association as chief of staff. Martin, who will report directly to president and CEO Michael O’Leary, will work across all NATO organizations, including the Cinema Foundation and CinemaCon, to drive and support overall efficiency and coordination.
Last week, the four winners of the Dolby Institute x Ghetto Film School Filmmaker Challenge: Finish the Script Year 2 premiered their completed short films at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
On May 10, the International Cinema Technology Association will present its Presentation Excellence Award to Klaus Ungerer, operator of the Cinema film theatre in Munich. The presentation will take place during Germany’s cinema exhibitor convention Kino 2023 in Baden-Baden.
Following its second successful event in 2022, FilmLight will shortly be inviting entries for the 2023 FilmLight Color Awards. The awards, which are open to colorists on any grading system, will be presented at the International Film Festival EnergaCamerImage in November.
Val Morgan Cinema has today announced three internal promotions across their sales team, with the appointment of Jemima Withinshaw to group sales manager, Dominik Politano to group sales manager – direct and independent agencies and Julia Bonato to account manager.
Chris Meledandri will receive this year’s CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Animation, Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, announced today. CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, will be held April 24-27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Meledandri will be presented with this special honor at the Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony taking place on the evening of April 27 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and hosted by official presenting sponsor The Coca-Cola Company.
Visual effects studio Digital Domain has appointed industry veteran Matt McClurg as its new head of visualization. McClurg will oversee the VFX studio's full range of visualization efforts, including comprehensive previs and post viz work and a virtual production department that ranks among the top in the industry.
The Trusted Partner Network, a global, industry-wide content security initiative and community network fully owned by the Motion Picture Association, has named Kari Grubin membership services director.
Oscar-nominated Melissa McCarthy will receive this year’s CinemaCon Cinema Vérité Award, the convention’s managing director Mitch Neuhauser has announced. CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, will be held April 24-27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Hans-Joachim Flebbe, founder and managing director of Astor Film Lounge and Zoo Palast, has been named the 2023 recipient of the UNIC Achievement Award, given each year in recognition of outstanding dedication and service to European cinema exhibition. The Award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony June 22 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.