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Um noch an dieser Veranstaltung, der vom 24. bis 27. März im Caesars Palace in Las Vegas teilnehmen zu können, hätte die Anreise noch weiter vorverlegt werden müssen.
Bleibt zu hoffen, dass wesentliche Erfahrungen und Ergebnis im Vorfeld der NAB-Show auf der SMPTE-Tagung vermittelt werden können.

International Day, Monday, 24 March

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Note: Program begins promptly at 8:30am

International Keynote Addresses
 David Kosse, President, International, Universal Pictures
 Paul Heth, CEO & General Director, Karo Cinemas

CinemaCon Triumph Award Presentation
 José (Pepe) Batlle, Former COO UCI/Cinesa Continental Europe

9:45 AM – 12:30 PM

International Seminars: Morning Session

Staying Ahead of Today’s Global Cultural Trends: The Importance of an Adaptable Branding and Social Media Strategy

Presented by:

 Tom LaForge, Global Director of Human and Cultural Insights, The Coca-Cola Company

Did you know studies have shown despite the billions of dollars companies spend on marketing and advertising, consumers wouldn’t care if 73% of all brands disappeared? One of the most commonly prescribed ways to stop brand erosion is to innovate. But finding true innovation these days is rare. Don’t become part of the 73%. This special program will focus on branding, social media and other cultural marketing trends, and is designed to help your business thrive in this most competitive of worlds.

The World of Digital Cinema: The Past, Present and Future

As the digital transition nears completion, the industry closes the door on the biggest seismic shift in the history of motion picture theater projection, but opens up many others as we look to the future. This program is designed to look at where we are boldly going as an industry from a digital technology standpoint and what exciting possibilities lie ahead.


Digital Cinema: Where Have We Come From and Where Are We Headed? An Insider’s View of the Digital Cinema Conversion

 Julian Levin, Executive Vice President, Digital Exhibition & Non-Theatrical Sales and Distribution, Twentieth Century Fox International

The Digital Cinema End Game Opens Up Cinema Technology Innovation

 David Hancock, Director, Film and Cinema, IHS Technology

Distributing Movies Electronically: The Issues and Challenges That Lie Ahead for International Markets

 Jean Mizrahi, CEO, Ymagis

The World Has Gone Online: What’s Next and What Can You Do About It?

 Malcolm MacMillan, Business Development Director, Peach Digital Limited
 Patrick Bjorkman, Design Director, Peach Digital Limited

With some operators selling over 50% of tickets online, the web is rapidly becoming the primary sales and marketing channel for cinema brands. Despite this, many operators do not invest in this important and continually evolving channel. In this program, we will look at key future trends in web, mobile and digital communications – we will provide practical insights into what you need to do to position your business to exploit the opportunities.

12:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Award Presentations
“International Filmmaker of the Year” – Carlos Saldanha (“Rio 2”)
“Rentrak International Boxoffice Achievement Award” – Warner Bros. Pictures
“Global Achievement Award in Exhibition” – Eddy Duquenne, CEO, Kinepolis Group
“CinemaCon Passepartout Award” – Craig Dehmel, SVP, Sales & Strategic Planning, Twentieth Century Fox International

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

International Day Seminar: Afternoon Session

"Defying Gravity: Keeping Cinema Relevant in a Growing Multi-Option World"

(An open discussion with leading exhibitors on the ever-changing landscape of the motion picture theater industry—How exhibitors are embracing the challenges and new opportunities of 21st century technology with great success.)


 Steve Gaydos, Vice President, Executive Editor, "Variety"

Panel Members:
 Andrew Cripps, President, IMAX, Corporation, EMEA
 Eddy Duquenne, CEO, Kinepolis Group
 Paul Heth, CEO & General Director, Karo Cinemas
 Alejandro Ramirez Magana, CEO, Cinepolis
 Justin Skinner, Vice President, Marketing, Cineworld

Monday, 24 March

CinemaCon officially begins for ALL Delegates at 3:30pm with a Special Seminar followed by our Opening Night Studio Presentation in The Colosseum at 6:30pm

6:30 AM – 7:00 AM

2014 Al Lapidus Memorial Golf Tournament

3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Rotten Tomatoes Critics vs. The Audience: The Relevance of Film Critics Today

 Matt Atchity, Editor-in-Chief, Rotten Tomatoes
 Grae Drake, Senior Editor, Rotten Tomatoes

Film Critics
 Christy Lemire, Film Critic, Associated Press
 Leonard Maltin, Host, Maltin on Movies
 Scott Mantz, Film Critic & Producer, “Access Hollywood”
 Claudia Puig, Film Critic, “USA Today”

Face off with your favorite Rotten Tomatoes critics when they join Matt Atchity and Grae Drake of Rotten Tomatoes along with their editorial team. As Matt and Grae name popular movies of 2012 and 2013, everyone in the room uses their “Personal Tomatometer Paddle” to dis/agree with the score and debate questions such as “Do reviews even matter anymore?” Courageous members of the audience who openly debate their opinion with the critics receive super cool prizes! Remember: Fortune favors the bold.

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Welcome to CinemaCon 2014: Opening Night Reception

CinemaCon and NATO invite all delegates to a special reception. Join your friends and colleagues as we celebrate the beginning of what we know will be a great week for the industry.

6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

CinemaCon 2014 Off and Running: Opening Night Studio Presentation from Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures gets CinemaCon off to an Exciting Start with an Exclusive Presentation Highlighting its Summer 2014 Films (complete with stars, filmmakers and surprises)

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Opening Night Dinner Party - "A Taste of Las Vegas"

When the excitement in the theater concludes, the night’s just getting started as Paramount Pictures, in conjunction with Christie and RealD, hosts the Opening Night Dinner Party in true Las Vegas style. Enjoy the cuisine of Caesars Palace and the entertainment of Las Vegas without the risk of losing your money. Viva CinemaCon!

Tuesday, 25 March

7:30 AM – 9:15 AM

Award Presentations
"Bert Nathan Memorial Award"
 Timothy A. Farha, Customer Development Manager, Nestle USA
"Ken Mason Inter-Society Award"
 Jack Kline, Chairman & CEO, Christie Digital Systems, USA, Inc.

Special Presentation

Alternative Content Part I: Everything You Wanted to Know About
Alternative Content But Were Afraid to Ask

Presented by:
 Bud Mayo, Chairman & CEO, Digiplex Destinations

Alternative Content (or Event Cinema as it is known in many markets) continues to gain momentum, steam and importance in the day-to-day operation and revenue stream of today’s motion picture theaters. This presentation will address such issues as the marketing and scheduling of programs, who are the providers of content and additional information that will help you answer the question, “Is alternative content right for me?” We think it is!

9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

The State of the Industry: Past, Present and Future

(Program includes a Special Studio Presentation from Universal Pictures)

Welcome Remarks
 David Passman, Chairman, NATO<
 Miguel Rivera, Chairman, NATO International Committee
 Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures
 Veronika Kwan-Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures

DLP Cinema Presents

“Going Global: A Salute to the Top Grossing Films of 2013”

“2014 NATO Marquee Award” Presentation
 Dan Harkins, Owner & CEO, Harkins Theatres

Keynote Addresses
 Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman & CEO, MPAA
 John Fithian, President & CEO, NATO

Industry Recognition
 Joe DeMeo (ICTA) and
 Jeff Scudillo (NAC)

Studio Presentation

Universal Pictures Invites You to a Special Presentation Featuring Exclusive Footage From Its Upcoming Slate

11:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Grand Opening: CinemaCon 2014 Trade Show and Corporate Suites with Lunch Served

4:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Lionsgate Invites You to a Special Advance Screening of "Draft Day"

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

8:00 PM – 9:45 PM

Universal Pictures Invites You to a Special Screening of "Neighbors"

Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne lead the cast of Neighbors, a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Neighbors is directed by Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek). The film was produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver and also stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz and Lisa Kudrow.

9:45 PM – 11:30 PM

"Neighbors" Post-Screening "Frat Party" with Special Entertainment

In true Delta Psi Beta style, it’s time to let your hair down and let loose at this fun-filled “Frat Party”, complete with beer pong, kegs and a special performance by the award winning hip-hop dance crew "Jabbawockeez" and DJ crew "The Bangerz".

Wednesday, 26 March

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

The Affordable Care Act: "Obamacare" – Managing Your Legal Responsibility

A seminar on “The Affordable Care Act” with Q&A, discussing responsibilities you have as a theater owner.

Presented By:
 Steve Gooding, President Benefits Division, Reynolds & Reynolds, Inc.
 Stan W. Reynolds, Vice President, Reynolds & Reynolds, Inc.

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Alternative Content Part II: An Open House with Today’s Leading Providers of Alternative Content and Event Cinema from Around the Globe

A special tabletop exhibit featuring today’s leading companies responsible for providing and offering alternative content programs to theater owners worldwide.

Presented By:
Altive Media
Arts Alliance
D & E Entertainment
Emerging Pictures
Event Cinema Asssociation
Fathom Events
Omniverse Vision
Pathe Live
Rising Alternative
Sony Digital Cinema 4K

9:45 AM – 12:30 PM

The Walt Disney Studios Invites You to an Exclusive Presentation including a Special Screening of "Million Dollar Arm", presented in Dolby Atmos.

Hosted by:
 Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios
 Dave Hollis, EVP, Theatrical Distribution, The Walt Disney Studios

Award Presentation

CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Acting — Jon Hamm

Walt Disney

"Million Dollar Arm"

A down on his luck sports agent, JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm), concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, he travels to India to produce a reality show competition called "Million Dollar Arm". He discovers two 18 year old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball, and brings the boys home to America to train. This is their improbable but true story.

Starring Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, Alan Arkin, Madhur Mittal and Suraj Sharma. Directed by Craig Gillespie and produced by Joe Roth, Gordon Gray and Mark Ciardi.

12:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Wednesday Lunch and Special Program

Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures International present

"From Passion to the Big Screen: The Work of Christopher Nolan"

CinemaCon delegates are invited to a very special interview session with filmmaker Christopher Nolan. Moderator Todd McCarthy, Chief Film Critic of “The Hollywood Reporter” will cover a range of topics with Mr. Nolan, including the creative and technical aspects of filmmaking in the 21st century, as well as the social relevancy and importance of movies today. With his next release, “Interstellar”, opening this November, we can expect an intriguing conversation about Nolan’s singular approach to filmmaking.

3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Now Showing at Your Theater: DCDC and the World of Content Delivery


 Brian McKay, Executive Vice President of Production Operations, Warner Bros. Technical Operations, Inc.

Panel Members:
 Noah Bergman, Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Planning, Universal Pictures
 Randy Blotky, CEO, DCDC
 Ron Krueger II, President & COO, Southern Theatres
 Fred Medina, Executive Vice President, BBC Worldwide Latin American and U.S. Hispanic
 Kelly O’Connor, Senior Vice President, Exhibitor and Marketing Services, Warner Bros. Pictures

Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition LLC (“DCDC”) is a cost-efficient North American satellite and terrestrial digital distribution platform. It was formed by Cinemark, AMC Theatres, Regal Entertainment Group, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. Pictures to provide both exhibitors and studios with highly reliable, fast, secure and cost-effective delivery services to theaters that are capable of supporting feature, promotional, pre-show and live digital-cinema content. The groundbreaking and rapidly growing venture reaching thousands of screens offers a fair and uniform pricing structure to all of its customers, with each exhibitor and studio using the service seeing significantly reduced costs in delivering content to theaters. This program, with its esteemed group of panel members and presenters, will further explain how theater owners can benefit greatly by joining DCDC. The digital transition was the first step. Don’t miss out on DCDC, the second major step in the world of digital cinema.

5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

Sony Pictures Entertainment Invites You to an Exclusive Product Presentation Highlighting its 2014 Films

Hosted by:
 Rory Bruer, President, Worldwide Distribution, Sony Pictures Releasing
Sony Pictures Releasing

7:45 PM – 10:00 PM

2014 Will Rogers Pioneer of the Year Dinner Honoring Tom Sherak

On 28 January 2014, the entertainment industry lost a dear friend, mentor and colleague. Tom Sherak was an integral part of our industry and the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers’ family and so very deserving of the 2014 Pioneer of the Year Award. A special evening is in store with entertainment by The Tenors, winners of the 2013 Adult Contemporary Album of the Year.

Thursday, 27 March

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Thursday Morning Seminar Series

ICTA Presents
_ The Road to Open Standards for Immersive Audio

Confusion has arisen in the market place surrounding immersive audio and open standards. The goal of this panel is to inform you – the exhibitor – what open standards for immersive audio means. You will hear from all the major players who will provide concise information on what each of them are doing to support open standards and what this means to you and your investment in immersive audio.

Topics to be covered will include:
What is "open standards?"
Why do we need "open standards?"
What does this mean to my existing investment in immersive audio?
How long will this standard take to implement?

This panel will be followed by an open Q&A.


 Pete Lude, Chairman, SMPTE Immersive Standardization Group

Panel Members:
 Dean Bullock, Director, Technology Strategy, Cinema, Dolby Laboratories
 Brian Claypool, Senior Director of Strategic Business Development, Barco
 Barry Ferrell, Senior Vice President/Chief Strategy Officer, QSC Audio Products
 John Kellogg, Senior Director Corporate Strategy & Development, DTS
 Jerry Pierce, Technology Consultant, NATO

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Thursday Morning Seminar Series

NAC Presents
Concession Confessions: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities

Moderated By:

 Kathi Gillman, Director of Food and Beverage/Purchasing, Starplex Cinemas

Panel Members:
 Gary Butske Jr., Vice President of Operations at Emagine Entertainment
 Dean Gentile, Vice President of Operations, Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. dba/Digiplex Destinations
 Rob Lehman, Vice President of Food and Beverage, Carmike Cinemas
 Rob Novak, Director of Concessions at Marcus Theatres

A diverse panel of experienced concession operators and suppliers discuss how the concession industry has changed over the last few years and how they plan on meeting the challenges of today’s diverse and demanding consumer.

10:00 AM – 12:15 PM

20th Century Fox Invites You to a Special Presentation Highlighting its Future Release Schedule

Hosted By:
 Jim Gianopulos, CEO and Chairman, 20th Century Fox
 Chris Aronson, President, Domestic Distribution, 20th Century Fox

12:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Final Day Lunch and Special Presentation "Delivering Happiness: Tony Hsieh, CEO, Talks Customer Service, Company Culture and Community"

In 1999, at the age of 24, Tony Hsieh sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded to Microsoft for $265 million. He then joined Zappos as an advisor and invester, and eventually became CEO, where helped Zappos grow from almost no sales to overt $1 Billion in gross merchandise sales annually. As well, Tony Hsieh is a best selling author of the highly regarded book, “Delivering Happiness”.

Tony Hsieh will discuss the different ingredients used by to build a long-lasting enduring brand, including the importance of customer service and company culture. Tony will talk about how focusing on deliverying happiness to customers and employees has enabled the company to expand beyond selling shoes to clothing, bags and other product categories.

As well Tony will talk about the importance of community. Culture is to a company as community is to a city: it’s about values, innovation, serendipity, participation, upward mobility, and attraction of smart startups and the creative class. Tony is applying his very successful Zappos corporate culture model to hep build the most community-focused large city in the world in the place you would least expect it: Downtown Las Vegas. With his new $350 million Downtown Project, Tony is creating a unique hybrid of corporation, community, and city to drive productivity.

This promises to be a most unique, interesting and entertaining session with one of the most highly regarded, creative and successful CEO’s in business today.

2:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Warner Bros. Pictures Invites You to The Big Picture, an Exclusive Presentation Highlighting the Summer of 2014 and Beyond

Hosted by:
 Kevin Tsujihara – CEO, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
 Dan Fellman – President Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures
 Veronika Kwan Vandenberg – President International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures
 Sue Kroll – President Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures
 Greg Silverman – President Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures
 Toby Emmerich – President & COO, New Line Cinema

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

CinemaCon Presents ’The 2014 Big Screen Achievement Awards’ brought to you by
The Coca-Cola Company

CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards

Welcome and Special Thanks to the Coca-Cola Company

 David Passman, Chairman, NATO

Presentation of the Fandango Fan Choice Award For Favorite Movie of 2013 to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

CinemaCon’s ’2014 Big Screen Achievement Awards’ Ceremony

 Emcee- Billy Bush, "Access Hollywood"
 Breakthrough Performer of the Year — Chris Pratt
 Rising Stars of 2014 — Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor
 Comedy Star of the Year — Leslie Mann
 Male Star of the Year — Adam Sandler
 Female Star of the Year — Drew Barrymore
 Lifetime Achievement Award — Ivan Reitman
 Cinema Icon Award — Kevin Costner
 CinemaCon Vanguard Award — Andy Serkis
 Comedy Filmmakers of the Year — Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
 Female Star of Tomorrow — Shailene Woodley
 Male Star of Tomorrow — Chadwick Boseman

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

CinemaCon and The Coca-Cola Company Invite you to ’The 2014 Big Screen Achievement Awards’ After Party

The Coca-Cola Company joins the industry in celebrating the moviegoing experience and the conclusion of CinemaCon 2014. Join us for an evening of fun, great food and special entertainment.

A Special Performance at 9:45pm by
Grammy Award Winning Artist
Taylor Hicks and his Band
(Season 5 winner of ’American Idol’ and resident performer at Paris Las Vegas)

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