Events January

L.A. Seminar Series

January 18th - 20th, 2016

Universal Hilton Universal City, California
555 Universal City, CA 91608

This series of seminars is aimed at those individuals responsible for theatre design and the planning of day-to-day theatre operations.


Monday, January 18th 2016

7:00pm     Welcome Cocktail Reception


Tuesday, January 19th 2016

8:30am     Breakfast


9:00am     Welcome

Michael Archer, President, ICTA


9:15am     Interview with John Fithian, NATO President

Interview by Mike Archer


9:45am     Immersive AudioWhere are we now and where are we going?

Clint Koch, USL, Inc.
Jerry Pierce, Technical Advisor to NATO
Peter Ludé, Senior VP, RealD, Inc.
Mark Collins, Director of Projection Technology, Marcus Theatres
Harold Hallikainen, Engeneering Director, USL, Inc.
Dan Huerta, VP, Sight and Sound Technology, AMC


10:30am     A Candid Discussion of Immersive Sound

John F. Allen, Founder and President, High Performance Stereo


10:55am     Cybersecurity In The Age of Digital Cinema

Alan Roe, CEO, Jack Roe Companies
Jeff Kent, CTO Cineplex Entertainment
Leon Newnham, VP Operations, Vista Ent. Solutions
James Pope, Metropolitan Theatres
Frank Tees, VP Technical Sales and Support, Moving Image Tech.


11:45am     HDR and HFR - Where are we and what are the Dynamics

Susie Beiersdorf, VP, Sales Sony Digital Cinema
Stuart Bowling, Dolby Labs
Peter Ludé, Senior VP RealD, Inc.
Paul Cichocki, Post Production Supervisor, Pixar Animation Studios
David Stump, ASC, Cinematographer, Author


12:30pm     Lunch (Ballroom C)


1:45pm     Exhibitor Roundtable - Immersive Seating One Year Later

What is the Experience

Beth Figge, Snr. Sales Manager N. America - Dolby Labs
Marty Betz, Goodrich Quality Theatres
Steve Zimmerman, Sonic Equipment Company
Danny Kilgore, Simply Right


2:30pm     Luxury Seating - Latest Fad or an Indicator of a Trend?

Kobe Bone
Mike Cummings, Principal, TK Architects
Adam Peterson, Galaxy Theatres
John Fennell, Senior VP of Sales, VIP Cinema Seating
Bruce Cohen, Irwin Seating


3:15pm     Coffee Break


3:45pm     Interview with filmmaker, producer, director Howard Lukk "Filmmaking Techniques as related to Digital"

Interviewed by Joe DeMeo, Barco


4:15pm     Manufacturers Presentation

Mark Mayfield, QSC, LLC
Matt Liszt, MasterImage 3D
Alan Roe, Jack Roe USA
Paul Marcot, GDC Technology
Tom Hardenburger, Philips Lighting
Frank Tees, Moving Image Technologies
Joe DeMeo, Barco, Inc.


4:45pm     Wrap Up - Day 1

Mike Archer


5:00pm     Dinner (Ballroom C)


6:15pm     Visit to Dolby Cinema

A close-up look at the Dolby Cinema experience, including Dolby Vision™ content, at the former Vine Theater in Hollywood.

Host: Tim Schafbuch Sales Director Cinema, Dolby Labs
(Bus will pick-up the first group at 6:15pm for the 6:45pm show. Second bus will pick-up group at 7:15pm for the 7:45pm show.)


Wednesday, January 20th 2016

8:00am     Breakfast (A & B Foyer)


9:00pm     Tour of Chinese Theatre and Demonstration of IMAX Demo Reel

Joe DeMeo
(Buses will pick-up the group from the Universal Hilton at 8:45am and return to the hotel at 11:00am.)


11:15pm     The other 3D boom; technology for design, visualization and simulation and the enormous benefits in construction projects

Richard Mitchell, Head of Global Marketing, Harkness Screens

Mike Cummings, Principal, TK Architects


12:00am     Lunch (Ballroom C)


1:00pm     How is Digital Technology Being Used Today

Alan Roe, CEO, The Jack Roe Companies


1:15pm     The Unintended Consequences of Digital

Joe DeMeo, Director of Sales N. America, BArco Inc.
Mark F. Collins, Director of Projection Technology, Marcus Theatres
Jerry Pierce, Technology Advisor to NATO
Wendy Aylsworth, President, Walden Pond
Mark Kamiyama, Arts Alliance Media


2:00pm     LIPA - worldwide use of LIPs regulatory evolution

Jan Daem, Product Validation Engineer, Barco N.V.
Chairman, European Regulatory SubCommittee and Finance Committee/LIPA


2:30pm     Turning Followers into Dollars

The Impact of Social Media on a Cinema's Financial Performance

Tony Adamson, Senior VP Strategic Planning GDC Technology
Mitchell Roberts, President EVO Entertainment Group
Julia Landrum, Studio Movie Grill
Mike Polydoros, Lionsgate
John Hall, Universal Studios


3:00pm     An Interview with Jack Ledwith

Snr. V.P. and M.D. of International Distribution and Marketing L.A. Universal Pictures
Interviewed by: Ioan Allen, Snr. VP, Dolby Laboratories


3:30pm     Manufacturers Presentation

Dan Maxwell, Severtson Screens
Charles Goodsell/Daniel Saenz Harman Cinema Group
Mark Waterston, CineActive Solutions
Olivier Frans, Adaptive Technologies
Richard Mitchell, Harkness Screens
Till Cussman, Ymagis dcinex Group
Jeffrey Kaplan, NEC Digital Cinema


4:30pm     Wrap-Up for Day 2

Mike Archer


ICTA Technical Seminar

January 11th - 12th, 2016
Mathaser Filmpalast - Munich
January 11th, 2016
08.30 pm Get2gether at 35m(m)² Bar
11.00 pm End


January 12th, 2016
10.00 am Registration
10.30 am Welcome - Thomas Rüttgers, ICTA
10.35 am Panel - Laser Technology Update
11.00 am Lecture – Quality Assurance in the Digital Age
11.30 am Panel - Dolby Atmos – Immersive Sound
12.15 pm Manufacturers Presentations
12.30 pm Lunch Break
13.15 pm Lecture - VIP Seating
13.45 pm Panel – Laser Technology – Cinema Owners Point of View
14.15 pm Manufacturers Presentations
14.30 pm Coffee break
14.45 pm Panel – All Industry
15.30 pm End