Event January

L.A. Seminar Series

January 19th - 21st, 2015

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 19th
7:00 Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner
  (Ballroom C)
  Tuesday, January 20th 
8:30  Breakfast (Ballroom A & B Foyer)
9:00  Welcome - Joe DeMeo, ICTA President
9:15  Keynote John Fithian, NATO President
10:00      Technical Updates
  “Immersive Audio’s Learning Curve”
  Tim Schafbuch, Sales Director, Cinema Americas, Dolby Labs
  Paul Allen, President, Adaptive Technologies Group 
  Bobby Franklin, President, Franklin Designs, Inc.
  Chuck Goodsell, Director, Cinema, JBL Professional
  Rob Standley, Regional V.P., Sales, Klipsch Group
  Mark Mayfield, Cinema Marketing Manager, QSC Audio
  “Lasers” – Joe DeMeo, Director of Sales, Digital Cinema, N.A., Barco, Inc.
   “Worldwide Roundup: Regulatory Reform for LIP Systems”
  Jan Daem, Product Validation Engineer, Barco N.V. Chairman, European Regulatory Sub-Committee & Finance Committee, Laser Illuminated Projector Association (LIPA)
  Pete Ludè,  Senior Vice President for Innovation, RealD Chairman Regulatory Committee, Laser Illuminated Projector Association (LIPA)
11:15 – 11:45    Coffee Break
11:45  “Luxury Seating Considerations”
  “Philosophy, Construction & Design, ADA and Financial”
Adam Peterson, VP - Construction and Presentation Technologies, Galaxy Theatres

12:15 “Live & Pre-Recorded Entertainment: The New Revenue Generator”
  Moderator:  Beth Figge Sr. Sales Manager, N. America Dolby Laboratories
  Tony Adamson Manager Worldwide Strategic Program, DLP Enterprise and Cinema Display Products
Jonathan Ross, Managing Director, ROQ Group and past President of XpanD Content & Distribution
  Bud Mayo, President Alternative Programming & Distribution Division, Carmike Cinemas
  Mark Collins, Marcus Cinemas
Gabriel Morales Becker, Digital Strategy Director, Cinépolis
1:00  Luncheon (Ballroom C)
2:00  “Measuring Movie Loudness”
Ioan Allen, Senior Vice President, Dolby Laboratories
2:45  Exhibitor Roundtable
  Moderator: Michael Archer, VP Worldwide Cinema Sales, Dolby Laboratories
David Pflegl, Carmike Cinemas
  Dan Huerta, AMC Entertainment
  Mark Collins, Marcus Cinemas
3:30 “Cinema Design & Construction in compliance with the NEW ‘Energy Code”
  Moderator:  John Wolski, Vice President, Exhibitor Services, Deluxe Digital Cinema
  Panel:  Mike A. Cummings, AIA, Leed AP Principal, TK Architects, International
  Roger Maddox, Senior Associate and Vice President,
  Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber Inc. Architects, Engineers and Construction Management
4:00 “Immersive Technologies”
  Moderator:  Susie Beiersdorf, V.P. Sales, Digital Cinema Solutions, Sony Electronics
  Panel: Theodore Kim, Senior Vice President, Theatre Relations, CJ 4D Plex
  Heather Blair, Cinema Sales Executive, MediaMation, Inc.
  Frank Tees, Vice President, Technical Sales and Support, Moving Image Technologies
  Michael Paquette, D-BOX Technologies
4:45 Wrap up and Comments on Day 1




Dinner in Hotel
7:30 “Cut To The Chase”
  Trip to UCLA & Presentations
  “Famous Chase Scenes”
  Jess Daily, Motion Picture Projection Services
  “Academy Leader Variations”
  Ioan Allen, Senior Vice President, Dolby Laboratories

(Buses leave the hotel at 6:30pm and return at 9:30pm)
  Wednesday, January 21st 
  8:15 Breakfast
  9:00 Chinese Theatre Tour & IMAX Demo
  Demonstration and presentation of “Barco’s Escape” Cinema of the Future at the Cinemark 18 and XD Theatre at the Howard Hughes Promenade
(Buses leave the Hotel at 8:30am going to the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center)
12:00 NOON  Lunch
1:10   Preview, Annual Convention in Austin, Texas
  Date:  July 12-15, 2014
  Tony Adamson, Worldwide Strategic Prog​ram
  Manager. DLP Cinema® Enterprise and Cinema
  Display Products
1:20 Interview with Mark Christiansen, VP Paramount Pictures
Interviewed by: Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst, Rentrak
2:00  “Cinema IT Systems Outside of the Booth”
  Alan Roe, CEO, Jack Roe USA Inc.
2:30  “Digital Signage”
  Automation & Infrastructure
  Alan Roe, Group CEO, The Jack Roe Companies
  “Digital Solution for Lobbies and ‘Escape’”
  Todd Hoddick, VP Global Entertainment, Barco
  Denys Lavigne, Senior Director, Experience Strategy
  and Creative Services, Christie Digital
 3:30 Manufacturers Presentations
  Paul Marcot, GDC Technology of America
  John F. Allen, High Performance Stereo
  Andrew Stucker, Arts Alliance Media
  Patrick Artiaga, Christie Digital Systems USA
  Vince Power, XPAND 3D (x6d Ltd.)
  Medwyn Gillespie, Dolby Laboratories
  Frank Tees, Moving Image Technologies
  Alan Roe, Jack Roe USA Inc.
  Andrew Kappus, JBL Professional
Michael Paquette, D-Box Technologies Inc.
Mark Mayfield, QSC Audio Products, LLC
Cilnt Koch, USL, Inc.
Joe DeMeo, Barco
Eric Bergez, Oube Cinema, Inc.
Chris Ward, Lightspeed Design, Inc.
4:30  Wrap up and Comments for Day 2                     
  Joe DeMeo, President, ICTA