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 P.M. Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner
  (Ballroom C)
  Tuesday, January 20th 
8:30 A.M. Breakfast (Ballroom A & B Foyer)
9:00 A.M. Welcome - Joe DeMeo, ICTA President
9:15 A.M. Keynote John Fithian, NATO President
10:00 A.M.     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, Barco
  Pete Ludè, RealD
11:15A.M.   “Luxury Seating Considerations”
  “Philosophy, Construction & Design, ADA and Financial”
  Adam Peterson, VP - Construction and Presentation Technologies, Galaxy Theatres
11:45 – 12:15 P.M. Coffee Break
12:15P.M. “Live & Pre-Recorded Entertainment: The New Revenue Generator”
  Moderator:  Beth Figge
  Jonathan Ross, Managing Director, ROQ Group and past President of XpanD Content & Distribution
  Evan Saxon, Evan Saxon Productions
  Bud Mayo, Carmike Cinemas
  Mark Collins, Marcus Cinemas
1:00 P.M. “Measuring Movie Loudness”
  Ioan Allen, Senior Vice President, Dolby Laboratories
1:30 P.M. Luncheon (Ballroom C)
2:30 P.M Exhibitor Roundtable
  David Pflegl, Carmike Cinemas
  Dan Huerta, AMC Entertainment
  Mark Collins, Marcus Cinemas
3:15 P.M. “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
3:45 P.M. “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
  Lew O’Neil, Vice President, Exhibitors and Studio Relations, D-BOX Technologies
4:45 P.M Wrap up and Comments on Day 1



5:15 P.M.

Dinner in Hotel
7:30 P.M “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
  Wednesday, January 21st 
  8:15 A.M. Breakfast
  9:00 A.M Chinese Theatre Tour & IMAX Demo
  Demonstration of Barco’s “Escape” Equipment for MAZE RUNNER
12:00 NOON  Lunch
1:10 P. M.  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 P.M. Interview with Mark Christiansen, VP Paramount Pictures
2:00 P.M “Cinema IT Systems Outside of the Booth”
  Alan Roe, CEO, Jack Roe USA Inc.
 2:30 P.M “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 P.M 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
4:30 P.M Wrap up and Comments for Day 2                     
  Joe DeMeo, President, ICTA