Agenda - updated 5/7/19
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The following events will take place in the Live! Hotel Event Center
9:00 am – 3:00 pm - Registration & Check-In
All attendees including Vendor Reps, Studio Reps, and Theatre Delegates should pick-up Name Badges and Event Tickets.
9:00 am – 11:30 am - Trade Show Exhibitor Move-In
Look for Show Staff in Bright Orange Shirts for assistance with access to the Ballroom. Please Note: You will be entering the first door to the right as directed in the Pre-Function area where a meeting will be taking place. Please watch noise levels in this area.
10:00 am - Mid-Atlantic NATO General Membership Meeting
Open to All!
10:30 am - “Captioning: An Open and Closed Case"
From Hawaii to Washington, DC, we will explore your responsibilities under current accessibility regulations, and the movement to enact Open Captioning laws.
Doug Murdoch - Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic NATO
11:00 am - NATO State and Federal Government Relations
Paid Leave to Plastic Straws, a report on local and national legislative trends affecting theatres.
Esther Baruh - Director of Government Relations, NATO
11:45 am - "Which Theatre Association Does What?"
With the introduction of the newly formed ICA (independent Cinema Alliance), we'll chat about the roles of your local/state/regional association, and NATO, and how they all work in synergy to one another.
Belinda Judson - Regional Liaison, NATO
12:00 pm - Independent Cinema Alliance/Cinema Buying Alliance
Come hear how the Independent Cinema Alliance promotes the preservation and prosperity of independent cinemas as an essential part of a healthy motion picture industry.
Bill Campbell, Chairman, ICA
Rob Del Moro, Executive Advisor, CBA
(Independent Theatres Only for this session)
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - Trade Show Exhibitors and Large Circuit Lunch
While the Independent Theatres are off in a private meeting, let's sit down for lunch together before the trade show floor opens. There will be seating throughout the trade show, but the booths will remain closed. Relax!
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Lunch and Trade Show
Join us for a great opportunity to meet over 75 theatre suppliers and service representatives at 50 booths located throughout the trade show floor!
Lunch Sponsored by Sparkle Cleaning
Your hosts: Henry Bonilla, CEO and Sandra Vasquez, President
Please note, lunch will end at 2:00 pm.
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Goody Bag pick-up on the Trade Show Floor
Once you have finished with lunch, be sure to trade-in your goody bag ticket for a goody bag. Note, only those with a full registration will receive a goody bag ticket.
Sponsored by Sonic Equipment Company
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Walk to the Cinemark Egyptian Theatre
Following the conclusion of the Trade Show, everyone is asked to make their way to the Cinemark Egyptian Theatre.
Please note, we suggest you use this time to take goody bags to your hotel rooms or vehicles, as there will not be storage at the theatre.
The following events will take place at the Cinemark Egyptian Theatre unless otherwise noted.
Emcee: Sean South
District Manager, Regal Cinemas
Vice-President, Mid-Atlantic NATO
3:45 pm - 4:15 - Noovie
Enjoy pre-show entertainment from NCM
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm - NCM presents "Ask the Audience"
Ever wonder what your customers are really thinking, and what steps you could take to make their movie-going experience even better? Join Anthony Manzi from NCM to get the inside scoop on what your patrons think about upcoming summer blockbusters, ticket and concession promotions, and more.
4:30 pm - 4:45 pm - Technology in the FAST Lane: Are you ready for the next-gen products for cinema?
Join GDC’s Tony Adamson and Paul Marcot for an overview of the latest cinema automation designed with machine intelligence, HFR media servers compatible with DLP Cinema® next-generation projectors, cinema-on-demand and more.
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm - Cybersecurity for Theater Owners
It's critical for theater owners, from the largest cinema chains in the world to main street operators, to understand basic cybersecurity principles. Lisa Schifferle of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will provide an overview of common cyber threats and resources that the theater industry can use to combat them.
5:00 pm - 5:15 pm - The Secret to Monetizing Your Lobby: Unlock it with Fuze Viewer!
Learn how Fuze Viewer turns your lobby into a digital playground that makes you money! Presented by Rick Vegaz - President/Founder, Fuze Viewer
5:15 pm – 5:30 pm - Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Nestle, Vistar and Cinemark
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Amazon Studios Special Advance Screening of "Late Night"
A late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her first and only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision brings about unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women who are separated by culture and generation become united by their love of a biting punchline.
Presented by Brian Flanagan, Exhibitor Relations, Amazon Studios
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Reception & Dinner
(at Buffalo Wild Wings, across from the theatre)
Sponsored by Before The Movie and Fuze Viewer
Your hosts: Corey Tocchini - CEO, Before The Movie, and Rick Vegaz -President/Founder, Fuze Viewer
9:15 PM - 11:15 PM - Sony Pictures Presentation and Screening
Sony Pictures presents special footage from many of their upcoming releases followed by a Private Advance Screening of "Brightburn"
What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.
Presented by Jean Kruse, Exhibitor Relations, Sony Pictures
Thursday, May 16, 2019
This morning’s events take place at the Cinemark Egyptian Theatre
Host: Sharon Cohen
Promotions & Marketing
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Exhibitor Relations Meet & Greet/Continental Breakfast
Amazon Studios - Brian Flanagan
Disney - Emily Zarow and Samantha Black
Focus Features / Universal - Emily Maguire
Lionsgate Films - Kent Hu
NEON - Kim Kalyka
Sony - Jean Kruse
United Artists Releasing - Geonni Sigl
Warner Bros. - Francis Orante
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Film Studio Presentations
Our friends from Exhibitor Relations share special footage from their upcoming slate of films.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Walk to Live! Hotel
Live! Hotel Event Center
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Scholarship Awards Luncheon: Celebrate Achievement!
Join us as we celebrate our 35th year of awarding college scholarships to students working at Mid-Atlantic NATO member theatres. Since 1985, over $635,000 in scholarships have been awarded to a total of over 425 theatre employees! Today we will recognize 14 recipients.
Lunch Sponsored by SEB Security
Special Presentation - Variety the Children's Charity of the National Capital Region
by John Fithian, President & CEO, NATO
Watch for updates!