Magazine article Screen International

Event Cinema Conference to Focus on Live Cinema, Global Approaches

Magazine article Screen International

Event Cinema Conference to Focus on Live Cinema, Global Approaches

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Event returns to London on Feb 5.

The 2018 edition of the Event Cinema Association’s annual conference will focus on topics including live cinema, what works on a territory by territory basis, and the future of the event cinema medium.

Andre Rieu’s 2016 Maastricht Concert was a 2017 ECA award winner

The one-day event at London’s Vue West End on February 7 kicks off with a keynote from ECA managing director Melissa Cogavin, followed by a discussion focussing on both the short term and long term futures of event cinema. The panel will feature Trafalgar Releasing’s Marc Allenby, Vue Entertainment’s Johnny Carr, National Amusement’s James Dobbin and Odeon’s Karen Liu.

Later in the day, a panel will explore what types of event cinemas work in five distinct territories. Reel Cinema’s Adon Quinn will discuss the Middle East, Cineplex’s Brad LaDouceur will look at North America, Pathe Live’s Thierry Fontaine will talk about Europe, and Event Cinemas Australia’s Claire Gandy, Demand Film’s Andrew Hazelton and CinemaLive’s Janelle Mason will discuss Australia. …

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