Magazine article Screen International

Event Cinema Association Head Melissa Cogavin Steps Down

Magazine article Screen International

Event Cinema Association Head Melissa Cogavin Steps Down

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Cogavin steps down after founding the organisation six years ago.

Melissa Cogavin, the founder and managing director of the UK-based industry trade body the Event Cinema Association (ECA), is resigning from her position after six years in the role.

The ECA’s board and Cogavin have mutually agreed to part company. ECA board member Simon Tandy will take on temporary charge of the organisation for an interim period, with responsibility shared among the board’s other members.

Cogavin will return to her work as a consultant to the event cinema industry. Her previous clients include the Royal Opera House, Rising Alternative and CinemaLive.

During her time at the ECA, she organised the organisation’s annual conference in London, including its industry awards, and has also overseen several publications for the ECA’s members including a Technical Delivery Handbook, bi-annual industry reports and the ECA’s trade show presence at CineEurope and CinemaCon. …

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