News





Cretors' Olesen to receive NAC Bert Nathan Award

Feb 21, 2012

Shelly Olesen, VP of sales and marketing at leading food-processing and concession equipment company C. Cretors and Company, was named the 2012 recipient of the Bert Nathan Memorial Award. The award recognizes leadership and significant accomplishment in the theatre concessions industry and is named for the late Bert Nathan, a past president of the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC). Olesen was selected by previous Nathan Memorial Award recipients.

The award will be presented to Olesen on April 24 by NAC president John Evans, Jr., during CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

Olesen has worked at Cretors for more than 20 years, beginning as Western regional sales manager, rising to senior marketing manager responsible for developing the North American theatre market, and finally reaching her current position, in which she directs the company’s overall domestic and international sales and marketing efforts. Prior to joining Cretors, Olesen sold electronics to the airline industry for Midway Electronics.

“We are extremely proud that Shelly Olesen has been singled out for this honor, one of the most coveted in our industry,” said Cretors president Andrew Cretors. “She has worked tirelessly for the company and the community and I can think of no one more deserving of the recognition.”

Olesen was the key organizer of Cretors’ gala 125th-anniversary celebration, which doubled as a tribute to the concession industry and was held at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. More than 400 attendees celebrated the milestone with Cretors, including local celebrities, community leaders, vendors, studios, and customers from 48 different countries.

Olesen was instrumental in ensuring that the event benefitted the community, raising more than $35,000 for Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the arts in Chicago public schools.

Olesen is a member of NAC, and received the Friends of Exhibition/NATO Great States Convention award in 2005, as well as the Person of the Industry award from the Tri-State Independent Theater Association in 2009. She is also on the boards of the Junior Women’s Club of Deerfield, a community-based social and service organization, and the Variety Club Golf Committee.


Cretors' Olesen to receive NAC Bert Nathan Award

Feb 21, 2012

Shelly Olesen, VP of sales and marketing at leading food-processing and concession equipment company C. Cretors and Company, was named the 2012 recipient of the Bert Nathan Memorial Award. The award recognizes leadership and significant accomplishment in the theatre concessions industry and is named for the late Bert Nathan, a past president of the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC). Olesen was selected by previous Nathan Memorial Award recipients.

The award will be presented to Olesen on April 24 by NAC president John Evans, Jr., during CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

Olesen has worked at Cretors for more than 20 years, beginning as Western regional sales manager, rising to senior marketing manager responsible for developing the North American theatre market, and finally reaching her current position, in which she directs the company’s overall domestic and international sales and marketing efforts. Prior to joining Cretors, Olesen sold electronics to the airline industry for Midway Electronics.

“We are extremely proud that Shelly Olesen has been singled out for this honor, one of the most coveted in our industry,” said Cretors president Andrew Cretors. “She has worked tirelessly for the company and the community and I can think of no one more deserving of the recognition.”

Olesen was the key organizer of Cretors’ gala 125th-anniversary celebration, which doubled as a tribute to the concession industry and was held at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. More than 400 attendees celebrated the milestone with Cretors, including local celebrities, community leaders, vendors, studios, and customers from 48 different countries.

Olesen was instrumental in ensuring that the event benefitted the community, raising more than $35,000 for Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the arts in Chicago public schools.

Olesen is a member of NAC, and received the Friends of Exhibition/NATO Great States Convention award in 2005, as well as the Person of the Industry award from the Tri-State Independent Theater Association in 2009. She is also on the boards of the Junior Women’s Club of Deerfield, a community-based social and service organization, and the Variety Club Golf Committee.

More Technology and New Products

China Giant Screen to collaborate with East Technology and IN89 Digital Cinemax

China Giant Screen, East Technology and IN89 Digital Cinemax will collaborate in the promotion and deployment of China Giant Screen technology More »

Indonesia's Cinema 21 commits to 100 Dolby Atmos screens

Indonesia's Cinema 21 plans to install Dolby Atmos in 100 cinema screens over the next 18 months More »

RealD licenses Precision White Screen technology to Harkness Screens

RealD has licensed its Precision White Screen technology to Harkness Screens International More »

Arts Alliance Media debuts new software suite at CineAsia

Arts Alliance Media is launching a new version of its end-to-end cinema software suite at CineAsia More »

ADVERTISEMENT



REVIEWS

Into the Woods
Film Review: Into the Woods

Over-scaled, too dark and only intermittently charming Sondheim musical adaptation does a disservice to a great cast and is often so noisy you can't even appreciate the music. More »

The H obbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Film Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

After rewriting the rules for modern fantasy cinema, for the better and worse, Peter Jackson’s six-film Tolkien saga slams, bangs and shudders to a long-overdue conclusion. More »

Player for the Film Journal International website.


ADVERTISEMENT



INDUSTRY GUIDES

» Blue Sheets
FJI's guide to upcoming movie releases, including films in production and development. Check back weekly for the latest additions.

» Distribution Guide
» Equipment Guide
» Exhibition Guide

ORDER A PRINT SUBSCRIPTION

Film Journal International

Subscribe to the monthly print edition of Film Journal International and get the full visual impact of this valuable resource for the cinema business.

» Click Here

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Learn how to promote your company at the Film Expo Group events: ShowEast, CineEurope, and CineAsia.

» Click Here