CTC reveals Advisory Council members and new governors
CTC, the global cinema technology network, announced the first appointments to its Advisory Council, while completing its Board of Governors and commencing its onboarding process for new members.
Richard Mitchell of Harkness Screens, president of CTC, stated, “The newly created Advisory Council brings an additional wealth of knowledge and experience from some of the most respected global thought-leaders in our industry to our already highly skilled team of governors. Adding this additional level of expertise will help our team to create deliverables that will shape a better future for cinema and drive better outcomes from technology investments that affect the entire moviegoing experience, not just inside the auditorium.”
The first members of the Advisory Council are:
Debbie Stanford Kristiansen, Novo Cinemas
Tom Bert, Cinionic/Barco
Mark Christiansen, Paramount Pictures
Brian Claypool, Christie Digital
Theresa English, TK Architects
Dominic Simmons, British Film Institute
Roland Jones, Vue International
Nicolas Hamon, Kinepolis
Alexey Vinokurov, RealD
Russell Smith, Motion Picture Solutions
Laurence Claydon, Independent Consultant
Following the appointment of Sarah Lewthwaite (Movio) and Sandie Caffelle (Jack Roe) in February 2018, CTC announced the appointment of three individuals completing its Board of Governors. CTC has welcomed widely respected industry expert Patrick von Sychowski (Celluloid Junkie), Danny Jeremiah (Arts Alliance Media) and James MacFarlane (20th Century Fox) to its team.
“The appointment of Danny, Patrick and James adds incredible dynamism to the team and we’re delighted to have them onboard. Their contributions to some of the key projects the team are undertaking have already been enormous and we look forward to working with them over the coming months and years,” Mitchell said.
CTC also announced the launch of its membership and sponsorship scheme. Starting from just £50 per year for Individual members up to £1,500 per year for sustaining members, the program is designed to be accessible to the entire industry, from individuals to large multinational organizations, enabling complete access to all CTC events and deliverables.
“The membership and sponsorship scheme enables CTC to fund some of the exciting initiatives, research projects, training courses and events we have planned over the coming years,” explained Graham Lodge of Sound Associates, VP and finance director of CTC. “As a not-for-profit organization, all of the money raised goes directly back into supporting the global cinema community and therefore creating a better experience for moviegoers around the world. We have made the sign-up process both affordable to all and simple for members with online payments possible using credit cards and Paypal. We are actively seeking both members and corporate sponsors to help us to drive technology advancement in the industry.”