Won Chun Cha of Lotte Cinema to receive CineAsia 'Special Achievement Award'
Won Chun Cha, CEO of Lotte Cinema Co., Ltd., will receive the “Special Achievement Award” at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Dec. 14 at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.
“Lotte’s growth in the market has been phenomenal and it is all due to Mr. Cha’s leadership. We congratulate Lotte for its innovation and development in Southeast Asia,” said Andrew Sunshine, VP of the Film Expo Group, which manages CineAsia.
Cha started his career in Lotte Chemical, where he spent 15 years before he moved to Lotte Group headquarters in 1999. Hespent 14 years at Lotte GroupHQas senior management officer and was appointed CEO of Lotte Cinema in 2013. As CEO, he oversees worldwide operations of both Lotte Cinema and Lotte Entertainment, which includes cinema exhibition, film production, distribution and marketing.
During Cha’s tenure, Lotte Cinema has added more than 300 screens in Korea, 100 screens in Vietnam and 60 screens in China.As of today, Lotte Cinema has 1,038 screens in operation worldwide.In 2014 Lotte Cinema opened its flagship, the Lotte Cinema World Tower that is known to have the world’s largest screen: the SuperPlex G, which is a part of Lotte Cinema’s PLF brand. The Lotte Cinema World Tower is the highest-attended theatre in Korea, with more than three million admissions per year.
Lotte’s SuperPlex G was Korea’s first screen to introduce the dual 6P laser projector. In July 2017, Lotte Cinema introduced the world’s first LED screen, Super S, through a collaboration with Samsung Electronics.
Cha also leads Lotte Cinema’s film distribution division, Lotte Entertainment. Lotte Entertainment produces and distributes approximately 12 Korean films per year including previous box-office hits, The Pirates and The Last Princess. In addition, Cha continues to work with global partners including Paramount Pictures and Globalgate Entertainment.