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Los Angeles, CA—Mar 9, 2010
Gary Weaver of The Walt Disney Studios to Receive Inter-Society’s 2010 Ken Mason Award at ShoWest 2010
The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc. (the
Inter-Society) announced today that Gary Weaver, Senior Vice President of
Administration, Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures, will receive the
Inter-Society’s 2010 Ken Mason Award at ShoWest to be held March 15-18, at the
Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The award, named after the Inter-Society’s
founder, will be presented to Weaver, during the opening day breakfast ceremony
by Mark Christiansen, Executive Vice President of Domestic Theatrical
Distribution Operations, Paramount Pictures and the President of the
Presented yearly at ShoWest since
1995, the Ken Mason award honors an individual who has made outstanding and
long-term contributions leading to the overall improvement of the motion picture
experience. Some of the previous recipients include: Ken Mason, Barry Reardon,
Al Shapiro, Bud Stone, Ioan Allen and Mark Christiansen.
“Gary Weaver and the team at The
Walt Disney Studios have been leaders in the improvement of print quality and
cinema presentation. He spearheaded innovative programs with recent Pixar
titles and provided technical tips to projectionists. I salute Gary for his long history
of supporting quality motion picture exhibition”, said Mr.
Gary Weaver is a 38-year veteran of
the Walt Disney Company. Starting at the age of 18 as a summer employee at
Disneyland, Weaver transitioned to The Walt
Disney Studios employee relations department, and then joined Buena Vista
Pictures Distribution. As Senior Vice President of Administration for Walt
Disney Studios Motion Pictures Domestic Distribution, Weaver has been a driving
force in implementing many of Disney’s new technologies and quality enhancement
About Inter‑Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc:
The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc (the Inter-Society), promotes interactive dialogue and information exchange between cinema-related entities with the goal of resolving issues affecting the overall cinema presentation. Founded in 1978 by Eastman Kodak VP Ken Mason, membership is composed of its five charter trade organizations—the Association of Cinema and Video Labs (ACVL), the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)—along with over 40 member companies, made up of trade organizations, motion picture studios, exhibition companies, manufacturers, technical consultants and other industry stakeholders. Previous activities include playing a major role in the implementation of cyan (silverless) soundtracks for 35MM film and procedures for controlling excessive loudness on trailers and feature films. Current committees include the Inter-Society Digital Cinema Forum (ISDCF) which is focused on resolving issues affecting the global digital cinema deployment, and the Inter-Society Environmental Committee (ISEC) which promotes green conservation and awareness within the cinema industry.
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