Burbank, Calif. —Jan 30, 2007
Technicolor Appoints Curt Behlmer As Chief Operating Officer of Digital Cinema and Executive Vice President of Theatrical Services
Technicolor, part of the Services division of Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), today announced that Curt Behlmer has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Technicolor Digital Cinema and named Executive Vice President of Theatrical Services. In his new role, Behlmer will lead all activities for the company’s digital cinema deployment including global operational activities, strategic direction and customer and exhibitor relations. In his new role, Behlmer reports to Joe Berchtold, president of Technicolor Theatrical Services.
Previously, Behlmer was Senior Vice President of Digital Cinema Operations for Technicolor responsible for all operational activities associated with its digital cinema beta test in North America and Europe and planned deployment in 5,000 screens in North America.
“Curt has demonstrated tremendous leadership over the past year and has the strategic vision and operational expertise needed to take Technicolor Digital Cinema to the next level,” said Joe Berchtold, president, Technicolor Theatrical Services.
Behlmer originally joined Technicolor in January 2006 and has more than 25 years of experience in the media and entertainment industries to the company as an authority in the development of technology applications and systems solutions. Immediately prior to his arrival at Technicolor Digital Cinema, he was managing partner and chief technology officer of Digital Cinema Ventures, a firm specializing in providing qualified technical resources to enable and support the film industry’s conversion to digital delivery and exhibition. Previously, he was senior vice president of technology at Soundelux Entertainment Group, where he was responsible for the company’s myriad technology initiatives, including those for special venue entertainment and digital cinema applications. Behlmer has also held executive positions with Warner Bros. Studio Facilities, Warner Hollywood Studios, Ryder Sound Services, Inc., and Lions Gate Films.
Behlmer is past chairman of the Digital Cinema Technology Committee for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). Additionally, he is a long-time member of the Audio Engineering Society, the Hollywood Post Alliance, the Association of Moving Image Archivists, and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Behlmer also served as governor of the Sound Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and he is currently a member of the Sound Branch Executive Committee, the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee, and the Theater Standards Committee for the Academy. In 2002, he received the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation for his long-standing support and service to the Academy and the motion picture industry.