ShoWest 2007

Schedule highlights for this year's Las Vegas convention


8:15-9:30 a.m.
International Day Breakfast
(Champagne Ballroom, Paris Hotel)

Industry Addresses:

"The International Market -- 2006-07"
Andrew Cripps, president, Paramount Pictures International

"A UNIC Point of View: An Update on the European Exhibition Market"
Ad Weststrate, president, UNIC

9:30-10:45 a.m.
International Day Seminar: "A Focus on Japan"
(Le Theatre des Arts, Paris Hotel)

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Seminar: "Digital Cinema -- The Way Forward"
(Le Theatre des Arts, Paris Hotel)

12:30-2 p.m.
International Day Luncheon
(Champagne Ballroom, Paris Hotel)

International Lifetime Achievement: Isao Matsuoka, chairman, Toho Co.
International Achievement in Filmmaking: Alfonso Cuaron

2:15-3:45 p.m.
International Distribution Marketing Presentations
(Le Theatre des Arts, Paris Hotel)

Buena Vista International
Paramount Pictures International
Sony Pictures Releasing International
Universal Pictures International
Warner Bros. Pictures

3-5 p.m.
Seminar: A Digital Cinema Primer: Practical Understanding of Digital Cinema Basics
(Champagne Ballroom, Paris Hotel)

6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Showcase: "An Evening of Independent Film"
(Films screen at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.)
"Talk to Me" (Focus Features)
"Away From Her" (Lionsgate)
"Gracie" (Picturehouse)
"The Valet" (Sony Pictures Classics)
"The TV Set" (ThinkFilm)
"Goodbye Baby" (Renart Films/Gigantic Pictures)
(Cinemark Orleans 18 Theatres, Orleans Hotel)


7:45 a.m.
Opening-day breakfast
(Champagne Ballroom, Paris Hotel)

Presentation: Theater Safety in the 21st Century

The InterSociety's Ken Mason Award: John Pytlak, Eastman Kodak

9:15 a.m.
ShoWest opening-day ceremony
(Le Theatre des Arts, Paris Hotel)

Welcome remarks:
Lee Roy Mitchell, chairman, National Association of Theatre Owners
Dick Cook, chairman, Walt Disney Studios
Jerry Bruckheimer, producer ("Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End")
Brad Bird, director ("Ratatouille")

Texas Instruments, DLP Cinema's Salute to the $100 million films of 2006

Dan Glickman, chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America
John Fithian, president and CEO, NATO

ShoWesters of the Year: J. Wayne Anderson and Mary Ann Anderson


5:30 p.m. "Mr. Brooks" (MGM); Le Theatre des Arts, Paris Hotel
6:00 p.m. "Mr. Brooks" (MGM); Jubilee Theatre, Bally's Hotel
9:30 p.m. "Disturbia" (Paramount); Le Theatre des Arts, Paris Hotel
10:00 p.m. "Disturbia" (Paramount); Jubilee Theatre, Bally's Hotel


8 a.m.
(Champagne Ballroom, Paris Hotel)

Mike Mosher, team leader, special markets, Nestle USA
2006 Will Rogers Institute Theatre Managers Awards

9:30-10:45 a.m.
Seminar: "Showing You Ours: Our Ever-Better Movie Ratings System"

NATO/ShoWest Superior Achievement Award: Simon Barsky, executive vp and general counsel, MPAA and the MPA
(Le Theatre des Arts, Paris Hotel)

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Seminar: "Closed-Captioning Systems: Emerging Technologies to Increase Access to the Hearing Impaired"
(Le Theatre des Arts, Paris Hotel)

12-2 p.m.
Lionsgate lunch and preview of its release schedule
(Paris Ballroom, Paris Hotel)

ShoWest Breakout Performance of the Year: Dane Cook
ShoWest Award of Excellence in Producing: Mark Burg and Oren Koules

2:30 p.m.
Seminar: "Independent Film Takes Center Stage"
(Le Theatre des Arts, Paris Hotel)

4:15 p.m.
Screening: "El Cantante" (Picturehouse); Le Theatre des Arts, Paris Hotel

7:45-9:15 p.m.
Something Big is Coming! "Hairspray" (New Line); Paris Ballroom, Paris Hotel

9:45 p.m.
Screening: "Hot Fuzz" (Focus Features); Le Theatre des Arts, Paris Hotel


9-10:15 a.m.
Presentation: "REAL D: Hollywood and Beyond"
(Le Theatre des Arts, Paris Hotel)

12:30-2:15 p.m.
Final-day luncheon and award presentation
ShoWest/NATO Marketing Achievement Awards
(Paris Ballroom, Paris Hotel)

2:30-4:30 p.m.
Footage presentation from Sony
(Le Theatre des Arts, Paris Hotel)

6:30 p.m.
Final-night banquet and awards ceremony
(Paris Ballroom, Paris Hotel)

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ShoWest honoree: Alfonso Cuaron
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