ShoWest tips its cap to Hatfield


Regal Cinemas marketing veteran Ted Hatfield will be honored with the Marvin Levy Award for career accomplishment in film marketing at ShoWest 2009.

Hatfield will be feted at a luncheon April 1 as part of the four-day confab. ShoWest is set to run March 30-April 2 at the Bally's and Paris hotels in Las Vegas.

Levy, a longtime publicist for Steven Spielberg, received an inaugural lifetime achievement award last year at ShoWest.

Hatfield joined Regal Entertainment Group in 1997 and serves as the Regal circuit's director of film marketing. He spent seven years at Sony as vp exhibitor relations and held a similar distribution post at MGM for 23 years. (partialdiff)