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The International Cinema Technology Association is a global network of professionals in the motion picture industry. Members of the ICTA are those companies that manufacture, service and create the equipment that goes into movie theatres. Our members are on the cutting edge of new technologies and have been the driving force in digital, 3D, immersive sound systems, high frame rates and lasers. The ICTA promotes technological advancements in the motion picture industry through educational seminars and programs. The ICTA logo stands for excellence and professionalism and when on a member’s letterhead signifies that the company is reliable, competent and committed.

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Cypress, Calif.—Aug 8, 2019

Christie honored with ICTA’s Teddy Award for Manufacturer of the Year

Christie® is pleased to announce it has earned the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) Teddy Award as Manufacturer of the Year. 
 
The award is voted for by active members of the ICTA and presented annually to the ICTA manufacturer which “most closely exemplifies the progressive principals of product development and provides the dealers with service and up-to-date technical and sales information, while supporting the status of its product without qualification.” 
 
“To receive this recognition is a tremendous honor for Christie, and the fact that we have been awarded this from our esteemed industry peers makes it even more meaningful,” says Kazuhisa Kamiyama, Chairman and CEO of Christie. “We are committed to delivering excellent levels of service as well as remaining at the forefront of cinema technology. This is epitomized by our record of industry firsts over the last 60 years and our current investment in the development of Christie RealLaser™ which allows us to deliver spectacular movie moments to audiences, as well as outstanding performance and value to our cinema partners. ” 
 
ICTA was founded in 1971 and represents more than 180 manufacturers and cinema-related businesses worldwide.  Susie Beiersdorf, Vice President of Sales, Cinema-Americas, Christie, Brian Claypool, Vice President, Product Management, Global Cinema, Christie and Patrick Artiaga, Senior Director of Business Development, Cinema, were on hand to collect the award on the evening at the InterContinental Toronto Centre alongside former Christie Chairman, President and CEO Jack Kline. It is the third time that Christie has collected the award in its history, having been honored in 1998 and 2010 
 
“It is a great privilege to be acknowledged as an excelling organization in this exciting time for the industry,” says Robert Sunshine, executive director of ICTA.  “Christie has earned this achievement through continued high levels of technical and sales service combined with outstanding technological development.” 
 

 


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About Christie: Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP: 6925). Christie revolutionized the movie industry with the launch of digital cinema projection, and since 1929 has embraced innovation and broken many technology barriers. From the world’s largest mega-events to the smallest applications, our technology—from advanced RGB pure laser and SDVoE technology to image processing and LED display solutions—empowers people to create the world’s best shared experiences. Visit www.christiedigital.com. Christie Directory page Christie Web Site
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About International Cinema Technology Association: Since its formation in 1971 the International Cinema Technology Association has morphed into the most important international association dedicated to equipment and new technologies throughout the global theatrical market. The ICTA is a trade organization that represents companies involved in cinema technology, including leading cinema equipment manufacturers, dealers and service companies from around the world. Our members are responsible for producing all the equipment that is used in presenting features on the Silver Screen in movie theatres in all corners of the world. They manufacture digital cinema systems, lenses, sound equipment, seating, 3D technology and more.

The ICTA is also a leader in the educational seminar process, holding several seminars a year to present new and informative information on changing technologies and how to achieve the very best motion picture experience. The ICTA network is also a wonderful source for the exchange of ideas and constructive suggestions concerning improvement of manufacturing and technical standards for products used in the theatre industry.
 
The Association enjoys a close working relationship with other industry organizations including NATO, MPAA, SMPTE, and NAC, and is a founding member of the Inter-Society Committee for the Enhancement of the Motion Picture Presentation. Key among our efforts is partnering with four major trade events – CinemaCon, ShowEast, CineEurope and CineAsia – to update exhibitors worldwide on what our member companies have to offer. We also hold ongoing educational programs in the U.S., Europe and Asia that focus on the latest theatre equipment and technologies.
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