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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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New York, NY—Jul 27, 2021

ICTA Names New Officers at its Annual Convention in Nashville

Photo Frank Tees, President ICTA
The International Cinema Technology Association just concluded it’s Annual Convention at The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Frank Tees, Vice President of Technical Sales Support of Moving Image Technologies was elected President of the Association. The ICTA is a trade organization that represents companies dedicated to cinema technology including cinema equipment, manufacturers, dealers and service operators from around the world. 
 
Alan Roe, President of JACRO and former ICTA President, congratulated Mr. Tees on assuming this new role in the organization and said, “Frank is smart, professional and passionate about the motion picture industry and will lead the group with great distinction.”
 
Frank Tees is a 30+ year veteran of the cinema industry and Vice President of Technical Sales Support and partner at Moving Image Technologies.  He is an experienced cinema technologist, versed in most aspects of cinema exhibition, technical management and operations.  He specializes in developing unique technology solutions to commercial cinemas to support innovation of the movie-going experience. 
 
Also named to the executive ranks of the ICTA are:
 
Three major awards were presented at the Annual Convention. The Teddy and Rodney Awards were presented to the top manufacturer and dealer within the ICTA that delivered professional and quality services to its customers. The Teddy Award was presented to GDC Technology and the Rodney Award went to Sonic Equipment Co.
 
Additionally, the group awarded the Allen Award, named for industry icon Ioan Allen, to Mark Mayfield of QSC. The Allen Award is presented annually to a member who has delivered exceptional service and dedication to the organization.
 
The officers and board will next meet in Las Vegas at CinemaCon where many of its members will participate in the largest trade show for motion picture theatrical equipment in the world and be part of the programming. The ICTA session at CinemaCon, “Lessons Learned and The Way Forward in the Wake of the Pandemic” is slated to take place Thursday, August 26 in Caesars Palace’ Palace Ballroom III.
 
Up n­ext for the ICTA:
 
  • Barcelona Seminar Series - October 3-6, 2021, Barcelona, Spain
  • Los Angeles Seminar Series – January 17-19, 2022, Universal Hilton, California
  • Barcelona Seminar Series – June 19-22, 2022, Barcelona, Spain
  • Annual Convention – July 24-28, 2022, Brussels, Belgium

 



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Photo Frank Tees, President ICTA

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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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