New York, NY (September 5, 2017) – Won Chun Cha, CEO of Lotte Cinema Co., Ltd, will receive the “Special Achievement Award” at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 14 December 2017 at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.
“It gives us great pleasure to present the ‘Special Achievement Award’ to Won Chun Cha of Lotte Cinema,” said Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of The Film Expo Group. “Lotte’s growth in the market has been phenomenal and it is all due to Mr. Cha’s leadership. We congratulate Lotte for its innovation and development in Southeast Asia.”
Cha started his career in Lotte Chemical where he spent 15 years before he moved to Lotte Group HQ in 1999. Thereafter, Cha spent 14 years at Lotte Group HQ as Senior Management Officer and was appointed to CEO of Lotte Cinema in 2013. As CEO of Lotte Cinema, Cha oversees worldwide operations of both Lotte Cinema and Lotte Entertainment, which includes cinema exhibition, film production, distribution and marketing. During Cha’s tenure, Lotte Cinema has added more than 300 screens in Korea, 100 screens in Vietnam, and 60 screens in China. As of now, Lotte Cinema has 1,038 screens in operation worldwide. In 2014 Lotte Cinema opened its flagship, the Lotte Cinema World Tower that is known to have the world’s largest screen: the SuperPlex G, which is a part of Lotte Cinema’s PLF brand. The Lotte Cinema World Tower is the No. 1 grossing admission theatre in Korea with more than 3 million admissions per year.
Cha continually puts effort into improving the business, which includes his work on Lotte Cinema’s PLF, SuperPlex G, Korea’s first screen to introduce the dual 6P laser projector. In July 2017, Lotte Cinema introduced the world’s first LED screen, Super S, through a collaboration with Samsung Electronics.
Cha also leads Lotte Cinema’s film distribution division, Lotte Entertainment. Lotte Entertainment produces and distributes approximately 12 Korean films per year including previous box office hits, The Pirates and The Last Princess. In addition, Cha continues to work with global partners including Paramount Pictures and Globalgate Entertainment.
CineAsia will take place from 12-14 December 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.
About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.
Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.
About GDC Technology Limited – Official Sponsor of CineAsia
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.
About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.