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Cineasia Fetes Frumkes, Kirby

Ed Frumkes, exec of Warner Bros. Intl. Distribution, and Roc Kirby, founder of Australia’s Village Roadshow Corp., will be honored at the inaugural CineAsia convention in Singapore next month.

Frumkes will be feted as distributor of the year and Kirby crowned exhibitor of the year at the confab, which runs Jan. 24-26. CineAsia, a sister event to ShowEast and Europe’s Cine Expo Intl., is the first trade confab for the motion picture industry in the Asian market.

Co-organizers Jimmy and Robert Sunshine say the trade show is almost sold out and registrations are pouring in from all over the world.

VP Frumkes joined WB as director of the international division in 1988 and was promoted a year later to senior VP. The 35-year-old exec is now the No. 2 man to division president Wayne Duband. Frumkes has been instrumental in opening up markets in Asia for WB, including China.

Kirby pioneered the introduction of drive-in theaters in Australia after seeing them in the U.S. As the popularity of ozoners began to wane, Kirby and his Village Roadshow team, including sons John and Robert (who now alternate as chairman) and managing director Graham Burke, took the company into indoor cinemas and built circuits in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

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