King to chair ShowEast

Sony/Loews VP to host '98 distrib/exhib fete

NEW YORK — Shauna King, senior vice president and head film buyer of Sony/Loews Theatres, has been named general chairwoman of ShowEast 1998, which will be held Oct. 19-22 at the Trump Taj Mahal hotel and casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

King succeeds Regal Cinemas chief operating officer Greg Dunn, who was chairman of ShowEast for two years.

“ShowEast has come a long way since its inception, and I’m proud to have played a part in its growth and development,” said Dunn. “I congratulate Shauna King on being named general chairperson and pledge my complete support to her and the entire ShowEast organization.”

Before joining Loews in February 1997, King was VP and assistant head film buyer, U.S., for Cineplex Odeon, where she worked for nine years.

King began her career in motion picture exhibition in 1977 as an assistant in the film department at AMC Theatres in Kansas City, Mo. She rose to become regional film buyer in 1985, when she moved to the Denver office. In 1986, King was promoted to VP of film for the circuit and was transferred to Los Angeles.

“ShowEast has become an extremely important convention for both distributors and exhibitors alike, and I will do my very best to uphold the standards of excellence that my predecessors have established and which the ShowEast attendees have come to expect,” said King.

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