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Ramirez tops CAEC’s chain

Exec to handle programming and acquisition

MADRID — Javier Ramirez, CEO of Spanish exhib circuit Cines Abaco, has been appointed general manager of Central de Actividades y Exhibicion Cinematografica (CAEC), Spain’s new and biggest exhibition loop.

Boasting 235 screens and set to launch April 24, CAEC is a joint venture of Spain’s top distributor-exhibitor Antonio Llorens’ Lauren Films, Cines Abaco and Cinebox.

Ramirez will also handle programming and acquisition for CAEC, currently operating only in Spain. “We’re studying possible penetration of Latin America,” Ramirez told Daily Variety. “It’s a priority market for us.”

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