Tuesday, March 15

7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Convention registration

7:45 a.m. Opening day breakfast, sponsored by Reynolds & Reynolds and Cincom.

Award presentations: Inter-Society’s Ken Mason Award to John Mason, director of worldwide student film, Eastman Kodak

8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Trade show registration

9:15 a.m. ShoWest opening day ceremony: Texas Instruments, DLP Cinema’s Salute to the $100 million films of 2004

Welcoming remarks: Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation
Industry addresses: Dan Glickman, president, MPAA; John Fithian, president, NATO

Award presentations: ShoWester of the Year Award to Stephen Marcus, president and CEO, the Marcus Corp.; Nielsen EDI Platinum Reel Award to Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation for “Shrek 2”

10:45 a.m. Screening: MGM’s “Beauty Shop”

2-6 p.m. Will Rogers Health and Fitness Fair

12:15-2 p.m. Opening day luncheon co-sponsored by Christie, Dolby Labs and the Hollywood Reporter. Special performance by Paul Green’s School of Rock band from the new film “Rock School,” from Newmarket Films

2-6 p.m. ShoWest tradeshow, corporate suites (palace ballrooms) and Las Vegas ballroom demonstration suites.

Palace Room 1: Access Integrated Technologies

Palace Room 2: DTS

Palace Room 3: Eastman Kodak

Palace Room 4: NEC Media Solutions

Palace Room 6 & 7: JBL Professional

Las Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2: Sony Electronics

Las Vegas Ballroom 3 & 4: Panasonic

Las Vegas Ballroom 5: Big Screen Digital

2:30 p.m. Seminar: “Great Promotional Ideas for Movie Exhibitors and Studios,” hosted by Newspapers Across America

6 p.m. Screening: Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous,” starring Sandra Bullock

8 p.m. Cocktail reception, sponsored by Sony Electronics, featuring Stephen Chow, director and star of “Kung Fu Hustle”

9:30 p.m. Screening: Sony Pictures Classics’ “Kung Fu Hustle”

Note: all info and times subject to change

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