Karagosian Named NATO Digital Cinema Consultant
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (September 14, 2000) - MKPE Consulting president Michael Karagosian has
been named digital cinema consultant for the National Association of Theatre Owners
(NATO), the organization announced today.
“Michael will spearhead NATO’s
efforts to manage in an orderly fashion the motion picture exhibition industry’s
transition toward celluloid-free projection,” noted association vice president and
executive director Mary Ann Grasso.
Karagosian is expected to work closely with Grasso, NATO president John Fithian, NATO
Code Committee chairman J. Wayne Anderson, NATO Technology Committee chairman John Wolski,
and other NATO leaders.
A prominent consultant in product management and strategy for professional
entertainment, Karagosian has served for many years as a systems design and programming
consultant to the theme park industry.
He has designed sophisticated digital audio distribution and control networks, as well
as the A/V and control systems for many popular themed entertainment attractions.
As a former employee of Dolby Laboratories, Karagosian designed the CP200 cinema
processor and was project engineer for the SP24 24-channel noise reduction frame.
He was formerly president of Cinema Group, Ltd., which developed many of the products
for the CinemAcoustics product line.
Karagosian is chairman of the Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee (AESSC)
SC-10 Sub-Committee for Sound System Control [now SC-6-10], and vice chair of the SMPTE DC28.7
Technology Working Group for Digital Cinema Systems.
North Hollywood, Calif.-based NATO is the worlds largest trade association for
cinema owners, representing approximately two-thirds of the screens in the United States
and many more around the world.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Jim Kozak, NATO Communications Director