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Melissa Cogavin

Melissa Cogavin

Managing Director, Event Cinema Association
United Kingdom
Melissa has worked in the distribution industry in the UK for 15 years - 7 years at Disney in International Distribution, and 3 years as Director of Film Operations at Paramount Pictures, both in London. She set up her own consultancy in 2009 and worked closely with distributors and exhibitors in the Alternative Content, or Event Cinema industry, in a variety of capacities: research, sales, marketing and operations.  She has written about the industry for Digital Cinema Report as European Correspondent, and as a regular contributor for Film Journal International. In October 2011 Dodona Research published their Alternative Content Report, which she co-wrote and researched. In 2012 she set up the Event Cinema Association, recognising the need for support, infrastructure and promotion in this emerging market. Her vision was to create an information and networking resource for those involved in the rebranded Event Cinema industry, a name she coined herself, and supply the statistical data and research vital to help it grow and attract investment.  
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