NEW YORK, NY - Phil Rafnson, Chairman, Moving iMage Technologies, has been announced as the recipient of the Special Award of Achievement at this year's ShowEast. The award presentation will take place on Thursday evening, October 24th at Final Night Awards Ceremony, hosted by The Coca-Cola Company, at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida.
"I can't think of a more deserving individual in our industry to receive this award than Phil," noted ShowEast Co-Managing Director Robert Sunshine. "In the world of cinema equipment, Phil's work in the industry is non-paralleled."
"Phil has given strong and thoughtful guidance to MiT that has allowed us to achieve 10 years of great success in the cinema market. Phil's business experience and insight plus his kind attitude have greatly influenced the direction and growth of MiT and we are very thankful for his efforts. We are very happy to hear that Phil will be receiving this prestigious award at ShowEast 2013," stated Thomas Lipiec, VP Sales & Customer Service
of Moving iMage Technologies.
Phil Rafnson has been a major participant in the cinema equipment business for over 40 years, from a sound engineer for Northwest Sound and RCA Service Co., to National Sales Manager for Xetron Inc., to President and owner of Media Technology Source, the largest cinema equipment distribution company in the world. In 1999 he sold MTS and in 2003 he funded the start-up of Moving iMage Technologies and ever since has been its partner and Chairman. He served as board member of the International Theatre Equipment Association for 12 years and Officer and President of that association for more than four years. He also served for many years on the board and as President of Variety of the Northwest and as a board member of Courage Center in Minneapolis.
Moving iMage Technologies is a hybrid manufacturer and high level distributor of technology and equipment to support a wide variety of entertainment applications with a focus on Motion Picture Exhibition. We offer a wide range of products and services such as custom engineering, systems design, integration and installation, digital technology solutions for 3D, digital cinema, pre-feature on-screen advertising, audio visual integration as well as customized solutions for emerging entertainment technology.
Based in Fountain Valley California, our 28,000 sq ft facility is home to our corporate offices, engineering & manufacturing, distribution, integration as well as service and support divisions. Our strategic location is augmented by a global network of service partners & OEM manufacturers.
ShowEast 2013 will take place October 21-24, 2013 at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida. It will feature screenings of major upcoming holiday films, sponsored events, timely and informative seminars and the ShowEast Trade Show. An estimated 1,300 members of the motion picture industry are expected to attend. ShowEast, now in its 28th year, is produced by Prometheus Global Media, owner of leading entertainment publications and events including Billboard and the Billboard Latin Music Awards, The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, Adweek, Film Journal International, the CLIO Awards, CineAsia and CineEurope.