Darryl Schaffer, Screenvision Media’s executive vice president, operations and exhibitor relations, has been inducted into ShowEast’s Hall of Fame as part of its 2017 group of honorees.
Each year, ShowEast selects a small group of notable cinema industry executives to induct into its Hall of Fame. In addition to Schaffer, this year’s group of honorees included: Nick Carpou, president, domestic distribution, Universal Pictures; John Lundin, former vice president of film, Carmike Cinemas; Elaine Purdy, former vice president, studio relations, National Amusements; Paul Springer, former senior vice president, Paramount Pictures; Don Tannenbaum, president, The Inter-Society, former senior vice president, systems & sales operations, Warner Bros.; and Doug Whitford, head buyer, Southern Theatres.
“We are thrilled that Darryl has received her incredibly well deserved spot in ShowEast’s Hall of Fame,” said John Partilla, CEO of Screenvision Media. “As one of our most tenured employees, she is not only a huge part of our company’s history, but she has also made a profound impact on the cinema industry overall, especially as it relates to enhancing value for our exhibitor partners.”
Logging more than 25 years at Screenvision Media, Schaffer oversees the company’s network of exhibitor partners and its network operations. She is responsible for the growth of Screenvision Media’s network and oversees the signing of all long-term contracts, including its ten largest exhibitor partners. Additionally, she provides enhanced solutions for exhibitor partners through strategic alliances with a variety of companies in the broader exhibition space.
Schaffer currently serves as the chair of Screenvision Media's Exhibitor Advisory Panel. For her contributions to the industry, Box Office named her one of its leading Women in Exhibition and Distribution. In addition, she was recently named one of Celluloid Junkie’s Top 50 Women in Global Cinema, and represented Screenvision Media in accepting recognition as Vendor of the Year at the 2017 Geneva Convention. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Art History from Syracuse University.
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