As Executive Vice President, Filmed Entertainment for Cineplex, Michael Kennedy oversees all aspects of Film Programming, Corporate Sales and Alternative Programming. Prior to joining Cineplex, he acted as Senior Vice President, Head Film Buyer at Famous Players Corp. Previously, Kennedy held senior management positions at Cineplex Odeon, Norstar Releasing and Astral Films. He is a film industry veteran of over thirty years. His career has included roles in theatrical exhibition, film and video distribution, theatre operations, marketing and advertising. Kennedy currently sits on several Boards including the Canadian Film Centre, the Canadian Theatre Owners Association, the ReelWorld Film Festival, the First Weekend Club and the Motion Picture Pioneers Association. He also serves on the Telefilm Advisory Group and is a member of the Hot Docs Film Festival Advisory committee. Additionally, Kennedy acts as the host of various Cineplex Coming Attractions segments throughout Cineplex’s digital space.