The Foundation will develop programs to promote working in the exhibition industry by creating promotional materials, education, and training for current and prospective cinema employees. This will offer an opportunity to begin a public campaign promoting the industry as a great place to work. Moreover, The Foundation will partner with educational initiatives with training materials on career advancement and growth for current exhibition employees of all levels who are hoping to develop skills and progress in their profession. Industry diversity will be a core focus of recruitment and educational efforts. The Foundation also plans to create scholarship opportunities for cinema employees including scholarships to NATO events to grow industry leadership.

Current Projects:

The International Cinema Technology Association in partnership with the Cinema Foundation present The Fundamentals of Presentation Technology, a 2-hour crash course for non-technical positions within cinema exhibition.

Previous Scholarships:

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) Diversity and Inclusion Committee and The Cinema Foundation are delighted to announce that applications are OPEN for the 2022 Advisory Board Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, which aims to build a pathway to participation in NATO for people who are currently underrepresented among the association’s volunteers.  Listed below are details for this scholarship.

The scholarship will be awarded to up to FIVE current employees of NATO member companies to cover registration, hotel, and certain travel expenses for attending NATO’s Governance and Advisory Board meetings and The Cinema Foundation’s Summit from September 19-22, 2022 and at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.