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FAST FACTS

  • APP EMPOWERS USERs TO ENJOY MOVIES AT THE MOVIE THEATER IN SPANISH

  • APP WORKS IN EVERY MOVIE THEATER IN THE UNITED STATES AND PUERTO RICO

  • Over 400k Registered App Users

  • Over 300k Likes on Facebook

  • 21 Patents Pending WorldWIDE

  • Movies released for all major studios including: Disney, Universal, Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount, Lionsgate, and STX

  • FIRST NATIONWIDE MOVIE RELEASE - COCO November 22, 2017

  • Previous Movies Released include: AVENGERS: ENDGAME, Captain MARvel, Aquaman, The GRINCh, INCredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, JUMANJI, COCO and more

  • AVAILABLE FOR iOS AND ANDROID

  • PEAK RANKINGS:

    • #1 EnterTAINMENT - Google Play (PUERTO RICO)

    • #4 OVERALL - GOOGLE PLAY (PUERTO RICO)

    • #46 Entertainment - App Store (United States)

    • #135 EnterTAINMENT - GOOGLE PLAY (UNITED STATES)

OUR STORY

A story of a Latina who wanted to take her mom to the movies.

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It all started with Virginia her mom Maria... 

Virginia Kawa loves movies.  Growing up in Cali, Colombia, some of her fondest moments of her childhood were going to the movies with her mom, Maria.  Virginia had big dreams and graduated from the prestigious La Universidad Santiago de Cali or USC (La Santiago) with a degree in Finance and International Business Administration.  Post-graudation, Virginia came to the United States and put her education to work developing a successful career.    

Virginia Kawa, Co-Founder

Virginia Kawa, Co-Founder

After getting married, she wanted her mother back in Colombia to come and live with her in Florida.  Like Virginia, her mother loves the movies.  Unlike Virginia, her mother does not speak English.  So whenever the whole family would go to the movies, Maria would stay home.  That's when Virginia came up with the idea of making an app that would allow her mom to come with them to family movie night.

Teaming up with her husband Larry, they set out to solve the problem that they faced in their own lives. What they found out was that millions of Latinos across the United States faced a similar problem. Family members who do not speak English get left at home when the family goes out to the movies.  Our mission is to make that practice history. We believe that movies are a shared communal experience that should be enjoyed by all, regardless of language.

It is Virginia’s love for her mom that drove TheaterEars to have the social impact that it has had in the United States and Puerto Rico, and it is that same love that will make movies available to everyone, everywhere.

OUR TEAM

Dan Mangru, CEO

Dan Mangru, CEO

Dan Mangru, CEO

Dan Mangru has over 15 years of marketing and executive experience. He was the founder and Managing Director of The Global Advisory Group, a Palm Beach advisory firm that focuses on strategic partnering, media, and new business development. At The Global Advisory Group he was involved with the procurement of sponsorships for a NASCAR racing team, a multi-million dollar turnaround of a medical facility, an app marketing startup, acquisitions, and client media strategy securing appearances in national media outlets such as Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, CNN, MSNBC, Reuters, the Associated Press, TechCrunch, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Information Week and many more.

Dan Mangru was born in New York and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University, where he sat on the Board of the College of Business. Mr. Mangru is active in the local community serving on the board of Best Buddies Palm Beach, served two years in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, served on the board for the College of Business at Lynn University, has raised money for college scholarships awarded to children of fallen soldiers and aided organizations that help veterans find employment.

Vineet Kashyap, CTO

Vineet Kashyap, CTO

Chris Sutton - Director of Audio & Production Services

Chris Sutton - Director of Audio & Production Services

Josh Seidenfeld - Of Counsel, Partner Cooley LLP

Josh Seidenfeld - Of Counsel, Partner Cooley LLP

Alex Goncalves, Social Media Influencer

Alex Goncalves, Social Media Influencer

AdVISORY BOARD

Ivette Rodriguez, President American Entertainment Marketing (AEM) ,  Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Ivette Rodriguez, President American Entertainment Marketing (AEM), Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Marty Pompadur, Former Chairman of News Corp. Europe, & Former Board Director of ABC Inc. and IMAX

Marty Pompadur, Former Chairman of News Corp. Europe, & Former Board Director of ABC Inc. and IMAX

Mitch Singer, Former CTO Sony Pictures (SPE)

Mitch Singer, Former CTO Sony Pictures (SPE)

Manuel Abud, Former President of Telemundo Station Group, and Former CEO & President of Azteca America,

Manuel Abud, Former President of Telemundo Station Group, and Former CEO & President of Azteca America,

Sandy Grushow, Former Chairman of FOX TV Entertainment Group

Sandy Grushow, Former Chairman of FOX TV Entertainment Group

Larry Namer, Founder E! Entertainment Television

Larry Namer, Founder E! Entertainment Television

Gavin Feinberg, Former Senior Vice President of Finance, Universal Pictures

Gavin Feinberg, Former Senior Vice President of Finance, Universal Pictures

Rob Rinderman, Former Managing Director of ScreenTrade Media

Rob Rinderman, Former Managing Director of ScreenTrade Media

Michael Stolper, Managing Director of The Stolper Group

Michael Stolper, Managing Director of The Stolper Group

 

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