IMG_8659.jpg
shutterstock_314838419.jpg
shutterstock_321733598.jpg
IMG_8659.jpg

Our Story


SCROLL DOWN

Our Story


 

THis is the story of TheaterEars

Inspired by a Latina Mom. Driven by a local orthodontist & loving husband.

 
 
  Virginia Kawa, Co-Founder

Virginia Kawa, Co-Founder

It all started with Virginia... 

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.    

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. 


Then came Larry...

Wanting to win the Son-in-Law of the year award, Virginia's husband, Dr. Larry Kawa stepped up to the plate.  Although lacking any experience in app development, Larry set off on a journey to solve this problem for his family.  Utilizing the skills he had learned building a successful orthodontics practice in Boca Raton, Larry started to put together the core foundation that is now TheaterEars.    From putting together the core technology team to creating relationships with the major motion picture studios, Larry has setup TheaterEars with one idea in mind: bringing his whole family to the movies, regardless of language.

  Dr. Larry Kawa, Co-Founder

Dr. Larry Kawa, Co-Founder


shutterstock_314838419.jpg

Our Team


Our Team


  Dan Mangru, Chief Executive Officer

Dan Mangru, Chief Executive Officer

  Vineet Kashyap, CTO

Vineet Kashyap, CTO

  Chris Sutton, Director of Production Services

Chris Sutton, Director of Production Services

  John Gatti, Of Counsel    Partner & Co-Chairman of the Entertainment, Sports, and Media Litigation Practice Group,   Manatt, Phelps & Phillips (California)

John Gatti, Of Counsel

Partner & Co-Chairman of the Entertainment, Sports, and Media Litigation Practice Group, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips (California)

  Larry Canipe, Engineering Impresario & Consultant

Larry Canipe, Engineering Impresario & Consultant

 
shutterstock_321733598.jpg

AdvisorY BOARD


AdvisorY BOARD


  Ivette Rodriguez, President American Entertainment Marketing (AEM) .

Ivette Rodriguez, President American Entertainment Marketing (AEM).

  Marty Pompadur, Former Chairman of News Corp. Europe, & Former President of ABC Inc. 

Marty Pompadur, Former Chairman of News Corp. Europe, & Former President of ABC Inc. 

  Mitch Singer, Former CTO Sony Pictures (SPE)

Mitch Singer, Former CTO Sony Pictures (SPE)

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

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

  Sandy Grushow, Former Chairman of FOX TV Entertainment Group

Sandy Grushow, Former Chairman of FOX TV Entertainment Group

  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

  Larry Namer, Founder E! Entertainment Television     

Larry Namer, Founder E! Entertainment Television