Every year, Variety of Southern California honors an individual for his or her commitment to the causes and mission of Variety the Children’s Charity and the children we serve, as well as his/her position in the entertainment community.
In 2017 we honored Alan Davy, Vice President of Film, Regal Entertainment Group. Alan is a 42 year veteran of the motion picture exhibition business. He started his career as a theatre manager in 1975 for a small circuit in Northern California and was promoted to film buyer in 1980. When the circuit merged with Mann Theatres in 1986, Davy transferred to Los Angeles.
He left Mann Theatres as Senior Vice President and Head Film Buyer in 1999 to become Vice President of Film for Edwards Theatres. In 2002, Edwards Theatres, United Artists Theatres and Regal Cinemas merged to form Regal Entertainment Group and he joined as Vice President of Film.
Davy serves on various non-profit boards and is a past President and Executive Committee member of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Southern California, Vice President of US Variety, and Worldwide Gold Hearts Chairperson for Variety International. He is a Legendary Pioneer member of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, serves on the Advisory Council and is a member of the Will Rogers Institute Neo-natal equipment Committee. He is also a past member of the Motion Picture Producers Association’s Classification and Rating Administrations appeal board.
Davy lives in Westlake Village with his wife of 39 years, Laura Breiner Davy.