Bert Manzari has spent over 30 years in the specialized film industry. His career began with one theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and his company, Movie, Inc., subsequently merged with Landmark Theatres in 1982. He then served as head film buyer and president of Seven Gables, the preeminent specialized theatre circuit in Seattle, which also subsequently merged with Landmark Theatres. Manzari served as the head film buyer for Landmark Theatres for over 15 years. He is now the executive vice president for Film and Marketing at Landmark Theatre Corporation.
Landmark Theatres is the largest specialized theatre circuit in the United States and is the largest exhibitor of foreign language and independent film in North America. It has over 170 screens nationally, including some of the largest grossing, film complexes in the U.S. Landmark Theatres has opened specialized film theaters in Boston, Los Angeles and, most recently, the Sunshine Theatre in lower Manhattan.
Manzari has served on the boards of the Seattle Film Festival and the Independent Feature Project. He is currently a member of the National Association of Theatre Owners Appeals Board for the MPAA rating system.