CJ 4DPLEX Wins 2018 ShowEast “Innovator of the Year” for ScreenX

MIAMI, FLORIDA – CJ 4DPLEX (www.cj4dx.com), the world’s leading cinema technology company, announced today that the Film Expo Group has selected the company for the ShowEast “Innovator of the Year.” The organization will present the award and honor Brandon Choi, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX America, as a part of the ShowEast Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 25 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection theater technology, created in 2012, to enhance the movie environment by allowing moviegoers to go beyond the frame of the traditional movie screen. It expands the center image of feature films to the left and right walls of the theatre, creating an immersive, panoramic, 270-degree experience.

ScreenX has quickly enhanced its international reach, screening local feature films and Hollywood blockbusters alike. Following the success of past releases which include Black Panther, Rampage, Ant-Man and The Wasp, The Meg, and The Nun, ScreenX will release eight titles this year, doubling the number of releases from 2017. For 2019, ScreenX is on track to release one film per month, potentially releasing up to 15 films.

From the multi-picture agreement with Warner Bros. Pictures, announced earlier this year at CinemaCon 2018, confirmed titles for the remaining 2018 line-up will be Aquaman in December and for 2019, Shazam! in April.

Remaining titles for 2018 are to be announced in the coming month.

“I am grateful to the team at the Film Expo Group to accept this award on behalf of CJ 4DPLEX, as it is a special honor to be recognized by our industry for our ScreenX technology,” said Brandon Choi, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX America. “We’ve spent many years developing ScreenX with the goal of sparking a change in the industry and to witness its growing success with exhibitors and audiences is very fulfilling and exciting. We look forward to continuing the growth of the immersive experience in 2019 and share more additional titles to be enjoyed in our format.”

“CJ 4DPLEX is a true innovator in the exhibition industry, first with their 4DX format and now with ScreenX,” said Robert Sunshine, Chairman, Film Expo Group. “ScreenX is a true game changer for exhibitors. With their recent 100 screens agreement with Cineworld Group in June at CineEurope and ever-increasing line-up release from major Hollywood studios, we felt it appropriate to bestow this year’s award to CJ 4DPLEX for that innovation.”

CJ 4DPLEX has led innovation in the exhibition industry for 9 years. CJ 4DPLEX will Showcase the ScreenX experience during ShowEast at Regal South Beach Stadium 18, Auditorium 17. Additional information about ShowEast can be found at www.showeast.com.

To date, there are 164 ScreenX auditoriums in the world, with 8 auditoriums in the U.S.

About ScreenX:
ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection system used within a theatre setting. It was created in 2012 by CJ CGV, part of South Korean conglomerate CJ Group, as one of the “next cinema formats” along with 4DX, the multisensory cinema technology with motion and environmental effects. ScreenX allows moviegoers to go beyond the frame of the movie screen by expanding the center image of feature films and pre-show advertising to create an immersive, panoramic, 270-degree format that projects onto three theatre walls. To date, ScreenX has been installed in 164 screens around the world, including 84 screens in South Korea; 51 screens in China; 8 in the United States; 3 in England; 4 in Turkey; 3 in Switzerland; 2 in France; 2 in Vietnam, and 1 in Spain, Hungary, UAE, Kuwait, Thailand, Japan, and Indonesia.

About CJ 4DPLEX:
CJ 4DPLEX is the world’s first 4D cinema company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company created 4DX, the first and leading 4D cinema technology for feature films, providing moviegoers with an immersive cinematic experience that utilizes all five senses, allowing the audience to connect with movies through motion, vibration, water, wind, snow, lightning, scents, and other special effects that enhance the visuals on-screen. CJ 4DPLEX brings 4DX auditoriums to exhibition partners along with 4DX codes for both major Hollywood blockbusters and local titles. Each auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with more than 20 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors, maximizing the feeling of immersion within the movie, beyond the limits of audio and video. Since 2009, more than 570 Hollywood and local titles have been screened in 4DX. To date, more than 66,000 4DX seats operate in 564 auditoriums spanning 59 countries.

About ShowEast:
ShowEast will take place from October 22-25, 2018 at the Loews Miami Beach in Miami, Florida. The convention will attract an estimated 2,000 domestic and Latin American motion picture industry professionals and will feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, exciting and informative seminars, and the “ShowEast EXPO.”

About Film Expo Group:
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces ShowEast, held in Miami; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and CineAsia, held in Hong Kong. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on ShowEast can be found at www.showeast.com.

Miguel Rivera to Receive “International Exhibitor of the Year Award” at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Miguel Rivera, Global VP of Programming and Content of Cinépolis, will receive this year’s “International Exhibitor of the Year Award” at ShowEast as a part of the International Awards Luncheon on Monday, October 22 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

“ShowEast is thrilled to be able to honor Miguel Rivera for his remarkable work as an industry leader,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of the Film Expo Group. “Under his leadership and direction, Cinépolis has become one of the most innovative circuits in the LATAM region. We congratulate Rivera on this well-deserved honor.”

Rivera is Global VP of Programming and Content for Cinépolis, one of the largest film exhibition companies in the world. Rivera has oversight of the programming teams in the 14 territories where Cinépolis has operations, as well as supervision of alternative content and film distribution initiatives. He has also led efforts in Cinépolis in terms of digital deployment, anti-piracy initiatives, and film festivals exhibition.

Rivera joined the company in 2005 as Strategic Planning Director and was Director of Programming for Mexico from 2009 to 2015.

Prior to joining Cinépolis, Rivera worked at the Mexican Embassy to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development in Paris, France, as an analyst for the Technical Secretariat of the Social Cabinet in the Executive Office of the President of Mexico, and as a consultant in McKinsey and Co.

Rivera holds a BS in Economics from ITAM and a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

About ShowEast
ShowEast will take place from October 22-25, 2018 at the Loews Miami Beach in Miami, Florida. The convention will attract an estimated 2,000 domestic and Latin American motion picture industry professionals and will feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, exciting and informative seminars, and the “ShowEast EXPO.”

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces ShowEast, held in Miami; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and CineAsia, held in Hong Kong. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on ShowEast can be found at www.showeast.com.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@ShowEastMiami | #ShowEast

Ana Claudia Talancón to Receive “International Star of the Year Award” at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Ana Claudia Talancón will receive this year’s “International Star of the Year Award” at ShowEast. Ana Claudia will be presented with this honor as a part of the International Awards Luncheon on Monday, October 22 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

“ShowEast is thrilled to honor Ana Claudia Talancón on her remarkable, multi-faceted career,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of the Film Expo Group. “A talented actress and producer, Ana Claudia has become one of the most recognized faces in Mexico and we congratulate her on this well-deserved honor.”

Ana Claudia is known as one of the most successful film, television, and theater actresses in Mexico. In film, she has participated in box office hits such as El Crimen Del Padre Amaro, Matando Cabos, Fast Food Nation, Love In Times of Cholera, One Missed Call, and Arráncame La Vida. She was also in American Curious, and will appear in the film Perfectos Desconocidos, a remake of the widely successful Italian picture, directed by Manolo Caro and sharing credits with Manuel García Rulfo, Miguel Rodarte, and Cecilia Suárez. Her passion for the film business has also led her to become deeply involved as a producer for television with her first credits in the series Soy Tu Fan (Season 1 & 2).

Ana Claudia was nominated as “Best Actress” for her roles in El Cometa, and El Crimen Del Padre Amaro at “The Ariel Awards”, the Mexican Academy Awards. She also won the “Canacine Award” and “The Diosa de Plata Award” in the category of Best Actress for the film Arráncame La Vida.

Ana Claudia has also participated in select campaigns such as Ciel for the Coca-Cola Company. National Geographic chose her to embark on a journey through the history of Mexico and host the show Destinos: Xcaret; she also was the host of the culinary reality show Top Chef Mexico for the first two seasons.

About ShowEast
ShowEast will take place from October 22-25, 2018 at the Loews Miami Beach in Miami, Florida. The convention will attract an estimated 2,000 domestic and Latin American motion picture industry professionals and will feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, exciting and informative seminars, and the “ShowEast EXPO.”

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces ShowEast, held in Miami; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and CineAsia, held in Hong Kong. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on ShowEast can be found at www.showeast.com.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@ShowEastMiami | #ShowEast

Robert Carrady to Receive “Award of Recognition” at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Robert Carrady, President of Caribbean Cinemas, will receive a “Award of Recognition” at ShowEast as a part of the International Awards Luncheon on Monday, October 22 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

“ShowEast is thrilled to be able to honor Robert Carrady for his leadership in making the Caribbean a prosperous region for the movie-going experience,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of the Film Expo Group. “We would also like to take this opportunity to honor him for his integral role in rebuilding the cinema industry in Puerto Rico after the Hurricanes in 2017.”

Caribbean Cinemas is the largest theater circuit in the Caribbean with 557 screens and 66 locations in 14 territories. The company is a family business founded by Carrady’s father, Victor Carrady, in 1969 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the current headquarters are located.

Carrady started working for Caribbean Cinemas in 1977, upon his graduation from Tufts University. At this point Caribbean Cinemas had only 6 screens in Puerto Rico and had just opened another 6-screen theater in the Dominican Republic. Having his father as a mentor, Carrady was immersed in learning everything about the business from planning, real estate and construction, marketing, film buying and booking, and even finance. Shortly, he became an integral part of the company’s rapid and solid growth. Over time operations expanded all over Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic as well as the English speaking Caribbean Islands, and recently to other territories such as Guyana in 2015.

In 2017 the company opened a theatre in Panama and expanded to Guadeloupe. More recently in June 2018, the company departed from their culture of organic growth to the acquisition of the Cine Center chain in Bolivia, with 6 locations and 61 screens.

In September 2017 Caribbean Cinemas faced its biggest challenge ever when Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused the closure of 34 of the company’s Theatre locations in Puerto Rico, St Thomas, and St Maarten many with severe damage to its structures, interiors, air conditioning and electric systems. With Carrady’s intimate knowledge of each of these theatres, having been actively involved in all of their original developments, the company under his leadership rallied to have all locations in Puerto Rico up and operating by December 28.

With Carrady’s support Caribbean Cinemas continues to be a family enterprise with a third generation now looking for opportunities to take the company beyond the Caribbean region. Carrady is particularly proud of the company’s non-family executives and employees who have been part of the company’s history and success, some with 20, 30, and 40 years of dedicated service.

About ShowEast
ShowEast will take place from October 22-25, 2018 at the Loews Miami Beach in Miami, Florida. The convention will attract an estimated 2,000 domestic and Latin American motion picture industry professionals and will feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, exciting and informative seminars, and the “ShowEast EXPO.”

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces ShowEast, held in Miami; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and CineAsia, held in Hong Kong. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on ShowEast can be found at www.showeast.com.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@ShowEastMiami | #ShowEast

Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures’ Mark Borde to Receive “Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award” at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Mark Borde, President, Theatrical Distribution of Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, will receive this year’s “Al Shapiro Show ‘E’ Award” at ShowEast. Borde will be presented with this special honor as part of the Final Night Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, October 25th at the Loews Miami Beach.

Each year, the Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award honors a person who represents the ideals and standards that the late Al Shapiro set during his unparalleled career. The award epitomizes his dedication, care and concern for the betterment of people within the motion picture industry.

“We could not have chosen a more deserving individual to recognize with this year’s Al Shapiro Award,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of the Film Expo Group. “Borde is a well respected leader and his dedication and hard work to the film industry is to be commended and celebrated.”

Mark Borde’s reputation as the foremost independent motion picture distributor began with his family business over 44 years ago. His father, the late Seymour Borde, started their distribution company in 1962 as Seymour Borde and Associates. It quickly became the number one independent feature film theatrical distribution company on the west coast representing MGM, Rank, and hundreds of well-known titles. Those distribution years, during an era when our industry really came of age with iconic films and new and very innovative marketing ideas, helped to hone Borde’s keen instincts. After his father retired, Borde kept Borde Films and soon created Legacy Releasing. He sold Legacy to Independent Artists, and thereafter became President of Theatrical Distribution for Keystone Entertainment. Borde then created Innovation Film Group and after meeting his soon to be partner for decades (the late Susan Jackson), they created Freestyle Releasing in 2004 and broke new ground with the creation of “service deals”, Freestyle Digital Media, and a rare indie output partnership with Netflix.

One of the top service theatrical distributors with unique capabilities in distribution, sales service, marketing, and varied national and international output deals, Freestyle Releasing handled both wide and limited release patterns that ranged from 2500 screens to exclusive engagements. Freestyle Digital Media was built in 2010. Freestyle Digital Media quickly became one of the premiere multi-platform distributors in the North American territory.

In 2015, Freestyle Releasing was acquired by Entertainment Studios, Byron Allen’s multi-platform, global media company based in Century City, California. It was then that all of Borde’s experiences and expertise aligned with the power and opportunities that Allen’s Entertainment Studios added. Now as President of Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, Borde and his team have direct partnerships across all major cable, digital, and streaming platforms. The motion picture group and FDM is uniquely positioned to bring films to market in wide releases, and to over 80 million cable TV households across the United States and Canada. Its releases range from 3,000 screen wide traditional releases; service VOD and aggregation, to limited “day-and-date” theatricals and everything in between.

In additional to his distribution accolades, Borde has also produced nine successful feature films under his own banner. Through Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures he is an Executive Producer of Love Stinks, 47 Meters Down, Hostiles, Chappaquiddick, The Hurricane Heist and the soon to be released Replicas, the Keanu Reeves sci-fi thriller.

A true lover of the medium, Borde has spent a lifetime in the film business. He’s been a Distribution Executive, Exhibitor, Producer and a theatre owner. His expertise comes from years of hands-on participation in the craft of theatrical exhibition and distribution. Since 1990, Borde has been an active member in the Producers Branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and is very proud to promote and help ensure our industry’s growth, relevance and success in the digital age. He continues to support all aspects of preserving the traditional windows, and further enhancing the movie-going experience.

About ShowEast
ShowEast will take place from October 22-25, 2018 at the Loews Miami Beach in Miami, Florida. The convention will attract an estimated 2,000 domestic and Latin American motion picture industry professionals and will feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, exciting and informative seminars, and the “ShowEast EXPO.”

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces ShowEast, held in Miami; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and CineAsia, held in Hong Kong. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on ShowEast can be found at www.showeast.com.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@ShowEastMiami | #ShowEast

Tim League to Receive Bingham Ray Spirit Award at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Tim League, Founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse, will be honored with this year’s “Bingham Ray Spirit Award” at ShowEast as a part of the Final Night Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, October 25 at the Loews Miami Beach.

The Bingham Ray Spirit Award was established in 2012 in honor of the late Bingham Ray, one of the most beloved people in the independent film world. Each year, the award is bestowed up an individual who has shown exemplary foresight and creativity in the world of independent film.

“It is with great pleasure that ShowEast will honor Tim League with the Bingham Ray Spirit Award,” stated Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group. “In the world of independent film, there are few individuals that demonstrate such a passion for bringing these films to the masses. We congratulate Tim on this well-deserved honor.”

After a two-year stint at Shell Oil in Bakersfield, California, Tim League left the engineering profession and opened up his first movie theater, the Tejon Theater with his wife Karrie. When Tejon Theater closed after a short run in 1995, the couple loaded a truck with 200 seats, a projector, screen, and speakers and headed to Austin. In 1997, they founded Alamo Drafthouse. Today there are now 36 Alamo Drafthouse locations in 10 states with 8 more scheduled to open in the next year. As CEO, League remains committed to providing creative programming, marketing support for independent film and a zero-tolerance policy for disruption during the theater experience.

League also co-founded Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the United States, and NEON, the newest powerhouse in US Film Distribution with titles such as Ingrid Goes West and I, Tonya.

League graduated from Rice University in 1992 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Art History.

About ShowEast
ShowEast will take place from October 22-25, 2018 at the Loews Miami Beach in Miami, Florida. The convention will attract an estimated 2,000 domestic and Latin American motion picture industry professionals and will feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, exciting and informative seminars, and the “ShowEast EXPO.”

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces ShowEast, held in Miami; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and CineAsia, held in Hong Kong. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on ShowEast can be found at www.showeast.com.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@ShowEastMiami | #ShowEast

Chris Aronson to Receive “Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award” at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Chris Aronson, President, Domestic Distribution for 20th Century Fox Film, will receive this year’s “Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award” at ShowEast. Aronson will be presented with this special honor as part of the Final Night Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, October 25 at the Loews Miami Beach.

Established in 1987, the Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award is presented each year to a company or individual in the industry that has made an impact in the philanthropic community.

“We are extremely pleased to honor Chris with the Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award,” stated Robert Sunshine, Chairman of the Film Expo Group. “Having worked together on the Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneer Foundation I have seen firsthand his commitment to giving back. We could not have found a more exceptional individual to recognize at this year’s show.”

Aronson oversees all 20th Century Fox Film domestic theatrical distribution and sales for the United States and Canada. Previously, Aronson was Executive Vice President and General Sales Manager for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distribution Company. Prior to that Aronson served as Senior Vice President for Rentrak Corporation (now comScore) and headed their theatrical division.

Among his philanthropic efforts, Aronson has been a member of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Foundation for 20 years, having most recently served as President and Chairman. Aronson has also served on the board of the Lollipop Theater Network for over 10 years. He has been a Variety Club supporter for over 25 years for both the northern and southern California chapters.

About ShowEast
ShowEast will take place from October 22-25, 2018 at the Loews Miami Beach in Miami, Florida. The convention will attract an estimated 2,000 domestic and Latin American motion picture industry professionals and will feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, exciting and informative seminars, and the “ShowEast EXPO.”

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces ShowEast, held in Miami; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and CineAsia, held in Hong Kong. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on ShowEast can be found at www.showeast.com.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@ShowEastMiami | #ShowEast

Jorge Licetti to Receive “International Distributor of the Year” Award at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Jorge Licetti of New Century Films will receive this year’s “International Distributor of the Year” award at ShowEast as a part of the International Awards Luncheon on Monday, October 22 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

“ShowEast is thrilled to honor Jorge Licetti with this year’s “International Distributor of the Year” award,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of the Film Expo Group. “Under Licetti’s leadership, New Century Films has emerged as one of the top distributors in the Latin American region. We commend them for all they’ve accomplished and congratulate them on this richly deserved honor.”

Past recipients of this prestigious award include Diamond Films, Marcio Fraccaroli of Paris Filmes, Pedro Rodriguez of IDC, and Martin Iraola of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Jorge Licetti is the founder and CEO of New Century Films, the leading distribution company in Peru. A Business graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso, Licetti began his career as General Manager for the Warner-Fox office in Peru in 1999. After 5 years in Lima, he moved to Santiago to be the General Manager of the Warner-Fox office in Chile for another 5 years. In 2009 Licetti returned to Peru and founded New Century Films, a licensee for both Warner Bros. Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox.

New Century Films has established itself as the #1 distributor in Peru for 9 consecutive years. The company has also been a strong supporter of local productions, having released the 5 biggest Peruvian films of all time. During his 19-year career, Licetti has always served Warner Bros. Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, having also distributed for New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and DreamWorks Animation.

In addition to his role of Founder and CEO of New Century Films, Licetti has also served as member of the National Film Council in Peru and as President of the Film Board in both Peru and Chile.

About ShowEast
ShowEast will take place from October 22-25, 2018 at the Loews Miami Beach in Miami, Florida. The convention will attract an estimated 2,000 domestic and Latin American motion picture industry professionals and will feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, exciting and informative seminars, and the “ShowEast EXPO.”

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces ShowEast, held in Miami; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and CineAsia, held in Hong Kong. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on ShowEast can be found at www.showeast.com.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@ShowEastMiami | #ShowEast

Neil Campbell to Receive “Dan Fellman Show ‘E’ Award” at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Neil Campbell, Vice Chairman for Landmark Cinemas Canada, will receive this year’s “Dan Fellman Show ‘E’ Award” at ShowEast. Campbell will be presented with this special honor as part of the Final Night Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, October 25 at the Loews Miami Beach.

The “Dan Fellman Show ‘E’ Award,” formerly known as the “Show ‘E’ Award,” was renamed in 2015 to honor long-time Warner Bros. Distribution Chief Dan Fellman and to celebrate his impressive 38-year career within the industry. Each year the award is presented to an industry member or company whose achievements, accomplishments, and dedication to the industry are unequalled.

“We are extremely honored to present Neil Campbell with this award at ShowEast this year. Campbell’s continued dedication and commitment to advance the movie industry is second to none,” stated Andrew Sunshine, President of the Film Expo Group. “For 44 years, Neil has been a leader in the industry and we congratulate him on this award.”

Neil Campbell began his career in the entertainment industry in 1974 with Landmark Cinemas and in 1986 he joined the distribution team at Cineplex Odeon Films in Calgary, AB. Campbell was promoted to General Manager Western Canada and in 1998 he moved to Sony Releasing in Toronto as Managing Director. In 2001, Campbell moved back to Calgary and exhibition to take on the position of COO with Landmark Cinemas. In 2007, Campbell and his business partner Brian McIntosh bought Landmark Cinemas of Canada Inc. and managed Landmark’s biggest growth in 2012, building three new theatres plus fully digitizing the circuit. In 2013, they also bought Empire Theatres and tripled in size.

In December 2017, Campbell & McIntosh sold Landmark Canada to Kinepolis Theatres from Belgium and the new company has doubled in size and is a respected exhibitor globally. The company now operates 94 theatres, with 822 screens in 8 countries.

Campbell currently serves as Chairman of the Motion Picture Theatre Association of Canada, an active member of NATO- Executive Board Member, Advisory Board and Membership Committee.

About ShowEast
ShowEast will take place from October 22-25, 2018 at the Loews Miami Beach in Miami, Florida. The convention will attract an estimated 2,000 domestic and Latin American motion picture industry professionals and will feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, exciting and informative seminars, and the “ShowEast EXPO.”

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces ShowEast, held in Miami; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and CineAsia, held in Hong Kong. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on ShowEast can be found at www.showeast.com.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@ShowEastMiami | #ShowEast

Rob Cohen to Receive “ShowEast Icon Award”

NEW YORK, NY – Film Director, Producer and Screenwriter Rob Cohen will receive this year’s “ShowEast Icon Award.” Cohen will be presented with this honor as a part of the Final Night Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, October 26th at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

“We are extremely honored to present Rob Cohen with this award at ShowEast,” stated Andrew Sunshine, President of the Film Expo Group. “Rob has proven to be a trailblazer and a true icon within the industry and we congratulate him on this well-deserved honor.”

Cohen attended Harvard University and his first endeavor in filmmaking was a commissioned recruiting film for Harvard’s Admissions Office in 1970. In 1973, Cohen became Fox’s Vice President of TV & Movies and then was hired by Berry Gordy to be the Executive Vice President and head of Motown Record’s motion picture division.

Cohen went on to produce and direct some of the most iconic films and television series of the 1980’s, including Miami Vice, The Witches of Eastwick, Ironweed and The Wiz. From 1990 onward, Cohen moved into directing full time and found success in the early 90’s with hits such as Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Dragon Heart, Daylight, and the Golden Globe award winning film The Rat Pack.

At 52, Cohen became a hit action director of youth films and directed the 2001 blockbuster and Universal Pictures’ biggest franchise of all time, The Fast and the Furious. With the enormous success of the franchise, Cohen partnered up with Vin Diesel in 2002 to direct xXx. In 2008, Cohen directed the third installment of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor which grossed $405 million worldwide.

Cohen just finished filming The Hurricane Heist distributed by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, which will be screened at ShowEast this year. The screenplay was written by Cohen, Scott Windhauser, and Jeff Dixon. “’The Hurricane Heist’ is a non-stop epic action motion picture,” said Byron Allen, Chairman, and CEO of Entertainment Studios. “Rob Cohen has delivered a thrill ride that is going to keep audiences on the edge of their seats worldwide.”

About ShowEast
ShowEast will take place from October 23-26, 2017 at the Loews Miami Beach in Miami, Florida. The convention will attract an estimated 1,300 domestic and Latin American motion picture industry professionals and will feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, exciting and informative seminars, and the “ShowEast EXPO.”

About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces ShowEast, held in Miami; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and CineAsia, held in Hong Kong. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.

Additional information on ShowEast can be found at www.showeast.com.

Media Contact:
Dana Moutis
dana.moutis@filmexpos.com
212.493.4424
@ShowEastMiami | #ShowEast