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

Sandra Echeverría to Receive “International Star of the Year Award” at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Sandra Echeverría will receive this year’s “International Star of the Year Award” at ShowEast. Echeverría will be presented with this honor as a part of the International Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 24 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

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

Echeverría made her film debut in 2008 in Free Style and is known for her role of Lucía in Manolo Caro’s Amor de Mis Amores, which premiered in 2014. That same year, Echeverría starred in the films Cambio de ruta and Volando bajo. She also appeared in El Clon with Mauricio Ochmann, and several other films and TV series including El Cartel de los Sapos, La Fuerza del Destino, Dangerous Relations, and The Bridge.

In 2012 Echeverría starred in the film Savages, directed by Oliver Stone, in which she shared credits with Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, John Travolta and Benicio del Toro. In 2016, she played the voice in The Prophet, an animated film produced by Salma Hayek, in addition to producing and starring in the film Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer with Arath de la Torre.

Echeverría’s most recent project was The Secret Life Of Pets in which she played the voice of Maria. In addition, Echeverría also had a special guest role for the series Criminal Minds in 2016. In 2017 Echeverría premiered in La Querida del Centauro 2 by Telemundo and recorded the film My Generation starring Osvaldo Benavides. She is currently shooting two films The Day of the Earthquake and Problemas Mayores, set to be released in 2018; as well as the series La Bandida produced by Sony and Teleset.

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

Marco Aguas to Receive “Special Recognition Award” at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Marco Aguas, United International Pictures Distributor in Ecuador, will receive this year’s “Special Recognition Award” at ShowEast. Aguas will be presented with this honor as a part of the International Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 24th at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

“ShowEast is thrilled to be able to honor Marco Aguas for his remarkable work as an industry leader,” said Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of the Film Expo Group. “Under his leadership and direction, Ecuador has become a prosperous region for the movie-going experience. We congratulate Aguas on this well-deserved honor.”

Aguas was born in 1943 in Riobamba, Ecuador. In 1967 Aguas joined United Artists of Ecuador, Inc. where he started his career in the movie distribution business. In 1969 Aguas was promoted to General Manager of United Artists of Ecuador, Inc. until 1983 when he joined Cinema International Corporation and United International Pictures. From 1984 to 1987 Aguas managed the opening of Cine Ecuador, a branch of Cine Colombia and in 1987 he was promoted to Managing Director of United International Pictures in Ecuador. Aguas was Managing Director for a decade until he became the UIP Distributor of Ecuador.

Since 1972 Aguas has lived in Quito, Ecuador and has led the investments in multiplex theatres in the region. Under Aguas’s leadership, in 1994 the first 4 screens multiplex opened in Guayaquil, in 1995 the first 2 multiplexes opened in Quito, and in 2017 there are a total of 41 theatres with 298 screens in 20 cities in Ecuador. Additionally, Aguas has promoted the movie industry in Ecuador negotiating the elimination of price controls in the movie theatres, reduction of admission taxes, exhibition terms, advertising planning and spend and censorship.

In five decades Aguas has released around 2,000 films in Ecuador that include the Sergio Leone Spaghetti Westerns, Rocky, Godfather, Shrek, Fast & Furious, and Transformers sequels among many blockbusters of United Artists, Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures.

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

Adrian Smith to Receive “Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award” at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Adrian Smith, President of Domestic Distribution for Sony Pictures Releasing, will receive this year’s “Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award” at ShowEast. Smith will be presented with this special honor as a part of the Final Night Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, October 26 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. Smith joins an illustrious list of past recipients including: Tim Warner, Charley Moss, Kyle Davies, Richie Fay, and Kurt Hall.

“We are extremely honored to present Adrian Smith with this award at ShowEast this year,” stated Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of the Film Expo Group. “Adrian is such a deserving person to be recognized with this honor. We could not have found a better individual to recognize at this year’s convention.”

Smith is responsible for the domestic release strategy for all Sony Pictures films, including the Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, and Sony Pictures Animation labels. Since his appointment to president of domestic distribution in 2013, Smith has led the domestic release of 18 #1 movies, including Spectre, The Angry Birds Movie, Passengers, 22 Jump Street, Evil Dead, Hotel Transylvania 2, The Equalizer, The Magnificent Seven, Don’t Breathe, War Room, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Smith began his career at Mann Theatres in 1976, and then transitioned to the sales department at United Artists in 1979. He joined 20th Century Fox in 1983 and was then appointed to branch manager at Cannon Releasing in 1985. Smith joined Sony Pictures in 1989 as Western District manager for TriStar Pictures. In 2000, he was named SVP and Western Division manager for Sony Pictures Releasing, and in 2011, he was appointed EVP and general sales manager, overseeing domestic sales for all Sony Pictures films. Smith was promoted to president of domestic distribution in 2013.

Among his philanthropic efforts, Smith has served on the boards of Children’s Variety for 7 years and the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation for the last 4 years. Smith is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Beginning in 1939, a group of entertainment industry friends met regularly in social settings. As the organization grew, the members decided to broaden their purpose and in 1951 formed the Pioneers Assistance Fund (PAF). The Fund assisted motion picture industry members who were in need of financial aid and assistance. In 2002, the PAF merged with the Will Rogers Memorial Fund and is now owned and operated by the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation. The merger created one of the greatest and most meaningful charities ever supported by the motion picture industry. The PAF is the only industry charity that provides both short-term and long-term assistance to veterans of the motion picture entertainment industry. The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation also operates Brave Beginnings and the Will Rogers Institute. Please visit https://www.wrpioneers.org for more information.

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

Diamond Films to Receive “International Distributor of the Year Award” at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Diamond Films will receive this year’s “International Distributor of the Year Award” at ShowEast as a part of the International Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 24 at the Loews Miami Beach. Ricardo Costianovsky and Tomás Darcyl, Founders and Co-CEO’s of Diamond Films Group will accept the award on behalf of Diamond Films.

“ShowEast is thrilled to honor Diamond Films with this year’s International Distributor of the Year award,” said Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of the Film Expo Group. “In less than 10 years, Diamond 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.”

Established in 2010, Diamond Films is the theatrical distribution arm of Telefilms Group, the largest and most important independent distributor of Hollywood films in Latin America. Diamond Films operates as a local theatrical distributor representing approximately 95% of movie tickets sold in LATAM, including countries; Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Bolivia. The group also controls the distribution chain from theatrical to television across the LATAM region. As part of its growth, the company has expanded to Europe, setting up Diamond Films Spain.

In addition to distributing three Best Picture Oscar winners – The King’s Speech, The Artist, and Moonlight, Diamond Films has distributed a string of blockbusters in the region which include The Hunger Games, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Olympus Has Fallen. Diamond Films is currently involved in local production projects as a co-producer and distributor in key markets of the region. Its first local production, Qué Culpa Tiene el Niño, reached more than 5.8 million of admissions and was the highest-grossing Mexican movie in 2016, with a box office of more than $15,390,000 USD.

Additional information on Diamond Films can be found at diamondfilms.com.

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

Greg Laemmle to Receive “Bingham Ray Spirit Award” at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Greg Laemmle, owner of Laemmle Theatres, 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 26 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 Greg Laemmle with the Bingham Ray Spirit Award,” stated Andrew Sunshine, Vice 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 Greg on this well-deserved honor.”

Founded in 1938 by Greg Laemmle’s grandfather Max and Max’s brother Kurt, and then ran by his father Robert Laemmle, Greg has followed in his family’s footsteps by ushering in a third generation to run Laemmle Theatres. The California circuit has since been showcasing films in Los Angeles and was originally known as a home for those seeking foreign language cinema. Having expanded its repertoire over the years, Laemmle Theatres now showcases documentaries and American Independent movies along with the traditional international films.

With 37 screens in 8 Los Angeles County locations, the company is on the cusp of another wave of expansion with projects set to open over the next several years in Glendale, Santa Clarita, Azusa and Reseda. Under Laemmle’s leadership, the company has already developed locations such as the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood.

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Laemmle served on the board of Film Independent, and is one of the rare exhibitors to be honored with membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Laemmle and his wife Tish are the proud parents of triplet sons, Gabriel, Nadav and Ezra.

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

Carlos Marin to Receive “International Exhibitor of the Year Award” at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Carlos Marin, Managing Director of United Cinemas International, will receive this year’s “International Exhibitor of the Year Award” at ShowEast. Marin will be presented with this special honor as a part of the International Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 24 at the Loews Miami Beach.

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

Marin was born in Barcelona, Spain and graduated with a degree in Economics at the Universitat de Barcelona and also holds an MBA in Business Administration from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He moved to Brazil in 1996 and became the Director of Finance at United Cinemas International. In 1998, he helped lead the opening of UCI’s first multiplex and since then it has become the largest multiplex cinema in Brazil.

In 2003, Marin was promoted to Managing Director and following his promotion in 2005; National Amusements took over the UCI’s shares in Brazil. Since its arrival in Brazil, UCI has opened 23 multiplexes with 194 screens in 12 cities across the country: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Recife, Fortaleza, Curitiba, São Luís, Campo Grande, Manaus, Ribeirão Preto, Salvador, Juiz de Fora e Belém.

Running four of the seven highest sites in attendance in Brazil, UCI is always searching for the best technologies and for more innovation. In 2001, UCI was responsible for the first digital screens in Brazil and in 2010, UCI partnered with Sony, to bring 4K technology in Brazil exclusively to UCI Cinemas. In 2011, UCI Brazil presented the first IMAX® screen in Rio de Janeiro and incorporated a new concept to the company, the VIP Deluxe theaters, with special guest services, private lounges, luxury seats and a special menu. Currently UCI is the largest IMAX operator in Brazil and under Marin’s leadership, UCI opened their first 4DX theater last June.

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

Randy Smith to Receive “Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award” at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Randy Smith, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Counsel for the Regal Entertainment Group, will receive this year’s “Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award” at ShowEast. Smith will be presented with this special honor as a part of the Final Night Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, October 26 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, Vice President of the Film Expo Group. “Smith’s passion for working with disability advocacy groups and individuals is to be commended and celebrated.”

“I was immediately impressed with Regal’s management and their dedication to employees, assisting others via the Trade Association (NATO) and their numerous philanthropic endeavors,” said Randy Smith. “I believe life is about opportunities and taking advantage of them to help others. Regal and NATO have provided me untold opportunities to give back to the individuals I have been blessed to become affiliated during my life.”

Smith received his B.A. degree from the University of Louisville in 1984 and his J.D. from the University Of Louisville Brandeis School Of Law in 1989. In the beginning of his career, Smith focused his private practice as a litigator, primarily in the areas of Civil Rights and traditional Labor Law and remains licensed to practice in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee state courts as well as the United States Supreme Court. He was formerly a partner in the law firm of Pitt, Fenton & Smith where he represented Regal Cinemas’ interests for approximately six years. In 1998, Smith walked away from his private practice and became in-house counsel at Regal Cinemas, which later became Regal Entertainment Group.

During Smith’s tenure at Regal, he and his team have led numerous initiatives that positively impacted the company’s operations. These included spearheading a safety first focus to ensure the safety of its guests and staff and in doing so reduced in theatre slip and falls by 75%, created a first class training program for Regal, Regal Entertainment University, enhancing the safety of guests from criminal activity, , and assisted with negotiating a historic joint accord with the major deaf advocacy groups and NATO to establishing meaningful access regulations with the Department of Justice.

Smith also directed the rollout of the Sony Entertainment Access System that was introduced to American moviegoers exclusively by Regal in April 2012. The idea that the program flourished into was one that was held close to Smith’s heart in honor of his son Ryan, who was born deaf. The system includes specially designed lightweight eyewear for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing to privately view closed captioned text directly in their line of sight for both 2D and 3D movies. This assistive technology can accommodate headphones or neck loops connected to the wireless receiver to hear descriptive audio tracks for patrons who have low vision or those who are blind. The access glasses and audio headsets allow guests to individually enjoy the cinema experience in a relaxed, natural way without the inconvenience of separate screening times or special seating.

Upon Joining Regal, Smith soon became associated with Stan and Jody Reynolds who introduced him to Variety the Children’s charity. With their mentorship, Variety of East Tennessee was formed in 2001 and has raised millions of dollars for the children of East Tennessee. In addition to his work with Variety, Smith also sits on the Board of the Regal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Regal Entertainment Group. While Smith credits numerous people for his success, he acknowledges that none of it could have been accomplished without the love and support of his family. “To the extent I am worthy of this recognition, it is primarily because of the lessons learned from my parents, my siblings and, most importantly, my wife of 32 years, Patty, and my children Ryan and Matthew with whom I am very proud and who have supported and inspired me throughout my career.”

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

Robert J Lenihan to Receive “Dan Fellman Show ‘E’ Award” at ShowEast

NEW YORK, NY – Robert J Lenihan, President of Programming for AMC Entertainment, will receive this year’s “Dan Fellman Show ‘E’ Award” at ShowEast. Lenihan will be presented with this special honor as a part of the Final Night Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, October 26 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 Bob Lenihan with this award at ShowEast this year. Lenihan’s continued dedication and commitment to advancing the movie going experience is second to none,” stated Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of the Film Expo Group. “For 40 years, Bob has been a leader in the industry and we congratulate him on this award.”

With 40 years of experience, Lenihan began his career in the industry as a film booker for United Artists Theatres in San Francisco in 1977. Prior to joining AMC in 2009, Lenihan’s previous roles have included senior vice president of film at Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas, senior vice president and head film buyer positions at Mann Theatres, Act III Theatres, Century Theatres and Sundance Cinemas. He also served as executive vice president at Loews Cineplex from 1998 to 2002, supervising film, marketing and real estate.

In 2009, Lenihan was appointed President of Programming for AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC). Lenihan currently oversees AMC’s programming efforts, as well as the company’s Century City office in Los Angeles. In addition, he leads the programming team, which explores new ways of enhancing the company’s leading position in movie marketing and expanded programming flexibility.

Lenihan is a graduate of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.

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

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