NEW YORK, NY– Jon Landau will receive the CineAsia Visionary Award on Thursday, December 8 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. The award is being presented to him for his significant contribution to some of the most successful, forward thinking and progressive pictures in the history of film.
“It is with great pleasure that we honor Jon Landau with the CineAsia Visionary Award,” said Andrew Sunshine, Vice President of the Film Expo Group. “He has brought audiences around the world exciting and new characters and has produced the top two highest grossing films of all time. We have no doubt he will continue this trend with upcoming projects and look forward to seeing what he brings to the screen next.”
Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe winning producer, Jon Landau, is known for having produced the two highest grossing movies of all time at the worldwide box office, Avatar and Titanic. In the early 90s, Landau was Executive Vice President of Feature Film Production at Twentieth Century Fox and throughout his career has been very instrumental in the licensing and marketing of his films across all platforms globally. Landau is known for and continues to bring innovation, diversity and showmanship to the marketing and licensing process.
The combination of Landau’s thorough understanding of the most complex state-of-the-art technologies, his ability to work hand-in-hand with the highest caliber of creative talent, and his motivational ability has enabled him to play a significant role in numerous major motion pictures. Some titles include: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dick Tracy, Titanic, and Avatar. Landau has also received many accolades throughout his film career including, two Golden Globe Awards, an Academy Award, and many others.
Landau is currently producing Alita: Battle Angel and four Avatar sequels while working with companies and individuals throughout the entertainment industry to push technologies to new levels that will allow new stories to be told and then presented in more engaging and immersive ways.
CineAsia will take place from 6-8 December 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.
About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. 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 CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.
About GDC Technology Limited
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.
About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.
About Twentieth Century Fox
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of the studio: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios.
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