COMSCORE 2023 ASIA PACIFIC BOX OFFICE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ANNOUNCED

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BENNY SUHERMAN TO RECEIVE 2023 ICON AWARD AT CINEASIA

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NEW JERSEY, NOVEMBER 2023 — CineAsia will honor Benny Suherman, Founder of Cinema XXI, with the CineAsia ICON Award on Thursday, 7 December 2023 during the Awards Ceremony at the Millennium Hilton in Bangkok.

“CineAsia is honored to recognize Benny Suherman,” stated Andrew Sunshine, Managing Director of CineAsia and President of Film Expo Group. “A true Icon, Mr. Suherman and Cinema XXI are highly regarded in Indonesia, as well as across the global motion picture industry. We congratulate Mr. Suherman on this well-deserved honor.”

Born in Jakarta in 1948, Benny Suherman is one of the key pioneers and lifelong player in the Indonesian cinema industry. He is the Founder and majority shareholder of PT Nusantara Sejahtera Raya Tbk, also known as, Cinema XXI. Benny is also the Founding Shareholder of PT Asahimas Chemical since 1986 until present. Previously, he was the Director of CV Sejahtera Film – a film importation, distributor, and production business from 1969 until 1972, and Founding Shareholder and Director of PT Suptan Film – a Film Importer business from 1972 until 1996. He graduated from the Indonesian Secretarial & Management Academy in 1969.

About Cinema XXI

Cinema XXI, operating under the auspices of PT Nusantara Sejahtera Raya Tbk, is the largest cinema chain operator in Indonesia with more than 35 years of experience in the film exhibition industry. Cinema XXI is committed to always providing the best moviegoing experience and convenience for the people of Indonesia. As of September 30, 2023, Cinema XXI has presented 1,250 screens in 232 cinema locations across 56 cities throughout Indonesia.

Not only a place to watch movies, Cinema XXI is also a second home for people to spend quality time with family and friends. Cinema XXI presents an unforgettable moviegoing experience for today and tomorrow. For three consecutive years in 2017, 2018, and 2019 Cinema XXI has been awarded the “World Branding Award” in Kensington, London as the Best Brand in the Entertainment Cinema Category (National Tier). In early 2019, Cinema XXI was also been awarded the “Millennials Top Brand Awards” by one of the preferred media of Indonesia’s young generation as the first choice of millennials for the category of leading cinema network in Indonesia. Despite the pandemic condition, in 2020, Cinema XXI was named “Industry Champion of the Year” by the Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability (ACES) Awards and “Indonesia Best Managed Company” by Deloitte in 2023.

https://www.cinema21.co.id/
https://21cineplex.com/

About CineAsia

CineAsia will take place from 4-7 December 2023 at the True Icon Hall in Bangkok. The CineAsia is where cinema exhibition and distribution professionals come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, a full Trade show floor, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends across the industry.

Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

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 Bangkok; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami.

About GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia

GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage systems, theatre management systems and circuit-wide centralized 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. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com

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https://www.cinema21.co.id/
https://21cineplex.com/

About CineAsia

CineAsia will take place from 4-7 December 2023 at the True Icon Hall in Bangkok. The CineAsia is where cinema exhibition and distribution professionals come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, a full Trade show floor, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends across the industry.

Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

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 Bangkok; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami.

About GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia

GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage systems, theatre management systems and circuit-wide centralized 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. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com

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BENNY SUHERMAN TO RECEIVE 2023 ICON AWARD AT CINEASIA

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BENNY SUHERMAN TO RECEIVE 2023 ICON AWARD AT CINEASIA

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NEW JERSEY, NOVEMBER 2023 — CineAsia will honor Benny Suherman, Founder of Cinema XXI, with the CineAsia ICON Award on Thursday, 7 December 2023 during the Awards Ceremony at the Millennium Hilton in Bangkok.

“CineAsia is honored to recognize Benny Suherman,” stated Andrew Sunshine, Managing Director of CineAsia and President of Film Expo Group. “A true Icon, Mr. Suherman and Cinema XXI are highly regarded in Indonesia, as well as across the global motion picture industry. We congratulate Mr. Suherman on this well-deserved honor.”

Born in Jakarta in 1948, Benny Suherman is one of the key pioneers and lifelong player in the Indonesian cinema industry. He is the Founder and majority shareholder of PT Nusantara Sejahtera Raya Tbk, also known as, Cinema XXI. Benny is also the Founding Shareholder of PT Asahimas Chemical since 1986 until present. Previously, he was the Director of CV Sejahtera Film – a film importation, distributor, and production business from 1969 until 1972, and Founding Shareholder and Director of PT Suptan Film – a Film Importer business from 1972 until 1996. He graduated from the Indonesian Secretarial & Management Academy in 1969.

About Cinema XXI

Cinema XXI, operating under the auspices of PT Nusantara Sejahtera Raya Tbk, is the largest cinema chain operator in Indonesia with more than 35 years of experience in the film exhibition industry. Cinema XXI is committed to always providing the best moviegoing experience and convenience for the people of Indonesia. As of September 30, 2023, Cinema XXI has presented 1,250 screens in 232 cinema locations across 56 cities throughout Indonesia.

Not only a place to watch movies, Cinema XXI is also a second home for people to spend quality time with family and friends. Cinema XXI presents an unforgettable moviegoing experience for today and tomorrow. For three consecutive years in 2017, 2018, and 2019 Cinema XXI has been awarded the “World Branding Award” in Kensington, London as the Best Brand in the Entertainment Cinema Category (National Tier). In early 2019, Cinema XXI was also been awarded the “Millennials Top Brand Awards” by one of the preferred media of Indonesia’s young generation as the first choice of millennials for the category of leading cinema network in Indonesia. Despite the pandemic condition, in 2020, Cinema XXI was named “Industry Champion of the Year” by the Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability (ACES) Awards and “Indonesia Best Managed Company” by Deloitte in 2023.

https://www.cinema21.co.id/
https://21cineplex.com/

About CineAsia

CineAsia will take place from 4-7 December 2023 at the True Icon Hall in Bangkok. The CineAsia is where cinema exhibition and distribution professionals come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, a full Trade show floor, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends across the industry.

Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

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 Bangkok; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami.

About GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia

GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage systems, theatre management systems and circuit-wide centralized 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. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com

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SIDDHARTH ROY KAPUR TO RECEIVE MPA PACIFIC COPYRIGHT EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD AT CINEASIA 2023

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OCTOBER 2023

SIDDHARTH ROY KAPUR TO RECEIVE MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION ASIA PACIFIC COPYRIGHT EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD AT CINEASIA 2023

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Siddharth Roy Kapur, Founder & Managing Director of Roy Kapur Films, will receive the “Motion Picture Association (MPA) Asia Pacific Copyright Educator of the Year” Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on 7 December 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.

“It is with great pleasure we announce the honoring of Siddharth Lan with this award,” stated the President of Film Expo Group, Andrew Sunshine. “CineAsia and the MPA have worked together for many years to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond for the industry.”

“We have long admired Siddharth Roy Kapur’s strong commitment to the growth and success of India’s film and television sector,” said Belinda Lui, President and Managing Director Asia Pacific, Motion Picture Association. “We have long admired Siddharth Roy Kapur’s strong commitment to the growth and success of India’s film and television sector. Over the years, he has advocated for a robust copyright and content protection framework to support the interests of filmmakers, and encouraged the introduction of legislation to modernise film classification and better protect IP rights. These efforts have contributed to positive momentum towards the enactment of India’s new Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill. The award is timely and well-deserved.”

Siddharth Roy Kapur is one of the most celebrated producers in Indian cinema and the Founder & Managing Director of Roy Kapur Films. He has produced some of the biggest blockbusters of Indian cinema like DANGAL and CHENNAI EXPRESS, along with pathbreaking films that have broken the mould like BARFI, KAI PO CHE and HAIDER. His latest production, LAST FILM SHOW was shortlisted in the Best International Feature Film category at the 95th Oscars, only the fourth Indian film to ever make it to this stage. His recent streaming shows include the crime thriller ARANYAK, and two seasons of the epic historical drama ROCKET BOYS, which bagged the Filmfare OTT Award for Best Series, receiving tremendous acclaim from audiences and critics. Siddharth is the former Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company India. His involvement in the film and media industry extends well beyond his production ventures. He serves as a managing trustee of the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI), which organizes the Mumbai Film Festival, and holds the position of co-chairman of the CII Media & Entertainment Committee. Siddharth was elected President of the Producers Guild of India for an unprecedented 6 consecutive terms, and has been listed on the prestigious Variety 500 list of the most influential people in global entertainment for the last 6 years consecutively. In July 2023, Siddharth was invited to membership of the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) under the Producers branch. 

About CineAsia

CineAsia will take place from 4-7 December 2023 at the True Icon Hall in Bangkok, Thailand. The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professionals 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.

Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

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 Bangkok; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami.

About GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia

GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage systems, theatre management systems and circuit-wide centralized 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. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to 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 the Motion Picture Association

Promoting & Protecting Screen Communities in Asia Pacific


The Motion Picture Association (MPA) Asia Pacific represents the interests of the six international producers and distributors of filmed entertainment. To do so, they promote and protect the intellectual property rights of these companies and conduct public awareness programs to highlight to movie fans around the world the importance of content protection. These activities have helped to transform entire markets benefiting film and television industries in each country including foreign and local filmmakers alike.

The organization acts on behalf of the members of the Motion Picture Association, Inc (MPA) which include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Netflix Studios, LLC, Paramount Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Universal City Studios LLC, and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. The MPA has worldwide operations which are directed from their head offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. and overseen in the Asia Pacific by a team based in Singapore.

For more information about MPA Asia Pacific, please visit www.mpa-apac.org 

and https://www.facebook.com/mpaasiapacific/.

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CINÉPOLIS’ JAVIER SOTOMAYOR TO RECEIVE EXHIBITOR OF THE YEAR AWARD AT CINEASIA 2023

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CINÉPOLIS’ JAVIER SOTOMAYOR TO RECEIVE EXHIBITOR OF THE YEAR

AWARD AT CINEASIA 2023

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NEW JERSEY, 2023 — Javier Sotomayor, Managing Director Asia & Middle East, Cinepolis Corporativo will receive the “Exhibitor of the Year” Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 7 December 2023 at the Millennium Hilton in Bangkok.

“It gives us great pleasure to present the Exhibitor of the Year award to Javier,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group. “Since its inception, Cinépolis has been a leading world-class cinema exhibitor making them an ideal candidate for this year’s award.”

Javier Sotomayor has over 25 years of experience in start-ups, marketing, business development, supply chain, and strategic planning in the industries of retail, entertainment, and financial services. He has worked in Latin America, the US, Asia and Middle East.

He has been associated with Cinépolis for over 20 years and has held various top positions across Marketing, Strategy, Supply Chain, and Business Development. For the past 10 years he has been running the company in Asia and the Middle East and has been instrumental in the company’s growth.

Javier serves on the Board of Directors of Cinépolis India, Cinépolis GCC, Cinemaxx Indonesia, Internet Architects, amongst their companies.

A proponent of continuing education, Javier’s multiple degrees include an Industrial Engineer from Tec de Monterrey, an MBA from IPADE Business School, and an AMP from Harvard Business School. He is married to Alicia for 25 years and has three children. His interests include playing tennis, reading, and traveling.

About Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas

Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas is a leading world-class cinema exhibitor in the United States that offers guests more than a movie. The Dallas-based theater chain opened its first luxury dine-in theater in Del Mar, CA in July 2011 and has some of the top performing dine-in movie theaters in the country, currently operating a total of 26 theaters with a presence in Southern California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Ohio and Maryland. Its parent company, Cinépolis, was founded in Mexico in 1971 and today has positioned itself as the world’s second largest movie theater circuit in terms of attendance. For more information about Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas, please visit cinepolisusa.com or follow on FacebookInstagram and Twitter

About CineAsia

CineAsia will take place from 4-7 December 2023 at the True Icon Hall in Bangkok. The CineAsia Trade Show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professionals 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 across the industry. Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

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 Bangkok; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami.

About GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia

GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage systems, theatre management systems and circuit-wide centralized 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. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com

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EUGENE YANG TO RECEIVE DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD AT CINEASIA 2023

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EUGENE YANG TO RECEIVE DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

AT CINEASIA 2023

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NEW JERSEY, OCTOBER 2023 — Eugene Yang, Senior Vice President, Theatrical Distribution and Marketing, Paramount Pictures Asia Pacific Region will receive the “Distributor Of The Year” Award at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 7 December 2023 at the Millennium Hilton in Bangkok.

“For many years, Eugene Yang has established himself as a leader in the media and entertainment industry. We cannot think of a more deserving recipient for this year’s award,” stated the President of Film Expo Group, Andrew Sunshine.

“I am delighted that Eugene is being recognized as ‘Distributor of the Year’, a well-deserved honor and testament to his influence, skill, relationships, and hard work,” said Mark Viane, President International Theatrical Distribution.  “I have worked with Eugene for over a decade and he is a consummate professional and partner with incredible knowledge of the region, and a valued member of the Paramount team.”

Mr. Yang currently holds the position of Senior Vice President, Theatrical Distribution and Marketing, Paramount Pictures Asia Pacific Region. Prior to this post, he spent more than a decade at UIP Taiwan, with his last position as Managing Director and China Market Supervisor at Paramount Pictures International. He began his career in the industry as BVI for the Asia Pacific Region from 1996-1998.

Mr. Yang also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

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About CineAsia

CineAsia will take place from 4-7 December 2023 at the True Icon Hall in Bangkok. The CineAsia is where cinema exhibition and distribution professionals come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, a full Trade show floor, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends across the industry.

Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.

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 Bangkok; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami.

About GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia

GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage systems, theatre management systems and circuit-wide centralized 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. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to 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 Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Paramount Pictures has some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

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Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Special Screening of WONKA

Tuesday, October 24 • 4:00pm — Regal Dania Pointe

Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Roald Dahl’s iconic children’s book, “Wonka” tells the story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time. Starring alongside Chalamet are Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, and Jim Carter, with Olivia Colman, and Hugh Grant. The film is directed by Paul King, from a screenplay by Simon Farnaby and King, based on a story by King and characters created by Roald Dahl. It is produced by David Heyman, Alexandra Derbyshire and Luke Kelly.

Sony Pictures Presents a Special Screening of Journey to Bethlehem

Thursday, October 26 • 10:45am

Regal South Beach

A young woman carrying an unimaginable responsibility. A young man torn between love and honor. A jealous king who will stop at nothing to keep his crown. This live-action Christmas musical adventure for the entire family, weaves classic Christmas melodies with humor, faith and new pop songs in a retelling of the greatest story ever told, the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. A unique new entry into the collection of holiday classic movies, this epic Christmas musical is unlike any before it.ronto Film Festival to rave reviews.

Angel Studios Presents a Special Screening of THE SHIFT

An Angel Original

Tuesday, October 24 • 6:30pm

Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas, Coconut Grove

From the studio that brought you this summer’s surprise box office smash hit, ‘Sound of Freedom,’ comes ‘The Shift,’ a dystopian drama and suspenseful thriller. In it, one man is faced with a nefarious adversary known as ‘The Banaractor’ and must use his courage to survive in a harsh world.

Intro by Brandon Purdie, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Theatrical Distribution, Angel Studios.

Fathom and Bleecker Street Media Present a Special Screening of WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL

Thursday, October 26 • 3:45pm at Regal South Beach

WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL brings the Tony-nominated Broadway phenomenon to the big screen. Featuring composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles as Jenna Hunterson, a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna fights to reclaim a long-forgotten part of herself. Through the support of her fellow waitresses and an unexpected romance, Jenna begins to find the courage to take a long-abandoned dream off the shelf. WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL celebrates the power of friendship, dreams, the family we choose and the beauty of a well-baked pie.

NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS’ REBECCA STEIN TO RECEIVE COCA-COLA EMPOWERMENT AWARD

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NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS’ REBECCA STEIN TO RECEIVE COCA-COLA EMPOWERMENT AWARD AT SHOWEAST 2023

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ, September 2023 – Rebecca Stein, VP, Marketing & Partnerships, National Amusements, will receive the “ShowEast Coca-Cola Empowerment” Award on Wednesday, October 25 as part of the ShowEast Breakfast Program at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Past recipients of this award include Elizabeth Frank and Joe Masher. 

“The motion picture industry continues to thrive because executives like Rebecca have empowered others and approached the marketplace inclusively,” stated Andrew Sunshine, President of the Film Expo Group. “With help from our friends at Coca-Cola, ShowEast has created the Empowerment Award to recognize industry champions of inclusion and diversity. We are thrilled to be presenting this award to my good friend Rebecca. It is so well-deserved.”

Shari Redstone, Chair, CEO and President of National Amusements, said, “For more than two decades, Rebecca Stein has brought incredible vision and passion to her role at Showcase Cinemas. Rebecca realized early on how important it is for our theaters to be part of their communities and has worked with our studio partners, vendors, and colleagues to create unique programs and marketing experiences that cater to their individual needs. In addition, she has used her talents, her relationships, and the incredible team she has put together to make a difference on the issues that matter, including programs that reach out to senior citizens, encourage literacy, and most recently address racism and antisemitism. This honor could not be more deserved.”

“We applaud Rebecca for her outstanding efforts and congratulate her on receiving the Coca-Cola Empowerment Award,” adds Carrie Cromwell, Director Area Sales at The Coca-Cola Company. “We recognize her for the impact she has made on the industry and look forward to all she accomplishes in the future.”

As Vice President, Marketing & Partnerships, Rebecca is responsible for all aspects of Showcase Cinemas’ brand marketing, advertising, loyalty, social media, promotion, and public relations for the theaters across the circuit. Since joining National Amusements in 1999, Rebecca has helped implement and overseen the growth of StarPass Loyalty, Showcase Subscribe, The Popcorn Club and Showcase for Good. In addition, Rebecca is currently leading the company’s Film Impact Series for high school students, which is designed to help raise awareness to combat antisemitism, racism, and hate.

Through the years, Rebecca has fostered strong studio and community partner relationships and has worked to promote the idea of movie-going through both economic downturns and a global pandemic. Her leadership style encompasses building and mentoring of teams that all follow the same mission – the promotion and celebration of the movie-going experience. Rebecca leads by example, as evident by her participation on many industry panels and her work with numerous non-profits, including the Jimmy Fund.

During the past year, Rebecca was a member of the development board of the Ellie Fund and co-chaired the 2023 gala to help raise crucial funds to benefit breast cancer patients. Rebecca was on the 2020 and 2023 Celluloid Junkie lists of Top Women in Global Cinema and a past recipient of Box Office Pro’s 40 under 40. 

About ShowEast

ShowEast will take place from October 23-26, 2023 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, Florida. After 35+ years, ShowEast is the longest-running and most successful film convention for major, regional, and independent cinema professionals. The show 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, plus exciting and informative seminars.

About Film Expo Group

The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of networking events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces ShowEast, held in Miami; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and CineAsia, held in Bangkok

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

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