WASHINGTON D.C. (April 4, 2012) – Golden Globe Award-winning and three-time Academy Award®-nominated actress Michelle Pfeiffer will receive the “2012 Cinema Icon Award,” it was announced today by CinemaCon’s managing director, Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), the largest and most important gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, will be held April 23 – 26, 2012 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Pfeiffer will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 26, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.
“Michelle Pfeiffer is truly one of the film industry’s great leading ladies,” noted Neuhauser. “In a remarkable career spanning more than three decades and encompassing dozens of extraordinarily diverse films, she has proven time and time again that she can tackle any role and make it her own. We could not be more thrilled to take this opportunity to honor her with the very first ‘Cinema Icon Award.’”
Pfeiffer will next be seen in Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures’ gothic comedy “Dark Shadows,” when director Tim Burton brings the cult classic series to the big screen. Opening on May 11, 2012, the film features an all-star cast, including Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and “CinemaCon Female Star of Tomorrow” Chloë Grace Moretz. Pfeiffer stars as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the matriarch of the mysterious Collins family.
Since her haunting portrayal of Tony Montana’s wife in “Scarface,” Michelle Pfeiffer has gone on to star in a wide array of films. She received Academy Award® nominations for her performances in “Love Field,” “The Fabulous Baker Boys” and “Dangerous Liaisons.” Additionally, she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” and also received Golden Globe nominations for her work in “The Age of Innocence,” “Love Field,” “Frankie and Johnny,” “The Russia House” and “Married to the Mob.” Her many additional film credits include “Dangerous Minds,” “Batman Returns,” “I am Sam,” “White Oleander” and “Hairspray.” Most recently, Pfeiffer joined the ensemble cast of Garry Marshall’s “New Year’s Eve.” She can also be seen later this year in the Alex Kurtzman drama “People Like Us.”
CinemaCon will attract upwards of 5,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry – from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas – all on hand to celebrate the moviegoing experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office. CinemaCon 2012 will be held from April 23-26, 2012 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. In returning to Caesars Palace, CinemaCon is able to offer its delegates a modern and upscale conference facility and a one-of-a-kind moviegoing experience in The Colosseum, the 4,200 seat theatre and crown jewel of Caesars Palace.
CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners. Cinemacon is also delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company, one of the industry’s greatest and highly regarded and respected partners in the world of the movies. Additional information on CinemaCon, the Official Convention of NATO, can be found at www.cinemacon.com.
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 30,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 50 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.
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