WASHINGTON D.C. (March 30, 2016) – Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Kathryn Hahn and Annie Mumolo will receive the “CinemaCon® Female Stars of Year Award,” it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will be held April 11-14, 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The cast of STX Entertainment’s hilarious comedy “Bad Moms” will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday, April 14, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon.
“With some of the most memorable roles on the big and small screen between them Kunis, Bell Applegate, Hahn and Mumolo are sure to deliver again when they team up for the upcoming release of ‘Bad Moms,’” noted Neuhauser. “We are thrilled to be able to honor a cast with such a history of entertaining audiences as this year’s ‘Female Stars of the Year.’”
This summer Kunis, Bell, Applegate, Hahn and Mumolo can be seen starring together in STX Entertainment’s highly anticipated “Bad Moms” out on July 29, 2016. Amy Mitchell (Kunis) puts her family first, second, and third. But her man-child husband, high-maintenance kids and idiot boss are taking a toll. When the alpha moms (Applegate, Mumolo, and Jada Pinkett Smith) at her kids’ school push her too far, Amy finally snaps. Good Amy becomes Bad Amy really fast and she doesn’t go it alone. Teaming up with two other misfit moms (Kathryn Hahn and Bell), Amy gets a jolt of freedom that shakes up her life and might even make her a better mom.
Best known for her two roles on the hit FOX shows “That 70’s Show” and “Family Guy” and her role as ‘Lilly,’ in the critically acclaimed “Black Swan,” Golden Globe nominated Kunis has appeared on the big screen in such films as “Jupiter Ascending,” “Oz, The Great and Powerful,” “Ted,” “Friends With Benefits,” “Date Night,” “The Book of Eli,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Max Payne.” Recently she started her production company called Orchard Farm Productions with Susan Curtis, Cameron Curtis and Lisa Steerbakov.
Currently starring in the Showtime series “House of Lies,” Bell can next be seen in “The Boss” opposite Melissa McCarthy, recently completed filming “CHiPs” opposite husband Dax Shepard and will soon begin filming the NBC series “The Good Place” with Ted Danson. Her film credits include “Frozen,” “Veronica Mars,” “Hit & Run,” “Burlesque,” and “Forgetting Sara Marshall.” Her television appearances include a recent guest-starring arc on “Parks & Recreation,” “Veronica Mars,” “Unsupervised,” “Deadwood,” “Heroes,” and “Party Down.”
Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony nominated Christina Applegate first gained widespread attention for her role on the long-running Fox series, “Married with Children.” Her additional television credits include; “Up All Night,” “Samantha Who?,” “Jesse,” and “Friends.” In addition to “Bad Moms,” Applegate can also be seen this year in “Youth in Oregon,” and “Crash Pad.” Most recently Applegate could be seen in “Vacation,” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Her additional film credits include; “Hall Pass,” “Going the Distance,” “The Rocker,” “Surviving Christmas,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “The Sweetest Thing,” “Wonderland,” “View From the Top,” and “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead.”
Kathryn Hahn’s versatility in both comedy and drama has made her one of Hollywood’s most sought after actresses and has shaped a career full of memorable roles. Hahn is currently in production on season three of the critically acclaimed Amazon original series “Transparent,” created by Jill Soloway. She will soon begin production on Soloway’s new TV endeavor for Amazon “I Love Dick,” based on the novel by Chris Kraus. This summer, she will be seen in “The Do Over” alongside Adam Sandler; “Bad Moms” opposite Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell; as well as “Captain Fantastic” alongside Viggo Mortensen. In 2015, Hahn was last seen in M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Visit,” Peter Bogdanovich’s “She’s Funny That Way,” Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” as well as Andrew Mogul and Jarred Paul’s “The D Train.” Her other film credits include “This is Where I Leave You,” “Family Fang,” “Bad Words,” “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” “We’re the Millers,” “Afternoon Delight,” “Step Brothers,” “Revolutionary Road,” “Wanderlust,” “Our Idiot Brother,” “How Do You Know,” “The Goods,” “Live Hard, Sell Hard,” “The Last Mimzy,” “The Holiday,” “Around the Bend,” and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” On the small screen, Kathryn also recently starred in Showtime’s dark comedy “Happyish.”Recent past TV credits include a guest-starring arc on the NBC hit show “Parks & Recreation,” HBO’s “Newsroom,” and “Girls.” Her previous roles include NBC’s “Crossing Jordan,” “Four Kings,” “Hung,” and “Free Agents.” She also has lent her voice to the FX animated series “Chozen,” and Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” and “American Dad.”
Annie Mumolo is the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of the blockbuster feature “Bridesmaids.” Her latest screenplay “Joy” for Fox 2000, based on the life of Joy Mangano, starred Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper with David O. Russell directing. On the small screen Mumolo was recently a series regular on the critically-acclaimed NBC comedy “About A Boy,” and shot a role in Amazon’s “Transparent.” In addition to “Bad Moms,” she will be featured in the Melissa McCarthy-starrer “The Boss,” and Netflix’s “Lady Dynamite.” She is currently writing, producing and set to star in an untitled comedy for TriStar, re-teaming with Kristen Wiig.
STX Entertainment is a fully integrated, diversified, global media company designed from inception to unlock value from the 21st Century’s changed media landscape. STX specializes in the development, production, marketing and distribution of talent-driven films, television, and digital media content, with a unique ability to maximize the impact of content across worldwide, multiplatform distribution channels, including unparalleled global capabilities and direct passage into the China market.
STX Entertainment is led by accomplished businessman Robert Simonds and was co-founded by Bill McGlashan, managing partner of the growth division of leading global private investment firm TPG, which has $75 billion of capital under management. The Company’s Board of Directors includes prominent leaders in global finance and entertainment, including Frank Biondi, former President and CEO of Viacom, Inc. and former Chairman and CEO of Universal Studios; Tony Vinciquerra, former Chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group; film and stage producer, businesswoman and filmmaker Gigi Pritzker (Ender’s Game, Drive); David Bonderman, founding partner of TPG; and John Zhao, CEO of Hony Capital, among others.
In addition to TPG Growth, other investors include financial partner Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China, Gigi Pritzker and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others.
For more information, please visit https://www.stxentertainment.com/
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 movie-going 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 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.
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 32,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 81 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.
Additional information on CinemaCon can be found at www.cinemacon.com.
Rogers & Cowan
Rogers & Cowan