WASHINGTON D.C. (8 April, 2013) – Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson will receive the “CinemaCon® Comedy Duo of the Year Award” at this year’s CinemaCon, it was announced today by the convention’s Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the largest and most important convention for the motion picture theatre industry, will be held from 15-18 April, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at which time more than 5,000 industry members will be gathering. Vaughn and Wilson will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, 18 April, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.
“When it comes to comedy, it doesn’t get better than Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. They are two of the most gifted comedy actors of this or any generation,” noted Neuhauser. “It’s always a fun time at the movies when they appear in their own films, but when they team up, the fun increases exponentially and the laughter doesn’t let up from start to finish. We could not be more excited to see them reunite in ‘The Internship,’ and to be able to honor them as CinemaCon’s very first ‘Comedy Duo of the Year.’”
Vaughn and Wilson can be seen later this summer in the comedy “THE INTERNSHIP,” from 20th Century Fox and New Regency, arriving in theaters 7 June, 2013. Vaughn and Wilson star as salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital world. Trying to prove they are not obsolete, they defy the odds by talking their way into a coveted internship at Google, along with a battalion of brilliant college students. But, gaining entrance to this utopia is only half the battle. Now they must compete with a group of the nation’s most elite, tech-savvy geniuses to prove that necessity really is the mother of re-invention.
A Chicago native, actor, producer and screenwriter, Vince Vaughn first caught the attention of critics and audiences in the independent sleeper hit and cult classic “Swingers.” His impressive scope of work includes hit films and comedy classics including “Old School,” “Wedding Crashers,” “The Break Up,” “Four Christmases,” “Couples Retreat” and “The Dilemma.” He can also be seen later this year in Dreamworks Pictures’ “The Delivery Man.” In addition to starring in “The Internship,” Vaughn wrote the screenplay and also serves as producer.
Having won great acclaim for his memorable turns in mainstream and independent films, Wilson earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of screenwriter and aspiring novelist ‘Gil Pender’ in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.” His additional film credits include “Little Fockers,” “Marley & Me,” “Night at the Museum” and the sequel “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Cars” and “Cars 2,” “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” to name just a few. This fall, Wilson will lend his voice to Relativity’s animated comedy “Free Birds” opposite Woody Harrelson.
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 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 57 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.
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