WASHINGTON D.C. (March 4, 2013) – Joseph Gordon-Levitt will receive the “CinemaCon® Breakthrough Filmmaker 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 April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at which time more than 5,000 industry members will be gathering. Gordon-Levitt will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 18, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.
“Having already been embraced by moviegoers and critics alike with his diverse list of acting credits, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is sure to establish himself as one of the most exciting new directors in movies today with the release of his directorial debut ‘Don Jon’s Addiction,’” noted Neuhauser. “Since screening at Sundance in January, the film and its writer, director and star have been earning incredible praise across the globe. CinemaCon is excited to honor Joseph Gordon-Levitt with its 2013 ‘Breakthrough Filmmaker of the Year Award.’”
Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), aka “Don Jon” to his friends, is a strong, handsome, good old fashioned guy. He loves his family, his friends, his church and his porn. Between his ability to pull “10s” every weekend and the hours he spends online, Jon has pretty specific ideas about what makes the perfect woman. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a bright, beautiful, good old fashioned woman with her own romantic ideas about what makes the perfect man. Expectations collide as Jon and Barbara struggle to see past what they want, and discover what they need in this fresh, funny, and poignant comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Gordon-Levitt most recently starred in Steven Spielberg’s critically-acclaimed “Lincoln” opposite Daniel Day Lewis and “Looper” opposite Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt. His additional film credits include “The Dark Knight Rises,” for which he received a People’s Choice Award nomination, “50/50,” for which he received a Golden Globe® nomination, “Inception” and “(500) Days of Summer,” for which he received Golden Globe®, Independent Spirit Award and People’s Choice Award nominations. He is also well known to television audiences for his starring role on NBC’s award-winning comedy series “3rd Rock from the Sun.” In addition to acting and directing, Gordon-Levitt founded an open collaborative production company called hitRECord where he directs a massive online community of artists in various projects.
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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