WASHINGTON D.C. (11 February, 2014) – Shailene Woodley will receive the “CinemaCon® Female Star of Tomorrow Award” at this year’s CinemaCon, 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 24 – 27 March, 2014 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Woodley will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, 27 March, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.
“With an award winning and awe inspiring performance opposite George Clooney in ‘The Descendants,’ already under her belt Shailene Woodley has already proven that she is a rising star to watch in Hollywood,” noted Neuhauser. “With upcoming starring roles in 20th Century Fox’s ‘The Fault In Our Stars,” as well as Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent” series Woodley will be one young star to be reckoned with and we could not be more pleased to honor her with the ‘CinemaCon Female Star of Tomorrow Award.’”
“The Fault In Our Stars,” in theaters everywhere 6 June, 2014 is about Hazel (Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort), two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. “The Fault In Our Stars,” based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love. The film also stars Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolff, and Willem Dafoe. For more information on “The Fault In Our Stars,” visit fb.com/FaultinourStarsMovie or twitter.com/TheFaultMovie.
Woodley’s feature film debut in “The Descendants” earned her many accolades including a 2012 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress, the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress along with a Golden Globe and Critics Choice award nomination. Most recently Woodley was seen in the critically acclaimed film “The Spectacular Now,” which she is nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her work, along with the Gregg Araki directed “White Bird In A Blizzard.” She can also be seen next month in Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent.”
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.
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 31,450 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 78 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.
Additional information on CinemaCon, the Official Convention of NATO, can be found at www.cinemacon.com.
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