Anna Kendrick to Receive “Cinema Spotlight Award”

Lionsgate to Release "A Simple Flavor" on September 14

(April 11, 2018) – Anna Kendrick will receive the “Cinema Spotlight 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 23-26, 2018 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Kendrick will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday, April 26, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon.

“With over a decade on the big screen, Anna Kendrick has delivered a wide range of films that keep moviegoers returning to the theaters,” noted Neuhauser. “With her upcoming role in Paul Feig’s ‘A Simple Favor,’ Kendrick is sure to bring another memorable character to the big screen and shine a spotlight on her immense talent.”

This fall Kendrick can be seen starring in Lionsgate’s “A Simple Favor,” out on September 14. “A Simple Favor” follows Stephanie (Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the disappearance of her best friend Emily (Blake Lively) from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.

Since making her feature film debut in 2003’s “The Camp,” for which she earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination, Kendrick has gone on to appear in such memorable films as: “Up In The Air,” earning her an Academy Award® nomination, “The Twilight Saga” franchise from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment, “End of Watch,” “Pitch Perfect,” Pitch Perfect 2,” “Into The Woods,” “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” “The Accountant,” “Trolls,” and “Pitch Perfect 3.”

About CinemaCon
CinemaCon will attract upwards of 6,000 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.

About NATO
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 33,393 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 94 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.

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