NEON’s Elissa Federoff will receive this year’s Dan Fellman Show “E” Award at ShowEast 2023. She will be presented with this special honor as part of the Final Night Awards Ceremony, hosted by The Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, October 26 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
The Dan Fellman Show “E” award was renamed in 2015 to honor long-time Warner Bros. Distribution Chief Dan Fellman and to celebrate his impressive 38-year career. Each year the award is presented to an industry member or company in honor of their achievements, accomplishments, dedication, and longevity in the industry.
“We are extremely honored to present Elissa with this very special award at ShowEast. Her passion and dedication to the theatrical experience is to be applauded,” stated Andrew Sunshine, President of the Film Expo Group. “Her outstanding leadership at NEON has resonated with movie-goers looking for that truly unique cinematic experience and NEON continues to roll out movies for the consumer.” he continued.
Elissa Federoff is the President of Theatrical Distribution for NEON and has been with the company since its inception in January 2017. Federoff oversees the company’s release strategy across all its titles, positioning NEON as a major theatrical player with both the commercial chains and art circuits. She previously held stints at The Orchard, boutique label RADiUS, Oscilloscope Laboratories and Lionsgate.
In only six years, NEON has garnered 25 Academy Award nominations (6 in this past awards season alone), 5 wins, including Best Picture, and has grossed over $200M at the box office. The company continues to push boundaries and take creative risks on bold cinema such as Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” which made history winning four Academy Awards, becoming the first non-English-language film to claim Best Picture. The film also unanimously won the Palme d’Or at Cannes and grossed over $54M at the domestic box office.
The current NEON slate includes: 2023 Palme d’Or winner “Anatomy of a Fall” from Justine Triet, Alice Rohrwacher’s “La Chimera,” Wim Wenders’ “Perfect Days” (Japan’s official selection for 2024), and “Robot Dreams” from Pablo Berger, all of which premiered at the
2023 Cannes Film Festival. Additional titles releasing this year include Michael Mann’s “Ferrari” and Ava DuVernay’s “Origin,” both of which premiered out of the 2023 Venice Film Festival, as well as Kitty Green’s “The Royal Hotel,” starring Julia Garner, Eileen, the Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie starrer from William Oldroyd, and “It Lives Inside,” the NEON and QC Entertainment produced horror film by Bishal Dutta, which won the Midnighter Audience Award at SXSW.
NEON has amassed a library of over 80 films, with noteworthy releases including: the Oscar-nominated documentaries “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” and “Fire of Love;” 2022’s highest grossing documentary, “Moonage Daydream,” Brett Morgan’s genredefying film chronicling the career of David Bowie; Kore-eda’s “Broker,” starring Cannes Best Actor winner Song Kang Ho (“Parasite”); and three-time Academy Award nominee Ruben Östlund’s “Triangle of Sadness.” It also includes Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Memoria,” starring Tilda Swinton, with a successful and unprecedented “in theatres only…forever” release; “Flee,” which made history becoming the first film to score an impressive trifecta of Oscar nominations; “The Worst Person in The World,” which was nominated for Original Screenplay and International Feature Film; “Spencer,” which earned Kristen Stewart an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress; the record-breaking “Honeyland,” which is the first non-fiction feature to land Academy Award nominations for Best Documentary and Best International Feature Film in the same year; Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or winner, “Titane;” and Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya,” which garnered multiple Academy Award nominations, one win for Allison Janney and amassed over $30M in domestic box office.
The studio has several projects in various stages of development and production including: “Cuckoo,” the feature film debut of Hunter Schafer; “The Painter and the Thief” narrative remake; Asif Kapadia’s “2073;” Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The End,” a golden-age musical starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton; “Seeking Mavis Beacon” from director Jazmin Jones; and “Cassandra at the Wedding,” based on the Dorothy Baker novel.
Other noteworthy NEON releases include: “Infinity Pool” from Brandon Cronenberg, starring Mia Goth and Alexander Skarsgård; David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of The Future;” “Palm Springs” starring Andy Samberg; “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” and “Petite Maman” from French writer-director Celine Sciamma; Todd Douglas Miller’s “Apollo 11,” 2019’s highest grossing documentary in the world; and Tim Wardle’s “Three Identical Strangers,” winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award for Storytelling, which surpassed $13M at the box office.
ShowEast will take place from October 23-26, 2023 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, Florida. After 35+ years, ShowEast is the longest-running and most successful film convention for major, regional, and independent cinema professionals. The show will attract an estimated 2,000 domestic and Latin American motion picture industry professionals and will feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, plus exciting and informative seminars.
About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of networking events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces ShowEast, held in Miami; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and CineAsia, held in Bangkok