Frank Marshall will be honored with a special “International Filmmaker of the Decade Award,” as part of CinemaCon’s International Day, 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 11 – 14, 2016, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Marshall will receive this special honor, as well as participate in a very special one-on-one discussion, during International Day festivities, which take place on Monday, April 11, 2016.
“This is truly an honor for CinemaCon and the global theatrical industry,” noted Neuhauser. “Frank Marshall is known for producing some of the most iconic movies of the past few decades—including ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ ‘The Color Purple,’ ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ ‘The Sixth Sense’ and‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’—to name but a few. In 2016 alone, we can expect to see ‘The BFG,’ “Jason Bourne,’ ‘Sully’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed’ from this prolific producer.”
Marshall is currently in postproduction on “Jason Bourne,” in which Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role. Paul Greengrass, the director of “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ “Bourne” franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series. The film arrives in theaters on July 29, 2016.
In addition, also set for release in 2016, Marshall is in the process of completing films “The BFG,” for The Walt Disney Company, “Sully,” for Warner Bros. Pictures, and “Assassin’s Creed,” for New Regency and 20th Century Fox, to name just a few.
With a career spanning more than 45 years, more than 80 films and five Academy Award Best Picture nominations, Marshall has helped shape American cinema, producing some of the most successful and enduring films of all time. A Los Angeles native and son of composer Jack Marshall, Frank started his career as a location manager on Peter Bogdanovich’s “The Last Picture Show.” By 1981, Marshall was working as a producer on “Raiders of the Lost Ark” with Steven Spielberg and future wife Kathleen Kennedy. Shortly thereafter, the trio formed industry powerhouse Amblin Entertainment, and together produced movies such as “Gremlins,” the “Back to the Future” trilogy, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Hook,” “Empire of the Sun,” and the “Indiana Jones” series.
In 1991, Marshall and Kennedy left Amblin to form their own production company, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, which produced “The Sixth Sense,” “Signs,” “Seabiscuit,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “War Horse,” “The Armstrong Lie” and all four films in the “Bourne” series. In 2012, Marshall took over as sole principal of the company when partner Kennedy became Chairman of Lucasfilm. He recently produced “Jurassic World” and the four-hour HBO documentary “Sinatra: All or Nothing at All.”
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 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.
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 32,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 81 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.