Gabrielle Union to Receive “CinemaCon Breakthrough Producer of the Year Award”

Universal Pictures to Release "Breaking In" in North American on May 11, 2018

(March 20, 2018) – Gabrielle Union will receive the “CinemaCon Breakthrough Producer of the Year 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. Union 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.

“Having already thrown the proverbial hat in the ring by executive producing the hit holiday comedy ‘Almost Christmas,’ Union is set to break out when she brings ‘Breaking In’ to audiences this May,” noted Neuhauser. “We are thrilled to be able to present her with this year’s ‘CinemaCon Breakthrough Producer of the Year Award.’”

Union serves as Executive Producer on “Breaking In,” to be released by Universal Pictures on May 11, 2018. Additionally, Union will star in the film as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on “Breaking In.”

Since making her big screen debut in “She’s All That,” Gabrielle Union has gone on to appear in such films as “Love & Basketball,” “Bring It On,” “Deliver Us From Eva,” “Bad Boys II,” “Running With Scissors,” “Daddy’s Little Girls,” ”Cadillac Records,” “Think Like a Man,” and “Almost Christmas.” In addition to “Breaking In,” she recently wrapped production on “The Public.” On the small screen Union has appeared on such shows as “Moesha,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” “Friends,” Ugly Betty,” “Night Stalker,” and “Something the Lord Made.” Union made her production debut by executive producing the Lifetime movie; “With This Ring” and followed that up by executive producing the Universal film “Almost Christmas.”

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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