New York, NY (December 9, 2017) – Lin Shaye will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at CineAsia during the Sony Pictures Releasing International product presentation on 13 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Shaye’s next film, “Insidious: The Last Key,” will be released in cinemas in Asia beginning in early January.
“It gives us great pleasure to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Lin Shaye,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group. “Shaye has proven to be a trailblazer and a true icon within the industry and we congratulate her on this well-deserved honor.”
Steven O’Dell, president, Sony Pictures Releasing International, added, “Lin’s fans have turned out time and again to be thrilled by her dynamic and magnetic performances. We’re excited that CineAsia will be recognizing her incredible career in this way.”
Lin Shaye is an American film, theater, and television actress regarded as the “Scream Queen” due to her roles in the Insidious franchise, “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Amityville,” and “Ouija.” In addition to starring in horror films, Shaye has proven to be successful in both of the horror and comedy genres. Shaye worked with the Farrelly Brothers (“Dumb and Dumber”), Woody Harrelson (“Kingpin”), Cameron Diaz (“There’s Something About Mary”), Cuba Gooding Jr. (“Boat Trip”), and Samuel L. Jackson (“Snakes on a Plane”).
CineAsia will take place from 11-14 December 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.
About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.
Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.
About GDC Technology Limited – Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPF for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com.
Since 1993, DTS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation, has been dedicated to making the world sound better. Through its pioneering audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems, cinema, automotive and beyond, DTS provides incredibly high-quality, immersive and engaging audio experiences to listeners everywhere. DTS technology is integrated in more than two billion devices globally, and the world’s leading video and music streaming services are increasingly choosing DTS to deliver premium sound to their listeners’ network-connected devices. For more information, please visit www.dts.com.
About Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is the supporting organization of CineAsia. The Hong Kong Tourism Board is a government-subvented body tasked with marketing and promoting Hong Kong as a travel destination and enhancing visitors’ experience once they have arrived. In fulfilling its objectives, the HKTB organizes comprehensive campaigns and a year-round programme of events, which also serve to provide a business platform for travel-related sectors. The HKTB also established Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) to strengthen the city’s position as the prime destination for meetings, incentive trips, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in Asia. MEHK offers extensive support services that make MICE events simple to setup and smooth to execute.