Mauricio Duran, formerly head of Latin America at Universal Pictures, will receive this year’s “Career Achievement Award” at ShowEast. Duran will be presented with this special honor as part of the Opening Day Awards Luncheon on Monday, October 17 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
The ShowEast Career Achievement Award is presented to an industry member who has made significant contributions to the industry through their accomplishments, breakthrough developments, dedication and expertise over the course of their career. “We are delighted to present the 2022 Career Achievement Award to Mauricio Duran for his remarkable career over the past 35 years,” said Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group. “He has truly earned a reputation that extends into the US market.”
Mauricio Durán is an influential champion of the film industry in Latin America. He offers a unique perspective on the film industry earned from his 35 years in influential leadership roles growing the business in Latin America for Buena Vista Columbia TriStar Films, Mexico (December 1986-December 2006) and Universal Pictures International, Latin America (January 2007-August 2021)— working from Mexico City and traveling extensively throughout the Latin American region.
Over the past 25 years, Mauricio has released theatrically over 1,800 films including more than 100 blockbusters, including some of the biggest film franchises such as “Terminator,” “Toy Story,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters Inc,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Lion King,” “Godzilla,” “MIB,” “Spider-Man,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Fast & Furious,” “Jurassic World” and “Despicable Me/Minions.”
In 2007, Mauricio joined Universal Pictures as SVP for Marketing & Distribution in Latin America. He was responsible for establishing the operating company in Mexico and the former operating company in Brazil and led the region of offices and licensees under UIP (Universal and Paramount’s joint venture) and Universal Pictures International establishing the first Universal Pictures office in Latin
America (located in Mexico City), responsible for supervising all the distribution and marketing teams in region.
Mauricio participated actively in several industry innovations in Mexico and Latin America, including the introduction and transition from 35mm to digital, the transformation from conventional marketing campaigns to forward-thinking online marketing campaigns, and embracing technology change the rapidly evolving distribution landscape.
ShowEast will take place from October 17-20, 2022 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. Additional information on ShowEast can be found at www.showeast.com.