Filmmaker of the Decade: Frank Marshall to Receive CinemaCon Award

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Frank Marshall will receive a CinemaCon award.

Frank Marshall will receive CinemaCon’s “Filmmaker of the Decade” Award next month

Frank Marshall will be presented with a CinemaCon award at next month’s event. The legendary producer will be honored as the “CinemaCon International Filmmaker of the Decade,” 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. Frank Marshall will receive this special honor, as well as participate in a very special one-on-one discussion, during International Day festivities, which takes place on Monday, April 11, 2016.

“This is truly an honor for CinemaCon and the global theatrical industry,” says 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.”

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, Frank 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, Frank Marshall and Kathleen 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.

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 PicturesBourne 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.

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