March 14, 2013 – Chris Pine will receive the “CinemaCon® Male Star of the Year Award” at this year’s CinemaCon, it was announced today by the convention’s Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the largest and most important convention for the motion picture theatre industry, will be held April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at which time more than 5,000 industry members will be gathering. Pine will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony on Thursday evening, April 18, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.
“With this summer’s ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2009’s ‘Star Trek,’ and then at year-end, the release of ‘Jack Ryan,’ without a doubt, 2013 is going to be Chris Pine’s year,” noted Neuhauser. “Chris Pine has emerged as one of Hollywood’s hottest and most accomplished young actors and CinemaCon is thrilled to honor him as its 2013 ‘Male Star of the Year.’”
Pine can next be seen in “Star Trek Into Darkness” from Paramount Pictures on May 17, 2013. This explosive action thriller, directed by J.J. Abrams, will see the crew of The Enterprise called back home to Earth in the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization. Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. Following that, Pine will star in “Jack Ryan” for Paramount Pictures, in which he will play the film’s title character, based on bestselling author Tom Clancy’s popular action hero. The film also stars Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner, and will open in theaters December 25, 2013.
Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent film credits include DreamWorks Animation’s “Rise of the Guardians,” Touchstone Pictures’ drama “People Like Us,” and the 20th Century Fox action-comedy “This Means War.” His additional film credits include “Unstoppable,” “Star Trek,” “Bottle Shock” and “Smokin’ Aces,” among others. On the stage, Pine most recently could be seen in “The Lieutenant of Inishmore,” for which he received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Lead Performance Award. His theater work also includes performances in Geffen Playhouse productions of “Farragut North” and “Fat Pig” and multiple productions at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, among many others.
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 moviegoing 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. Additional information on CinemaCon, the Official Convention of NATO, can be found at www.cinemacon.com.
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 30,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 57 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.