WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jon Hamm will receive the “CinemaCon® Award of Excellence in Acting” at this year’s CinemaCon, 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 March 24 – 27, 2014, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Hamm will be presented with this special honor at the “The Walt Disney Studios Presentation” to take place on Wednesday morning, March 26, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
“Between his starring role in the dramatic hit series ‘Mad Men’ and his on-screen performances in such films as ‘The Town’, ‘Friends with Kids’ and ‘Bridesmaids’, Jon Hamm has become one of our most versatile actors today. We are thrilled to be debuting his upcoming movie ‘Million Dollar Arm’ for the industry next week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas,” noted Neuhauser. “CinemaCon could not have picked a more talented actor to receive this year’s ‘Award of Excellence in Acting.’”
Hamm can next be seen in In Walt Disney Pictures’ drama “Million Dollar Arm,” releasing on May 16, 2014. Hamm stars as JB Bernstein whose career as a sports agent rests with finding an exceptionally gifted young cricket pitcher in India, who can be trained for an American major league baseball team. Directed by Craig Gillespie from a screenplay written by Tom McCarthy, Walt Disney Pictures’ drama “Million Dollar Arm” stars Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell, Madhur Mittal, Pitobash and Alan Arkin. The producers are Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray and Joe Roth. The executive producers are Palak Patel, Kevin Hollaran, Bill Simmons and Connor Schell.
Best known for his portrayal of Don Draper on AMC’s award-winning drama series “Mad Men” Jon Hamm has earned numerous accolades including a Golden Globe® Award, Television Critics Association Award and a Critics’ Choice Television Award, as well as multiple Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild® nominations. On the big screen, Hamm will next lend his voice to the upcoming animated feature “The Minions.” His previous film credits include “Friends with Kids,” “Bridesmaids,” “The Town,” “Sucker Punch,” “Howl,” “Shrek Forever After,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “Ira & Abby,” “Kissing Jessica Stein,” and “We Were Soldiers.”
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 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.
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 31,450 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 80 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.
Additional information on CinemaCon, the Official Convention of NATO, can be found atwww.cinemacon.com.