Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2012
The Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) have named Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, as their Motion Picture Showman of the Year. The award will be presented at the Publicists’ 50th Annual Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 22, 2013, two days before the Oscars®.
Feige most recently produced the critically acclaimed Marvel’s The Avengers, which set the all-time, three-day domestic weekend box office record at $207.4 million when it was released in May 2012. The film shattered box office records, becoming Disney Studios’ highest-grossing domestic release of all time.
“Kevin Feige’s understanding and appreciation of publicity and promotion in the role of a movie’s success has led to a string of blockbuster feature films adapted from the pages of Marvel comic books during the past ten years,” said Awards Committee chairman Henri Bollinger.
In his current role as producer and president of Marvel Studios, Feige oversees all creative aspects of the company’s feature film and home entertainment activities. He is currently producing the following projects from Marvel Studios: Iron Man 3 which is slated for release on May 3, 2013; Thor: The Dark World coming to theatres on November 8, 2013; Captain America: The Winter Soldier slated for release on April 4, 2014; Guardians of the Galaxy scheduled to come to theatres on August 1, 2014; the sequel of Marvel’s The Avengers coming to theatres on May 1, 2015; and Ant-Man scheduled for release on November 6, 2015.
Feige’s other recent producing credits include Thor starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman which opened in theatres on May 6, 2011, Captain America: The First Avenger starring Chris Evans and Tommy Lee Jones which was released on July 22, 2011, and Iron Man 2 which was released in theatres on May 7, 2010. Each of these films took the number one spot on their respective opening weekends.
Since joining Marvel in 2000, Feige has been involved in key capacities for all of the company’s theatrical film productions. He served as executive producer on the second and third Spider-Man films, which took in combined worldwide box office receipts of well over a billion-and-a-half dollars. He also co-produced X2: X-Men United, and executive produced X-Men 3: The Last Stand. Together, the two films, starring Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Ian McKellen, totaled $866 million in ticket sales worldwide.
Also to be handed out at the Publicists Luncheon are the Television Showmen of the Year Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award, the Maxwell Weinberg Motion Picture and Television Publicist Awards, awards voted on by members for domestic and international press, the Bob Yeager Award, given to a member for community work and the Les Mason Award, the top honor for a publicist.
About the International Cinematographers Guild
The International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600) represents more than 7,000 members who work in film, television and commercials as Directors of Photography, Camera Operators, Visual Effects Supervisors, Still Photographers, Camera Assistants, Film Loaders, Publicists and all members of camera crews. The first cinematographers union was established in New York in 1926, followed by unions in Los Angeles and Chicago, but it wasn’t until 1996 that Local 600 was born as a national guild. ICG’s ongoing activities include the Emerging Cinematographer Awards and the Publicists Awards Luncheon. The Guild also publishes the award-winning ICG Magazine. http://www.cameraguild.com.