While this year’s The Avengers arguably won’t garner much awards talk, its massive success hasn’t gone unnoticed. 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®.
The most recent production to his credit is the aforementioned Avengers film, which broke box-office records and became Disney’s highest-grossing film of all time. He is also responsible for producing last year’s Thor and Captain America, and is currently supervising production of Marvel’s future projects, including: Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers Sequel, and Ant-Man, all scheduled for release within the next three years.
Since joining Marvel in 2000, he’s been involved in key capacities for all of the company’s theatrical film productions and oversees all creative aspects of the company’s feature film and home entertainment activities.
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.
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