CineExpo to honor Disney exec

Names Daniel Frigo international distrib of the year

Disney International exec vp-GM Daniel Frigo will be honored as international distrib of the year at Cinema Expo 2009.

Frigo supervises Disney's distribution activities in the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Frigo will be feted at a June 24 event during Cinema Expo, which is set for June 22-25 at the RAI convention center in Amsterdam.

"You could not ask for a more dedicated leader, whose passion and commitment to both his company and the industry has helped bring film to so many moviegoers around the world," Cinema Expo co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said.

Frigo joined Disney in 1992 at its corporate headquarters in Burbank, moving to London in 1994. In 1999, he was promoted to vp international sales and marketing and upped to senior vp-assistant GM two years later .

Frigo assumed his current title last year, with his U.K. oversight added to other territorial responsibilities this year.

Cinema Expo is produced by the Nielsen Film Group, a division of The Hollywood Reporter's corporate parent, Nielsen Business Media.
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