ShoWest gets set to knight Nolan

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Christopher Nolan, the helmer of 2005's "Batman Begins" and this summer's follow-up, "The Dark Knight," will be honored as director of the year at ShoWest.

Nolan made his feature directing debut with 1999's "Following" and drew notice with his second feature, 2001's "Memento." He will be feted March 13 at the awards gala set to close the exhibition confab.

ShoWest opens March 10 at the Bally's and Paris hotels in Las Vegas.

"Nolan is one of the most talented directors working today whose films consistently achieve both critical acclaim and boxoffice success," ShoWest co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said.

Nolan's recent films include 2006's "The Prestige," which he co-wrote and directed.

ShoWest is produced by Nielsen Film Group, a unit of Nielsen Business Media, parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.
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