Special ShowEast nod to Redstone

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National Amusements president Shari Redstone will be honored with the annual Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award at next month's ShowEast exhibitor convention.

Redstone, whose family has run the international movie theater chain since it was founded in 1936, is a longtime supporter of many charitable organizations. She is on the board of directors at Combined Jewish Philanthropies and on the board of trustees at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She also is on the board of directors of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.

Under Redstone's watch, National Amusements has operated various programs that have benefited the public. They include the SPF-Sun Protection Flicks program in support of the SHADE Foundation; the school literacy initiative Bookworm Wednesdays; and the holiday classics program to collect canned goods for local food pantries. The chain also partnered in April with the USO of metropolitan New York to offer free admission and snacks to all active military personnel.

ShowEast co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said Redstone will be given the award Oct. 18 at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort as part of the convention's final-night banquet and awards ceremony.

The Oct. 15-18 convention is produced by the Nielsen Film Group, a division of the Nielsen Co., parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.
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