Cine Expo laurel goes to Dis' Frigo


Disney International executive vp and GM Daniel Frigo will be honored as international distributor of the year at Cinema Expo 2009.

Frigo supervises Disney's distribution activities in the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He will be feted at a June 24 event during Cinema Expo, 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, then moved to London in 1994. He was promoted to vp international sales and marketing in 1999 and upped to senior vp and assistant GM two years later.

Frigo assumed his current title last year, with 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. (partialdiff)