Consider this: Guest honored by ShowEast


NEW YORK -- Actor-director Christopher Guest will be honored this month with the Kodak Award at the 2006 ShowEast Convention in Orlando, where he will screen his new Oscar satire, Warner Independent Pictures' "For Your Consideration."

"There is perhaps no one working in our industry today who captures the day-to-day natural feel, nuances and language of everyday people with such uproarious comical results (as) Christopher Guest," ShowEast co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said. "There is an excitement and enthusiasm people have when they know they are going to see one of his films, and much of that is due to the fact that we all know we're going to be laughing at everyday foibles of those on the screen, who in turn could very well be any of us."

"Consideration," a recent selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, will be screened Oct. 26. Guest will receive his industry tribute that night at the Gala Final Night Banquet and Award Ceremony at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Guest's credits include directing, co-starring, co-writing and composing music for the mockumentaries "Waiting for Guffman," "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." He also directed "Almost Heroes" and "The Big Picture" but is perhaps best known for his screenwriting, songwriting and acting turn as Nigel Tufnel in Rob Reiner's "This Is Spinal Tap."

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