Fox's Branden Miller to be feted at ShowEast

In-theater marketing vp to receive distinguished service nod

Branden Miller, vp in-theater marketing at Fox, will be honored with the Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award at ShowEast.

Miller will be feted Oct. 14 during the awards gala set to close the annual exhibition confab. ShowEast opens Oct. 11 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

"I can't think of a more deserving individual in our industry to receive this award than Branden," ShowEast managing director Bob Sunshine said. "Branden's exhibitor in-theater marketing expertise and leadership have contributed greatly to the boxoffice success of some of the most notable films of all time."

An 18-year Fox veteran, Miller is responsible for the creation and distribution of in-theater marketing materials for the U.S. and Canada. Before Fox, Miller worked in Disney's in-theater marketing department.

The Shapiro award honors an executive for "dedication, care and concern for the betterment of the motion picture industry." Kelly O'Connor of Warner Bros. was last year's recipient.