Humanitarian nod to Woods


MGM distribution president Clark Woods will be honored with the Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award at ShowEast 2008. Woods will be feted at an awards gala set to close the confab Oct. 16. ShowEast begins Oct. 13 in Orlando.

Woods joined MGM in March 2006. Before that, he was exec vp distribution at Paramount.

A regular volunteer with industry charities, Woods is a past president of the Variety Club of Southern California, Tent 25, and a member of the Variety Lifeline board. He also is treasurer of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers and vp of Variety Club International. (partialdiff)