Kimatrai to be Distributor of the Year

20th Century Fox VP's career spans Asia

MACAU -- Twentieth Century Fox’s Sunder Kimatrai will receive the Distributor of the Year Award at the upcoming CineAsia convention (Dec 8-10, 2009.)

“In the world of distribution, you couldn’t ask for a more dedicated and respected professional who has done so much for their company in bringing film into the hearts and minds of so many moviegoers internationally,” said Robert Sunshine, MD of the event, which like The Hollywood Reporter is part of the Nielsen Group.

Currently vp Asia Pacific, Kimatrai has spent much of his career in different roles at Twentieth Century Fox International. He has worked for the company in Mumbai, Singapore and Malaysia, and is now based in Sydney, Australia. He was last year involved in the establishment of Fox’s production and distribution joint venture with STAR TV.