ShowEast to honor Universal's Mauricio Duran

Executive named international distributor of the year

Mauricio Duran, Universal's vp international marketing and distribution, will be honored as international distributor of the year at ShowEast 2010.

An exec at Universal Pictures International since 2007, Duran will be feted Oct. 11 as part of the annual exhibition confab's international day. ShowEast runs Oct. 11-14 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

"ShowEast is thrilled to recognize such an important and highly regarded executive of the international distribution community," ShowEast managing director Robert Sunshine said.

"We are extremely proud of all the Mauricio has accomplished for Universal Pictures," UPI president David Kosse said.

Duran has worked on 1,200 theatrical film releases during his 24-year career.

In his UPI position, he has been responsible for distributing more than 30 Mexican films in his region. He began his film career in 1986 with Columbia TriStar in Mexico and by 1991 advanced to regional director.

Before that, Duran was an exec with a regional distribution joint venture between Sony and Disney.