ShowEast Humanitarian Award to Redstone


NEW YORK -- National Amusements president Shari Redstone will be honored with the annual Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award at this year's ShowEast exhibitor convention.

Redstone, whose family has run the international movie theater chain since it was founded in 1936, is a longtime supporter of many charitable organizations. She's on the board of directors at Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the board of trustees at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She is also on the board of directors of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.

Under Redstone's watch, National Amusements has operated various programs including the SPF-Sun Protection Flicks program for "Out of the Sun Fun" in support of the SHADE Foundation, the school literacy "Bookworm Wednesdays" initiative, and the "Holiday Classics" program to collect canned goods for local food pantries. The chain also partnered with the USO of Metropolitan New York in April to offer free admission and snacks to all active military personnel.

ShowEast co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said Redstone will be given the award on Oct. 18 at the Orlando World Center Marriott as part of the final night banquet and awards ceremony. The convention is produced by the Nielsen Film Group, a division of Nielsen Business Media, which owns The Hollywood Reporter.