ShowEast int'l nod to Cinemark's Higgins


Cinemark International vp Ken Higgins will be honored at ShowEast 2008 with an award for achievement in international exhibition.

Higgins, who helped Cinemark chart its course into Latin America and international exhibition in 1991, will be feted Oct. 13, ShowEast's opening day.

ShowEast is set to run Oct. 13-16 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

After Cinemark launched its international expansion, Higgins was appointed president of Cinemark Mexico and helped the circuit expand into Chile in 1993. In 1996, Higgins was named vp and film head at Cinemark International. (partialdiff)