ShowEast lauds Saturnino


Rodrigo Saturnino, general manager of Columbia TriStar Buena Vista Filmes do Brasil, will receive the 2007 International Achievement Award in Distribution at ShowEast, set for Oct. 15-18 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Saturnino began his career at Columbia TriStar do Brasil in 1988 as a sales manager and since 1991 has been the country manager. As of late 1992, with the joint venture of Columbia and BVI in Brazil, he also has been the BVI country GM.

"Rodrigo Saturnino's dedication and expertise in the distribution community has earned him the respect and admiration of his peers, not just in Brazil but throughout the South American marketplace," Mitch Neuhauser, co-managing director of the convention, said in announcing the honor, which will be presented Oct. 15 as part of the International Day programming.

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