ShowEast nod distributed to Tuckerman


New Line distribution president David Tuckerman will be honored with the Show E Award at the upcoming ShowEast 2007 in Orlando.

Tuckerman, who was appointed to his current post in 2000 after joining New Line a year earlier, has overseen the distribution of such blockbusters as the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "Rush Hour," genre hits including "Freddy vs. Jason" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and specialty fare like "About Schmidt" and other lauded art films.

Before New Line, Tuckerman was head film buyer at United Artist Theatres and previously worked for theater chains Loews and Music Makers. He also has been involved with Variety, the Children's Charity and other philanthropic groups, and he presides on the board of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation.

"Throughout his 36-year career in the business, he has achieved enormous success both as an exhibitor and a distributor," ShowEast co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said. "Not only is he a consummate professional, but his dedication to the industry and its causes (is) widely known."

Tuckerman will be feted at a closing-night awards gala at the exhibition industry confab. ShowEast is set to run Oct. 15-18 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

ShowEast is produced by the Nielsen Film Group, a division of Nielsen Business Media, parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.