ShowEast ready to fete Fortunato


Warner Bros./Fox Argentina managing director Griselda Fortunato will be honored at ShowEast 2008 with an award for achievement in international distribution.

Fortunato will be feted Oct. 13, the first day of the confab. ShowEast runs through Oct. 16 in Orlando.

"You couldn't ask for a more dedicated and respected professional who has done so much for their company — or in this instance, companies," ShowEast co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said.

Fortunato was named to her current post in 1997. She has handled distribution for such films as "Titanic," the "Harry Potter," "The Lord of the Rings" and "Star Wars" franchises and most recently "The Dark Knight."