Top ShowEast nod to Zwick


Multihyphenate Edward Zwick — writer, director and producer on Paramount Vantage's upcoming World War II drama "Defiance" — will be given the Kodak Award for excellence in filmmaking at ShowEast 2008.

Zwick will be feted at an awards gala set to close the exhibition confab on Oct. 16. ShowEast opens Oct. 13 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando.

"Not only is (Zwick) an accomplished filmmaker in American cinema, but he is also a veteran of television, responsible for some of the most groundbreaking shows of our generation, and he frequently juggles movies with television as he works," ShowEast co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said.

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