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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

F3PR: Hailee Steinfeld to receive CinemaCon Female Star of Tomorrow Award

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WASHINGTON D.C. (March 20, 2013) – Hailee Steinfeld will receive the “CinemaCon® Female Star of Tomorrow Award” at this year’s CinemaCon, it was announced today by the convention’s Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the largest and most important convention for the motion picture theatre industry, will be held from April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at which time more than 5,000 industry members will be gathering. Steinfeld will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 18, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.

“Having already garnered an Oscar® nomination, not to mention international acclaim for her big screen debut in True Grit, Hailee Steinfeld will continue to show audiences this coming year just how amazing a young actress she is with five new films set to hit theaters," noted Neuhauser. "Can you imagine working opposite Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin in your very first film and under the direction of Joel and Ethan Coen no less? We cannot think of a more exemplary young actress to be named this year's 'CinemaCon Female Star of Tomorrow.'"

Steinfeld can be seen later this year in Ender’s Game, which is set to be released by Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, on November 1, 2013. The epic adventure is based on the best-selling, award-winning novel and also stars Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley and Viola Davis with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford. Steinfeld will also star later this year opposite Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Catherine Keener in Can A Song Save Your Life?; in Hateship, Friendship opposite Guy Pearce, Kristen Wiig and Nick Nolte; in Three Days to Kill opposite Kevin Costner; as well as in the new cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, opposite Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti.

Steinfeld garnered her first critical acclaim when she starred opposite Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin in the Coen Brother’s remake of True Grit. Her performance as Mattie Ross garnered her Oscar®, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Award nominations as well as universal acclaim with dozens of film critic award wins. She was also seen as the new face of Miuccia Prada’s Miu Miu campaign shot by Bruce Weber in Fall 2011.

About CinemaCon

CinemaCon will attract upwards of 5,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry -- from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas -- all on hand to celebrate the moviegoing experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office.

CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners. CinemaCon is also delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company, one of the industry’s greatest and highly regarded and respected partners in the world of the movies. Additional information on CinemaCon, the Official Convention of NATO, can be found at

About NATO

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 30,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 57 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.

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