Fox's Chris Aronson to receive 2018 'Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award'

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Chris Aronson, president of domestic distribution for 20th Century Fox Film, will receive this year’s “Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award” during ShowEast’s Final Night Awards Ceremony hosted by The Coca-Cola Company on Oct. 25 at the Loews Miami Beach.

Established in 1987, the Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award is presented each year to a company or individual in the industry that has made an impact in the philanthropic community.

“We are extremely pleased to honor Chris with the Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award,” stated Robert Sunshine, chairman of the Film Expo Group, which manages ShowEast. “Having worked together on the Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneer Foundation, I have seen firsthand his commitment to giving back. We could not have found a more exceptional individual to recognize at this year’s show.”

Aronson oversees all 20th Century Fox Film domestic theatrical distribution and sales for the United States and Canada. Previously, he was executive VP and general sales manager for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distribution Company. Prior to that, he served as senior VP for Rentrak Corporation (now comScore) and headed their theatrical division.

Among his philanthropic efforts, Aronson has been a member of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Foundation for 20 years, having most recently served as president and chairman. He has also served on the board of the Lollipop Children’s Network for over 10 years. He has been a Variety Club supporter for over 25 years for both the Northern and Southern California chapters.

ShowEast will take place Oct. 22-25 and will feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, informative seminars and the “ShowEast Expo.”