Producer Frank Marshall named CinemaCon 'International Filmmaker of the Year'
Frank Marshall will be honored with a special "International Filmmaker of the Decade Award” as part of CinemaCon’s International Day on April 11. CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), will be held April 11-14 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Marshall will also participate in a special one-on-one discussion at the show.
"This is truly an honor for CinemaCon and the global theatrical industry," stated Mitch Neuhauser, CinemaCon managing director. “Frank Marshall is known for producing some of the most iconic movies of the past few decades—including Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Color Purple, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Sixth Sense and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button—to name but a few. In 2016 alone, we can expect to see The BFG, Jason Bourne, Sully and Assassin’s Creed from this prolific producer."
Marshall is currently in post-production on Jason Bourne, in which Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ “Bourne” franchise. The film arrives in theatres on July 29, 2016.
Marshall is in the process of completing The BFG for The Walt Disney Company, Sully for Warner Bros. Pictures, and Assassin’s Creed for New Regency and 20th Century Fox.
With a career spanning more than 45 years, more than 80 films and five Academy Award Best Picture nominations, Marshall has helped shape American cinema, producing some of the most successful and enduring films of all time. A Los Angeles native and son of composer Jack Marshall, he started his career as a location manager on Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show. By 1981, Marshall was working as a producer on Raiders of the Lost Ark with Steven Spielberg and future wife Kathleen Kennedy. Shortly thereafter, the trio formed industry powerhouse Amblin Entertainment, and together produced movies such as Gremlins, the Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Hook, Empire of the Sun and the “Indiana Jones” series.
In 1991, Marshall and Kennedy left Amblin to form their own production company, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, which produced The Sixth Sense, Signs, Seabiscuit, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, War Horse and all four films in the “Bourne” series. In 2012, Marshall took over as sole principal of the company when partner Kennedy became chairman of Lucasfilm. He recently produced Jurassic World and the four-hour HBO documentary “Sinatra: All or Nothing at All.”