ShowEast to honor AMC's Robert Lenihan with Fellman Award

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Robert J Lenihan, president of programming at AMC Entertainment, will receive ShowEast’s 2017 “Dan Fellman Show ‘E’ Award” on Oct. 26 at the Loews Miami Beach in Florida.

The “Dan Fellman Show ‘E’ Award,” formerly known as the “Show ‘E’ Award,” was renamed in 2015 to honor longtime Warner Bros. distribution chief Dan Fellman and to celebrate his impressive 38-year career within the industry.Each year the award is presented to an industry member or company whose achievements and dedication to the industry are exceptional.

“We are extremely honored to present Bob Lenihan with this award at ShowEast. Lenihan’s continued dedication and commitment to advancing the moviegoing experience are second to none,” stated Andrew Sunshine, VP of the Film Expo Group, which manages ShowEast. “For 40 years, Bob has been a leader in the industry and we congratulate him on this award.”

With 40 years of experience, Lenihan began his career in the industry as a film booker for United Artists Theatres in San Francisco in 1977. Prior to joining AMC in 2009, he served as senior VP of film at Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas and in senior VP and head film buyer positions at Mann Theatres, Act III Theatres, Century Theatres and Sundance Cinemas. He was also executive VP at Loews Cineplex from 1998 to 2002, supervising film, marketing and real estate.

Lenihan currently oversees AMC’s programming efforts, as well as the company’s Century City office in Los Angeles.

ShowEast will take place Oct. 23-26 and will feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, informative seminars and the EXPO tradeshow.