Jorge Licetti to receive 'International Distributor of the Year' honor at ShowEast

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Jorge Licetti, founder and CEO of New Century Films, will receive this year’s “International Distributor of the Year” award at ShowEast as part of the International Awards Luncheon on Monday, October 22 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

“ShowEast is thrilled to honor Jorge Licetti,” said Andrew Sunshine, president of the Film Expo Group, which manages ShowEast. “Under Licetti’s leadership, New Century Films has emerged as one of the top distributors in the Latin American region. We commend them for all they’ve accomplished and congratulate them on this richly deserved honor.”

Past recipients of the award include Diamond Films, Marcio Fraccaroli of Paris Filmes, Pedro Rodriguez of IDC, and Martin Iraola of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

A Business graduate from the University of Texas at El Paso, Licetti began his career as general manager for the Warner-Fox office in Peru in 1999. After five years in Lima, he moved to Santiago to be the general manager of the Warner-Fox office in Chile for another five years. In 2009, Licetti returned to Peru and founded New Century Films, a licensee for both Warner Bros. Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox.

New Century Films has established itself as the number-one distributor in Peru for nine consecutive years. The company has also been a strong supporter of local productions, having released the five biggest Peruvian films of all time. During his 19-year career, Licetti has always served Warner Bros. Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, having also distributed for New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and DreamWorks Animation.

Licetti has also served as member of the National Film Council in Peru and as president of the Film Board in both Peru and Chile.