CineEurope awards ceremony to honor Vue's Alan McNair, Constantin Film

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Movie industry luminaries and companies will be honored at the CineEurope awards ceremony and dinner reception on Thursday evening, June 19, at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB), in Barcelona, Spain.

The dinner, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and Rentrak, will precede the awards ceremony hosted by Coca-Cola. This year, a new award will be presented honoring charitable works by the football club FC Barcelona.

“CineEurope is proud to join with Variety to present the first Variety International Children’s Fund Humanitarian Award to FC Barcelona and its foundation,” stated Robert Sunshine, managing director of the convention. “This award is being presented to FC Barcelona because of their global reach to help children who so desperately need it. Their work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help eradicate poverty and polio are to be commended and FC Barcelona is truly deserving of this award.”

The Variety International Children’s Fund Humanitarian Award will be presented by Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO, DreamWorks Animation, and Miss World 2013, Megan Young.

Other awards to be presented at the CineEurope Awards Ceremony include Rentrak’s International Box Office Achievement Award, presented to Warner Bros. Pictures International for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; CineEurope’s Independent Film Award to Germany’s Constantin Film; the International Exhibitor of the Year Award to Alan McNair, Deputy CEO and CFO, Vue Entertainment; and the Coca-Cola Retail Achievement Award.

The official convention of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), CineEurope will take place June 16-19. It will feature screenings of upcoming Hollywood films, sponsored events, informative seminars and a tradeshow.