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Jessica Chastain accepts Female Star of the Year award. - Photo credit: Judy Thorburn

CinemaCon 2017 Showcases Studio Presentations and Top Film Talent

Caesars Palace hosted CinemaCon 2017, the official convention of NATO (National Theater Owners Convention) from Monday, March 27 through Thursday, March 30. For attendees, highlights of this annual 4 day event, which celebrates the movie going experience and brings together theater  owners and managers with movie studios, distributors and vendors and the latest technological innovations, was getting to experience live, in person, appearances by some of the biggest stars and filmmakers in the business. And this year was no exception.

Vinny Paz and Miles Teller - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn
Vinny Paz and Miles Teller - Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

The Brenden Theatres inside the Palm Casino Resort hosted the red carpet premiere of the new movie, 'Bleed for This', the true story of one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, on Thursday evening, November 17. 'BLEED FOR THIS' stars Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent)  as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a boxer from Providence R.I. who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a broken neck, doctors tell him he may never walk again. With the help of renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), Vinny becomes a legend when he not only walks again, but miraculously returns to the ring to reclaim his title belt.

judy-thorburn-editorCinemaCon 2015 Showcases Technological Advancements, Upcoming Films, and a Bevy of Stars

By Judy Thorburn

Celebrating its fifth year, CinemaCon, the Official Convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and the largest, most important gathering for the global motion picture industry, took place Monday through Thursday, April 20-23 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The annual four day event is about “celebrating the movie going experience” with the movie theaters and the major studios and distributors partnering together in a continual effort to enhance that experience for their audiences.

CINEMACON 2013 Showcased Industry Pros, Latest Technology and Upcoming Blockbusters

Link to Judy Thorburn's coverage of CinemaCon 2013 on http://www,theflickchicks.com