CC16 Frank Marshall - Filmmaker of the decade acceptance speech

8 May 2016
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FRANK MARSHALL TO RECEIVE “CINEMACON® INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER OF THE DECADE AWARD”

WASHINGTON D.C. (March 23, 2016) – Frank Marshall was honored with a special “International Filmmaker of the Decade Award,” as part of CinemaCon’s International Day, it was announced by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), was held April 11 – 14, 2016, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Marshall received this special honor, as well as participated in a very special one-on-one discussion, during International Day festivities, held on Monday, April 11, 2016.

“This is truly an honor for CinemaCon and the global theatrical industry,” noted Neuhauser. “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/was in postproduction 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, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series. The film arrives in theaters on July 29, 2016.

In addition, also set for release in 2016, Marshall is in the process of completing films “The BFG,” for The Walt Disney Company, “Sully,” for Warner Bros. Pictures, and “Assassin’s Creed,” for New Regency and 20th Century Fox, to name just a few.

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, Frank 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,” “The Armstrong Lie” 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.”

 

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