WASHINGTON D.C. â€“Â Frank Marshall will be honored with a special “International Filmmaker of the Decade Award,â€ as part of CinemaConâ€™s International Day, it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. CinemaCon,Â the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), will be held April 11 – 14, 2016, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.Â MarshallÂ will receive this special honor, as well as participate in a very special one-on-one discussion, during International Day festivities, which take place on Monday, April 11, 2016.
“This is truly an honor for CinemaCon and the global theatrical industry,” noted Neuhauser. â€œFrank Marshall is known for producing some of the most iconic movies of the past few decadesâ€”including â€˜Raiders of the Lost Ark,â€™ â€˜The Color Purple,â€™ â€˜Who Framed Roger Rabbit,â€™ â€˜The Sixth Senseâ€™ andâ€˜The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,â€™â€”to name but a few. In 2016 alone, we can expect to see â€˜The BFG,â€™ â€œJason Bourne,â€™ â€˜Sullyâ€™ and â€˜Assassinâ€™s Creedâ€™ from this prolific producer.”
Marshall is currently in postproduction on â€œJason Bourne,â€ in which Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role. Paul Greengrass, the director of â€œThe Bourne Supremacyâ€ and â€œThe Bourne Ultimatum,â€ once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Picturesâ€™ â€œBourneâ€ franchise, which finds the CIAâ€™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.Â 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 â€œThe BFG,â€ for The Walt Disney Company, â€œSully,â€ for Warner Bros. Pictures, and â€œAssassinâ€™s Creed,â€ for New Regency and 20thÂ Century Fox, to name just a few.
With a career spanning more than 45 years, more than 80 films and five Academy AwardÂ®Â 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 Bogdanovichâ€™s â€œThe Last Picture Show.â€ By 1981, Marshall was working as a producer on â€œRaiders of the Lost Arkâ€ with Steven Spielberg and future wife Kathleen Kennedy. Shortly thereafter, the trio formed industry powerhouse Amblin Entertainment, and together produced movies such as â€œGremlins,â€ the â€œBack to the Futureâ€ trilogy, â€œWho Framed Roger Rabbit,â€ â€œHook,â€ â€œEmpire of the Sun,â€ and the â€œIndiana Jonesâ€ series.
In 1991, Marshall and Kennedy left Amblin to form their own production company, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, which produced â€œThe Sixth Sense,â€ â€œSigns,â€ â€œSeabiscuit,â€ â€œThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button,â€ â€œWar Horse,â€ â€œThe Armstrong Lieâ€ and all four films in the â€œBourneâ€ series. In 2012, Marshall took over as sole principal of the company when partner Kennedy became Chairman of Lucasfilm. He recently produced â€œJurassic Worldâ€ and the four-hour HBO documentary â€œSinatra: All or Nothing at All.â€