Helmer to receive award before 'Flawless' screening

Joel Schumacher will receive the 1999 ShowEast Award of Excellence in Filmmaking. The helmer will receive the award on Oct. 20 before the screening of his MGM/UA pic “Flawless,” which stars Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Best of both worlds

“With a unique vision and style all to his own, Mr. Schumacher has consistently been exciting, thrilling and entertaining moviegoers worldwide with films that are not only critically acclaimed but incredible successes at the box office as well,” said ShowEast general chairwoman Shauna King.

ShowEast unspools Oct. 18-21 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.

Schumacher directed such pics as “Batman Forever,” “The Client” and “A Time to Kill.”

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