ShowEast sets Weintraub fete

Producer to receive Kodak Award for career filmmaking accomplishments

HOLLYWOOD — Jerry Weintraub, producer on Warner Bros.’ upcoming tentpole pic “Ocean’s Eleven,” has been named to received the Kodak Award at ShowEast 2001 for career filmmaking accomplishments.

Weintraub, who is also an accomplished producer in TV, live theater and music, has film credits including “Nashville,” “Diner” and “The Karate Kid.” He will receive the award at a Nov. 2 dinner in Orlando, Fla., during the annual trade show.

The award “focuses in on his accomplishments as one of the most respected and admired filmmakers today,” organizers said.

“It’s always a pleasure to release a Jerry Weintraub film,” Warners distrib prexy Dan Fellman said. “The amount of energy and excitement he brings to the filmmaking process is unequaled, as is his love for the medium.”

Past recipients of the Kodak Award include Sidney Lumet, Martin Scorsese and Barry Levinson.

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