ShowEast fetes thesp

Christopher Guest has been tapped to receive this year’s Kodak Award at ShowEast, the annual confab for exhibs in Orlando, Fla.

Event annually hails a filmmaker, and in the past has chosen John Singleton, Norman Jewison, Ron Howard, Rob Reiner and Brian De Palma.

Guest will pick up the award Oct. 26 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Hyphenate’s latest pic “For Your Consideration” is slated to screen at ShowEast as itsclosing film the same evening. Pic opens Nov. 17.

ShowEast runs Oct. 23-26 and is expected to draw about 2,500 attendees.

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