Director honored for excellence in filmmaking

Edward Zwick will receive the Kodak Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the upcoming ShowEast confab in Orlando, Fla.

Zwick is next in theaters Dec. 12 with “Defiance,” about three brothers who escape Nazi-controlled Poland and join Russian resistance fighters. The Paramount Vantage film stars Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell.

Zwick’s directing credits include “Blood Diamond,” “The Last Samurai,” “The Siege,” “Courage Under Fire” and “Legends of the Fall.”

His feature film producing credits include “Defiance,” “Traffic” and “I Am Sam.”

ShowEast runs Oct 13-16.

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