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Confab fetes Bruckheimer

Producer to receive Broccoli Award at Cinema Expo

HOLLYWOOD — Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of Disney’s upcoming laffer “Bad Company,” has been named to receive the Albert R. Broccoli Award of Excellence at Cinema Expo this year.

Bruckheimer (“Crimson Tide,” “The Rock,” “Con Air,” “Armageddon”) will be honored at an awards gala set to close the June 24-27 exhib trade show in Amsterdam.

“(Bruckheimer) is one of the most prolific and successful producers in the history of our business.,” said Jimmy Sunshine of show organizer Sunshine Group Worldwide. “He is a master story teller, a great entertainer, and no one has his or her finger on the pulse of the worldwide moviegoing audience more than Jerry Bruckheimer.”

Bruckheimer-produced pics have grossed over $12.5 billion worldwide. Last year’s “Pearl Harbor,” which Bruckheimer produced for Disney, took in over $450 million in worldwide box office.

The Broccoli award, named for the well-known late producer of the James Bond movie series, annually is bestowed to a creative talent deemed to have demonstrated consistent quality and vision. Past recipients include U.S. producers Saul Zaentz and Brian Grazer, and French filmmaker Claude Berri.