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Humanitarian award to Brown

AMC topper to be feted at ShowEast on Oct. 2

NEW YORK — AMC Entertainment chief exec Peter Brown will receive the Salah Hassanein Humanitarian Award at ShowEast 2003, organizers said Tuesday.

Brown — who is involved in several charities near his company’s Kansas City, Mo., headquarters — will be feted at an awards gala set to close ShowEast on Oct. 2. The exhibition trade show opens Sept. 29 at the Marriott Orlando World Center in Orlando, Fla.

The ShowEast humanitarian award has been presented the past 18 years to recognize an industry exec’s “involvement, care and concern for their community,” said Robert Sunshine, co-managing director of the trade show.

“In this regard, ShowEast is greatly honored to pay tribute to Peter Brown,” Sunshine added.

Brown joined AMC in 1990 and became its CEO in 1999. His charitable and civic efforts include work with the ALS Assn., Brain Injury Assn. of Kansas and Greater Kansas City, DeLaSalle Education Center, KCPT Public Television, the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s MidAmerica and Southern California chapters, Variety Intl. and the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Assistance Fund.

Brown is also a member of the board of advisers for the U. of Kansas City Business School and from 1995 to this year he served as chairman of real estate investment entity Entertainment Properties Trust.

Prior to joining AMC, he worked in private investment and commercial banking.