Director-scribe Frank Darabont will receive the Kodak Award for excellence in filmmaking at this year’s ShowEast exhib confab, which got under way Monday in Orlando, Fla.
Darabont’s upcoming horror film “The Mist,” based on the novel by Stephen King, will make its industry debut at ShowEast on Thursday. Darabont has adapted several other King works into features, including “The Green Mile” and “The Shawshank Redemption.”
“Mist,” produced and presented by Dimension Films, will be released nationwide by MGM on Nov. 21.
“Frank Darabont is one of the most talented and respected multihyphenates working in the film industry today. Whether it’s directing, writing or producing, Frank knows how to make a good story even more exciting and bring it to life on the screen,” said ShowEast co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser.
Darabont is one of only six filmmakers in history to see his first two feature films (“Shawshank,” “Green Mile”) receive Oscar best picture noms. He drew Oscar noms for adapted screenplay for each film.
He most recently directed Jim Carrey starrer “The Majestic.”
Award will be presented to Darabont at the closing-night banquet.