NEW YORK- Movie industry luminaries and companies will be honored at the CineEurope Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception on Thursday evening, June 19 at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB), in Barcelona, Spain.
A Dinner Reception, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and Rentrak, will precede the Awards Ceremony which will be hosted by The Coca-Cola Company. This year, a new award will be presented honoring charitable works by the football club, FC Barcelona.
"CineEurope is proud to join with Variety to present the first Variety International Children's Fund Humanitarian Award to FC Barcelona and its foundation," stated Robert Sunshine, Managing Director of the convention. "This award is being presented to FC Barcelona because of their global reach to help children who so desperately need it. Their work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help eradicate poverty and polio are to be commended and FC Barcelona is truly deserving of this award."
The Variety International Children's Fund Humanitarian Award will be presented by Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO, DreamWorks Animation, and Miss World 2013, Megan Young.
Other awards that will be presented at the CineEurope Awards Ceremony include Rentrak's International Box Office Achievement Award, presented to Warner Bros. Pictures International for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug; CineEurope's Independent Film Award to Germany's Constantin Film; International Exhibitor of the Year Award to Alan McNair, Deputy CEO and CFO, Vue Entertainment; and The Coca-Cola Retail Achievement Award.
CineEurope will take place from June 16-19, 2014 at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain. It will feature screenings of upcoming Hollywood films, sponsored events, timely and informative seminars and the CineEurope Trade Show. CineEurope is produced by Prometheus Global Media, owner of leading entertainment publications and events including Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Backstage, Adweek, Film Journal International, Dick Clark Productions, the CLIO Awards, ShowEast, and CineAsia.
CineEurope is the Official Convention of the Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC).
About FC Barcelona:
Since its founding in 1994, the FC Barcelona Foundation has been an endless source of people's participation in numerous social, cultural and sporting activities that the club has organized. The FC Barcelona Foundation proposes a program of action aimed at transmitting positive values to children and adolescents in Catalonia and globally through alliances.
Under the slogan "More than a goal, let's eradicate polio," FC Barcelona is working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate polio through awareness campaigns and joint actions. This disease, that previously paralyzed children around the world, now exists in only four countries.
About Variety - the Children's Charity:
Founded in 1928, Variety - the Children's Charity is dedicated to granting life-changing equipment and services to children who live with serious illness, disadvantage or special needs. Forty Variety offices across the world grant crucial assistance at a local and country level while the Variety International Children's Fund grants imperative help to children in developing countries.
Variety - the Children's Charity believes in every child's future. Variety is not the cause, children are the cause. Variety, its donors and supporters are the solution with a clear vision for every child to attain their full potential, regardless of background, location or needs.