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CAS to Honor Filmmaker Rob Marshall

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Academy Award winning director Rob Marshall will receive the Cinema Audio Society’s filmmaker award at the 48th CAS awards, Feb. 18, at the Crystal Ballroom of the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles.

“We are delighted to be honoring Rob Marshall. Rob’s career spans Broadway, television, live performance and multiple feature film genres: musical, drama, fantasy adventure and tentpole blockbusters,” said CAS president David E. Fluhr. “Following in a tradition of synergy between our two honorees, Marshall as the filmmaker honoree and Scott Millan, CAS as the career achievement honoree worked together on Marshall’s film Nine. The CAS has recognized Marshall’s work three times by nominating his Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago and Annie.”

Marshall’s films have been honored with a total of 23 Academy Award nominations – winning nine, including best picture. His most recent film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, has grossed over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office becoming the eighth highest grossing picture in history. He is currently developing The Thin Man also starring Depp.

Marshall’s film Nine was nominated for four Academy Awards, five Golden Globes and 10 Critics Choice Awards. His previous directorial efforts include the Academy Award-winning films Chicago and Memoirs of a Geisha. For his work on Chicago, winner of six Oscars including best picture, Marshall received the Directors Guild Award, an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe Award nomination, a BAFTA nomination, The National Board of Review Award and the New York Film Critics Online Award, both for best directorial debut, as well as the American Choreography Award. His epic film Memoirs of a Geisha was the winner of three Oscars, three BAFTA Awards and a Golden Globe. Both Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago were nominated for CAS Awards.

Marshall executive produced, directed and choreographed the NBC television event Tony Bennett: An American Classic. He won his second Directors Guild Award for this production as well as three Emmy Awards himself for direction, choreography and outstanding variety, music or comedy special. He directed and choreographed Disney/ABC’s critically acclaimed movie musical Annie, which received 12 Emmy nominations, a CAS nomination and won the prestigious Peabody Award.

Former CAS president Edward L. Moskowitz commented, “It was great to work with Rob Marshall on Annie. Rob’s depth of experience in live entertainment enhanced his inspirational leadership on the set and I am proud that the Cinema Audio Society has decided to honor him with our filmmaker award.”

Marshall is also a prolific stage director and choreographer with a George Abbott Award and six Tony award nominations to his credit.

Marshall, who holds a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University, will be the seventh recipient of the CAS Filmmaker Award. Past honorees have included Quentin Tarantino, Gil Cates, Bill Condon, Paul Mazursky, Henry Selick and Taylor Hackford.

Previously announced honoree, re-recording sound mixer, Scott Millan, CAS will receive the society’s highest accolade – the CAS career achievement award.

KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin will be returning as master of ceremonies at the 48th CAS awards dinner, which will also honor outstanding achievements in sound mixing in five categories – motion pictures; television movies and mini- series; television series; television-non-fiction, variety or music series or specials, and DVD original programming.

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