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Tyler Perry to Be Honored at First CinemaCon

February 25, 2011 (7:34 am) GMT
He is named the recipient of Visionary Award at their Big Screen Achievement Awards for changing the face of Hollywood.
Tyler Perry

Director will be honored at an upcoming Las Vegas film convention for "singlehandedly" changing the face of Hollywood. The "" moviemaker will be handed CinemaCon's first ever Visionary Award at their Big Screen Achievement Awards on March 31.

CinemaCon's managing director, Mitch Neuhauser, tells trade publication Daily Variety, "Tyler Perry has singlehandedly changed the landscape of stage, screen and television with bravado, confidence and tremendous commercial and critical success." CinemaCon 2011 kicks off at Caesars Palace on March 28.

"I am so pleased to be recognized with this award from CinemaCon," Perry said in a statement. "The success of the industry depends on whether exhibitors can see movies through fans eyes, and anticipate what they want. I'm honored to be receiving this honor from the exhibitors who have helped me provide a great movie-going experience to my fans from the beginning."

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