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Olivia Wilde To Receive Breakthrough Director Of The Year At Cinemacon

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OLIVIA WILDE TO RECEIVE “CINEMACON®BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD”

WILDE’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT “BOOKSMART” TO BE RELEASED BY UNITED ARTISTS RELEASING ON
MAY 24, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C.  (February 14, 2019) – Olivia Wilde will receive this year’s
“CinemaCon® Breakthrough Director of the Year Award.” Mitch Neuhauser, Managing
Director of CinemaCon, announced the award today. CinemaCon, the official convention
of NATO, will be held April 1-4, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Wilde will be
presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards”
ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday, April 4, at The Colosseum at
Caesars Palace, hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of
CinemaCon.

“With a dedication to telling stories that need to be heard, Olivia Wilde is
bringing her voice to the big screen in her own way with ‘Booksmart,’” noted
Neuhauser. “Bringing a new perspective to the mind of young women; audiences across
the globe are sure to be entertained by this brilliant directorial debut.”

Wilde’s directorial debut “Booksmart” starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein
will be released on May 24, 2019 by United Artists Releasing. Told from a wildly
original, fresh and modern perspective, Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high
school friendships and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. “Booksmart” is
produced by Annapurna and Gloria Sanchez, the female-focused production banner wing
of Gary Sanchez Productions.

Recognized as one of Variety’s Directors to Watch this year, the director, producer,
actress and activist has entertained audiences in film, television and Broadway.
Recently, she produced and starred in “A Vigilante” as a secretive figure that rids
victims of their domestic abusers. The film will be released in theaters on March
29, 2019. Wilde also produced and starred in the drama “Meadowland.” Both films
garnered Wilde critical acclaim for her emotionally charged performances. Her
additional past film credits include “Her,” “Rush,” and “Drinking Buddies.” In 2017,
Wilde made her Broadway debut in “1984,” starring alongside Tom Sturridge and Reed
Birney. On the television side, Wilde has stared in the rock ‘n’ roll drama “Vinyl,”
and the hit medical drama “House.” Along with her work in front of the camera, Wilde
has served as executive producer on “Drinking Buddies,” as well asseveral
documentary films including “Fear Us Women,” and the Oscar-nominated “Bod
y Team 12.” She hasdirected videos for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Edward Sharpe
and the Magnetic Zero’s. Wilde co-founded the philanthropic company, Conscious
Commerce, was recently honored by Save the Children and is a board member of Artists
for Peace and Justice and the ACLU of Southern California.

About CinemaCon

CinemaCon will attract upwards of 6,000 motion picture professionals from all facets
of the industry –from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession
areas – all on hand to celebrate the movie-going experience and the cinema industry.
From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming
films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and
directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the
summer season at the box office.

CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association
(ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners.
CinemaCon is also delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor, The
Coca-Cola Company, one of the industry’s greatest and highly regarded and respected
partners in the world of the movies.

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