The American Cinematheque announced today that Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures, will receive the 2016 Sid Grauman award, presented by Hill Valley, for her achievements in the motion picture industry. She will receive the award at the top of annual benefit award show, where they will also present the 30th annual career achievement award to director Ridley Scott.
As marketing and distribution chief, Kroll oversees the strategic creation and implementation of marketing campaigns for the Studio’s global releases, and assists to strategically date film releases for the global marketplace. Since 2008, when Kroll took over leadership of worldwide marketing, Warner Bros. has opened more than 40 films at number one at the U.S. box office. Last year marked the ninth consecutive year Warner Bros. crossed the $3 billion mark at the global box office. Plus, the 2015 slate was nominated for 11 Oscars, with “Mad Max: Fury Road” winning six awards.
American Cinematheque is a non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization. At the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, the Cinematheque presents daily programming that ranges from classic film to new independent work, including special exhibition of rare prints. They also regularly feature post-screening discussions with filmmakers and industry guests that share their wisdom and knowledge with their audiences.
The awards presentations will take place on October 14th at the Beverly Hilton.