Ted Hatfield, Director of Film Marketing for Regal Entertainment Group, will be honored at ShoWest 2009 with a special Marvin Levy Career Achievement in Film Marketing Award, Mitch Neuhauser co-managing director of the event announced Tuesday. Marvin Levy received the first award last year and re-named the Marvin Levy Career Achievement in Film Marketing Award, in his honor. Hatfield will be presented the honor on Wednesday, April 1, at ShoWest 2009, which will be held March 30 - April 2 in Las Vegas.
Hatfield joined Regal Entertainment Group in 1997 and serves as Director of Film Marketing. Prior to 1998, he had a seven year association with Sony Pictures Releasing where he was Vice President of Exhibitor Relations, a title which he also held at MGM during his 23 year association with the studio. Hatfield is currently a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Entertainment Publicist Professional Society, The Motion Picture Pioneers and other industry organizations.
"To be able to single out the achievements of Ted Hatfield is truly a great honor for ShoWest, the motion picture industry and if I may add, myself as I am proud to say that I go back a wonderful 28 years of knowing and working with him," noted Neuhauser in a statement. "His tireless work ethic and boundless enthusiasm makes him a true professional in the world of film marketing and he is respected and admired by all who know him. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor such a talented man at ShoWest 2009."