Director/producer Ang Lee and screenwriter/producer and Focus Features CEO James Schamus will be presented with the very first ShoWest/NATO Freedom of Expression award, organizers announced Friday. Lee and Schamus will be presented with their award at the opening day luncheon to be held on Tuesday, March 11th at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. The focus of this year's luncheon is going to be on the "importance of Specialty and Independent films and distribution companies in today’s marketplace." The event takes place March 10 -13. [Brian Brooks]