“Ghostbusters” and “Draft Day” director honored
Ivan Reitman will receive a lifetime achievement award at CinemaCon, studios’ annual grip-and-grin with theater owners.
The director-producer has shown a penchant for creating mainstream comedy hits over the past four decades, having managed to excavate the funny side of Arnold Schwarzenegger in such films as “Kindergarten Cop” and “Twins.” Reitman also directed “Stripes,” “Dave” and the “Ghostbusters” filmes, along with producing “Old School” and Howard Stern’s “Private Parts.”
His latest venture, “Draft Day,” a sports comedy with Kevin Costner, premieres this spring.
Reitman will be feted at a ceremony at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace this month as part of the Las Vegas-based convention. Costner will also be honored for his contributions to film at the convention.