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Michael Bay to Receive Icon Award at ShowEast

Director of upcoming Benghazi drama ”13 Hours“ will be honored on Oct. 13 at film exhibitors event

Director Michael Bay will receive the 2015 Icon Award at ShowEast on Oct. 13, Paramount Pictures announced Wednesday.

The award is presented to an individual who has made a tremendous impact on the motion picture industry.

Bay’s credits include “Bad Boys,” “The Rock,” “Pearl Harbor” the “Transformers” franchise and “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” which is set to hit theaters on Jan. 15, 2016. John Krasinski stars in the true story of an American ambassador who is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Michael Bay is one of the hardest working directors in Hollywood,” said Robert Sunshine, ShowEast co-managing director. “He is a world class filmmaker who takes risks and does it his own way and always comes out a winner. We are delighted to present Mr. Bay with the ShowEast Icon Award for his extraordinary talent and a scope of work.”

The 29th annual ShowEast 2015 will take place Oct. 12 to Oct. 15 in Hollywood, Florida, and will feature screenings of major upcoming films as well as timely and informative seminars for exhibitors.