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'Wanted' Director Timur Bekmambetov to Receive CinemaCon's International Filmmaker of the Year Award

9 December 2011 2:36 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Director Timur Bekmambetov will receive the International Filmmaker of the Year Award at CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theater Owners, which will be held April 23-26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Bekmambetov, who is currently directing and producing the live action adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter, will be honored during the convention’s International Day, set for April 23. “With some of the highest grossing films in Russian history, Timur Bekmambetov has brought a unique narrative to international film audiences since his feature film debut Peshavar Vals (Escape from Afghanistan) took

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