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SALAH M. HASSANEIN HUMANITARIAN AWARD
SONNY D. GOURLEY President, AMC Entertainment
Sonny D. Gourley got involved in charity at the start of his exhibition career in Philadelphia, and still makes time for it as AMC Entertainment's president of film. Gourley serves on the advisory board of Variety--the Children's Charity of Southern California--Tent 25 in Los Angeles and the board of the Kansas City branch; he's also been involved with charities such as the Will Rogers Institute, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Special Olympics, and Project Open Hand. "It's just rewarding to help people--especially kids," Gourley says. For this, he will accept ShowEast's Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award.
SHOW E AWARD
STEWART HARNELL CEO, Cinema Concepts
Stewart Harnell has been selected for the Show E Award, an honor for unequaled achievements, accomplishments and dedication to the industry. The CEO of Atlanta-based Cinema Concepts began his career in 1961 as a booker-salesman for Natl. …