The director and visionary behind the Mad Max series, George Miller, is getting one of the highest honors that CinemaCon has ever handed out. At this year’s event, they’re awarding him the CinemaCon International Career Achievement In Filmmaking Award.

CinemaCon is the official convention of NATO (not that one), and it will be held from April 8th to the 11th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miller will be presented with this special honor at the International Day Lunch and Awards ceremony taking place on the afternoon of Monday, April 8th.

Here’s what Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon had to say about the award.

“George Miller, an archetypal storyteller, has transformed the imaginations of moviegoers worldwide, forever altering the cinematic landscape. His filmmaking serves as a testament to his enduring impact and inspiration. We are thrilled to present him with this year’s ‘CinemaCon International Career Achievement in Filmmaking Award.’”

George Miller has Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga coming out later this year on May 24th, 2024. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth, Miller now turns the page again with an all-new original, standalone action adventure that will reveal the origins of the powerhouse character from the multiple Oscar-winning global smash Mad Max: Fury Road. As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of the great Biker Horde led by the Warlord of Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel, presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must withstand many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.

Miller is a native of Australia where he filmed his debut feature Mad Max. He’s also won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for Happy Feet. He’s a five-time Oscar nominee for films like Mad Max: Fury Road, Babe, and Lorenzo’s Oil.

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