Director Gore Verbinski, fresh off the blockbuster success of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," will receive this year's Director of the Year Award at the annual ShowEast Convention in Orlando next month.
Verbinski will receive his award at the gala award ceremony, hosted by the Coca-Cola Co., on Oct. 2 at the Marriott Orlando World Center.
"What a great honor and privilege it is for the nation's exhibition community to be able to single out the talents of such an incredibly gifted director as Gore Verbinski," ShowEast co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said. "With 'Pirates,' Gore Verbinski has directed one of the year's most entertaining and exciting films. His dazzling high-seas adventure -- filled with action, humor, romance and, of course, just a touch of the supernatural -- has single-handedly captured the attention and imagination of moviegoers throughout the world."
In addition to "Pirates," which has earned more than $275 million domestically to date, Verbinski has helmed such films as "The Ring," "Mouse Hunt" and "The Mexican."
He is prepping the drama "Butterfly" for Revolution Studios.