One: Zac is being honored by ShoWest as the Breakthrough Performer of the Year for 2009.
That is a pretty awesome accolade given that ShoWest is majorly important in the film industry. I can't say it much better than the Broadway World article
"ShoWest is the largest annual convention for the motion picture industry. It is the only international gathering devoted exclusively to the movie business and the single largest international gathering of motion picture professionals and theatre owners in the world."
Pretty sweet that the people in charge of theater distribution think he's the next big thing too.
From the pr:Efron will be presented with the ShoWest Breakthrough Performer of the Year Award at ShoWest’s Final Night Banquet and Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 2nd, at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.
"When Zac Efron made his debut, with the cast of 'Hairspray' at ShoWest 2007, many in attendance took notice of this young actor’s incredible talent," said Neuhauser. "His undeniable onscreen presence and charm have connected with fans around the world, and with the impending release of the comedy "17 Again", Zac Efron is poised to break out as a true Hollywood star. We are so pleased to be able to present him with the ShoWest 2009 Breakthrough Performer of the Year Award."
ETA: LA Times Article( Collapse )Two: Possible MAOW Screenings
Also, there is a chance Me and Orson Welles will be a part of the "Filmmakers Symposium," essentially a film festival in New Jersey running for about the next twelve weeks. The final films haven't been decided yet, but if you are interested check out their website
. Although it promises surprise visits by cast and crew, I would guess with 17 Again promotion happening that Zac would not be among them.