ShoWest has named Jennifer Hudson ShoWest "Female Star of Tomorrow," it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, co-managing director of the event that will be held March 13-16, 2006, in Las Vegas. The musical opens in theatres nationwide on Dec. 22, 2006. "We are thrilled to honor the multi-talented Jennifer Hudson," said Neuhauser. "In her motion picture debut, Hudson is sure to delight audiences with her portrayal of Effie in the upcoming big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical 'Dreamgirls.' With her combination of acting and singing talent, Jennifer has the star qualities that promise her a bright future in Hollywood. 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.
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