Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore, will receive this year’s Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award at ShowEast. He will be presented with this special honor as part of the final night awards ceremony hosted by The Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, October 26 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
Each year, the Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award honors an individual who represents the ideals and standards that the late Al Shapiro established during his unparalleled career. The award embodies their professionalism and dedication to the betterment of the motion picture industry. With over 30 years of experience in the field and 10 years at Comscore, Paul Dergarabedian is one of the entertainment industry’s most recognized and cited experts on media-based information and analysis, as well as a self-professed movie buff. . and passionate lover of the cinema experience. In his role at Comscore, Paul provides expert analysis on the results that come from Comscore’s real-time movies and cross-platform measurement services. He is the co-host of Comscore’s “Ticket to Ride” podcast, as well as the host of the company’s “Multiple Screens, Big Pictures” podcast. Paul started in 1993 at Exhibitor Relations Co., then founded Media by Numbers in 2006, which later became a division of Hollywood.com where he served as President of the box office division until October 2013, when he then joined Rentrak (now Comscore) .
Paul provides ongoing analysis and commentary in the online and print entertainment industry to media outlets including the Associated Press, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, Cheddar, Bloomberg News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, The The Wrap, Deadline, Los Angeles Times and New York Times, among many others. He appears regularly on television and radio programs discussing topics related to the entertainment industry. Paul has also appeared in documentaries related to the film, including Being George Clooney, This movie has not yet been rated & The Blockbuster Imperative. Paul holds a Master’s degree from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and a Bachelor’s degree from Long Beach State’s film and television school.
“We could not have chosen a more deserving individual to recognize with this year’s Al Shapiro Award,” said Andrew Sunshine, president of Film Expo Group. “Paul is a respected expert and his commitment to the film industry is to be commended and commended.”