EMA to Honor 'Step Up 2' Director Jon Chu18 Jun, 2008 By: Billy Gil
The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) will name Jon Chu its Breakout Director of the Year at EMA's Home Entertainment Awards, held June 24 during EMA's Home Media Expo 2008, held June 24-26 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
In celebration of the director's dance-infused Step Up 2: The Streets, which hits DVD and Blu-ray Disc July 15 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Touchstone, professional dancers will perform a dance from the film at the ceremony.
“It is clear that Jon Chu has a promising career ahead of him,” said EMA president Bo Andersen. “His cinematic triumph demonstrates that given the opportunity to collaborate and create, he will make his mark as a filmmaker. EMA anticipates great things from this gifted and able breakout director of the year.”