Pat Boone Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at AFM 2022

Legendary singer, actor and author Pat Boone was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award Nov. 3, presented at the American Film Market (AFM) by Media Play News.

In a career that spans seven decades, Boone, 88, has not only been a top-selling recording artist — in the late 1950s, he had more chart hits than anyone except Elvis Presley, according to Billboard — but also has appeared in more than a dozen movies, including the 1959 science-fiction hit Journey to the Center of the Earth, the 1962 musical State Fair and 1970’s The Cross and the Switchblade.

Boone was at AFM to promote his latest film, The Mulligan, produced by Rick Eldridge and one of two ReelWorks Studios films acquired by the Bridgestone Multimedia Group. The film was released domestically by Fathom and played on 800 screens. Cinedigm has domestic home video rights, while Bridgestone has worldwide home video rights, excluding North America. Both deals were brokered by Bill Sondheim of Greenfield Media.

Pat Boone Christmas and Thanksgiving Specials Coming to DVD Nov. 6 From MPI

Pat Boone and Family: Christmas & Thanksgiving Specials will come out on DVD Nov. 6 from MPI Media Group.

Top-selling crooner Boone and his four singing daughters — Debby, Cherry, Lindy and Laurie — as well as his wife Shirley appear in these music and comedy specials that first aired on ABC in 1978 and 1979. The Christmas show includes classic holiday songs, appearances by the Hudson Brothers, Dinah Shore, Rosemary Clooney, and stars from “Three’s Company,” “Happy Days” and “The Love Boat.” The Thanksgiving special features Bob Hope and the Hudson Brothers. Songs performed by the Boones include “Can’t Smile Without You,” “You Needed Me” and “Bless This House.”

Bonus material includes “The Pat Boone Family — Christmas in Bethlehem,” Christmas carols and a Boone family photo album.