It was just announced that the young star of The Karate Kid, Jaden Smith, son of Jada Pinkett and Will Smith has been named by ShoWest The Breakthrough Male Star of the Year. He’ll be presented with the award next Wednesday and the attendees at ShoWest will be the first to screen the film on the same day. Woohoo!

“Jaden Smith is an exceptional young actor who has delivered a true breakout performance with his portrayal of Dre Parker in ‘The Karate Kid,’ ” Robert Sunshine, managing director of the event said.

As for the other films they’ll be screening at ShoWest, here’s a little preview of some of what we’ll be covering…

Screening Schedule:

Monday, March 15

6:00 pm & 9:00 pm
ShoWest Showcase: An Evening of Independent Film”

  • Get Low — Sony Pictures Classics (already saw at Sundance -Read Review)
  • The Joneses– Roadside Attractions
  • The Kids Are All Right– Focus Features
  • Twelve– Hannover House (also reviewed from Sundance)
  • Racing Dreams– Zipline Entertainment

Tuesday, March 16

  • Walt Disney Studios invites you to a screening of Disney. Pixar’s TOY STORY 3
  • Summit Entertainment’s LETTERS TO JULIET

Wednesday, March 17

  • Lionsgate’s KICK-ASS
  • Sony Pictures Releasing’s KARATE KID

Thursday, March 18

  • Walt Disney Pictures’ and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ PRINCE OF PERSIA:THE SANDS OF TIME – Sadly I will most likely have to leave before this film, but we’ll still have reviews for you!

Check back in next Monday for more news from ShoWest!

Source for Jaden Smith: THR