Four celebrities received accolades at the opening ceremonies of the Video Software Dealers Association's (VSDA) Home Entertainment Convention today (July 14) in Las Vegas.

Four celebrities received accolades at the opening ceremonies of the Video Software Dealers Association's (VSDA) Home Entertainment Convention today (July 14) in Las Vegas.

Actor James Caviezel was named video man of the year in recognition of the much-anticipated video release of "The Passion of the Christ," in which he played the title role. The film will be released on video Aug. 31 by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. At theaters, the Mel Gibson-directed movie has grossed more than $370 million, according to Fox.

Filmmaker Kevin Smith received the inaugural DVD Visionary Award in recognition of his contributions to DVD supplemental materials. A 10th anniversary edition of his film "Clerks" will be released Sept. 7 as a three-disc set by Buena Vista Home Entertainment. The set will include a new documentary and an extended version of the film, among numerous other extras.

Addtionally, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos was named rising female star of the year and Jason Ritter was named rising male star of the year. Romijn-Stamos co-stars with Robert DeNiro and Greg Kinnear in the Lions Gate project "Godsend." Ritter co-stars with Joe Mantegna and Mary Steenbergen in the CBS TV series "Joan of Arcadia."