Bloomberg tops Directors Guild honorees

Sept. 12, 2006 at 8:12 PM
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NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg heads the list of this year's honorees to be recognized by the Directors Guild of America.

Daily Variety said that Bloomberg would be honored at the organization's Oct. 12 DGA Honors event for his role in successfully bringing film and television productions back to the city he represents and where the honorary event will take place.

Joining the mayor as honorees at the annual event will be actor Danny Glover, the Anthology Film Archive, filmmaker Arthur Penn and executive producer David Chase from "The Sopranos."

"DGA Honors was created to celebrate distinguished contributions to American culture through the world of film and television," Michael Apted, president of the DGA, said. "On Oct. 12, DGA Honors will be the New York nexus of entertainment, business, labor and politics."

Variety reported DGA exec Steven Soderbergh said while Penn and Chase will be recognized for their entertainment contributions, Glover will be honored for his healthcare and education efforts and the Anthology Film Archive will be cited for its "dedication to preserving the art of cinema for more than 35 years."

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