Directors to honor Norman Jewison

Dec. 1, 2009 at 11:01 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The Directors Guild of America says it intends to present filmmaker Norman Jewison with a lifetime achievement award at a ceremony next month.

Guild President Taylor Hackford said Tuesday the honor is to be bestowed upon Jewison at the 62nd annual DGA Awards presentation Jan. 30 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

"We are truly honored to present the lifetime achievement award for feature film to Norman Jewison, a legend in this industry. He is an incredible filmmaker whose calm, affable manner belies a ferocious creative fire within," Hackford said in a statement. "There are very few filmmakers whose body of work moves so fluidly between romantic comedy and political thriller, musical and satire, with an ease and an eloquence that few could hope to match. Norman well deserves to stand among the giants of cinema whom we have honored in the past."

Jewison's movies include "The Cincinnati Kid," "The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming," "A Soldier's Story," "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Moonstruck."

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