The Directors Guild mentioned Ang Lee, Fox Searchlight Chairman Nancy Utley, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), SAG-AFTRA Senior Advisor John McGuire and costume designer Ann Roth would be the recipients of this yr’s DGA Honors. The ceremony is set for Oct. 18 on the DGA Theater in New York Metropolis.
The awards acknowledge “people and establishments which have made distinguished contributions to American tradition by means of the world of movie and tv, and acknowledges the variety of feat — in enterprise, authorities and labor — required to produce one of the best leisure on this planet,” the guild mentioned Wednesday in unveiling 2018 record.
“There’s nowhere extra becoming to have fun the confluence of leisure, labor and politics than New York, our cultural epicenter,” mentioned DGA President Thomas Schlamme. “It’s the place a legendary director like Ang Lee, as a budding Taiwanese filmmaker, got here to get began — and costume designing nice Ann Roth made her mark in movie and on Broadway.”
He added: “The success of creators is made attainable by collaborative enterprise leaders who help and elevate their inventive visions like Fox Searchlight chair Nancy Utley, labor leaders who battle for his or her rights like SAG-AFTRA senior advisor John McGuire and lawmakers like Senator Amy Klobuchar who advocate for them and safeguard their work. Our tradition is enriched by such a vital help system, leading to one of the best movie and tv on this planet.”
Earlier honorees have contains the likes of Ron Howard, Nora Ephron, Jonathan Demme, Spike Lee, Lorne Michaels, Dick Wolf, Robert De Niro, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.