ICG Publicists will honor AMPAS' Ganis

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Sid Ganis, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will receive a lifetime achievement award from the ICG Publicists.

Ganis, who is co-head of the Out of the Blue production company, will be feted Feb. 7 at the publicists' 44th annual awards luncheon at the Beverly Hilton. He is in his 20th year as an Academy member, representing AMPAS' public relations branch.

"Sid reflects the highest standards of the public relations professional," said Henri Bollinger, award committee chairman for the ICG Publicists. "His background in marketing has also led him to become a successful producer and an effective advocate for the entire film industry."

Ganis has produced movies including "Mr. Deeds," "Big Daddy" and "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" at Out of the Blue. Most recently, he and wife Nancy Hult Ganis were among the producers on "Akeelah and the Bee."

Past recipients of the publicists' lifetime achievement award include Julie Andrews, Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty and longtime Variety columnist Army Archerd.
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