Marshall, Kennedy honored

PGA lauds duo with Selznick nod

Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy, the producing team behind "The Sixth Sense," "Seabiscuit" and the 2008 Paramount release "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," will be honored with the PGA's annual David O. Selznick Award for career achievement.

Marshall and Kennedy, who operate under the banner of the Kennedy/Marshall Co., will be feted at the 19th annual PGA Awards, set for Feb. 2 at the Beverly Hilton.

"Kathy and Frank are a dynamic team that represents the true meaning of the word producer," PGA Awards co-chairs Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon said. "Their respect of every person involved in the filmmaking process is exemplary, and their body of work is unparalleled in the industry."

Said Marshall and Kennedy: "Our involvement with the PGA has been such a positive experience. It's a true privilege to receive this award."

At Kennedy/Marshall, Kennedy this year also produced the upcoming French biopic "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" and the animated drama "Persepolis." Marshall also produced the summer blockbuster "The Bourne Ultimatum" and completed production on the December release "Crossing Over," starring Harrison Ford and Sean Penn.

The duo's other credits include such films as "Signs," "Snow Falling on Cedars" and "Congo." In a previous arrangement, the pair partnered with Steven Spielberg to form Amblin Entertainment, which produced "Schindler's List," the "Back to the Future" trilogy and other films.
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