Mike Medavoy to be Honored at Locarno Film Festival

 Marc Royce


ROME -- The Locarno Film Festival announced Monday that it would present the Raimondo Rezzonico Prize for producers to Mike Medavoy, with an award ceremony, screenings of some of the best-known films that featured Medavoy as producer or studio head, and a master class Medavoy will host.

Medavoy has produced more than 300 films in a career spanning more than 40 years.

His credits include Milos Forman’s 1975 classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; 1979’s Apocalypse Now from Francis Ford Coppola; Kevin Costner’s Dances With Wolves from 1990; and Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, which was nominated for five prizes at this year’s Oscars -- all of which will screen at this year’s festival, the 64th edition of the lakeside Swiss event.

The Raimondo Rezzonico Prize, which is named for long-time Locarno Film Festival president, has been handed out every year since 2002.

The Swiss festival will take place this year Aug. 3-13.

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