Paul Sylbert to be honored by ADG

Production design vet will receive lifetime achievement award

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Fifty-year production design veteran Paul Sylbert, who won an Academy Award for his work on 1978's "Heaven Can Wait," will receive the Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sylbert received an additional Oscar nomination for "The Prince of Tides" (1991). Other credits include "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), "Kramer Vs. Kramer" (1979) and "Conspiracy Theory" (1997). He wrote and directed the 1971 feature "The Steagle" and TV episodes of "The Defenders" and "The Nurses." In addition, the screenplay for "Nighthawks" (1981) was based on Sylbert's writings.

Sylbert is the identical twin brother of the late Richard Sylbert, an Oscar winner and ADG Lifetime Achievement Award recipient whose credits include "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) and "Dick Tracy" (1990).

The award will be presented at the 13th annual ADG Awards on Feb. 14 at the Beverly Hilton.
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