Stacey Snider, Lisa Cholodenko to Receive UCLA Honors

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Co-chairman and CEO of DreamWorks Stacey Snider is among the honorees at UCLA’s Festival of Creative Work, which honors prominent entertainment industry leaders.

Film producer Lawrence Bender and The Kids Are All Right director Lisa Cholodenko will also be recognized for their work, it was announced Monday by Teri Schwartz, dean of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

Snider, a 1985 graduate of UCLA School of Law, began at the Triad Agency mailroom before moving to Simpson-Bruckheimer, Guber-Peters and serving as the CEO of Universal Pictures. Snider, who now heads DreamWorks, will receive the Champion Spirit Award on closing night June 9.

Bender will receive the PGA Vision Award, which will be presented June 7 at the Billy Wilder Theater. He has produced films such as Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, An Inconvenient Truth and Inglourious Basterds. Previous recipients include Mark Gordon.

Oscar nominee Cholodenko, director of The Kids Are All Right, will be presented with the Filmmaker of the Year award on closing night of the festival at the Director’s Guild. She also wrote and directed High Art and Laurel Canyon, and Cholodenko has also helmed episodes of TV series Hung, The L Word and Six Feet Under.

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