8:00am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Jon Favreau to Be Honored by Sound Mixers
Jon Favreau will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at the 53rd Annual CAS Awards for achievements in sound mixing, Feb. 18 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel.
The Jungle Book director “has been a steadfast presence humanizing his storytelling with intelligence and skill,” said CAS president Mark Ulano. “His light touch continues to produce engaging classics, from Elf to The Jungle Book. As a director, actor, producer, his ubiquitous creativity continues to entertain millions and makes him a wonderful choice for the CAS Filmmaker Award.”
An integral part of the formation and the expansion of the Marvel Universe, Favreau directed Iron Man and Iron Man 2, while serving as executive producer on Marvel’s The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In a change of pace, in 2014 he wrote, directed, produced and starred in the indie Chef. His acting credits include Wolf of Wall Street and Friends.
Favreau added the title of showrunner to his credits as the creator, producer and host of IFC series Dinner for Five. Presently, he’s an executive producer on The Shannara Chronicles, which was recently renewed for a second season.
As previously announced, John Pritchett will receive the CAS Career Achievement Award during the ceremony.