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The DGA is set to honor director Milos Forman and “Law & Order” producer Dick Wolf at its annual DGA Honors ceremony on Oct. 16 in New York.
Also being feted at the gala are producer Irwin Young, Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) and UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television dean Robert Rosen, who is being honored with the John Huston Award.
DGA Honors recognize individuals and institutions that have made contributions to American culture through film and TV.
“DGA Honors is our opportunity to gather with friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry to recognize those people whose works and lives have had some profound influence on us,” said DGA president Michael Apted.
Added DGA’s national vp Steven Soderbergh, “All of our honorees have left their mark on our industry in an indelible way.”
Forman is receiving honors for his body of work, that includes “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus.”
The DGA is honoring Wolf for his achievements as a producer and director and his close relationship with DGA members in New York for more than 25 years.
Conyers has been an advocate for the filming and the creative rights of directors and his efforts to stop runaway productions.
Young is considered a “pillar of the New York film community,” the DGA said and a producer of award-winning indie films.
Rosen’s special honors are for his commitment in film preservation and his role as the founding chair of the Archivists Advisory Council at The Film Foundation.
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