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Casting director and producer David Rubin has been tapped to produce the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ eighth annual Governors Awards, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today.
The awards, at which Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman will receive honorary Oscars, will be held Nov. 12 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
Rubin, a member of the Academy’s board of governors representing the casting branch, has cast more than 100 films and TV shows, including the upcoming Warren Beatty film Rules Don’t Apply. His film credits also include such features as Trumbo, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Men in Black, The English Patient and Four Weddings and a Funeral. Early in his career, he worked with Stalmaster on such films as The Name of the Rose and The Big Easy. He also has received five Emmy nominations and won an Emmy for the TV movie Game Change. In addition, he spent six years developing and producing films with Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella at Mirage Enterprises.
“David’s creativity and broad film expertise – coupled with his enthusiasm for this year’s honorees – make him the perfect choice to produce a memorable Governors Awards,” Boone Isaacs said.More to come…
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