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Veteran producer Iain Smith — whose credits include Mad Max: Fury Road, The Fifth Element, Seven Years in Tibet and Children of Men — is set to receive a lifetime achievement award early next month at Romania’s top international film event, the Transilvania International Film Festival.
Smith will introduce a special open-air screening of Mad Max: Fury Road in the festival host city of Cluj on June 3 before being honored for his contribution to world cinema at the city’s National Theater the following evening.
The Glasgow-born Smith, who studied at the London Film School, has worked with such directors as Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone, George Miller, Darren Aronofsky, Stephen Frears, Luc Besson and Roland Joffe.
His screen credits also include producing Anthony Minghella’s Cold Mountain, Russian director Timur Bekmambetov’s first Hollywood movie Wanted and Tim Burton’s 2000 version of Planet of the Apes.
Smith also produced Bill Forsyth’s 1983 comedy Local Hero, a film he told Scottish newspaper Daily Record he thought was his “best ever.”
The 15th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival is set to run May 27-June 5.
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