Anthony and Joe Russo to Be Honored by Cinematographers Guild

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Joe Russo (left) and Anthony Russo

"They have taken audiences around the world on a wild journey with their unique and imaginative brand of storytelling," said Lewis Rothenberg, national president of the International Cinematographers Guild.

Anthony and Joe Russo will receive the International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award at the 57th Annual Publicists Awards in 2020. 

The ceremony celebrates the best in film and television campaigns of the year, and the sibling director duo behind Avengers: Endgame will be honored for their historic contributions to the art of cinema and television.

"Anthony and Joe Russo have made a huge impact in cinema with the record-breaking Avengers and Captain America films," Lewis Rothenberg, national president of the ICG, said Wednesday in a statement. "They have taken audiences around the world on a wild journey with their unique and imaginative brand of storytelling and are two of the most exciting innovators in our industry today. We are thrilled to celebrate their cinematic showmanship and commitment to nurturing new talent."

The Russos have directed four films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and this year's Avengers: Endgame. Their television credits include Deadly Class, Happy Endings and Arrested Development, for which the duo earned an Emmy in 2004 for the pilot episode. 

In 2018, the brothers opened AGBO, an artist-led collective studio focusing on creating global content for film, television and digital platforms. They are also co-founders of Bullitt, a creative studio centered on brand-integrated entertainment and advertising content.

The Russos recently premiered the Matthew Michael Carnahan-helmed film Mosul, which they produced, at the Venice and Toronto film festivals, and they are set to direct Cherry, starring Tom Holland, this fall from a script by Jessica Goldberg. The two also produced Dhaka, starring Chris Hemsworth, which is scheduled to premiere in 2020 on Netflix.  

ICG, IATSE Local 600 will hold the awards luncheon on Feb. 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Tim Menke and Sheryl Main will serve as co-chairs of the awards.