Banff to Honor Eugene Levy With Tribute

Veteran Canadian comic and actor to receive award of excellence at TV festival.

TORONTO -- Veteran actor and comic Eugene Levy is to receive an award of excellence at the Banff World Media Festival, organizers said Wednesday.

The Second City alumna will also give a master class in Banff, and look back over a film and TV career that includes the American Pie franchise.

"Eugene Levy’s career has garnered him international acclaim and we are proud to be honouring him with this year's Award of Excellence,” Ferne Cohen, executive director of the Banff festival said.

Past award winners include David Chase, Victor Garber, David Shore, Carol Mendelsohn, Dick Wolf and last year Nigel Lythgoe.

The 32nd edition of the Banff World Media Festival is set to run June 12 to 15, 2011 in the Canadian Rockies.