Cinematheque puts spotlight on Jackson


Samuel L. Jackson will receive the 23rd American Cinematheque Award on Dec. 1 at the Beverly Hilton.

"Samuel L. Jackson is a professional's movie star," American Cinematheque board chairman Rick Nicita said of the actor whose credits include "Pulp Fiction."

The annual award recognizes an artist in the entertainment industry "who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of the motion picture."

The tribute, which benefits the Cinematheque, will be broadcast Dec. 9 on AMC and will be executive produced by Paul Flattery and Barbara Smith and produced by Irene Crinita. (partialdiff)