EmptyFANNING's STAR RISES
The 20th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will honor Dakota Fanning with its Rising Star Award at the fest's awards gala Jan. 6 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Fanning stars in Fox Searchlight's "The Secret Life of Bees," which opens Friday, and also will be seen in the upcoming "Push."
Dustin Hoffman will receive a career achievement award Oct. 27 at the Hollywood Film Festival's awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. New additions to the evening's lineup also include Josh Brolin, named actor of the year, and Kristin Scott Thomas, chosen as actress of the year.
Joel Hopkins' "Last Chance Harvey" has been added to the lineup of AFI Fest 2008 as one of the festival's Centerpiece Screenings. The film, which Overture will release Dec. 26, will have its world premiere Nov. 8 at the fest at the ArcLight Hollywood Cinerama Dome.
ISRAEL NODS FOR TRIO
Danny DeVito, Irwin Winkler and Edward Zwick will be honored at the 23rd Israel Film Festival's opening-night gala Oct. 29 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York, which will also feature the U.S. premiere of Reshef Levy's "Lost Islands" as the opening-night film.