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Ron Howard, Tyler Perry, film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Teamsters Local 817 president Thomas J. O’Donnell will be honored at the 2015 DGA Honors to be held at the DGA Theater in New York City on Oct. 15.
DGA Honors celebrates individuals and institutions that have made distinguished contributions to American culture through the world of film and television and also recognizes achievement in business, government and labor.
“As we approach the 80th aniversary of the Directors Guild of America, it is with great pride that we pause to express our appreciation of five incredible leaders who have shaped the direction of the entertainment community,” DGA president Paris Barclay said.
Barclay added: “From an influential DGA and Academy Award-winning master filmmaker like Ron Howard, to a multi-hyphenate entertainment powerhouse and Atlanta business leader like Tyler Perry, to a renowned legislator and advocate for production incentives and job creation like Senator Chuck Schumer, DGA Honors recognizes both the visionary artists who create media as well as leaders in government and beyond. Our creative work is enriched by invaluable contributions of such craft masters as Thelma Schoonmaker, a trailblazing light in film editing, and labor leaders like Thomas J. O’Donnell, the president of Teamsters Local 817, who represents the fine professional crews that make up the beating heart of each production.”
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