Hill, Theodorakis tapped for Flanders awards


BRUSSELS -- Director Walter Hill and "Zorba The Greek" composer Mikis Theodorakis will both receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Flanders Film Festival in Ghent next month.

Hill will receive the Joseph Plateau Award, recognizing his 30 years as a writer, director and producer. His career as writer-director includes "The Warriors," "48 Hours" and "Southern Comfort," while his producing credits include the "Alien" series and the recent Emmy-winning miniseries "Broken Trail."

Theodorakis has written more than 1,000 musical compositions, including symphonies, operas and scores for such films as "Ill Met by Moonlight," "Serpico" and "Z."

The Flanders International Film Festival, which runs Oct. 9-20, will screen more than 200 films, with Kathleen Turner heading the international jury. It includes the Annual World Soundtrack Awards on the closing evening.