Jay Roach to Receive Cinema Audio Society's Filmmaker Award


The 'Trumbo' director will be honored at a Feb. 20 ceremony.

The Cinema Audio Society announced Thursday that Jay Roach will receive the org's Filmmaker Award.

The four-time Emmy-winning director (Game Change, Recount), producer and screenwriter is best known for helming such pics as Meet the Fockers and the Austin Powers trilogy. He recently directed Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren in the period film Trumbo, and also produced the Tina Fey-Amy Poehler comedy Sisters.

“Jay has invited us to think and laugh as a storyteller and filmmaker," said CAS president Mark Ulano, who worked with Roach on Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. “As a director, writer and producer, Jay is a proven triple talent in the entertainment world and we are honored to present him with the CAS Filmmaker Award.”

Previous recipients include Quentin Tarantino, Paul Mazursky, Henry Selick and Rob Marshall, among many others.

Also to be honored at the ceremony are sound engineer Doc Kane, who will be given the CAS Career Achievement Award, and a group of university students who will receive the CAS Student Recognition Award.

The 52nd Annual CAS Awards will take place on Feb. 20 at the historic Millennium-Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.