Publicists to honor Apatow with award


Director-writer-producer Judd Apatow will be honored with the ICG Publicists' motion picture showmanship award, officials said Tuesday.

Apatow, whose recent films include "Knocked Up" and "Superbad," will be feted Feb. 5 at the ICG Publicists Awards luncheon gala at the Beverly Hilton.

"Judd Apatow is one of the most sought-after comedy minds in the business," said Henri Bollinger, awards committee chairman. "He has been closely associated with many of the biggest comedy films as well as among the most critically acclaimed films in recent years."

Apatow's next film is Sony's John C. Reilly comedy "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story."