Santa Barbara fest's Master nod to Smith


Will Smith will be honored with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Modern Master Award, SBIFF executive director Roger Durling said Thursday. The award, which honors an individual who has enriched our culture through his accomplishments in the motion picture industry, will be presented Jan. 27 at Santa Barbara's Arlington Theatre. Smith, who received a best actor Academy Award nomination for "Ali," next stars in "The Pursuit of Happyness," which Sony Pictures will release Dec. 15. The fest runs Jan. 25-Feb. 4.