Scorsese leads H’w’d Fest honorees

Kudos part of Hollywood Movie Awards ceremony

Martin Scorsese, Robert Towne, Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher, Janusz Kaminski and Marc Shaiman will be honored at the Hollywood Film Festival’s awards gala Oct. 7 at the BevHilton.

Scorsese will receive an award for the body of his directing work, Wick and Fisher for their achievements as producers, Towne for screenwriting, Kaminski for cinematography and Shaiman for composing film music.

These awards will be bestowed as part of the Hollywood Movie Awards ceremony.

Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive director of the Hollywood Film Festival, said the honorees “have demonstrated extraordinary ability throughout their careers. They are excellent examples of highly talented professionals whose work and creative vision is to be applauded and honored.”

Scorsese has been Oscar-nominated for directing “GoodFellas,” “The Last Temptation of Christ” and “Raging Bull.” The Scorsese-helmed “Gangs of New York” opens Christmas Day.

Wick and wife/producing partner Lucy Fisher have had a broad career in the biz. He won the best picture Oscar for “Gladiator” and produced best pic nominee “Working Girl.” He and Fisher have worked together on such films as the “Stuart Little” pics, “Spy Game,” “Hollow Man” and “Girl, Interrupted.”

Towne won the original screenplay Academy Award for “Chinatown” and received Oscar noms for the scripts of “The Last Detail,” “Shampoo” and “Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes.”

Kaminski has worked closely with director Steven Spielberg and won two Oscars for his work on Spielberg films — “Saving Private Ryan” and “Schindler’s List.” His cinematography on “Amistad” garnered an Academy Award nom. He also lensed Spielberg’s “Minority Report.”

Shaiman has received five Oscar noms, for his work on “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut,” “Patch Adams,” “The First Wives Club,” “The American President” and “Sleepless in Seattle.”

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