Achievement kudos

Hollywood Movie Awards and Film Festival

RON HOWARD – Director
Directing debut: “Grand Theft Auto” (1977)
Career highlight: From Don Knotts to Oscar. Not bad.
Hall of Fame credentials: “Splash,” “Parenthood,” “Apollo 13,” “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Missing”

Film debut: “The White Bus” (1967)
Career highlight: Hello, Clarice!
Hall of Fame credentials: “The Human Stain,” “Nixon,” “Legends of the Fall,” “Howards End,” “The Elephant Man”

Film debut: “The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band” (1968)
Career highlight: Anything with Chevy Chase.
Hall of Fame credentials: “The First Wives Club,” “Death Becomes Her,” “Overboard,” “Foul Play,” “Shampoo”

AMY PASCAL – Leadership
Career highlight: Webs (“Spider-Man”), babes (“Charlie’s Angels”) and Michael J. Fox (“Stuart Little”)
Hall of Fame credentials: “Michael,” “Groundhog Day,” “A League of Their Own,” “Little Women,” “Awakenings”

Producing debut: “The Yakuza” (1975)
Career highlight: “Out of Africa” and A cross-dressing Dustin Hoffman
Hall of Fame credentials: “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Searching for Bobby Fischer,” “Presumed Innocent,” “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” “Absence of Malice.”

RON BASS – Screenwriter
Film debut: “Code Name Emerald” (1985)
Career highlight: “10 Minutes ’til Wapner.”
Hall of Fame credentials: “Entrapment,” “What Dreams May Come,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “The Joy Luck Club,” “Sleeping With the Enemy”

JOHN TOLL – Cinematographer
Film debut: “The Young Graduates” (1971)
Career highlight: Two in a row: Toll won the Oscar for his work on “Legends of the Fall” (1994) and “Braveheart” (1995).
Hall of Fame credentials: “The Last Samurai,” “Vanilla Sky,” “Almost Famous,” “The Rainmaker,” “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”

Film debut: “The Activist” (1969)
Career highlight: His friendship with Mr. Spielberg.
Hall of Fame credentials: “Empire of the Sun,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Catch Me if You Can,” “Jurassic Park,” “The Color Purple”

Film debut: “I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses” (1978)
Career highlight: Thank you, Peter Jackson.
Other notable credits: “High Fidelity,” “Se7en,” “Ed Wood,” “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Big”

DAVID FOSTER – Songwriter
Film debut: “The Last Married Couple in America” (1980)
Career highlight: Chicago’s “The Glory of Love” and John Parr’s “Man in Motion.”
Hall of Fame credentials: “Moulin Rouge,” “Pretty Woman,” “Karate Kid, Part 2,” “The Secret of My Success,” “St. Elmo’s Fire”

Film debut: “A Story” (1987)
Career highlight: Woody, Buzz, Boo, Mike and Sully
Hall of Fame credentials: “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters Inc.,” “Toy Story 2,” “A Bug’s Life”

JOHN GAETA – Visual effects
Film debut: “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier” (1989)
Career highlight: Neo is now a household name.
Hall of Fame credentials: “The Matrix Reloaded,” “The Matrix Revolutions,” “Judge Dredd,” “Eraser”

ANN ROTH – Costume designer
Film debut: “The World of Henry Orient” (1964)
Career highlight: Making big movies – “The English Patient,” “The Hours,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley” – beautiful.
Hall of Fame credentials: “Cold Mountain,” “Working Girl,” “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” “The Goodbye Girl,” “Midnight Cowboy”

ROGER L. MEYER – Film Preservation
Career highlight: The man when it comes to saving the art. A former executive for Columbia, MGM and Turner Entertainment, Meyer is a member of the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress as well as chairman of the National Film Preservation Foundation.

WILLIAM J. CREBER – Production designer
Film debut: “Three in the Attic” (1968)
Career highlight: Grand scales – “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” “The Poseidon Adventure,” “The Towering Inferno” – are his palette.
Hall of Fame Credentials: “Spy Hard,” “Street Fighter,” “Flight of the Navigator,” “Islands in the Stream” and “The Detec-tive”

DEBORAH AQUILA – Casting director
Film debut: “Sticky Fingers” (1988)
Career highlight: “sex, lies. . .” and “Shawshank.”
Hall of Fame credentials: “Laurel Canyon,” “The Majestic,” “Mission: Impossible II,” “Kiss the Girls” and “The Brady Bunch.”

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