Director to receive Intl. Award
“Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle will receive the 2010 Intl. Award at the U.K.’s RAAM kudofest in February. Kudo recognizes Boyle’s international achievements and his contributions to the British cinema industry.“It goes without saying that ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ was a very important box office success for distribution as well as exhibition, showing that with the right ingredients and the right direction, independent pictures can do exceptional business. Danny Boyle’s approach to film making is unique,” said Trevor Green, managing director of Entertainment Film and a member of the body that voted on the award. Previous recipients of the nod, which will be handed out Feb. 3 at the Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, London, include Variety VP and editorial director Peter Bart, Richard Attenborough, Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.