Special awards to be given, jury announced
Sylvester Stallone will receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award Sept.12 during the closing night ceremonies. Along with the award, Stallone will unspool sequences from “The Expendables,” which he wrote, directed and stars in with Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Mickey Rourke.
Pixar’s John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich will all be presented with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Sept. 6 after the world-premiere screening of “Toy Story” in 3-D and “Toy Story 2” in 3-D. On Sept. 7, the honorees will conduct a Disney-Pixar Animation Master Class.
PERSOL 3-D AWARD
Nine films produced in stereoscopic 3-D are eligible for the inaugural Persol 3-D Award including Venice screeners “Up” and “The Hole.”
VENEZIA 66 JURY
Determining the Golden Lion of Venice are director Ang Lee, who’s jury chair; producer Sergei Bodrov; actress Sandrine Bonnaire; filmmakers Liliana Cavani, Joe Dante and Anurag Kashyap; and music star Luciano Ligabue.