HomeFilmAwards Mel Brooks earns AFI life achievement honor Email Print +Talk +G+ +Tweets October 5, 2012 | 11:24AM PT Jon Weisman @jonweisman Comedy genius Mel Brooks will recieve the life achievement award from the American Film Institute at a gala tribute June 6. Dave McNary has details in Variety. Above is "The Critic," a 1963 short that Brooks wrote and narrated — and won him his first Oscar. Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY. Post A Comment 0 Oscars: Modern Gadgetry, Dusted-Off Technology Highlight Cinematography Race ‘Suffragette’ Writer Didn’t Set Out to Make a Feminist Film Oscar Race Sees Flood of Female-Driven Pics Jim Gianopulos to Receive Producers Guild’s Milestone Award Variety Jobs Creative Development Coordinator Triptyk Studios, New York, New York Account/Project Coordinator (Ad Agency) Petrol Advertising, Burbank, California Media Specialist Bridgewater Associates, Westport, Connecticut Executive Director, Aspen Film Company Confidential, Aspen, Colorado Associate Director, YouTuber & Gamer Partnerships Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut See More Jobs Marketplace Leave a Reply No Comments Cancel reply Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications. Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.