Lifetime achievement award to 'Star Trek' expert

Herman Zimmerman will receive the lifetime achievement honor from the Art Directors Guild at the org’s 17th annual kudos Feb. 2 at the Beverly Hilton.

Zimmerman has been nominated four times for Emmys and is known for his work on the ”Star Trek” franchise in both television and film. At the first ADG Awards in 1997, Zimmerman won the excellence in television production design award for ”Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”

During 47 years in the industry, he has worked on more than 35 television series and feature films, including ”Cheers” and ”The Burning Bed.”

”Herman’s many achievements are an inspiration to us all,” ADG chairman Thomas A. Walsh said. ”Just like the many voyages of the Starship Enterprise, throughout his career he has boldly gone to and excelled at furthering his commitment to design excellence within many disparate forms of our profession. Whether it was for features, television, cable, exhibition or themed architecture, Herman has done it all and with great style, passion and perfection.”

Previous recipients of the ADG lifetime achievement award are production designers Ken Adam, Robert Boyle, Albert Brenner, Henry Bumstead, Roy Christopher, Stuart Craig, Bill Creber, John Mansbridge, Terence Marsh, Harold Michelson, Jan Scott, Paul Sylbert, Dean Tavoularis and Tony Walton.

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