The kudo pays tribute to an actor or exec who has made a significant and meaningful impact in television. Louis-Dreyfus will be presented with the honor at the Rockie Awards Gala during the June 9-12 Banff fest.
“It is an honor to be chosen to be the inaugural recipient of the Variety TV Impact Award,” Louis-Dreyfus said. “I am looking forward to attending the festival with all the fancy people of the television industry.”
Louis-Dreyfus first came to fame on “Saturday Night Live” before joining the iconic “Seinfeld” cast. She won the first of her three Emmys on “Seinfeld,” followed by honors for her starring roles on CBS’ “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and HBO’s “Veep.”
“Julia Louis-Dreyfus is synonymous with success, providing viewers with beloved characters in her iconic shows,” Banff World Media Festival exec director Ferne Cohen said. “We are honored that Ms. Louis-Dreyfus will be at Banff to accept the award presented by Variety, the premier source of entertainment news.”
Louis-Dreyfus will also participate in a VIP feature interview at Banff.