Cinema Audio Society to Honor Edward Zwick with Filmmaker Award

Edward Zwick
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The Cinema Audio Society has named producer, writer and director Edward Zwick as the recipient of this year’s CAS Filmmaker Award.

Zwack will receive the prize at the 50th Annual CAS Awards on Feb. 22 at the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

“It seems fitting that in celebration of 50 years of the CAS we are honoring Edward Zwick, a producer/director/writer of both award winning film and television,” CAS President David E. Fluhr said in a statement. “His projects on both the big and small screen have consistently demonstrated a commitment to quality in story and craft, particularly sound.”

The Academy Award-winning producer first gained prominence as a Directing Fellow at the American Film Institute in 1975 with his short film “Timothy and the Angel” and later teamed up with Marshall Herskovitz to create the Emmy Award-winning TV series “Thirtysomething.”

Zwick’s feature film career began when he helmed the 1986 flick “About Last Night” starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore. He then went on to direct popular films including “The Last Samurai” and “Blood Diamond” as well as the Oscar-winning “Glory” and “Legends of the Fall.” Zwick also received an Academy Award as the producer of 1999 Best Picture “Shakespeare in Love.”

Over the course of his career, Zwick has won three Emmys, two Humanitas Prizes, three Writer’s Guild of America Awards, two Peabody Awards, a Director’s Guild of America Award and the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Award from the American Film Institute.

Zwick will join past honorees including Quentin Tarantino, Gil Cates and Paul Mazursky as the ninth CAS Filmmaker Honoree.

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  1. Doug Kennedy says:

    Ed Zwick deserves all the praise he can get. I met Eddie during the summer of 1983 while playing softball in the highly competitive Entertainment league in Wooldand Hills (BalboaPark). He had just one film I had seen (Special Bulletin) and while the participants in this league we far more focused on the game than our respectve careers (I am a muscian and Eddie was working in film and TV) we did have many occasions to speak of both art forms. Eddie was a real inspiration not so much to my music but more so to my attitude about show business in general. He was completely unaffected by his impending fame and his dedication to his work was obvious even at this early date. Glad to see him get recognition and while he has had a lot already, he deserves far more. Doug – FIngerpick Magazine

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