The event was established in collaboration with Peck’s daughter Cecilia Peck to honor an individual who has made a signification contribution to the world of filmmaking, and whose work reflects the spirit of the late Gregory Peck.
Arkin’s career spans more than 45 years with a filmography of over 70 titles. He’s been nominated for four Oscars and won a supporting award for “Little Miss Sunshine.”
The festival will also honor Michelle Monaghan at the event with its Excellence in Acting award for her performance as an Army medic returning home from an extended deployment in “Fort Bliss.”
Alison Pill of HBO’s “The Newsroom” will receive the Virtuoso award for achievement in breakthrough performances. The American Legacy Award will be given to Native American actor Saginaw Grant.