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‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ Production Designer Jim Bissell Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Production designer Jim Bissell has been chosen to receive the Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The kudo will be presented Jan. 31 at the 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The announcement was made today by John Shaffner, ADG Council chairman, and ADG Award producers Dave Blass and James Pearse Connelly.

Bissell’s credits include “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Rocketeer,” “Jumanji,” “300,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “The Monuments Men” — his fourth collaboration with George Clooney following “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “Good Night, and Good Luck” and “Leatherheads.”

Bissell won an Emmy for “Palmerstown, U.S.A.,” shared with Bill Webb, and received an Oscar nomination for “Good Night, and Good Luck,” shared with Jan Pascale.

He is working on “Mission: Impossible 5.”

Previous recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are Ken Adam, Robert Boyle, Albert Brenner, Henry Bumstead, Rick Carter, Roy Christopher, Stuart Craig, Bill Creber, John Mansbridge, Terence Marsh, Harold Michelson, Jan Scott, Paul Sylbert, Dean Tavoularis, Tony Walton and Herman Zimmerman.

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