New Line Cinema chair, CEO and founder Robert Shaye is this year’s recipient of the Independent Feature Project’s Gotham Award for Lifetime Achievement.
“Robert Shaye is the quintessential independent,” said Catherine Tait, IFP exec director.
Shaye will be honored at the IFP’s Gotham Awards gala Sept. 19 in New York, during IFP’s weeklong Independent Feature Film Market. The Gothams, which recognize outstanding commitment to indie filmmaking, are the IFP’s major fundraising event of the year.
Among the classic indie films to Shaye’s credit are “Pink Flamingos,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Nightmare on Elm Street.”
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