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Scorsese honored by DGA

Lifetime award bestowed by helmer org

HOLLYWOOD — The Directors Guild of America has tapped Martin Scorsese to receive its lifetime achievement award, the org’s highest tribute.

Kudos will be presented at the 55th annual DGA Awards March 1 at the Century Plaza Hotel.

“The DGA’s lifetime achievement award is not presented on an annual basis,” said DGA prexy Martha Coolidge, noting that in the guild’s 67-year history, only 29 directors have previously been recognized. “Because of his remarkable, groundbreaking films, his nurturing of young filmmakers and his ever-vigilant fight to preserve the legacy of motion picture art for future generations, it is my pleasure to announce that Martin Scorsese has joined this group of film giants.”

Steven Spielberg was the last to receive the award, in 2000. Other recipients include Francis Ford Coppola, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, Billy Wilder, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra and John Ford.

Scorsese has received Academy Award nominations for “Goodfellas,” “The Last Temptation of Christ” and “Raging Bull”; DGA Award noms for “The Age of Innocence,” “Goodfellas,” “Raging Bull” and “Taxi Driver”; Golden Globe noms for “Casino,” “The Age of Innocence,” “Goodfellas” and “Raging Bull”; and the Cannes Film Festival’s director kudos for “After Hours.”

Other credits include “Gangs of New York,” “Cape Fear,” “The Color of Money,” “King of Comedy,” “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” and “Mean Streets.”

Scorsese was one of the founders in 1990 of the Film Foundation, which aims to further film preservation. That org was merged with the Artists Rights Foundation to combine the role of raising awareness and funds for film preservation with the work of promoting the rights of filmmakers.

Scorsese also received the DGA Honors Award in 1999 for contributions to the Eastern region production community and the Artists Rights Foundation’s John Huston Award for his work in film protection and preservation in 1996. In 1991, he received the Congressional Arts Caucus Award for his work in making and preserving films.

“There are few who have impacted our industry in the numerous ways that Marty has,” Coolidge said.

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