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Nat’l Board set to fete Schickel

Group's 70th awards dinner skedded for Jan. 9

NEW YORK — As awards season kicks into gear, journalist Jonathan Foreman is stepping down early from his post as chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle. The org’s newly installed vice chair, Thelma Adams of Us Weekly, is assuming the role.

Meantime, the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures has tapped Time magazine critic Richard Schickel to receive its William K. Everson Award for History of Film at its annual gala Jan. 11.

Adams was named vice chair of the Critics Circle earlier this month. Foreman vacates the lead post for a journo assignment in Asia.

The group’s 70th awards dinner is skedded for Jan. 9 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan. Members cast their ballots Dec. 13.

NBR honoree Schickel has worked for Time since 1972 and authored more than 30 books on film. He is also a documaker whose subjects have ranged from Charlie Chaplin to Martin Scorsese.

Schickel’s restoration of Samuel Fuller’s war epic “The Big Red One” recently screened at the New York Film Festival.

Previous winners of the Everson award include Peter Bogdanovich and Scorsese.

The NBR unveils its best-of list Wednesday.

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