Hollywood union publicists will honor John Lasseter and Sylvester Stallone at their Feb. 25 awards lunch at the Beverly Hilton.
Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, will receive the Motion Picture Showmanship Award; Stallone will receive the lifetime achievement nod.
Lasseter directed “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Cars” and next year’s “Cars 2” and exec produced “Ratatouille,” “Wall-E,” “Up” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Toy Story 3” and “Tangled.”
Stallone most recently toplined “The Expendables.”
“Sly has made such an indelible mark on cultures across the globe that people in different parts of the world consider him to be their own,” said awards chair Henri Bollinger. “An indication of the impact a character he created has made on American culture is that a statue of Rocky Balboa was placed at the foot of the now-famous steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum.”
The publicists are part of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild, which operates as Local 600 of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.