The honor will be presented Jan. 22 at the 30th Annual Artios Awards in New York and Los Angeles. The CSA noted that Linklater has directed 17 feature films.
“Richard is a filmmaker whose work is both current and timeless,” said CSA president Richard Hicks. “With ‘Boyhood,’ he worked with casting director Beth Sepko to make casting choices, which sustained the film’s emotional truth over the 12 years it took to shoot. It demonstrates the power of making the artistically authentic choice and highlights how much can be achieved with quality casting.”
Linklater’s credits include “Slacker,” “Dazed and Confused,” “Before Sunrise,” “School of Rock,” “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight.”
The Career Achievement Award was awarded last year to CBS Entertainment’s Nina Tassler.
Linklater will be honored alongside the previously announced New York Apple Award recipient Rob Marshall and Hoyt Bowers Award recipient Ellen Lewis.