David Rubin, a veteran casting director and producer, will produce the event, to be held Nov. 12 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.
This year’s awards will be presented to action star Jackie Chan, documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, editor Anne V. Coates, and casting director Lynn Stalmaster.
Rubin represents the casting directors’ branch on the Academy’s Board of Governors. He won an Emmy for casting the HBO movie “Game Change,” and has five Emmy nominations. He has cast numerous feature films, including “Trumbo,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “The English Patient,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” and “Men in Black.” He also cast Warren Beatty’s upcoming Howard Hughes film, “Rules Don’t Apply.”
“I am delighted and truly honored by this opportunity to help my fellow Academy governors pay tribute to four cinema legends,” Rubin said in a statement. “Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman have each forged a unique, trailblazing path that has left an enduring film legacy. I look forward to producing the celebration they so richly deserve.”
This is the eight annual Governors Awards, which honors lifetime achievement in motion pictures and major service to the Academy.