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Jerry Bruckheimer may be on the outs with Disney, but he’s still one of the most respected and creative producers in the business. In December, he’ll get to add another award to his shelf - the American Cinematheque Award.
The award was announced Tuesday and will be presented to the Pirates of the Caribbean producer on Dec. 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel's International Ballroom, reports the LA Times.
“His work ethic is matched only by his determination to stay behind the scenes so the American Cinematheque is particularly thrilled to have Jerry accept the respect and congratulations that he deserves from the motion picture industry,” Rick Nicita, Cinematheque chairman, said in a statement.
As Variety notes, the organization usually gives the award to Hollywood stars who are in the middle of their careers. It should be seen as recognition of someone’s present impact on the business, not their past impact. Ben Stiller received it last year and past recipients have included Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Samuel L. Jackson. The prize has been awarded since 1986, with the first one going to Eddie Murphy.
The organization is a non-profit and it uses the annual gala event to raise funds for its activities. It operates the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre.
Bruckheimer’s first-look partnership with Disney will come to an end next year. He is currently working on a fifth Pirates film and is also the producer of TV hits like CSI.
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