Cameron to receive Santa Barbara’s Modern Master Award

Posted by · 8:10 am · November 12th, 2009

James CameronThis went to Clint Eastwood last year.  The press release, in part:

James Cameron has been selected to receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s highest honor, The Lucky Brand™ Modern Master Award, it was announced by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. The Tribute will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at the historic Arlington Theatre.

The Lucky Brand™ Modern Master Award is the highest honor presented by SBIFF. Established in 1995, it was created to honor an individual who has enriched our culture through his/her multi-faceted accomplishments in the motion picture industry. Cameron joins an illustrious group of past recipients including Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Diane Keaton, Sean Penn, Jeff Bridges, Peter Jackson, George Clooney, Will Smith, Cate Blanchett and Clint Eastwood.

“James Cameron is one of the most visceral storytellers working in cinema today and AVATAR is one of the most ambitious projects ever,” comments SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. “Because of his high aspirations and film achievements, James Cameron is not only the perfect Modern Master for our 25th anniversary, but one for the ages.”

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  • 1 11-12-2009 at 9:18 am

    Abrahams said...

    Here we go…another phony award to get the money from the sponsor “Lucky Brand.” I am sure they didn’t even see “Avatar.” Suggestion, call it “We Got Money from a Sponsor Award.”

  • 2 11-12-2009 at 10:02 am

    Maxim said...

    Sadly, I have to agree. As much as I think Cameron is talented one of the most “anything working in cinema today” label just doesn’t apply yet.

  • 3 11-12-2009 at 5:11 pm

    CSM said...

    J Cameron has hit a home run with nearly every film he’s done…and in a huge way! Just wait…Avatar will WOW you!