Star Wars actor Mark Hamill will be honoured with a special award in honour of his impressive Hollywood career. The star, best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy of films, will be handed the Don LaFontaine Legacy Award at the PromaxBDA's 2013 conference in Los Angeles next month (Jun13).
The award is in honour of his acting, writing and producing career, as well as his voiceover work on projects such as the Batman cartoon.
Jonathan Block-Verk, president and CEO of PromaxBDA, says, "Mark Hamill is one of the most iconic names in Hollywood. Breaking on to the film scene as Luke Skywalker and going on to produce, direct and write, he has successfully established himself as one of the leading voice actors through numerous and memorable roles, most notably as the Joker in the many incarnations of the Batman franchise."
A Beautiful Mind director Brian Grazer will be honoured in Hollywood in June (13) for his impressive body of work. The Oscar winner will receive the 2013 lifetime achievement award at the annual PromaxBD conference.
Jonathan Block-Verk, president and CEO of PromaxBDA, says, "From Splash to Arrested Development, Brian Grazer is one of Hollywood's most renowned television producers and filmmakers and has consistently transformed the content landscape with his innovative films and series. His projects run the gamut of challenging society norms to showcasing historical moments to bringing us films and series that have become a part of our beloved entertainment history."
Grazer adds, "I'm honoured to accept the 2013 PromaxBDA Lifetime Achievement Award. For the last three decades, I have been able to share my vision as a filmmaker and a producer while doing something that I truly love and for this I am grateful."