Martin Scorsese to be honoured by Art Directors Guild

Movie-maker Martin Scorsese will be feted by the Art Directors Guild (ADG) next year (14) as he is handed the Cinematic Imagery Award. The Oscar-winning director will be given the prestigious accolade at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Awards on 8 February (14) in Los Angeles.
The organisation’s council chairman, John Shaffner, lauds Scorsese’s work and tells The Hollywood Reporter, “The ADG has always considered his hands-on pursuit of excellence of production design to equal all of the fine craftsmanship that goes into every aspect of all Martin Scorsese films.”
In addition to his numerous directing credits, Scorsese is also founder and chair of The Film Foundation and the World Cinema Project, which are non-profit organisations dedicated to the preservation, restoration and protection of film.
Previous recipients of the honour include the production designers on the James Bond franchise, the principal team behind the Harry Potter films, Warren Beatty and Terry Gilliam.