TV director Thomas Schlamme and film producer Marie Cantin will be honoured by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) for their service to the entertainment guild.
Schlamme will receive the DGA’s 2017 Robert B. Aldrich Award and Cantin will get the DGA’s 2017 Frank Capra Achievement Award, which is given to an assistant director or unit production manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the Directors Guild of America, reports variety.com.
The two will be honoured at the 69th Annual DGA Awards on February 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“From the boardroom to the bargaining table, Thomas Schlamme exemplifies the service and dedication upon which our Guild was founded – all while maintaining a successful and demanding career,” DGA President Paris Barclay said.
Talking about Cantin, Barclay said: “Since the moment she was elected to her first Guild post in 2003, Marie Cantin has been a staunch advocate and proud representative of her fellow Guild members who have also benefited tremendously from her unwavering commitment to education.”