Quentin Tarantino is a true visionary
Universal City, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2007
Academy Award® winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, has been selected by the Board of Directors of American Cinema Editors (ACE) to be honored with the organization's prestigious ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. The honor will be presented to Tarantino at the 57th Annual ACE Eddie Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 18, 2007 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, it was announced today by the ACE Board of Directors.
"Quentin Tarantino is a true visionary," stated the ACE Board of Directors. "His rich and original body of work represents the best that our creative community has to offer. He has also been a proud and vocal supporter of the contributions of editors to filmmaking and shares a long and close relationship with editor Sally Menke, A.C.E., with whom he has collaborated on seven films including the groundbreaking RESERVOIR DOGS, KILL BILL VOL. 1, KILL BILL VOL. 2 JACKIE BROWN, PULP FICTION and GRINDHOUSE. We are proud to honor his incalculable contributions to the entertainment industry."
Past recipients of the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor include Steven Spielberg, James L. Brooks, Garry Marshall, James Cameron, Barry Levinson, Ron Howard, Kathleen Kennedy, John Frankenheimer, and Robert Zemeckis, among others.
Tarantino will join two Career Achievement honorees, John Soh, A.C.E. and Frank J. Urioste, A.C.E., as previously announced.
ACE, the entertainment industry's honorary society of film editors, is comprised of over 500 accomplished editors working in film and television. The ACE Eddie Awards recognize outstanding editing in seven categories of film, television and documentaries. Nominees for the 57th Annual ACE Eddie Awards were announced on January 12, 2007 and can be viewed online on the ACE website (http://www.americancinemaeditors.com). Tickets to the black-tie ceremony are available by calling the ACE office at (818) 777-2900.
One of the industry's true revolutionary filmmakers, Quentin Tarantino has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films. He has worked as a writer, director, producer and actor. He burst on to the scene at the Sundance Film Festival in 1991 with the critically acclaimed and wildly successful RESERVOIR DOGS, which brought his talent to the attention of critics and filmgoers worldwide and racked up awards across the globe. His highly anticipated follow-up project was the award-winning PULP FICTION, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing (Sally Menke) and Best Original Screenplay, the latter category garnering a win for Tarantino. Also nominated for his work in PULP FICTION was John Travolta, in a performance that is credited as his "comeback" role and that Tarantino envisioned and championed. In 1997, Tarantino wrote and directed JACKIE BROWN starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Forster, landing Grier and Jackson Golden Globe nominations and Forster an Oscar nomination. He wrote and directed KILL BILL VOL. 1 and KILL BILL VOL. 2 which were shot concurrently but released in 2003 and 2004 respectively and earned over $150 million each at the box office and starred an eclectic cast including Uma Thurman and David Carradine. Tarantino's inspired casting choices throughout his career earned him the Lifetime Achievement honor from the Casting Society of America in 2004.
Tarantino's writing credits include TRUE ROMANCE, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, JACKIE BROWN, KILL BILL VOL. 1, KILL BILL VOL. 2 , the upcoming highly anticipated horror flick GRINDHOUSE (2007), as well as an episode of the TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. His collaborations with other filmmakers include sharing directorial credit with Robert Rodriguez on FOUR ROOMS and Special Guest Director credit with Robert Rodgriguez on SIN CITY.
AMERICAN CINEMA EDITORS
American Cinema Editors (ACE) is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950. Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing. The objectives and purposes of the American Cinema Editors are to advance the art and science of the editing profession; to increase the entertainment value of motion pictures by attaining artistic pre-eminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of editing; to bring into close alliance those editors who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the editing profession.
The ACE Eddie Awards, now in its 57th year, is the third oldest awards show tradition, immediately following the Oscars and the Golden Globes. The ceremony is widely regarded as an excellent precursor to the Academy Awards® due to the tight connection between best picture wins and best editing nominations at the Oscars® each year.
For additional information on ACE and the ACE Eddie Awards please visit the ACE website at http://www.americancinemaeditors.com.