Tom Cruise to Present Jerry Bruckheimer with the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Filmmaker Award Film News in Brief

Tom Cruise will present Jerry Bruckheimer with the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ Filmmaker Award on Feb. 26.

Cruise and Bruckheimer’s working relationship dates back more than three decades, to the original “Top Gun,” the highest-grossing film of 1986.

“Tom Cruise is the perfect presenter as we honor Jerry Bruckheimer and his incredible contributions to the world of film and television,” said MPSE President Mark A. Lanza. “We are thrilled to host these two screen legends as we celebrate the Golden Reel Awards’ Platinum Anniversary.”

Tom Cruise’s appearance is one of many special features planned for this year’s Golden Reel Awards. For the first time in three years the awards ceremony will be held live and at a new venue, the historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre.

Patton Oswalt has been named as the host for the night.

Gale Anne Hurd to Receive Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society has named producer-screenwriter Gale Anne Hurd as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Gale Anne Hurd is one of the most respected and influential film and television producers of our generation,” VES chair Lisa Cooke said in a statement. “By focusing on daring material, championing technological innovations and being the consummate hands-on collaborator, she has carved out a leading position in the previously male-dominated world of the blockbuster, and become a recognized creator of iconic cultural touchstones. Gale is a driving force in our global industry and an exemplary role model, and we are very honored to bestow her with the VES Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Hurd worked on such films as “Aliens,” “Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” “Armageddon,” “The Ghost and the Darkness,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “The Terminator.” She served as an executive producer on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” along with its spinoff series “Fear the Walking Dead.” Additional credits in television include “Talking Dead,” “Tales of the Walking Dead,” “Lore” “Falling Water” and “Hunters.”

Hurd was presented the David O. Selznick Award for achievement in motion pictures by the Producers Guild, has been inducted into the International Women’s Forum Hall of Fame and received a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The award will be presented at the 21st Annual VES Awards on Feb. 15 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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