Celebrity News July 17, 2012
Producer Jerry Weintraub to Be Honored at Zurich Film Festival
The Zurich Film Festival, taking place September 20th – 30, announced that veteran producer Jerry Weintraub will be the recipient of their coveted “Golden Eye” Career Achievement Award for 2012.
The “Golden Eye” ceremony will include a retrospective featuring some of Weintraub's hit films, including the “Ocean's Eleven” films and “Karate Kid” series. Jerry also celebrates his birthday on September 26.
“We are extraordinarily proud to welcome Jerry Weintraub, one of Hollywood's true legends, to Zurich and are delighted that he will share his films and stories with our public,” said Zurich Film Festival Artistic Director Karl Spoerri.
Weintraub is scheduled to discuss his amazing body of work at a workshop presented within ZFF's public Master Class series, now in its 7th installment.
Weintraub is currently producing the highly anticipated Liberace biopic, “Behind the Candelabra,” which is being directed by Steven Soderbergh for HBO Films. He also plans to produce a new, live-action version of “Tarzan” for Warner Bros. in 2013.