Actor, writer, director and producer Jon Favreau will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at the 53rd Annual CAS Awards on February 18, 2017, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Presently, Favreau is an executive producer on the TV series The Shannara Chronicles, which was recently renewed for a second season. Favreau will be the 12th CAS Filmmaker Honoree.
“Having worked with Jon on multiple projects, including the iconic Iron Man films, I am particularly pleased to announce the selection of Jon Favreau as the recipient of the CAS Filmmaker Award,” says CAS President Mark Ulano. “Jon has been a steadfast presence humanizing his storytelling with intelligence and skill. His light touch continues to produce engaging classics, from Elf to The Jungle Book. As a director, actor, producer, his ubiquitous creativity continues to entertain millions and makes him a wonderful choice for the CAS Filmmaker Award.”
Also being honored that evening with the CAS Career Achievement Award is previously announced recipient John Pritchett, CAS. During the awards ceremony the CAS will also present the CAS Student Recognition Award to one of five student finalists.
The 53rd CAS Awards will honor Outstanding Achievements in Sound Mixing in seven categories.