Jodie Foster to be honoured at Athena Film Festival

Jodie Foster will receive the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award at the fifth annual Athena Film Festival on February 7.

By: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Published: January 7, 2015 5:41:30 pm
Jodie Foster Jodie Foster becomes the third recipient of the honour, joining Sherry Lansing and Gale Anne Hurd. (Source: Reuters)

Two-time Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster will receive the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award at the fifth annual Athena Film Festival on February 7.

The award, bestowed by fest organiser Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies and Women and Hollywood, is given in Ziskin’s name to a woman in the film industry whose leadership demonstrates vision and courage and sets a standard for other women to emulate, reported Deadline.

The 52-year-old ‘Accused’ actress becomes the third recipient of the honour, joining Sherry Lansing and Gale Anne Hurd.

The Athena fest, which runs February 5-8, will honor HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins, writer-director-producer Gina Prince-Bythewood and producer Cathy Schulman.

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