Sony Pictures Classics' (SPC)co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard will receive the Hollywood LeadershipAward at the Hollywood Film Awards on Oct 23 in Los Angeles.
Running With Scissors director Ryan Murphy will collect the Hollywood BreakthroughDirector of the Year Award.
Barker and Bernard formedSPC with Marcie Bloom 15 years ago and their releases have included CrouchingTiger, Hidden Dragon, Howard's End, Run Lola Run, Central Station, Spider,Capote and Volver.
Barker and Bernard wereco-founders of Orion Classics and previously served as executives at UnitedArtists, where they released films by Akira Kurosawa, RW Fassbinder, andFrancois Truffaut.
Murphy's Running WithScissors stars Annette Bening andGwyneth Paltrow and will open through TriStar on Oct 22. His next project will beDirty Tricks, an adaptation ofthe hit off-Broadway play about the life of Martha Mitchell, the so-calledMouth of the South who called the Press about the Watergate scandal.