CineEurope will present its 2011 “Producer of the Decade” award to David Heyman.

Heyman is best known as the producer behind all the Harry Potter films, and has also produced I Am Legend, Yes Man and The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas. He is currently producing several upcoming film projects, including Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

Heyman worked as a creative executive at Warner Bros., where he worked on Gorillas in the Mist and GoodFellas, and was Vice President at United Artists in the late 1980s.

“It is a great pleasure for CineEurope to be able to acknowledge and pay tribute to a very prolific international producer who produced the wildly successful Harry Potter franchise as well as many other blockbuster films and an array of independent films”, stated Robert Sunshine, managing director of the annual convention. 

The award will be bestowed upon Heyman as part of the CineEurope Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 30 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre.

CineEurope (June 27-30) is the official convention of the Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC).