The producer will pick up a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival, which will screen several of his films including Ocean’s 11 and The Karate Kid.
US producer Jerry Weintraub is to receive the Golden Eye Career Achievement Award at this year’s Zurich Film Festival, which will take place September 20-30.
Several of his most popular hit films including Ocean’s 11, His Way Oh, God!, Diner, The Karate Kid and Nashville, will screen during the festival.
Weintraub, whose career spans more than 50 years, will also discuss his body of work at a workshop presented within ZFF’s public Master Class series, now in its 7th installment.
“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 currently producing Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, which is being directed by Steven Soderbergh for HBO Films and also plans to produce a new live-action version of Tarzan for Warner Bros in 2013.
Most recently, His Way, a documentary of Weintraub’s life, debuted on HBO in April, 2011 and went on to earn an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Nonfiction Special.