Grant Major will receive theproduction designer of the year award at the Hollywood Film Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills on Oct 24.

Major is currently workingon Universal's upcoming release of King Kong, extending his relationship with Peter Jacksonfollowing their collaboration on The Lord Of The Rings.

Major won the Oscar in 2004for The Return Of The King andreceives his HFA honour in recognition of his "distinguished body of work".Other credits include Whale Riderand Jackson's Heavenly Creatures.

Previous winners of theproduction designer of the year award are Stuart Craig, William Creber,Harold Michelson, Robert Boyle, and Henry Bumstead. The Hollywood Film Awards take place at the end of the Hollywood Film Festival.