The former chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures and president of 20th Century Fox will receive the 2013 IFF Lifetime Achievement Award at the Israel Film Festival, set to run from Apr 18-May 2 in Beverly Hills.

Lansing will collect the award at the opening night gala of the festival’s 27th edition on Apr 18.

The festival will open with the West Coast premiere of Ballad Of The Weeping Spring and will screen more than 30 new Israeli films including features, documentaries and student shorts.