Irwin Winkler (pictured) will teach athree-day directing masterclass at the 31st Deauville American Film Festival in France.

Winkler, a four-time AcademyAward producing nominee who shared best picture honours for Rocky in 1977, has directing credits including De-Lovely, The Net, Guilty By Suspicion, Life As A House and Night And The City.

Winkler will include a Ron Howard tribute screeningof Cinderella Man as part of thefour-day course from Sept 6-9.

The masterclass is beingorganised on behalf of the Directors Guild of America in partnership with theFranco American Cultural Fund, the MPAA and the Writers Guild of America.

The 31st Deauville American FilmFestival runs from Sept 2-11.