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Scorsese gets US production gong

Martin Scorsese is to receive the Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild.

The Oscar-winning director will be presented with the gong at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards on February 8, reported Variety.

Martin, who won the Academy Award for best director for The Departed, will also be feted for launching the Film Foundation and the World Cinema Project, two non-profit organisations dedicated to the preservation, restoration and protection of film.

The 71-year-old filmmaker, who has been nominated for eight Oscars, follows in the footsteps of former winners Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty, Terry Gilliam, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Zhang Yimou.

The production designers behind the James Bond films franchise and the Harry Potter movies have also won the Cinematic Imagery award.

Oscar-winning production designer and art director Rick Carter, who has worked on Forrest Gump, Avatar and Lincoln, will be honoured with the lifetime achievement award, while Robert Clatworthy, Harper Goff and and J Michael Riva will be inducted into the organisation's hall of fame.

The ceremony, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood, will be hosted by comedian Owen Benjamin.

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