Date: 7th June 2001
Director GEORGE LUCAS is to be presented with one of the British film industry's top honours later this year (01).
The BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS (BAFTA) is to present the STAR WARS (1977) director with the STANLEY KUBRICK BRITANNIA AWARD for Excellence in Film.
The award is being dedicated to Lucas for his "support and sponsorship" of the British film industry.
The Los Angeles branch of Bafta will dedicate the award to the 57-year-old at a ceremony on 10 November (01).
The award, now in its 11th year, was renamed last year following the death of Kubrick, who himself won the award in 1999. Other notable winners include SIR MICHAEL CAINE, SIR PETER USTINOV and JAMES BOND producer Albert 'Cubby' Broccoli. STEVEN SPIELBERG is the current holder of the award. (NFA/WNWCCB)