CARL GOTTLIEB acted in the original M.A.S.H., directed Ringo Starr in CAVEMAN, worked with Steven Spielberg as co-writer of the screenplay for JAWS, co-created the story and script for “The Jerk” with Steve Martin (celebrating its 35th anniversary), and wrote what The New York Times described as one of Richard Pryor’s best screen works, “Which Way Is Up”. Additional screenwriting credits include “Caveman”, “Jaws 2″, “Jaws 3D”, and Dr. Detroit. Gottlieb also directed a Steve Martin short film, “The Absent-Minded Waiter” nominated for an Academy Award, won an Independent Spirit Award in 2007 and was nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for JAWS. He’s won an Emmy for his writing on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and a Clio for his work as a voice-over actor. His books have appeared on the NY Times and other national best-seller lists, and he’s taught screenwriting at the Columbia University in New York, the American Film Institute, the University of Miami’s School of Communications, and the School of Cinema & Television at USC. Gottlieb is a voting member of the Writers Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the Writers Guild of America West. In 2010, the Writers Guild honored him with the Morgan Cox Award, in recognition of his decades of service to the WGA and the community of writers.
Lou was only 21 when he won his first Mr. Universe title, a Guinness Book record that stands to this day. At age 22 he won again, and remains the only person to win consecutive titles! Lou carried the world of bodybuilding to new heights and himself to superstardom with the film documentary, Pumping Iron, which chronicled the fabled exploits of the youngest and only person to ever become Mr. Universe twice in a row. In less than a year after Pumping Iron, Lou became a cult legend as the title character of the hit show The Incredible Hulk. Other TV credits include “The King Of Queens”, “My Wife and Kids” and did the voice of The Hulk in the animated series “The Incredible Hulk”. Lou has starred in over fifty feature films including “I Love You Man”, “Cage”, ”Cage II”, “All’s Fair”, “Seven Magnificent Gladiators”, “Godson”, “Hercules”, ”The Adventures of Hercules” and in the MARVEL Superhero feature films, “The Avengers”, “The Hulk”, “The Incredible Hulk” and the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Lou recently released his autobiography, “My Incredible Life as the Hulk”. Lou also completed the training program and became a “Deputy” for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. In addition, Lou is regularly invited by universities, corporate executives, and numerous other major event holders to give motivational and inspiring speeches all over the world. We are proud to honor Lou Ferrigno with this years “Diversity Award” as a spokesman and advocate for the deaf.
STAN WINSTON (1946 – 2008)
Stan came to Hollywood in 1969 as an aspiring actor. While waiting for his big break, and with a young family to support, Winston began working as an apprentice makeup artist under the head of the Disney Studios makeup department, Robert J. Schiffer. While at Disney, that fascination became a passion and Winston found himself with a new career. Over the next 40 years, Stan Winston led his team of modern-day Renaissance artists as they created one iconic character after another, from Aliens to Predators, Terminators to T-Rexes, Iron Men to Avatars. In return, Winston received ten Academy Award® nominations and won four. He is one of three effects artists in Hollywood history to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. One of the preeminent pioneers in modern creature effects history, Stan Winston believed in the “Hybrid” approach – combining robotics, digitally-enhanced makeups, sophisticated puppetry, and CGI, to create fantasy characters that defied the imagination, and truly lived. In addition to his effects work, Winston directed three films, “Pumpkinhead”, “A Gnome Named Gnorm”, and “T2 3-D; Battle Across Time”. In his private life, Winston was a dedicated family man, advocate of education, and philanthropist who sat on the board of directors of Free Arts for Abused Children. We are proud to posthumously Honor Stan Winston and present the “Visionary Award” to his son Matt who is continuing his great work in the field of FX.