Hollywood Film Awards Fetes Robert De Niro, Parts Ways With CBS, Goes Digital
by Nellie Andreeva
October 1, 2015 8:52am
The Hollywood Film Awards today announced two-time Oscar-winner Robert De Niro
as the recipient of this year’s Hollywood Career Achievement Award. The
ceremony, which has long been considered a kickoff of award season, was
televised for the first time last year under a multi-year
deal between dick clark prods. which owns a stake in the franchise, and
CBS. The awards show aired on the low-trafficked Friday night and drew
very modest ratings. The two sides have now parted ways. This
year’s Hollywood Film Awards will still be telecast with new media
distribution via digital platforms. Dick Clark Prods. is expected to
bring in a new TV partner in the future.
Founded by Carlos de Abreu 18 years ago, the Hollywood Film Awards
are known for de Abreu’s ability to attract A-list talent. This year’s
event, held Nov.1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel again is expected to be a
star-studded affair, with the year’s hottest comedy actress Amy Schumer
reportedly among those attending.
“The Hollywood Film Awards is an incredible brand, previewing some of
the biggest movies and stars of the year, while launching the award
season,” said Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions.
Robert De Niro is currently starring in Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Intern and will appear next in 20th Century Fox’s Joy, coming out December 25, 2015.
Past honorees of the “Hollywood Career Achievement Award” include
Glenn Close, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Keaton
and Robin Williams among others.
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