Prolific film and television producer
Bruckheimer will receive the award, announced Tuesday, at a tribute Dec. 12 at the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
He is the first producer to receive the honor. Past recipients include
"The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Jerry Bruckheimer as the 27th recipient of the American Cinematheque Award at our celebration this year," said Rick Nicita, Cinematheque chairman, in a statement Tuesday.
"Jerry's monumental accomplishments as producer of many of the most popular and iconic movies of all time, including 19 films that have grossed more than $100 million domestically, made him the obvious choice as the American Cinematheque's first producer honoree. His work ethnic is matched only by his determination to stay behind the scenes so the American Cinematheque is particularly thrilled to have Jerry accept the respect and congratulations that he deserves from the motion picture industry."
Last week, Bruckheimer made headlines when it was announced that he and the
But Bruckheimer's latest film, the costly
Among the series from Jerry Bruckheimer Television are the enormously success "
The American Cinematheque's gala provides funds for the nonprofit film exhibition organization's programs throughout the year as well as the operation of the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.