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Martin Landau To Receive Lifetime Award From IFF

Martin Landau

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau will be honored with the 2013 IFF Career Achievement Award at the 27th Opening Night Gala of the Israel Film Festival on Thursday, April 18 at the Writers Guild Theater on Doheny Drive.

The festival will run through May 2 and showcase 30 new Israeli films including features, documentaries, and student shorts. Screenings will be at Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills and the Laemmle Town Center in Encino.

Landau, whose career has spanned six decades, received the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Tim Burton’s Ed Wood and was nominated for Francis Ford Coppola’s Tucker and Woody Allen’s Crimes And Misdemeanors.

His credits also include Pork Chop Hill, North By Northwest, Cleopatra and The Aryan Couple. He has received six Emmy nominations including two for guest appearances on Without A Trace and Entourage.  These followed his hit television series Mission:  Impossible.

Past recipients of the IFF award include Richard Dreyfuss and Bob Balaban.

“Martin Landau is one of the longest working, most highly regarded actors in the industry. For more than 60 years, he has exemplified the best of Hollywood to audiences around the world,” said Meir Fenigstein, Israel Film Festival Festival founder/executive director.

As previously announced, Sherry Lansing receives the Lifetime Achievement Award and The Ballad Of The Weeping Spring, will have its West Coast premiere as the festival’s opening night film that evening

The festival is the largest showcase of Israeli films in the U.S. It has presented more than 800 feature films, documentaries, television dramas, animation and short films to more than 900,000 filmgoers.

It is produced by IsraFest Foundation, Inc., a non-profit created in 1982. The Chairman is Rick Feldman with honorary co-chairs being Ryan Kavanaugh and Arnon Milchan.

For tickets, call 877-966-5566 or visit www.IsraelFilmFestival.com.

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