Film News Roundup: Gale Anne Hurd to Get Lifetime Achievement Award From Heartland Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

In today’s film news roundup, Gale Anne Hurd will be honored with a lifetime achievement award, Nicole Kidman’s “Destroyer” gets an AFI Fest screening, and the holiday romance “Mr. 365” starts production.

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The Heartland International Film Festival has selected “The Terminator” and “The Walking Dead” producer Gale Anne Hurd for its lifetime achievement award.

Heartland Film Festival’s director of film programming Greg Sorvig, said, “Gale Anne Hurd has cemented her place in film history as a creator and guiding force behind some of the most iconic genre works in film and television history. You could start and end the list with ‘The Terminator,’ ‘Aliens,’ and ‘The Walking Dead,’ but the fact that there is so much more beyond those two unforgettable films and that groundbreaking television series, speaks to her lasting impact on our film culture.”

Hurd will receive the award at AMC Castleton Square in Indianapolis and participate in a conversation about her career, preceding a screening of the Valerie Red-Horse Mohl’s documentary “Mankiller,” the third collaboration between Hurd and Mohl. Hurd successfully crowdfunded the project, enabling it to be produced. The film tells the life story of Wilma Mankiller, who overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first female principal chief in 1985.

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