SOURCE: Art Directors Guild

July 10, 2007 18:27 ET

Production Designer Dante Ferretti to Receive Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Production Designer of the Year Award at Festival's 11th Annual Awards Presentation, Oct. 22

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - Academy Award-winning Production Designer Dante Ferretti will receive the Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Production Designer of the Year Award at the Festival's October 22 awards ceremony. His selection was determined for his "distinguished body of work" by a recommendation of the Council of the Art Directors Guild (ADG). Ferretti received his Oscar for the production design on "The Aviator" in 2005. Ferretti received another seven Academy Award nominations for his work on "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" (1988), "Hamlet" (1990), "The Age of Innocence" (1993), "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles" (1994), "Gangs of New York" (2002), and "Kundun" (1997) for which he received two nominations: Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.

The award will be presented to Ferretti during the Festival's black-tie awards ceremony banquet before a gathering of 1,200 industry and guild executives, stars, celebrities, filmmakers and media, from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Previous recipients of the Festival's Production Designer honors are Stuart Craig, William Creber, Robert Boyle, Henry Bumstead, Grant Major, Harold Michelson and John Myhre.

Ferretti recently served as Production Designer on DreamWorks' upcoming "Sweeney Todd." He has won three British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) for "The Aviator," "Interview with the Vampire," and "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen." He has been nominated for three Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards for his work on "The Aviator," "Gangs of New York," and "Titus" (1999). Ferretti's additional credits for production design include: "The Black Dahlia" (2006), "Cold Mountain" (2003), "Meet Joe Black" (1998), and "Casino" (1995).

NOTE TO MEDIA: A photo image of Dante Ferretti is available electronically by contacting Jennifer Coyne-Hoerle at 818/760-8995 or

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