Phil Robinson to produce Governors Awards for motion pictures academy
Phil Robinson, the writer/director of "Field of Dreams" who served as a credited writer for the 2009 Oscars, will produce the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science's Governors Awards, set for Nov. 12. The third annual non-televised awards show pays tribute to the recipients of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Robinson will produce the show with Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare of Don Mischer Productions. Honorees for the night will be selected at a special meeting of the Board of Governors in late August.
Robinson received an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay for "Field of Dreams." His other credits include "Sneakers" and "The Sum of All Fears." Robinson serves on the academy's Board of Governors and since 2007 has chaired the academy's International Outreach Committee.
-- Nicole Sperling