Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, writer- director Judd Apatow and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos were named Tuesday recipients of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Patron of the Artists Awards.
The awards honor people who are “champions of the arts” and whose efforts to foster creativity have “made a positive impact on the acting profession and the performing arts.”
The trio will be honored during the foundation’s celebration Nov. 9 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
“We are excited to pay tribute to three extraordinary people whose creative impact on the performing arts has produced ground-breaking opportunities for a world-wide community of artists,” SAG-AFTRA Foundation President JoBeth Williams said.
Previous recipients have included writer/director Lee Daniels, producer Megan Ellison and director Rob Marshall.