Photo: Tony Renis, Alessandro Salem, Art Linson, Mark Canton, Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Allen Shapiro.


ISCHIA, ITALY, July xx, 2017 – The Board of the Ischia Arts Academy announced today that the iconic American producer Art Linson (“The Untouchables,” “Fight Club,” “Heat”) will receive an Ischia
‘Legend Award’ on July 9th at opening night ceremonies of the 15th annual Ischia Global Film & Music Festival.

“In the years since he produced his first motion picture, Art Linson has distinguished himself in Hollywood by developing scripts and stories that attract the highest caliber talent, resulting in some of the
most admired and successful motion pictures of the last four decades,” said Festival founder and producer Pascal Vicedomini and Festival honorary chair Mark Canton.

Linson's credits range from such commercial and critical hits as “The Untouchables,” for which Sean Connery won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar®, “Heat,” which starred Robert De Nero and Al Pacino,
“Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Dick Tracy,” “Car Wash,” and “Scrooge,” to unusual classics such as the double Academy Award-winning “Melvin and Howard” (Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Mary Steenburgen), the Brad Pitt and Edward Norton starrer “Fight Club,” “The Edge” with Anthony Hopkins, “Heist” starring Gene Hackman and “This Boy’s Life” starring De Niro and Leonardo Di Caprio.

In 2016 Linson wrote and produced the movie “The Comedian.” Starring De Niro and Leslie Mann it was directed by Taylor Hackford for Canton and Courtney Solomon’s Cinelou Films. Also last year he produced
“The Outsider,” a crime drama starring Oscar-winner Jared Leo.

From 2008 to 2014 Linson executive produced FX’s hit Golden Globe®-winning series, “Sons of Anarchy.”

The 2017 Festival, which takes place on this picturesque island off the coast of Naples from July 8-16, will include a week of major film premieres, socially-relevant symposia, music performances, a master
acting class and award ceremonies.

Presented under the auspices of the Ischia Arts Academy, the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest, is sponsored by Mibact-Dg Cinema and the Campania Region, in collaboration with ANICA, AMBI MEDIA GROUP, BNL-Group BNL-PARIBAS and the municipalities of the Green Island. The Festival’s Honorary Board is chaired by the American producer Mark Canton and includes Oscar-winners Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo
Schiavo, Paul Haggis, Bille August and Bobby Moresco amongst others.

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