Al Pacino to Receive Honorary Award at L.A. Italia Festival

As part of the eighth annual Los Angeles, Italia-Film, Fashion and Arts Fest, renowned theater and film actor Al Pacino will be receiving the fest’s newest and highest honor: the Jack Valenti — L.A., Italia Legend Award.

Named after former MPAA president Jack Valenti, who helped pioneer the first movie ratings system, the award is set to be given each year to an Italian-American who “has made major contributions to the global motion pictures industry.”

Pacino will receive his award on Feb. 17 during the festival’s opening night ceremonies at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Jack Valenti’s daughter Courtenay, now a vice president of production at Warner Bros., will present the award.

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written by mark rozeman for paste magazine

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