Movie producer Jeffrey Katzenberg is set to become the first film executive to receive a National Arts Medal from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts.

The DreamWorks Animation executive, producer of franchises such as Shrek and Disney hits The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, is among the recipients for the National Medal of Arts for 2013.

Katzenberg becomes the only studio boss who is not a filmmaker to receive the honour, which Star Wars director George Lucas won last year (13).

Along with Katzenberg, other National Arts Medal recipients include musician Linda Ronstadt, documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles and choreographer Bill T. Jones.

The honourees will be given their medals during a ceremony at the White House on 28 July (14).