Jerry Bruckheimer is set to become the first producer to receive the 27th American Cinematheque award.

The Top Gun filmmaker will be feted at a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on 12 December (13) .

American Cinematheque Chairman Rick Nicita, says, "Jerry's monumental accomplishments as producer of many of the most popular and iconic movies of all time... made him an obvious choice as the American Cinematheque's first producer honoree."

Bruckheimer was the unanimous choice of the Cinematheque Board of Directors selection committee to receive the accolade, which is given annually to filmmakers who are committed to making significant contributions to the art of the motion picture.