Screen veteran Robert De Niro has been picked to receive a special award at the FIFTH DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA (DGA) HONOURS on 29 September (04) in New York City.

The DGA says it selected the MEET THE PARENTS star - founder of the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL - for excellence in his craft, outstanding contributions to American film culture and his positive impact on New York film-making.

Other award recipients will be announced at the end of the month (MAY04).

Past honourees include Martin Scorsese, Mike Nichols and Spike Lee.

11/05/2004 21:11