Actress-turned-movie mogul Sherry Lansing is to be honoured with a Hollywood award next month (Apr13) in recognition of her lengthy career and philanthropic efforts.

The 68 year old has been unveiled as the recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Israel Film Festival, which is held in California and showcases Israeli movie projects.

Meir Fenigstein, the festival founder and executive director, says, "It is such an honour for us to present Sherry Lansing with the IFF Lifetime Achievement Award. In Hollywood her leadership and accomplishments are unsurpassed. She is truly a great leader and continues to have a huge impact both personally and philanthropically on everyone's life she touches."

Lansing, who founded an organisation dedicated to cancer research, health and public education, will receive the honour during a ceremony in Beverly Hills on 18 April (13). Past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award include Kirk Douglas and producer Mike Medavoy.