Los Angeles, CA (June 24, 2011) – At last night’s 37th Annual Saturn Awards, held in Burbank, CA, The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films recognized Electric Entertainment chairman and CEO Dean Devlin with the prestigious Dr. Donald A. Reed Founder’s Award to honor his many box office hits.
Devlin’s erstwhile writing and producing partner, acclaimed film director, screenwriter, and producer Roland Emmerich was on hand to present the award. Over the last twenty years, Devlin has co-written and produced some of the most successful feature films of all time. He co-wrote and produced (in collaboration with Emmerich) Stargate, Godzilla and Independence Day, which grossed over $800 million worldwide. The duo again joined forces to produce the Mel Gibson period drama, The Patriot, which Emmerich also directed. The Patriot was nominated for three Academy Awards. In television, Devlin currently Executive Produces “Leverage,” the action-packed TNT series starring Oscar®-winner Timothy Hutton.
The fourth season of “Leverage” premieres on TNT Sunday, June 26th at 9:00 PM. “Leverage” was also acknowledged at the Saturn Awards with four nominations, including Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series, Best Actor in Television (Timothy Hutton), and Best Supporting Actress in Television (Gina Bellman and Beth Riesgraf).
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