The Ryman Arts Board will honor Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige with the first Marty & Leah Sklar Creative Visionary Award.
Kevin Feige will receive the award in recognition of his creative vision and in honor of his ability to ability to use storytelling and visual effects to bring relatable heroes to audiences. Phil Hettema, Ryman Arts Board president and president and creative executive of the Hettema Group, made the following statement:
“The Ryman Arts Board established the Marty & Leah Sklar Creative Visionary Award to honor Marty’s memory and to celebrate the legacy of two amazing founders of our organization. We are thrilled that the first recipient of the award, Kevin Feige, embodies the aspiration of the award so completely. Kevin has reimagined an entire universe of storytelling and introduced us to thrilling new worlds through his creative leadership and vision.”
Kevin Feige will receive the award at the annual Ryman Arts event on November 7 at the Majestic Downtown in Los Angeles. The event will begin with a VIP reception and panel discussion with Marvel Studios’ Black Panther writer Joe Robert Cole and director of photography Rachel Morrison. The panel will be followed by general admission and the awards program. Feige and special guests will deliver speeches during the event.
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers 4 is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.