Marie Cantin '70 will be honored by the Directors Guild of America at the 69th annual DGA Awards on February 4, 2017. She will receive the Frank Capra Achievement Award, which is given to an assistant director or unit production manager in recognition of career achievement in the industry and service to the guild.
"Since the moment she was elected to her first Guild post in 2003, Marie Cantin has been a staunch advocate and proud representative of her fellow Guild members who have also benefited tremendously from her unwavering commitment to education," DGA President Paris Barclay said in a news release. "We are thrilled to recognize her service and accomplishments."
A DGA member since 1988, Cantin has worked as a unit production manager and producer on a number of features, including Dante's Peak, Save The Last Dance, A Night At the Roxbury; and the film version of the Broadway play Torch Song Trilogy.
Cantin, who has lectured and taught film production at a number of universities, recently served as the associate dean of Thesis Production and Post Production at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles. She has spearheaded numerous educational initiatives as a guild officer.