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Jon Favreau Honored by EMA

2 Jul, 2007 By: Kyra Kudick

Jon Favreau in 2006's The Break Up

Actor, screenwriter and director Jon Favreau will receive the Independent Career Achievement Award July 17 from the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA).

The EMA will bestow the award during the Home Media Expo 2007 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.

“Favreau easily moves between big budget movies, independent films and television,” said Bo Andersen, president of EMA. “He exemplifies an artist who follows his passion for a variety of projects, making him the ideal recipient of our Independent Career Achievement Award.”

In 1996 Jon Favreau gained Hollywood prominence with Swingers, a film he starred in and wrote. Favreau's acting credits include roles in Very Bad Things (1998), Love & Sex (2000), The Replacements (2000), Daredevil (2003) and The Break-Up (2006). He also starred in, directed and produced a highly praised television series, “Dinner for Five” (2001–2005). His directorial works include Elf (2003) and Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005). Favreau recently wrapped principle photography on the film Iron Man, which is set for release next year.

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