Kevin Feige will be honored with the inaugural Marty & Leah Skylar Creative Visionary Award through the Ryman Arts Board to celebrate the Marvel exec’s creative vision and his ability to create relatable heroes through cinematic storytelling and visual effects.
“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,” Ryman Arts Board President Phil Hettema said. “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.”
The new award will be presented at the annual Ryman Arts event on November 7 at Majestic Downtown in Los Angeles. The event kicks off with a panel discussion with Black Panther writer Joe Robert Brown and director of photography Rachel Morrison about bringing Wakanda to the big screen, followed by a general admission awards program where Feige and other special guests will give speeches.
This honor is the latest recognition for Feige, who helped establish the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Marvel Studios and Disney. BAFTA and the Producers Guild of America will also honor Feige for his work producing the MCU films.