“Jay has invited us to think and laugh as a storyteller and filmmaker,” said CAS President Mark Ulano, who worked with Roach on Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery. “As a director, writer and producer, Jay is a proven triple talent in the entertainment world, and we are honored to present him with the CAS Filmmaker Award.”
Roach won Emmys for both directing and producing the HBO telefilms Recount (2008) and Game Change (2012). He is the director of Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo, one of Hollywood’s blacklisted screenwriters in the 1940s. Roach’s other feature directing credits include Meet The Parents, Meet The Fockers, the Austin Powers trilogy and The Campaign.
Along with directing, Roach has produced movies including 50 First Dates, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, Borat and Little Fockers. His latest film as a producer, Sisters, stars Amy Poehler and Tina Fey as siblings who throw one last house party before their parents sell their childhood home.
Roach will be the 11th CAS Filmmaker Honoree, following Quentin Tarantino, Gil Cates, Bill Condon, Paul Mazursky, Henry Selick, Taylor Hackford, Rob Marshall, Jonathan Demme, Edward Zwick and Richard Linklater.