Los Angeles, CA, November 29, 2011 –The International Press Academy today announced that acclaimed director Peter Bogdanovich will receive the 2011 Auteur Award at this year’s 16th Annual Satellite Awards™ on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 in Beverly Hills, Calif. IPA defines “Auteur” as a filmmaker whose singular vision and unique artistic control over the elements of production give a personal and signature style to their films. Past recipients of the International Press Academy’s Auteur Award include: Alex Gibney, Roger Corman, Baz Luhrmann, Robert Altman, Julian Schnabel, and George Clooney.