LOS ANGELES, CA (September 6, 2012) – OUTFEST, the world’s leading organization dedicated to showcasing, protecting and nurturing LGBT film imagery and artistry, announced today that it will honor award winning producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron at the 8th annual Legacy Awards. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 13th at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Zadan and Meron, the producing duo behind the screen and television hits CHICAGO, HAIRSPRAY and SMASH, and who have just been announced to produce the 85th Academy Awards, will be receiving the Visionary Award in recognition of their contribution to LGBT arts and media visibility.

Glee star Darren Criss, who starred in Zadan and Meron’s Broadway production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, will present the award to them.

The Legacy Awards serve as a fundraiser for the Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation, which is a collaboration between Outfest and the UCLA Film & Television Archive, and the only program in the world devoted to saving and preserving LGBT moving images.