Director James Cameron Being Hailed a ‘Modern Master’

James Cameron, the acclaimed director of big-screen epics such as 'The Terminator,' 'Titanic' and the upcoming 'Avatar,' is set to collect the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's highest honor.

Cameron will receive The Lucky Brand™ Modern Master Award at the 25th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF). The tribute will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the historic Arlington Theatre.

"James Cameron is one of the most visceral storytellers working in cinema today and ‘Avatar’ is one of the most ambitious projects ever," says SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. "Because of his high aspirations and film achievements, James Cameron is not only the perfect Modern Master for our 25th anniversary, but one for the ages."

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