Mehta, Smith named to Glenn Gould Prize jury
Director Deepa Mehta poses for photographs on he red carpet for the new movie " Midnight's Children" during the 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Mehta's latest film will open up the Vancouver International Film Festival this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:28PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:29PM EST
TORONTO -- Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, American poet and rocker Patti Smith and British actor Alan Rickman are among the artists who have been named to the jury for the 10th Glenn Gould Prize.
The $50,000 award is awarded biennially to a living individual for a lifetime contribution to the arts.
Other jurors include Montreux Jazz Festival general manager Claude Nobs, Hong Kong arts philanthropist David Tang and opera tenor Rolando Villazon.
This year's winner will be announced at a news conference on Feb. 21 at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
Past laureates include Leonard Cohen, Yo-Yo Ma and Oscar Peterson.
"The jury's formidable task is to select a laureate whose life's work manifests the values of innovation, inspiration and transformation," said Glenn Gould Foundation executive director Brian Levine in a statement.