In San Sebastian to receive the festival’s highest honor, the Donostia career achievement award, American actor, producer and director Johnny Depp has announced his involvement in a new development fund for film and TV projects, headed by his own London-based IN.2 Films and Adolfo Blanco’s Contracorriente in Spain.
Depp is becoming something of a San Sebastian regular, having been at the festival in 2020 with “Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan,” directed by Julien Temple and produced by Depp, a long-time friend of MacGowan’s. This year, he was honored with the festival’s prestigious Donostia Award, the festival’s top honor given in recognition of his prolific career. At a pre-ceremony press conference, Depp reflected back on his three-plus decades in the industry, while avoiding questions about his ongoing legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard.
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