The Method Fest Independent Film Festival will present Michael Madsen its 2007 Maverick Award for his "outstanding contribution to cinema, his commitment to independent film, and his versatility as an actor, producer, and writer." The award will be presented at the festival's Sneak Preview Party, Thursday, March 1. Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen, Madsen's sister, will make the presentation. The selection of films for the 9th annual The Method Fest will also be announced at the event. The 9th event is slated for March 29 – April 5 in Calabasas, CA. [Brian Brooks]