Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is set to be honoured for her Tv achievements at the upcoming Banff World Media Festival.

The former Seinfeld star, who now appears in the Emmy Award-winning political series Veep, will be presented with the first annual Variety Tv Impact Award during the Rockie Awards Gala in Alberta, Canada in June (09-12Jun13).

Explaining the festival's selection, executive director Ferne Cohen says, "Julia Louis-Dreyfus is synonymous with success, providing viewers with beloved characters in her iconic shows."

And the 52 year old can't wait for the ceremony, adding, "It is an honour to be chosen to be the inaugural recipient... I am looking forward to attending the festival with all the fancy people of the television industry."