|THE PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA IN ASSOCIATION WITH VARIETY HONORS THE 2010 “DIGITAL 25”|
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 23, 2010) – The Producers Guild of America has announced the 2010 "Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers,” an honor which recognizes individuals and teams that have made the most significant contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling over the past year. The recipients will be honored at an exclusive cocktail and dinner reception hosted by comedian Kevin Pollak, on the evening of Monday, October 18th, as part of the Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit at the Digital Hollywood Conference at the Loews Santa Monica.
The 2010 "Digital 25” were chosen by an Advisory Panel of esteemed experts in digital entertainment, which included CEO of Mahalo Jason Calacanis, Founder of MySpace Chris DeWolfe, President of AOL Media & Studios David Eun, President of Time Inc. Digital Lifestyle Group Paul Greenberg, GM of Microsoft Windows Live Worldwide Brian Hall, Director of Facebook Developer Network Ethan Beard, CEO of World Wide Biggies/Founder of Spike TV Albie Hecht, EVP of Global Digital Media Marvel Ira Rubenstein, President of Ogilvy Entertainment Doug Scott, CEO of the Webby Awards/CEO of Internet Week Neil Vogel and creator of "The Sims”/CEO of Stupid Fun Club Will Wright.
The "Digital 25” is a unique project by the Producers Guild of America in association with Variety that aims to give a much-deserved spotlight on those who have contributed the most important work in any (or all) of seven categories: Internet (Broadband), Interactive Television, Visual & Digital Effects, Console & PC (Multi-user online) Gaming, Home Entertainment and Mobile & Digital Animation. The 2010 "Digital 25” Committee includes Co-Chairs Shawn Gold and Marc Scarpa, as well as Alison Savitch, Mariana Danilovic and Joe Goodman.