At the home of
super-innovator and entrepreneur Elon Musk (PayPal, Tesla Motos, SpaceX), the
Producers Guild held an appropriately unique event honoring a range of
accomplishments throughout the world of digital entertainment.
Named the "Digital
V.I.P.” (V.I.P. = Visionaries, Innovators, and Producers), "the initiative’s goal
is to bring together and honor diverse storytellers from various disciplines. It fosters great conversations, " observes Digital V.I.P. Committee Co-Chair
Producers Guild VP
of New Media Chris Thomes emphasized that with such diversity thriving in
emerging media, the PGA’s objective is more complex than simply acknowledging
the producers of great content.
"There are also the visionaries and innovators that influence the
storytelling. Whether they be inspiring authors or developers of new social
platforms, these facilitators of digital entertainment are critical to giving
producers next-generation toolsets and new mindsets to craft the stories of
tomorrow,” said Thomes.
With an ambitious
and lofty objective, the Digital VIP delivered on its promise for a fun event
honoring and inspiring digital leaders. Digital V.I.P. Co-Chair Shawn Gold elaborates, "From TV and movie producers, to Internet pioneers, to the creators of the latest theme park
rides, conversations between the various disciplines of storytelling were
abundant. Acrobats, performance
artists, jugglers, marionettes and the top YouTube performers served as great
The Producers Guild would like to thank Mr. Musk for the venue and our Digital V.I.P. sponsors Final Draft, Real D, Champagne Devaux, Coca-Cola, Double Cross Vodka, Heineken, Hotel California Tequila, Les Deux Chats, and Poppies and Peonies Florist.
Photos by Alberto Rodriguez/Getty
See HERE for all the honorees.