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All Nominations for 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards

Posted By Administration, Monday, January 5, 2015

Held in January, the Producers Guild Awards is a must-attend event for the industry, and represents a unique chance for PGA members to support their Guild and pay tribute to the best of their profession.  The 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel January 24, 2015.  See below for a complete list of Nominees and special honorees:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

  • American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    Producers: Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Robert Lorenz, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a., Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Peter Morgan, p.g.a.

  • Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
    Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

  • Boyhood (IFC Films)
    Producers: Richard Linklater, p.g.a., Cathleen Sutherland, p.g.a.

  • Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classics)
    Producers: Megan Ellison, p.g.a., Bennett Miller, p.g.a., Jon Kilik, p.g.a., 

  • Gone Girl (20th Century Fox)
    Producer: Ceán Chaffin, p.g.a.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
    Producers: Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson

  • The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)
    Producers: Nora Grossman, p.g.a., Ido Ostrowsky, p.g.a., Teddy Schwarzman, p.g.a.

  • Nightcrawler (Open Road Films)
    Producers: Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy

  • The Theory of Everything (Focus Features)
    Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten

  • Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classics)
    Producers: Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster

 

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:

  • Big Hero 6 (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
    Producer: Roy Conli, p.g.a.

  • The Book of Life (20th Century Fox)
    Producers: Guillermo del Toro, p.g.a., Brad Booker, p.g.a.

  • The Boxtrolls (Focus Features)
    Producers: David Bleiman Ichioka, p.g.a., Travis Knight, p.g.a.

  • How To Train Your Dragon 2 (20th Century Fox)
    Producer: Bonnie Arnold, p.g.a.

  • The LEGO Movie (Warner Bros. Pictures)
    Producer: Dan Lin, p.g.a.

 

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:

  • The Green Prince (Music Box Films)
    Producers: Nadav Schirman, John Battsek, Simon Chinn

  • Life Itself (Magnolia Pictures)
    Producers: Zak PiperSteve James, Garrett Basch 

  • Merchants of Doubt (Sony Pictures Classics)
    Producers: Robert Kenner, Melissa Robledo

  • Particle Fever (Abramorama/BOND 360)
    Producers: David E. Kaplan, Mark A. Levinson, Andrea Miller, Carla Solomon

  • Virunga (Netflix)
    Producers: Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara

 

The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television:

The Long-Form Television category encompasses both movies of the week and mini-series. 

  • American Horror Story: Coven & Freak Show (FX)
    Producers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto, Tim Minear, Jennifer Salt, James Wong, Brad Buecker, Alexis Martin Woodall, Joseph Incaprera, Robert M. Williams Jr.

  • Fargo (FX)
    Producers: Noah Hawley, Warren Littlefield, John Cameron, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Michael Frislev, Chad Oakes, Kim Todd, Adam Bernstein

  • The Normal Heart (HBO)
    Producers: Ryan Murphy, Dante Di Loreto, Jason Blum, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Mark Ruffalo, Scott Ferguson, Alexis Martin Woodall

  • The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (PBS)
    Producers: Paul Barnes, Pam Tubridy Baucom, Ken Burns

  • Sherlock (PBS)
    Producers: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Beryl Vertue, Sue Vertue

  

The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama:

  • Breaking Bad (AMC)
    Producers: Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Michelle MacLaren, Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Peter Gould, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett, Stewart A. Lyons, Diane Mercer, Bryan Cranston

  • Downton Abbey (PBS)
    Producers: Gareth Neame, Julian Fellowes, Liz Trubridge, Nigel Marchant

  • Game Of Thrones (HBO)
    Producers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield, Chris Newman, Greg Spence

  • House Of Cards (Netflix)
    Producers: Beau Willimon, David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Eric Roth, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Iain Paterson, David Manson

  • True Detective (HBO)
    Producers: Nic Pizzolatto, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Scott Stephens, Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey, Richard Brown, Steve Golin, Carol Cuddy

 

The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy:

  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
    Producers: Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro, Bill Prady, Faye Oshima Belyeu

  • Louie (FX)
    Producers: Louie C.K, M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky, Pamela Adlon, Vernon Chatman, Steven Wright, Adam Escott

  • Modern Family (ABC)
    Producers: Christopher Lloyd, Steven Levitan, Dan O'Shannon, Paul Corrigan, Brad Walsh, Bill Wrubel, Danny Zuker, Jeffrey Richman, Abraham Higginbotham, Ben Karlin, Elaine Ko, Megan Ganz, Jeff Morton, Chris Smirnoff, Sally Young

  • Orange Is The New Black (Netflix)
    Producers: Jenji Kohan, Gary Lennon, Lisa I. Vinnecour, Mark A. Burley, Michael Trim, Neri Kyle Tannenbaum, Sara Hess

  • Veep (HBO)
    Producers: Armando Iannucci, Christopher Godsick, Frank Rich, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Addison, Stephanie Laing

 

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television:

  • 30 For 30 (ESPN)
    Producers: Connor Schell, John Dahl, Bill Simmons, Erin Leyden, Andrew Billman

  • American Masters (PBS)
    Producers: Susan Lacy, Julie Sacks, Junko Tsunashima

  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)
    Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, Sandra Zweig

  • COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey (FOX/NatGeo)
    Producers: Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Mitchell Cannold, Brannon Braga, Jason Clark, Livia Hanich, Steve Holtzman

  • Shark Tank (ABC)
    Producers: Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill, Phil Gurin, Yun Lingner, Max Swedlow, Jim Roush, Bill Gaudsmith, Becky Blitz, Laura Roush
     

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television:

  • The Amazing Race (CBS)
    Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri, Mark Vertullo

  • Dancing With The Stars (ABC)
    Producers: Conrad Green, Joe Sungkur, Ashley Edens Shaffer

  • Project Runway (Lifetime)
    Producers: Jonathan Murray, Sara Rea, Desiree Gruber, Jane Cha Cutler, Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Teri Weideman

  • Top Chef (Bravo)
    Producers: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Casey Kriley, Hillary Olsen, Tara Sierner, Erica Ross, Doneen Arquines, Shealan Spencer

  • The Voice (NBC)
    Producers: John De Mol, Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Stijn Bakkers, Lee Metzger, Chad Hines, Kyra Thompson, Mike Yurchuk, Amanda Zucker, Jim Roush

 

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television:

  • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
    Producers: Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Jon Stewart, Meredith Bennett, Barry Julien, Emily Lazar, Richard Dahm, Tanya Michnevich Bracco, Paul Dinello, Matt Lappin

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
    Producers: Jimmy Kimmel, Jill Leiderman, Jason Schrift, Doug DeLuca, Erin Irwin, David Craig, Ken Crosby, Gary Greenberg, Molly McNearney, Tony Romero, Jennifer Sharron, Seth Weidner, Josh Weintraub

  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
    Producers: John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton

  • Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
    Producers: Bill Maher, Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Billy Martin, Dean Johnsen, Matt Wood

  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
    Producers: Lorne Michaels, Josh Lieb, Gavin Purcell, Jamie Granet Bederman, Rob Grabbe, Katie Hockmeyer, Jim Juvonen, Brian McDonald

 

The following programs were previously announced in late 2014. They were not vetted for producer eligibility this year, but winners in these categories will be announced at the official ceremony on January 24th:

The Award for Outstanding Sports Program:

  • 24/7 (HBO)

  • Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Atlanta Falcons (HBO)

  • Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals (HBO)

  • Inside: U.S. Soccer's March To Brazil (ESPN)

  • Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

 

The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program:

  • Dora The Explorer (Nickelodeon)

  • Sesame Street (PBS)

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon)

  • Toy Story OF TERROR! (ABC)

  • Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts Masterclass (HBO)

 

The Award for Outstanding Digital Series:

Special honors previously announced include:

Milestone Award

  • Jon Feltheimer

 

Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television

  • Mark Gordon

 

David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures

  • Gale Anne Hurd

 

Stanley Kramer Award

  • the HBO television motion picture The Normal Heart

 

Visionary Award

  • the production company Plan B Entertainment

 

Stay connected with the Producers Guild and the 26th annual Producers Guild Awards:

Websites: www.producersguild.orgwww.pgagreen.orgwww.pgadiversity.org, www.producersguildawards.com

Twitter: @ProducersGuild

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pga

Youtube: www.youtube.com/producersguild

Instagram: www.instagram.com/producersguild

Hashtag: #pgawards

 

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Producers Guild Honored at 2014 'Made In New York' Awards

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Representing the National Committees of the Producers Guild of America's Women’s Impact Network, PGA Diversity and PGA Green, the PGA East’s Lydia Dean Pilcher, Rachel Watanabe-Batton and Mari Jo Winkler were recognized by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner Cynthia Lopez of the NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment, at the 2014 Made in New York awards Monday night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Joining other honorees Steve Buscemi, Louis C.K., Neil Patrick Harris, Stanley Nelson, Rosie Perez, PGA member Jane Raab, Aaron Shapiro, and lifetime achievement award winner Albert Maysles, the evening celebrated New York City’s vibrant film and TV production industry.

PGA Leadership at the podium with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Photo by Terrence Jennings
Acceptance speech by Lydia Dean Pilcher

We are part of the Producers Guild of America, a non-profit trade group that represents the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. PGA East in New York represents 1500 producers of the national membership of 6500.

I’m here with Mari Jo Winkler and Rachel Watanabe-Batton and we are producers who recognize that we have a unique platform to reach people thru story-telling. Diversity, gender equality and sustainability are three key areas in which the Producers Guild strives to make a social impact within our industry.

But when we recognize the power of what we do and how much we can impact the status quo of our culture –we ask ourselves, who are we as an industry?

Are we diverse? Do we, as producers writers, directors, agents, studio executives, ---do we reflect the real world? What does it mean that a young girl today may have a greater chance to be an astronaut than a film director? And as Obama said to the UN after the Climate Change March in New York --"We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last to be able to do anything about it.”

Mari Jo and I were environmental activists alongside our professional careers as producers, when we realized , with the help of Al Gore, that we needed to look within our own industry and bring an awareness to the connection between carbon emissions and how we run our film and television productions. We piloted a project to develop a methodology for pro-actively greening sets and formed PGA Green. Over the years we forged a relationship with the six major studios that has yielded an incredibly valuable website- greenproductionguide.com – which has a vast array of tools and resources including our Best Practices, a downloadable carbon calculator, and a mobile app vendor guide.

Rachel chairs the PGA Diversity committee, along with Anadil Hossain who is in the house tonight--and we work together in the PGA Women’s Impact Network. Our campaign for gender equality is part of the PGA’s larger vision for diversity. Women are 51% of the population and yet we are under-represented on both sides of the camera.


Podium: Cynthia Lopez, Chirlane McCray, Bill de Blasio.
Front row: Albert Maysles, Mr. Maysles assistant, Rosie Perez, Neil -
Patrick Harris, Louis CK, Jane Raab.
Far row: Lydia Dean Pilcher, Rachel Watanabe-Batton, Mari Jo Winkler,
Aaron Shapiro, Steve Buscemi, Stanley Nelson.
- Photo by Emon Hassan
The exciting news is happening around the breakdown of traditional Hollywood as we know it, because the move to Television and digital platforms is opening up opportunities for female story-telling and diverse content. And this dovetails with the long term trends for the shifting US demographics. By 2040, the multicultural demographic segment will be equal in size to the white population.

While all of us recognize the power of our bully pulpit as producers - it's really an opportunity for us – and we represent 1500 producers in New York –to press for change within our own industry--- to influence the decision-makers and the storytellers that control the pulpit. That’s our responsibility.

And we want the film community to reflect our changing global landscape across race, gender, sexual orientation, class and ability.

Collaboration is an essential part of making any change happen. Our PGA East Chair, Peter Saraf and Director of PGA East, Mitzie Rothzeid, are a huge support for what we do.

We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Mayor de Blasio’s administration and his inspired leadership on these very issues. Chirlane has promised me we aren’t going to waste a minute! And Commissioner Cynthia Lopez, we are so excited. You have a long track record that celebrates independent vision. This is what we’ve been waiting for.

When you look at people mobilizing around issues historically, the arts and cultural communities are at the center of it all, and we’re proud to be in the center of it here in New York--with all of you.

Thank you!

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links for more on the Made In New York Awards:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/made-ny-awards-neil-patrick-748100

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2829661/Debbie-Harry-Neil-Patrick-Harris-attend-NY-Awards-ceremony.html    

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Producers Guild Awards: Television & Digital Series Nominations Ballots Now Available

Posted By Administration, Friday, October 31, 2014

Attention members, PGA Awards Television Series/Specials and Digital Series Nomination Polls Are Now Open!  Nomination ballots for television categories and Digital Series have been sent.   These ballots are open until November 24, 2014 at 5:00pm PST.  Check your email for a link to your personal ballot.

Only members with experience in television production (who are also active members current on their dues) vote for nominees in the television categories.  Only New Media Council members (who are also active members current on their dues) vote for nominees in the Digital Series category.

The entire PGA membership will vote on the final ballot, which will be made available in January.  Please contact the Producers Guild Awards administrators at awardsadmin@producersguild.org should you have any questions or problems.  Get more information on the 2015 Producers Guild Awards:  http://www.producersguild.org/?page=pga_awards

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Conference Press Breaks, Produced By: New York

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, October 28, 2014

President Emeritus Hawk Koch has a discussion with his long time friend and latest PGA member, Jake Gyllenhaal

The first ever Produced By New York was a resounding success.  Although you would have to be there to reap the full benefit of the Conference, it still provided more than its fair share of headlines that you can read online.  Below is a sampling of the press fallout from Produced By New York 2014.

Today: Darren Aronofsky Headed for TV?

http://www.todayonline.com/entertainment/darren-aronofsky-headed-tv

Variety: PGA Developing 'Toolkit' of Data to Combat 'Myths' About Female-Driven Films

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/pga-developing-toolkit-of-data-to-combat-myths-about-female-driven-films-1201339543/

Variety: Radius-TWC Chief on 'Citizenfour': 'It's Going to Get Heated'

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/radius-twc-chief-on-citizenfour-its-going-to-get-heated-1201339566/

IndieWire: Harvey Weinstein Defends Netflix's 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Deal

http://www.indiewire.com/article/harvey-weinstein-defends-netflixs-crouching-tiger-hidden-dragon-deal-20141027?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed

IndieWire: Jake Gyllenhaal on Why He Wanted to Produce and May Someday Direct

http://www.indiewire.com/article/jake-gyllenhaal-on-why-he-wanted-to-produce-and-may-someday-direct-20141027

IndieWire: Darren Aronofsky on What We Lose When Film Dies, How Storytelling is Changing and More

http://www.indiewire.com/article/what-we-lose-when-film-dies-how-storytelling-is-changing-and-more-from-darren-aronofsky-20141026

NY Daily News: Jake Gyllenhaal wants to direct like his filmmaker parents, 'searching' for the right movie

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/jake-gyllenhaal-direct-filmmaker-folks-article-1.1988521

Broadway World: Photo Flash: Harvey Weinstein, Darren Aronofsky, Jake Gyllenhaal and More at Producers Guild's Produced By: New York Conference

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Photo-Flash-Harvey-Weinstein-Darren-Aronofsky-Jake-Gyllenhaal-and-More-at-Producers-Guilds-PRODUCED-BY-NEW-YORK-Conference-20141026#

The Celebrity Cafe: Director Darren Aronofsky talks about the future of film and his thoughts on 'Noah'

http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2014/10/director-darren-aronofsky-talks-about-future-film-and-his-thoughts-noah

Variety: Harvey Weinstein: Netflix Is Winning Because It Has Vision

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/harvey-weinstein-netflix-is-winning-because-it-has-vision-1201339276/

Variety: Jake Gyllenhaal Will Direct When He Feels 'Presumptuous Enough'

http://variety.com/2014/film/news/jake-gyllenhaal-would-direct-when-he-feels-presumptuous-enough-1201339106/

IndieWire: James Schamus on the Future of Filmmaking (with Tips for Filmmakers)

http://www.indiewire.com/article/james-schamus-on-the-future-of-filmmaking-with-tips-for-filmmakers-20141027

The Knowledge: Weinstein: Are we using the producer credit correctly?

http://www.theknowledgeonline.com/the-knowledge-bulletin/post/2014/10/28/Weinstein-Are-we-using-the-producer-credit-correctly

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Top 10 Reasons I Haven't Yet Registered For Produced By: New York

Posted By Administration, Monday, October 20, 2014

Produced By: New York is less than a week away.  And while spaces are filling up fast, some of you have yet to pull the trigger.

So as is our tradition – and because we know you’ve all been waiting for it – it’s time to share the

TOP TEN REASONS I HAVEN’T YET REGISTERED FOR PRODUCED BY: NEW YORK

10.     I'd love to see the session on producing video games, but I have a really important Call of Duty mission that day.

9.      Penthouse shopping in the new 432 Park Avenue tower has been exhausting.

8.      I just don’t find Jake Gyllenhaal that attractive.

7.      I wanted to see the panel with Jenni Konner from GIRLS, but the L train doesn’t go to Columbus Circle.

6.      Cookie Monster doesn’t respect my gluten-free diet.

5.      Packing all that producing knowledge into one venue is a clear fire code violation.

4.      I’d consider registering for a conference hosted by HBO, but I already have my friend’s cousin’s parents’ login.

3.      Just not sure what to do with myself since Derek Jeter retired.

2.      I work in reality television.  They don’t let me out of the edit bay ‘til Monday night.

And the #1 reason I haven’t yet registered for PBNY…

1.      I already saw The Producers on Broadway… isn’t this the same thing?

 

Learn more and register for Produced By: New York by going to www.ProducedByConference.com

So what kind of information can you expect to find at Produced By: New York?  You'll hear about the latest trends in Film, Television, and New Media from the industry's foremost experts.  Check out the embedded playlist below for clips from previous Conferences in Los Angeles:

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