Paula Wagner to Produce 22nd Annual Producers Guild of America Awards
Thursday, August 5, 2010
2011 Producers Guild Awards Submission Deadlines Announced...
Los Angeles, CA (August 5, 2010) –The 22nd Annual Producers Guild of America Awards will be produced by veteran producer Paula Wagner, announced today by PGA Presidents Mark Gordon and Hawk Koch. This will be the first involvement with the Producers Guild Awards for Wagner. The 2011 Producers Guild Awards nominations will be announced on January 4th and the ceremony will be held January 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
"Paula is an innovative and dynamic producer with some of the most impressive credits in the business. She has tremendous respect and passion for the producing craft, and we’re thrilled she accepted our invitation to produce the 2011 Producers Guild Awards show,” said Gordon and Koch. "We’re confident that with her energy, efforts and vision the Producers Guild Awards will be better than ever.”
"It’s been my privilege to be a member of the producing community for nearly 20 years, and I’m honored to produce the 2011 Producers Guild Awards,” said Wagner. "I continue to be amazed by the producing talent in film, television and new media. I’m thrilled to help recognize this year’s most deserving creative storytellers and to celebrate the necessary art and vital craft of producing.”
In 1990 the PGA held the first-ever Golden Laurel Awards, which were renamed the Producers Guild Awards in 2002. Richard Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck took home the award for Best Produced Motion Picture for DRIVING MISS DAISY, establishing the Guild’s awards as a bellwether for the Oscars. Last year, the PGA awarded THE HURT LOCKER with its Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures. The film was also awarded Best Picture at the 2010 Academy Awards. The Producers Guild Awards have also honored such legendary producers as Steven Spielberg, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, Steven Bochco, Clint Eastwood, Sherry Lansing, Robert Evans, Roger Corman and Lorne Michaels, among others.
Wagner currently helms Chestnut Ridge Productions, developing and producing film, television, theater, and new media projects. She has worked in the top ranks of the entertainment industry as a talent agent, producer, and top studio executive. Wagner began her career at Creative Artists Agency where she spent 15 years representing some of Hollywood’s top actors, directors, and writers. In 1993, she moved on to producing and launched Cruise/Wagner Productions with her former CAA client Tom Cruise. For more than a decade, C/W produced countless critically-acclaimed films, including the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise, WITHOUT LIMITS, SHATTERED GLASS, NARC, THE OTHERS, VANILLA SKY, ELIZABETHTOWN, THE LAST SAMURAI, and ASK THE DUST as well as Steven Spielberg’s WAR OF THE WORLDS which Wagner executive produced. Wagner was coowner and CEO of United Artists Entertainment, LLC from 2006 to 2008.
Categories for the Producers Guild of America Awards include:
Submission requirements are available at www.producersguild.org. Key dates and submission deadlines for the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards include:
- The Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television—Comedy
- The Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television—Drama
- The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Non-Fiction Television
- The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Live Entertainment and Competition
- The David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television
- The Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures
- The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
- The Producers Guild of America Producer of the Year Award in Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
|September 23, 2010||Television Series and Non-Fiction Television Notice of Credits Form Deadline|
|September 30, 2010||Television Series and Non-Fiction Television Eligibility Form Deadline|
|October 1, 2010||Documentary Screener Submission Deadline|
|October 8, 2010||Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture Notice of Credits and Eligibility Form Deadline|
|October 11, 2010||Television Series and Non-Fiction Television Nomination Polls Open|
|October 29, 2010||Theatrical Motion Picture and Animated Theatrical Motion Picture Notice of Credits and Eligibility Form Deadline|
|November 8, 2010||Television Series and Non-Fiction Television Nomination Polls Close|
|December 3, 2010||Long-Form Television Notice of Credits and Eligibility Form Deadline|
|December 6, 2010||Theatrical Motion Picture, Animated Theatrical Motion Picture and Long-Form Television Nomination Polls Open|
|January 3, 2011||Theatrical Motion Picture, Animated Theatrical Motion Picture and Long-Form Television Nomination Polls Close|
|January 4, 2011||Producers Guild Awards Nominees Are Announced; Final Polls Open|
|January 21, 2011 ||Final Polls Close|
|January 22, 2011 ||Producers Guild of America Awards Ceremony|
About the Producers Guild of America & the Producers Guild Awards
The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The PGA represents over 4,300 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members health benefits, enforcing workplace labor laws, maintaining fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts. The PGA hosts important industry events including the annual Producers Guild Awards and the Produced By Conference. For more information, visit www.producersguild.org.