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KEY SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND NEW TV CATEGORIES FOR THE 2012 PGA AWARDS

Tuesday, July 19, 2011  
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23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards to once again recognize
10 Motion Pictures Nominees for its Darryl F. Zanuck Award

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 19, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America announced today its key submission deadlines for the 2012 Producers Guild Awards, along with the formation of additional television categories. The Guild also confirmed that it will continue to recognize 10 nominees for its Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures category. The 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Veteran producer and PGA board member Paula Wagner will once again chair this year’s event, along with producer Michael Manheim.

After an internal review led by PGA Vice President of TV Hayma "Screech” Washington, the Producers Guild Board of Directors recently approved the addition of several new competitive categories in order to better address the scope and diversity of work by reality and other specialty television and new media producers. Reality television programming will expand to honor three distinct categories: Non-Fiction, Competition and Live Entertainment/Talk. Additionally, national offerings in Sports, News, Children’s Programming and Web Series will also be recognized during the PGA Awards ceremony this year.

Competitive honors to be presented at the 2012 Producers Guild Awards include:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television
The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy
The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer Episodic Television – Drama
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment/Talk Television
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

Competitive honors to be announced at the 2012 Producers Guild Awards include:

The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Sports Program
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding News Program
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Children’s Program
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Web Series

Submission deadlines and other key dates for the 2012 Producers Guild Awards are as follows:


September 23, 2011Deadline for Notice of Producing Credits Form for Television Series and Specials (All Comedy, Drama, Non-Fiction, Competition and Live/Talk Television Programs. DOES NOT INCLUDE LONG-FORM TELEVISION)
September 30, 2011Eligibility Form Deadline for Television Series and Specials
October 7, 2011 Deadline for Notice of Producing Credits Form for Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
October 13, 2011 Eligibility Form Deadline for Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
October 21, 2011
Deadline for Notice of Producing Credits Form for Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
October 28, 2011Television Series and Web Series Nomination Polls Open
October 28, 2011Eligibility Form Deadline for Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
November 23, 2011Television Series and Specials Nomination Polls Close
November 28, 201 Deadline for Notice of Producing Credits Form for Long Form Television
December 2, 2011
Eligibility Form Deadline for Long Form Television
December 2, 2011
Producers Guild Awards Nominees are Announced for Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
December 5, 2011
Theatrical Motion Picture, Animated Theatrical Motion Picture and Long-Form Television Nomination Polls Open
November 23, 2011Television Series and Specials Nomination Polls Close
January 2, 2012 Theatrical Motion Picture, Animated Theatrical Motion Picture and Long-Form Television Nomination Polls Close
January 3, 2012Producers Guild Awards Nominees are Announced for All Categories; Final Polls Open
January 20, 2012
Final Polls Close
January 21, 20122012 PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS


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 KING’S SPEECH with its Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, marking the fourth consecutive year the PGA has presaged the The Academy of Motion Picture’s choice. The Producers Guild Awards have also honored such legendary producers as James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, Steven Bochco, Clint Eastwood, Sherry Lansing, Laura Ziskin, Scott Rudin, Robert Evans, Roger Corman and Lorne Michaels, among others.