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DOCUMENTARY THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2012 PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS

Friday, December 02, 2011  
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LOS ANGELES, CA (December 2, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture nominees that will advance in the voting process for the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards.

The nominated films, listed below in alphabetical order, are:

BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST 

BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK 

• PROJECT NIM 

SENNA

THE UNION

Producers Guild arbitrations for individual producer credit determination for all film and television categories are still underway. Television series nominations for the 2012 Producers Guild Awards will be announced December 7, 2011. All other nominations for the 2012 Producers Guild Award categories will be announced January 3, 2012, along with the individual producers.

All 2012 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on January 21, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This year, the Producers Guild will also award special honors to Steven Spielberg, Leslie Moonves, Don Mischer, and Stan Lee, among others. The 2012 Producers Guild Awards co-chairs are Michael Manheim and Paula Wagner.

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 Producers Guild has presaged the The Academy of Motion Picture’s choice.

To cover the 2012 Producers Guild Awards, a completed press credential application form MUST be received no later than Friday, January 13, 2012 to receive consideration. To request aProducers Guild Awards Credential application, please email Mackenzie.Smith@42West.net. All other PGA and PGA Awards media inquiries should be directed to Kelly Mullens at (310) 477- 4442 or KKMullens@42West.net or Brittany Geldmacher at (424) 901-8738 or Brittany.Geldmacher@42West.net.

About the Producers Guild of America

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 has over 4,750 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with health benefits, employment opportunities, the creation of fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as promoting sustainable production practices. Visit www.producersguild.org and www.pgagreen.org for more information.

Media Contacts:
Kelly Mullens 

42West
(310) 477-4442
kkmullens@42west.net

Brittany Geldmacher
42West
(424) 901-8738
brittany.geldmacher@42west.net