PGA Announces Opening of Submissions for Digital-VIP
Thursday, August 9, 2012
New Program Honors Visionaries, Innovators and Producers of
LOS ANGELES (August 8, 2012) – The Producers Guild
of America announced today the opening of submissions for a new initiative and
gala awards event later this year – Digital V.I.P. – to honor nine "Visionaries,
Innovators and Producers” who have made significant contributions to the
advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling during the past year.
"During the past decade, the Producers
Guild has demonstrated a strong commitment to new media that is unique among
the major entertainment guilds,” said Shawn Gold and Marc Scarpa, Co-chairs of
Digital V.I.P. "In that spirit, we are proud to present our new ‘Digital V.I.P.’
program honoring visionaries, innovators and producers who have made
significant contributions to digital entertainment and storytelling.”
"The Producers Guild of America is home to the
leading creators of film, television and new media,” said Producers Guild
President Mark Gordon. "Producers are the engine at the heart of the
entertainment industry, and Digital V.I.P. honorees are the influential
decision-makers on the front lines of new media, gathering resources,
developing technologies, creating stories and making digital entertainment
Digital V.I.P. Selection Criteria
Visionaries – three recipients –
those who have brought forth new ideas about the creative application of
technology to advance storytelling across all media.
– three recipients – those who have developed new methods or technology that
enables the production of storytelling.
three recipients – those who have created content whose reach, execution and
influence has advanced the audience experience.
Membership in the Producers Guild
is not a requirement for eligibility.
Digital V.I.P. Nominations and
– Nominations open
September 4 –
Nominations must be submitted between
Wednesday, August 8 and 5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, September 4. Late submissions
will not be considered.
PGA members may submit nominations via
the Digital V.I.P. website at www.digital-vip.com.
Non-PGA members who are accredited
representatives of digital storytellers may submit nominations to Christopher
de Haan at email@example.com.
The Producers Guild Digital V.I.P. committee
will determine the honorees in conjunction with Producers Guild President Mark
Gordon and a distinguished list of Industry Advisory Board members.
Digital V.I.P Committee members
include: Co-chairs Shawn Gold, Marc Scarpa, and Chris Thomes (Producers Guild
National Board, Vice President of the Producers Guild New Media Council), in
addition to Laura Allen (New Media Council), Dina Benadon (Producers Guild
National Board, New Media Council), Bruce Cohen (Producers Guild National
Board, Producers Council), Jeffrey Lerner (Associate Producers Council) and
Michael Palmieri (New Media Council).
Industry Advisory Board members include
Jason Calacanis (Mahalo), Sharon Calahan (Pixar), Illeana Douglas (Producer,
Actress), Dick Glover (Funny or Die), Quincy Jones Jr. (QD3 Entertainment),
John Rubey (AEG) and Chris Williams (Maker Studios), among others.
Digital V.I.P. honorees will also be featured
as part of the Producers Guild Digital V.I.P. Speaker Series at Soho House in
Los Angeles which will run from November 2012 through June 2013.
For more information, please visit www.digital-vip.com or email digitalVIP@producersguild.org.
To become a sponsor, please contact Diane Salerno at 310.440.7804 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Producers Guild of
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
Producers Guild has more than 5,000 members who work together to protect and
improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with
employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits, promoting
fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as
other education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production
practices. Visit www.producersguild.org for more information.