|Remembering Laura Ziskin|
Laura Ziskin was everything a producer should be: passionate, smart, humane
and absolutely fearless. She fought against cancer the same way she fought
to get her movies made-with a dedication and perseverance that amazed
everyone around her. Her contributions to our Guild -- from her service
as a Board member, to her re-invention of our Awards show -- were simply
extraordinary. She was one of a kind.
- Producers Guild Co-Presidents Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon.
Laura Ziskin, producer of the Spider-Man franchise and co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer, died of breast cancer on Sunday, June 12th 2011. In January 2011, Laura Ziskin was honored by the Producers Guild of America with its Visionary Award.
Laura Ziskin received the David O. Selznick Award for Achievement in Theatrical Motion Pictures in 2005.