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Eligibility Rules Revised for the 2021 Producers Guild of America Awards

Tuesday, May 19, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrew Mahlmann
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In response to the nationwide closure of theatres, the PGA will adjust theatrical distribution requirements in the Darryl F. Zanuck Award category for the 2020-2021 season

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 19, 2020) -- The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today new eligibility guidelines for the 2021 Producers Guild Awards. In response to the closure of movie theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Producers Guild of America is temporarily adjusting its rules for eligibility for the Darryl  F. Zanuck award to accommodate films that may be forced to have initial nontheatrical public exhibition or distribution. As the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and other industry organizations have shifted their rules, the PGA will be permitting films initially made available on a commercial streaming or VOD service to qualify for awards eligibility. 

Producers Guild of America Presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher said, “Each year, the PGA has the privilege to honor outstanding achievements in our field and celebrate the inspiring producers behind them. The current realities mandate that we make the necessary adjustments so that every deserving producer has the opportunity for their hard work and excellence to be recognized.”

For further details, please consult the revised rules, which will be posted by the PGA in the coming weeks. All other eligibility requirements will remain in full force and effect until further notice. The PGA reserves the right to amend these rules at any time, including when theaters reopen in accordance with federal, state and local specified guidelines.