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LOS ANGELES, CA (September 23, 2010) – The Producers Guild of America has announced the 2010 "Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers,” an honor which recognizes individuals and teams that have made the most significant contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling over the past year. The recipients will be honored at an exclusive cocktail and dinner reception hosted by comedian Kevin Pollak, on the evening of Monday, October 18th, as part of the Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit at the Digital Hollywood Conference at the Loews Santa Monica.

The 2010 "Digital 25” honorees, listed alphabetically by project then name:

  • Eddy Cue, Jonathan Ive and Steve Jobs for Apple: iPad

  • James Cameron and Jon Landau for AVATAR

  • Justin Day, Charles Hope, Mike Hudack, Dina Kaplan and Jared Klett of

  • Idan Cohen, Zach Klein and Avner Ronen of Boxee

  • Richard Rosenblatt of Demand Media

  • Andrew Adamson, Teresa Cheng, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Gina Shay and Aron Warner of Dreamworks: SHREK 3D

  • Erin Kanaley, Mark Zuckerberg and Randi Zuckerberg for Facebook Stories/The Social Graph/Facebook LIVE

  • Evan Cohen, Dennis Crowley, Harry Heymann and Naveen Selvadurai of Foursquare

  • Rishi Chandra and Vincent Dureau of Google TV

  • Josh Abramson, Barry Diller, Dae Mellencamp and Ricky Van Veen of IAC/Connected Ventures & Vimeo

  • Ron Yekutiel of Kaltura

  • Kevin Macdonald and Ridley Scott for LIFE IN A DAY

  • Max Haot of Livestream

  • Avichai Cohen of LiveU

  • Steve Ballmer, Todd Holmdahl, Alex Kipman, Don Mattrick and Kudo Tsunoda of Kinect

  • Robert Bowman of MLB Advanced Media

  • Reed Hastings of Netflix

  • Dan Konopka, Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind and Andy Ross of OK Go

  • Jay Fulcher, Sean Knapp and Bismarck Lepe of Ooyala

  • Brett Leonard for "PopFictionLife” FragFilms

  • Peter Anton, Rick Engdahl, Evan Greene and Paul Madeira of The Recording Academy:, Grammy 365, Grammy Live

  • John Ham and Brad Hunstable of Ustream

  • Erin McPherson and James Pitaro for Yahoo – The Upshot

  • Kelly DiGregorio, Salar Kamangar, Chris Maxcy and Kevin Yen for Youtube: Partner Grants

  • Mark Pincus of Zynga

The 2010 "Digital 25” were chosen by an Advisory Panel of esteemed experts in digital entertainment, which included CEO of Mahalo Jason Calacanis, Founder of MySpace Chris DeWolfe, President of AOL Media & Studios David Eun, President of Time Inc. Digital Lifestyle Group Paul Greenberg, GM of Microsoft Windows Live Worldwide Brian Hall, Director of Facebook Developer Network Ethan Beard, CEO of World Wide Biggies/Founder of Spike TV Albie Hecht, EVP of Global Digital Media Marvel Ira Rubenstein, President of Ogilvy Entertainment Doug Scott, CEO of the Webby Awards/CEO of Internet Week Neil Vogel and creator of "The Sims”/CEO of Stupid Fun Club Will Wright.

The "Digital 25” is a unique project by the Producers Guild of America in association with Variety that aims to give a much-deserved spotlight on those who have contributed the most important work in any (or all) of seven categories: Internet (Broadband), Interactive Television, Visual & Digital Effects, Console & PC (Multi-user online) Gaming, Home Entertainment and Mobile & Digital Animation. The 2010 "Digital 25” Committee includes Co-Chairs Shawn Gold and Marc Scarpa, as well as Alison Savitch, Mariana Danilovic and Joe Goodman.