The Producers Guild of America announced today its key submission deadlines for the 2012 Producers Guild Awards, along with the formation of additional television categories. The Guild also confirmed that it will continue to recognize 10 nominees for its Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures category. The 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Veteran producer and PGA board member Paula Wagner will once again chair this year's event, along with producer Michael Manheim.
After an internal review led by PGA Vice President of TV Hayma "Screech" Washington, the Producers Guild Board of Directors recently approved the addition of several new competitive categories in order to better address the scope and diversity of work by reality and other specialty television and new media producers. Reality television programming will expand to honor three distinct categories: Non-Fiction, Competition and Live Entertainment/Talk. Additionally, national offerings in Sports, News, Children's Programming and Web Series will also be recognized during the PGA Awards ceremony this year.
Competitive honors to be presented at the 2012 Producers Guild Awards include:
-The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
-The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television
-The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television - Comedy
-The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer Episodic Television - Drama
-The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television
-The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television
-The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment/Talk Television
-The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
-The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures
Competitive honors to be announced at the 2012 Producers Guild Awards include:
-The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Sports Program
-The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding News Program
-The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Children's Program
-The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Web Series
Submission deadlines and other key dates for the 2012 Producers Guild Awards are as follows:
-August 26, 2011 Deadline for Notice of Producing Credits Form for Television Series and Specials (All Comedy, Drama, Non-Fiction, Competition and Live/Talk Television Programs. DOES NOT INCLUDE LONG-FORM TELEVISION)
-October 10, 2011 Television Series Nomination Polls Open
-October 21, 2011 Deadline for Notice of Producing Credits Form for Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
-November 7, 2011 Television Series and Specials Nomination Polls Close
-November 28, 2011 Deadline for Notice of Producing Credits Form for Long Form Television
-December 5, 2011 Theatrical Motion Picture, Animated Theatrical Motion Picture and Long-Form Television Nomination Polls Open
-January 2, 2012 Theatrical Motion Picture, Animated Theatrical Motion Picture and Long-Form Television Nomination Polls Close
-January 3, 2012 Producers Guild Awards Nominees are Announced for All Other Categories; Final Polls Open
-January 20, 2012 Final Polls Close
-January 21, 2012 2011 PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS
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 PGA has presaged the The Academy of Motion Picture's choice. The Producers Guild Awards have also honored such legendary producers as James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, Steven Bochco, Clint Eastwood, Sherry Lansing, Laura Ziskin, Scott Rudin, Robert Evans, Roger Corman and Lorne Michaels, among others.
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 4,500 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.