industry news

The Latest Industry News for the Exciting World of Production.

Creative Handbook puts together a bi-monthly newsletter featuring up-to-date information on events, news and industry changes.


By: Maureen Dooling | March 1, 2012

The Producers Guild of America is proud to honor producer Laura Ziskin with a Walk-A-Thon benefitting the organization she co-founded, Stand Up To Cancer, and the PGA Foundation. The Walk-A-Thon is a tribute to her work in our industry and her humanitarian efforts in working to shape a patient-centric vision for cancer treatment. The walk will be held on March 3rd, Laura's birthday. It will be an opportunity to remember, an opportunity to give and most of all an opportunity to celebrate an individual who had an enormous impact on our industry and our Guild.

The walk is open to all Guild members and the general public.

Date: March 3, 2012

Location: Cheviot Park (at Motor and Pico)

Time: Registration begins at 9AM and the walk will begin at 10AM.

Registration Fee: Registering for the walk is $35, but you may donate additional amounts if you wish.


About Laura Ziskin
Laura Ziskin, a legendary film producer who passed away from breast cancer in June 2011 after living courageously with the disease for seven years, was also a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer. As the only cancer survivor on the initiative's lay Executive Leadership Council, Laura played a key role in shaping SU2C's patient-centric vision. Additionally, she executive produced the landmark 2008 and 2010 Stand Up To Cancer fundraising broadcasts, and created numerous public awareness spots for SU2C.. Film credits from her trail-blazing 35-year career include What About Bob?, The Doctor, No Way Out, Pretty Woman, To Die For and As Good As It Gets. As the founding President of Fox 2000, she shepherded such films as The Thin Red Line, Fight Club, Soul Food, and Courage Under Fire. In 2002, Laura became the first woman to solo executive produce the Academy Awards. She held that position again in 2007, producing the first-ever "Green" Oscars ceremony. She also produced t hree Spider-Man features, the last of which became the highest-grossing film in Sony's history. At the time of her death, she was at work on a fourth, The Amazing Spider-Man. Laura was awarded The Producers Guild of America's 2011 Visionary Award for her work as a film producer and her humanitarian efforts in the fight against cancer.

Join us an show your support and appreciation to a the work and advocacy of an amazing person!

No Comments