The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions will receive the 2014 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. The award will be presented to Wilson and Broccoli at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, January 19th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
"We're honored to be associated with the legendary David O. Selznick and delighted to be receiving this award along with its previous recipients," said Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
The Producers Guild of America's David O. Selznick Achievement Award recognizes a producer's outstanding body of work in motion pictures. The honor has a rich and distinguished history with past recipients including such legendary producers as Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, Clint Eastwood, Billy Wilder, Brian Grazer, Jerry Bruckheimer, Roger Corman, Laura Ziskin, Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg and last year's recipients Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.
"Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli are the driving force behind one of the most cherished franchises in the history of film," said PGA Awards Co-Chairs Lori McCreary (INVICTUS, "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman") and Michael De Luca (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, MONEYBALL, THE SOCIAL NETWORK). "Thanks to the consistency and steadfastness of their creative vision, generations of moviegoers have been able to share the adventures of one of our iconic heroes. We look forward to their continuing to bring thrilling exploits and cinematic masterpieces to audiences worldwide, and we are delighted to honor them with this year's David O. Selznick Achievement Award."
About EON Productions Limited
EON Productions Limited, owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family, is the UK based production company which produces the James Bond films. Led by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, they have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE and SKYFALL. Wilson, Broccoli and EON have also co-produced and co-financed several successful theatrical productions that have played in London's West End and on Broadway, including "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", "A Steady Rain", "Chariots of Fire", and the multiple Tony winning musical "Once". Wilson, Broccoli and EON are also involved in several independent film projects including executive producing A SILENT STORM starring Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough, directed by Corinna Villari-McFarlane.
About the Producers Guild of America (PGA)
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 Producers Guild has more than 5,800 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits, promoting fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production practices. Visit www.producersguild.org, www.pgagreen.org, www.pgadiversity.org for more information.