Cameron to be feted by PGA

Posted by · 9:24 am · September 22nd, 2010

The press release, in part:

The Producers Guild of America (PGA)…announced today that the legendary Oscar award-winning producer, director, writer James Cameron will be honored with the 2011 Milestone Award. The award will be presented to Cameron at the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

The Milestone Award is the Guild’s highest honor that recognizes an individual (or team) who has made historic contributions to the entertainment industry. The Producers Guild has paid tribute to such luminaries as Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ron Howard & Brian Grazer, and Walt Disney, among others.

“James Cameron is an exceptionally talented producer—a true innovator with the rare combination of technical ingenuity and creative vision,” said Paula Wagner, Chair of the 2011 Producers Guild Awards. “Jim has continued to change the film landscape with his ability to deliver groundbreaking masterpieces that present audiences and the industry with unrivaled beauty, originality and impact.”

[Photo: 42 West]

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  • 1 9-22-2010 at 12:04 pm

    Loyal said...

    I hope this is soon followed by a production announcement for Avatar 2.

  • 2 9-22-2010 at 1:32 pm

    Kevin K said...

    T-minus 10 until the haters dogpile on this news for another chance to whine endlessly about their scary obsessive hate for Avatar.

  • 3 9-22-2010 at 1:44 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Kevin: Well, it’s been over four hours since the news was posted, and none have shown up yet. ;)

  • 4 9-22-2010 at 1:57 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    Regardless of how you feel about Avatar, this award is a no-brainer.

  • 5 9-22-2010 at 2:20 pm

    Kevin K said...

    Guy: I was jut being silly. Seen some hate on twitter though, so it’s out there nonetheless.

    Chad: For the first time in history, you and I are in total agreement :-)

  • 6 9-22-2010 at 4:16 pm

    Speaking English said...

    I guess they’ve realized how much of a mistake they made at last year’s awards. Good thing they’re making it up to him!

  • 7 9-22-2010 at 5:50 pm

    JTag said...

    That picture is the only time I’ve found a pic of Cameron sexy, so the PGA really is making it up to him. I thought I was alone in that sentiment and then saw that Steve Pond noticed, too: “And if the award isn’t enough to make things right with Cameron, maybe the entirely rugged and intense photo the PGA sent out with the announcement will help matters as well.”

  • 8 9-22-2010 at 7:00 pm

    Anna said...

    Ron Howard’s won this?

  • 9 9-22-2010 at 7:05 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Why not? Whatever one might think of him as a filmmaker, he’s a very accomplished producer in both TV and film.

  • 10 9-22-2010 at 7:37 pm

    Kevin K. said...

    Indeed. I think people are forgetting this is the PGA, not the DGA.

  • 11 9-23-2010 at 6:16 am

    ninja said...

    Well deserved and hopefully Nolan`s the next.