Producers Guild of America Names Michelle Byrd Managing Director, PGA East

LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2017) – The Producers Guild of America’s (PGA) National Board of Directors announced today the hiring of Michelle Byrd as Managing Director, PGA East, expanding the current staff with a newly created position. She was appointed after an extensive search led by PGA East Chairs William Horberg and Kay Rothman, and […]

Ava DuVernay, The 13th

PGA Announces Damien Chazelle, Ava DuVernay, Jordan Peele, Oprah Winfrey and More for 9th Annual Produced by Conference

Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES (March 23, 2017) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today initial headlining sessions for its 9th annual Produced By Conference (PBC) in Los Angeles, which include “360 Profile: 21 Laps Entertainment” with company Founder Shawn Levy, and principals Dan Cohen and Dan Levine; “Conversation With: Damien Chazelle”; […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 26: DGA, PGA and Top 10 of 2016

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

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2017 PGA Documentary Film Nominees Announced

The Spirit Awards weren’t the only ones announcing nominees today. The Producers Guild of America announced its nominees for Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures today. The nominees are: “O.J.: Made in America” (Ezra Edelman) “Tower” (Keith Maitland) “Life, Animated” (Roger Ross Williams) “Dancer” (Steven Cantor) “The Eagle Huntress” (Otto Bell) It was an excellent year for documentaries. […]

‘The Big Short’ Wins Producers Guild of America, First Win for Paramount Pictures Since ‘Forrest Gump’

LOS ANGELES (January 23, 2016) – Tonight the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture, television, and new media productions at the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The Jerry Seinfeld-created web series, “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” won the Producers Guild […]

Producers Guild of America Nominations – ‘Ex Machina’ and ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Pop Up!

LOS ANGELES (January 5, 2016) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture, long-form television, digital series, sports programs and additional television nominations for the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The categories include: The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures; The Award for Outstanding Producer of […]

Producers Guild Awards Nominees for Television Series/Specials – Love for ‘Inside Amy Schumer’

LOS ANGELES (December 8, 2015) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today its Television Series/Specials nominees that will advance in the voting process for the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards.  All other nominations will be announced on January 5, 2016.  All 2016 Producers Guild Award winners will be presented on Saturday, January 23, […]

‘Birdman’ and ‘Life Itself’ Win Producers Guild of America Awards

LOS ANGELES (January 24, 2015) – Tonight the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture, television, and new media productions at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The Jerry Seinfeld-created web series, “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” won the Producers Guild […]

2015 PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS NOMINEES FOR DOCUMENTARY MOTION PICTURES, TELEVISION SERIES/SPECIALS AND DIGITAL SERIES

LOS ANGELES (December 1, 2015) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today its Documentary Motion Pictures, Television Series/Specials, and Digital Series nominees that will advance in the voting process for the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards. All other nominations and the names of the eligible producers for the Award for Outstanding Producer of […]

PGA Awards Date Set for Next Year

The Producers Guild of America announced today that the 26th annual PGA Awards for next year will take place on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The PGA honors producers in film, television and New Media in the U.S. The PGA’s membership includes over 4,700 members of the […]

Around the Circuit: January 19 – January 25

The madness ceases to stop! Last Sunday, we witnessed an unprecedented and seemingly impossible event: two films tied for the top PGA prize — Gravity and 12 Years a Slave — which marked the first time that has ever happened in the guild awards’ 25-year history. Things became a little clearer yesterday when Gravity cake-walked […]

Producers Guild of America Announcing

WINNERS being announced. Best Picture – *TIE* GRAVITY & 12 YEARS A SLAVE Television Drama – “Breaking Bad” Documentary Feature – We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks Longform TV Program – “Behind the Candelabra” Digital Series – Wired: What’s Inside Children’s Television Award – Sesame Street Non-Fiction Television – Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Best […]

Producers Guild of America – What Will Win?

The Producers Guild of America will announce their winners today.  Rather than go into a long-winded pro and con of each nominee, I’m thinking simply put, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave will win, making history.  Next in line is Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, with a massive box office and lots of industry respect, could be […]

Producers Guild of America Announces Nominations – ‘Blue Jasmine’ and ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Get Boost

The Producers Guild of America announce their nominations today for film, animation, and television.  Getting a huge boost today was Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” and Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Dallas Buyers Club” which both received nominations.  Also included among their ten nominees were Paul Greengrass’ “Captain Phillips” and John Lee Hancock’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” both of which […]

Documentary Motion Picture Nominations for Producers Guild of America Announced!

Big boosts for We Steal Secrets and A Place at the Table. Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES (November 26, 2013) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today, the Documentary Motion Picture nominees that will advance in the voting process for the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The nominated films, listed below in alphabetical order, […]

PGA to Honor Chuck Lorre With Their Acievement in Television Award

Here is the official statement from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) as far as their plans to honor producer Chuck Lorre: LOS ANGELES, CA (October 23, 2013) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that prolific producer Chuck Lorre will be honored with the 2014 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television. The award […]

The Unprecedented Nature of ‘Argo’

I was speaking with some of my writers recently about who and what could be winning Best Picture and the subject came up about Argo.  With Argo winning Best Picture and Director at the Critics Choice Movie Awards and Golden Globes, Ben Affleck’s film is in a position to make unprecedented history and I’m not […]

Producers Guild of America Predictions

The Producers Guild of America will announce their winner tomorrow.  Speaking with Staff Writer Mark Johnson yesterday, he affectionately told me that this weekend will probably just confuse us even more.  I’m scared to agree. With ten nominees: Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild Django Unchained Les Miserables Life of Pi Lincoln Moonrise Kingdom Silver Linings […]

Producers Guild of America Announces – ‘Moonrise’ and ‘Skyfall’ make the cut!

The PGA has been announced.  Notable omissions include Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master.  Big boosts for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and Sam Mendes’ Skyfall.  Also, ParaNorman gets a boost under Animated Feature.  Check out the full list and part of the press release below: The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion […]

Producers Guild Opens New Digital V.I.P. Program to Honor Visionaries, Innovators

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced the opening of submissions for their new Digital V.I.P. program. Check out the official press release: LOS ANGELES (August 8, 2012) – The Producers Guild of America announced today the opening of submissions for a new initiative and gala awards event later this year – Digital V.I.P. […]

AMPAS President Hawk Koch Temporarily Stepping Down as PGA President

Following the recent news of Hawk Koch’s election as President of AMPAS, it isn’t a big surprise to see him step down from his role of President of the Producers Guild of America. Here is the official statement The Awards Circuit received on the matter: “In light of Hawk Koch’s new position as the President […]

The PGA honors ‘The Artist’ as Best Picture of the Year!

Yes, the Producers Guild of America had its awards last night, and predictably The Artist took home the top prize, setting it up for likely Oscar glory. Here are all the winners: Theatrical Feature: The Artist Animated Feature: The Adventures of Tintin TV Drama: Boardwalk Empire TV Longform: Downton Abbey TV Comedy: Modern Family TV […]

Producers Guild of America Nominees

Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures: THE ARTIST Producer: Thomas Langmann BRIDESMAIDS Producers: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townsend THE DESCENDANTS Producers: Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO Producers: Ceán Chaffin, Scott Rudin THE HELP Producers: Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Brunson Green HUGO […]

Producers Guild of America Predictions

Short and sweet: The Artist Bridesmaids The Descendants Drive Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 The Help Hugo Midnight in Paris Moneyball War Horse “Bridesmaids” is a curve ball but I think it’s making some ground.  My one alternate is “The Tree of Life” but I don’t think enough votes will make it […]

TELEVISION SERIES NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2012 PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS

Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA (December 7, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the Television Series nominees that will advance in the voting process for the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards. The television nominees, listed below in alphabetical order, are as follows: The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer […]

Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture Nominations for the 2012 PGA!

Read the press release: LOS ANGELES, CA (December 2, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture nominees that will advance in the voting process for the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards. The nominated films, listed below in alphabetical order, are: BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF […]

PGA to Honor STAN LEE with 2012 VANGUARD AWARD

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 9, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that internationally acclaimed comic book legend Stan Lee will receive the Producers Guild’s 2012 Vanguard Award. The award will be presented to Lee at the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 21st at the Beverly Hilton Hotel […]

PGA to Honor DON MISCHER w/ 2012 NORMAN LEAR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in Television!

Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA (October 31, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that award-winning live event producer and director Don Mischer will be honored with the 2012 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television. This will be the first time the Producers Guild has honored a live television producer […]

PGA to honor Spielberg with the David O. Selznick Award!

Yes, the PGA announced that the Beard himself will be the one to be honored this year with the prestigious award.  I think it’s a fine selection, and perhaps a timely one as well, considering that he’s got 2 films in contention this year (War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin for those just joining […]