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Producers Guild of America Honors Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, & Jeremy Kleiner’s Plan B Entertainment with the 2015 Visionary Award

brad-pitt-plan-b-dede-gardner-jeremy-kleinerLOS ANGELES (December 22, 2014) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that Plan B Entertainment will receive the 2015 Visionary Award. Partners Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleinerwill accept the award at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards on January 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

The Producers Guild Visionary Award recognizes television, film or new media producers for their unique or uplifting contributions to our culture through inspiring storytelling or performance. The Producers Guild 2015 Visionary Award is sponsored by Delta Air Lines.

Plan B Entertainment is being recognized with the Visionary Award for producing stories that have breathed new life into some of the seminal—and in some cases, most painful—episodes of our shared history. Plan B Entertainment receives this award on heels of their upcoming film, SELMA, adding to the company’s already impressive roster of critically acclaimed films such as 12 YEARS A SLAVE, HBO’S “The Normal Heart”, WORLD WAR Z, TREE OF LIFE and THE DEPARTED, among many others.

“For over a decade, Plan B Entertainment has inspired creativity and innovation in the entertainment industry,” said Producers Guild Awards Co-Chairs Todd Black (THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, THE EQUALIZER) and Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story”, “Glee”). “With critical and popular successes in both film and TV, Plan B continually breaks new artistic ground and stimulates necessary dialogue about our history and culture.  We look forward to being further enthralled and engaged by their work in the years to come, and are delighted to honor them with this year’s Visionary Award.”

Previous honorees include producer and founder of Illumination Entertainment Chis Meledandri, for his prolific work in animation; producer, entrepreneur and humanitarian Russell Simmons, for his dedication to philanthropy and work as a film and television producer;  producer Laura Ziskin, for her commitment to storytelling and her efforts organizing the 2008 and 2009 Stand Up To Cancer campaign and television specials; Jeff Skoll, for his work with Participant Media in creating films that inspire social action; and Joel Gallen, who produced the landmark post-9/11 telethon “America: A Tribute to Heroes.”

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 6,700 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.  For more information and the latest updates, please visit Producers Guild of America websites and follow on social media:

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