The Producers Guild of America (PGA) will honor Peter
Jackson, visual effects artist Joe Letteri and Weta Digital with the Producers
Guild’s 2014 Vanguard Award, which recognizes advancements in new media and
technology. It will be presented at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards
ceremony on January 19.
Jackson and Letteri‘s Oscar-winning visual effects
powerhouse Weta Digital includes in its resume the ongoing “Hobbit” trilogy, “The
Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Avatar” and “King Kong,” among many others.
Previous Vanguard recipients include James Cameron, Stan
Lee, George Lucas, John Lasseter, YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen,
and game designer Will Wright.