The Plan B trio will accept the PGA’s 2015 Visionary Award at the 26th annual Producers Guild Awards on January 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
Plan B is being honored for producing film stories that have “breathed new life into some of the seminal—and in some cases, most painful—episodes of our shared history,” said the PGA. Their slate includes last year’s “12 Years a Slave,” which Plan B took all the way to the Best Picture Oscar, Emmy hit “The Normal Heart,” “The Tree of Life” and now Ava DuVernay’s Best Picture contender “Selma,” the late-breaking Martin Luther King Jr. biopic starring David Oyelowo. Though the film won’t hit select cities until December 25, with a wider release in January, it’s playing like gangbusters for the Academy.
Previous honorees include Illumination Entertainment founder Chris Meledandri, producer and humanitarian Russell Simmons and producer Laura Ziskin who in 2008 backed the Stand Up to Cancer campaign.
Also in January, Plan B will take the crime journo thriller “True Story,” starring Jonah Hill as disgraced NYT scribe Michael Finkel and James Franco as the killer who stole his identity, to Sundance.