The award, named for the director of “Inherit the Wind,” “The Defiant Ones,” and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” was established in 2002 to honor a production, producer, or other individual whose achievement or
contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social
“The Hunting Ground,” Dick and Ziering’s second collaboration, continues their work in “The Invisible War,” focusing on the stories of sexual assault survivors as well as statistics in order to bring attention to the pain and suffering caused by institutional negligence. The controversial documentary, which aired on CNN last month—despite threats of legal action by an attorney for Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Jameis Winston, who is accused of rape by one of the film’s subjects—joins the likes of “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Fruitvale Station,” and last year’s winner, “The Normal Heart,” in receiving the prize.
The Stanley Kramer Award is determined by a seven-person committee
appointed by the PGA’s Board of Directors, and operates independently of the
Producers Guild Awards committee and the PGA staff. The award will be presented at the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards
ceremony on Saturday, January 23, in Los Angeles.