George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy might be honored with the Milestone Award from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) on the upcoming 2022 ceremony, acknowledging their contributions to the movie trade each individually and collectively by Lucasfilm. The duo will settle for the glory on the thirty third Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, March 19, 2022 on the Fairmont Century Plaza.
Previous recipients of the Milestone Award, which is the PGA’s most prestigious honor, embody Steven Spielberg, Bob Iger, Sherry Lansing, Clint Eastwood, James Cameron, Walt Disney, Louis B. Mayer, Alfred Hitchcock and Donna Langley. The 2020 recipient was Ted Sarandos.
“Collectively, George and Kathleen have carved out a incredible empire of leisure that evokes and entertains billions, all with the best ranges of each artistic and technical achievement. What George has constructed by his motion pictures and thru Lucasfilm has enriched each side of filmmaking, and his colossal creativity and technical genius amazed the world. Kathleen has ascended to the best ranges of our trade, going through ever-changing challenges every time she succeeded in producing one of many good and boundary breaking movies she is thought for. And since becoming a member of Lucasfilm as president, she has expertly exalted its IP to be much more influential and treasured world wide,” stated Producers Guild of America Presidents, Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher. “We’re very proud to honor George and Kathleen as they have fun the fiftieth anniversary of Lucasfilm.”
“Receiving the Milestone Award from the PGA is a celebration of all that goes into bringing tales to life throughout a lifetime… defending creativity whereas balancing enterprise, shifting expertise ahead to make actual what you possibly can see in your thoughts’s eye and doing all of it from scratch more often than not. Being acknowledged alongside my longtime buddy and fellow producer Kathleen Kennedy makes this honoring of our shared and particular person works much more significant,” stated George Lucas.
“I’m very honored to share this award with George Lucas who has impressed a technology of filmmakers who had been coming of age, not solely by his storytelling however by technological innovation that unlocked our creativeness,” stated Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm.
When Lucas offered Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, he appointed Kennedy as his successor. Since then, she’s shepherded the continuation of the “Star Wars” franchise on the large and small display screen, and is producing different new Lucasfilm initiatives just like the Disney+ sequence “Willow” and “Indiana Jones 5.”