The Producers Guild of America has announced that The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO, Bob Iger, will be honored with the 2014 Milestone Award. The award will be presented to Iger at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 19, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“I’ve had the great privilege of working with some of the world’s best storytellers,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. “I am constantly inspired by the creativity and innovation at Disney, as thousands of people around the world work together to tell great stories in spectacular new ways. For 90 years, Disney has redefined what’s possible and raised the standard of excellence in entertainment. We continue to strive to live up to that legacy, and it’s very rewarding to see our efforts recognized in such a meaningful way by the Producers Guild of America.”
The Milestone Award is the Guild’s highest honor recognizing an individual or team who has made historic contributions to the entertainment industry. In the past, the Producers Guild has paid tribute to such industry leaders as Clint Eastwood, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Ron Meyer, Walt Disney, and the 2013 recipients Bob and Harvey Weinstein, among others.
PGA Awards Co-Chairs Lori McCreary (Invictus, “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman”) and Michael De Luca (Captain Phillips, Moneyball, The Social Network) stated, “Bob Iger is one of the most respected business leaders in the world. At The Walt Disney Company, his leadership at this pivotal moment in our industry’s evolution has taken the company to new heights and maintained its place at the forefront of entertainment. Over the course of his 8 years of stewardship, he has been a model of dedication and foresight, bringing companies together to create new platforms for storytelling and cultivating creative excellence, innovation and continued growth. It is only fitting that we thank Bob for his contributions to our industry by recognizing him with the Producers Guild’s highest honor.”
Source: Producers Guild of America