PGA Honors Scott Rudin With 2011 David O. Selznick Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 15, 2010) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that producer Scott Rudin will receive the 2011 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. The award will be presented to Rudin at the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

The Producers Guild of America’s Selznick Achievement Award recognizes a producer’s outstanding body of work in motion pictures. The honor has a rich and distinguished history with past recipients including such legendary producers as Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, Clint Eastwood, Billy Wilder, Robert Evans, Brian Grazer, Jerry Bruckheimer, Roger Corman, Laura Ziskin, Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall, and last year’s 2010 recipient was Pixar’s John Lasseter.

“Scott Rudin’s body of work speaks for itself. He has impressively set a high bar for filmmaking and the Guild is proud to honor him with the Selznick Award this year,” said PGA Co-Presidents Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon.

“This is an extraordinary honor, and I’m thrilled to join the company of the distinguished filmmakers who have previously received this award,” said Rudin. “I’m very grateful to the Producers Guild and pleased to accept this on behalf of the tremendous array of artists who have made such enormous contributions to the films we’ve made together.”

Scott Rudin has produced many critically acclaimed and commercially successful films including THE SOCIAL NETWORK, TRUE GRIT, MONEYBALL, GREENBERG, IT’S COMPLICATED, FANTASTIC MR. FOX, JULIE & JULIA, DOUBT, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, REPRISE, THE QUEEN, MARGOT AT THE WEDDING, NOTES ON A SCANDAL, VENUS, CLOSER, TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE, I HEART HUCKABEES, SCHOOL OF ROCK, THE HOURS, IRIS, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, ZOOLANDER, SLEEPY HOLLOW, WONDER BOYS, BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT, THE TRUMAN SHOW, IN & OUT, RANSOM, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, CLUELESS, NOBODY’S FOOL, THE FIRM, SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER, SISTER ACT and THE ADDAMS FAMILY as well as the upcoming THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. Rudin has also produced many successful and renowned theater projects including “Passion,” “Hamlet,” “Seven Guitars,” “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to The Forum,” “Skylight,” “The Chairs,” “The Blue Room,” “Closer,” “Amy’s View,” “Copenhagen,” “The Designated Mourner,” “The Goat,” “Caroline, or Change,” “The Normal Heart,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” “Doubt,” “Faith Healer,” “The History Boys,” “Shining City,” “Stuff Happens,” “The Vertical Hour,” “The Year of Magical Thinking,” “Gypsy,” “God of Carnage” and “Fences.”

  1. I’ve always noted that he has an above average eye for interesting films. I wonder if he’s as frustrated with the Hollywood mainstream these days as the rest of us?

  2. I didn’t always enjoy working with him. He’s loud, he’s difficult, he’s tough to deal with, but he’s a genius who’s dedicated to the process. He demands that everyone provide him with the best whether it’s a script, a bit part or a marketing campaign. If I were to make a film I’d want him as my producer.

    1. Jim, I don’t need to write a comment now, since you’ve said EXACTLY how I view Scott (but I will anyway). Did I enjoy the occasional high-volume phone call or meeting? Not usually. But there’s a warm, funny side to Scott too, and most importantly, he’s got the best eye for great material in the business, and gets it executed better than anyone else. I hope our paths cross again.

  3. My first job out of college was working for Rudin in NYC. Needless to say, the man is difficult, but he is a genius.

  4. The PGA is the most worthless organization on the planet. Why does it even call itself a guild? What a do nothing organization. The PGA is a joke. Producers definitely need a real guild but the PGA is the equivalent of the industry kiwanis club. No more and no less.

  5. Anonymous, why do you always find the negative in everything? You must be a really bitter person who never really succeeded at anything. Did the PGA reject your application?

  6. No one likes working with him, but everyone respects him. Definitely deserves this and any rewards he gets in the future. Has the best taste in town.

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