Producers Guild's 2012 Awards Schedule: 10 Movie Producers + New TV Categories

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 19, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America announced today its key submission deadlines for the 2012 Producers Guild Awards, along with the formation of additional television categories. The Guild also confirmed that it will continue to recognize 10 nominees for its Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures category. The 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Veteran producer and PGA board member Paula Wagner will once again chair this year’s event, along with producer Michael Manheim.

After an internal review led by PGA Vice President of TV Hayma “Screech” Washington, the Producers Guild Board of Directors recently approved the addition of several new competitive categories in order to better address the scope and diversity of work by reality and other specialty television and new media producers. Reality television programming will expand to honor three distinct categories: Non-Fiction, Competition and Live Entertainment/Talk. Additionally, national offerings in Sports, News, Children’s Programming and Web Series will also be recognized during the PGA Awards ceremony this year.

Competitive honors to be presented at the 2012 Producers Guild Awards include:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television
The Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy
The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer Episodic Television – Drama
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment/Talk Television
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures

Competitive honors to be announced at the 2012 Producers Guild Awards include:
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Sports Program
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding News Program
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Children’s Program
The Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Web Series

Submission deadlines and other key dates for the 2012 Producers Guild Awards are as follows:

August 26, 2011 Deadline for Notice of Producing Credits Form for Television Series and Specials (All Comedy, Drama, Non-Fiction, Competition and Live/Talk Television Programs. DOES NOT INCLUDE LONG-FORM TELEVISION)
October 10, 2011 – Television Series Nomination Polls Open
October 21, 2011 – Deadline for Notice of Producing Credits Form for Theatrical Motion Pictures and Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
November 7, 2011 – Television Series and Specials Nomination Polls Close
November 28, 2011 – Deadline for Notice of Producing Credits Form for Long Form Television
December 5, 2011 – Theatrical Motion Picture, Animated Theatrical Motion Picture and Long-Form Television Nomination Polls Open
January 2, 2012 – Theatrical Motion Picture, Animated Theatrical Motion Picture and Long-Form Television Nomination Polls Close
January 3, 2012 – Producers Guild Awards Nominees are Announced for All Other Categories; Final Polls Open
January 20, 2012 – Final Polls Close
January 21, 2012 – 2011 PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS