Octavia Spencer to Receive Producers Guild’s Visionary Award

Published on Nov 08, 2019

Octavia Spencer to Receive Producers Guild’s Visionary Award

Octavia Spencer will receive the Producers Guild of America’s visionary award.

Spencer will be feted at the 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 18 at the Hollywood Palladium. The prize honors producers who share “inspiring, uplifting stories that add unique value to society and culture.”

Kenya Barris was the 2019 recipient of the PGA’s visionary award. Past honorees include Ava DuVernay; Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner’s Plan B Entertainment; producer and founder of Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri; producer Laura Ziskin; and Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll.

“As both an actor and as a producer, Octavia has provided her keen vision to an array of poignant stories across drama, comedy and everything in between,” said Producers Guild of America presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher. “She understands how to harness the power of filmmaking to inspire audiences everywhere with stories that showcase undeniable human truths and emotion.

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Dave McNary