PGA opens up Laurel vote

Wolper to be feted for longform TV

This article was corrected on Dec. 10, 2000.

The Producers Guild of America will allow all members to nominate candidates for its Golden Laurel Awards instead of restricting choices to committees.

“As we mature as a guild, we felt it was important that the Golden Laurel Awards truly reflect a vote from the entire membership as is the case with the DGA, Academy Awards, SAG and WGA Awards for excellence,” said Laura Ziskin, PGA board member.

“We wanted our membership to nominate in each category as well as vote for the ultimate recipients of the awards. This is one of many steps we are taking to make the Golden Awards the prestigious event it deserves to be.”

The PGA also announced it has re-named its award for Long Form Television after David L. Wolper, who has produced more than 700 films. He has bagged three Oscars, 50 Emmys, seven Golden Globes and five Peabodys.

The org’s 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards event has been set for March 3 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. It launched a campaign to tighten producer credits earlier this year by limiting Golden Laurel producer noms to three per show.

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