Hurley, Chen win 2008 Vanguard Award

The Producers Guild of America will present YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen with the 2008 Vanguard Award.

Nod, which recognizes outstanding achievement in new media and technology, will be presented at the 2008 PGA Awards on Feb. 2 at the Beverly Hilton.

“YouTube has connected its global audience to the production and viewing of some of the most innovative content available. Chad and Steve had an idea that became a permanent part of the lexicon of our world,” said PGA co-chairs Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon.

Previous recipients of the Vanguard Award include George Lucas and James Cameron.

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