Guild honors WB chief with Milestone Award

The Producers Guild of America has tapped Warner Bros. president and chief operating officer Alan Horn as recipient of its Milestone Award.

Kudo will be presented to Horn at the 19th Annual PGA Awards on Feb. 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The award recognizes historical contribution to the entertainment industry. Past recipients include Ron Meyer, Clint Eastwood, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Warren Beatty, Jack Valenti, Robert Wise, Kirk Douglas, Alfred Hitchcock, Jack L. Warner, Louis B. Mayer, Bob Hope, Steven Spielberg and Sherry Lansing.

Horn has served in his current posts for the past eight years. He’s overseen “The Departed,” “Happy Feet,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “The Last Samurai,” “300,” “Batman Begins,” “Ocean’s Eleven” and its two sequels and the Harry Potter series, which recently became the highest-grossing film franchise in history.

Before joining Warner Bros., Horn served as chairman and CEO of Castle Rock Entertainment, which he co-founded in 1987. He oversaw “Seinfeld,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “A Few Good Men” and “The Green Mile.”

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