Filmmaker to recieve Selznick Achievement Award

The Producers Guild of America has tapped John Lasseter to receive its David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures.

Nod will be presented to Lasseter at the PGA awards show Jan. 24 at the Hollywood Palladium. Org noted in its announcement Wednesday that Lasseter is the first producer of animated films to receive the Selznick Award, and was the co-recipient of the PGA’s first-ever Vanguard Award in 2002.

Lasseter is the chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and the principal creative adviser for Walt Disney Imagineering.

Past recipients include Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, and, last year, the team of Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.

“John Lasseter is a uniquely talented producer with the rare combination of technical ingenuity and creative vision. He’s a wonderful storyteller, consistently displaying extraordinary skill, humanity and grace,” said David Friendly and Laurence Mark, co-chairs of the PGA Awards. “John’s work with both Pixar and Disney has raised the bar for producers in live-action films as well as in animation, and we’re excited to be honoring him with the Selznick Award this year.”

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