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PGA lauds quad in annual kudofest

Brady will host 16th annual awards ceremonies

HOLLYWOOD — The Producers Guild of America has tapped DreamWorks topper Jeffrey Katzenberg, producers Laura Ziskin and John Wells, and Yahoo! chief Terry Semel for its honorary awards.

The kudos will be presented at the PGA’s 16th annual awards ceremonies, hosted by Wayne Brady.

Katzenberg will receive the org’s Milestone Award for historical contributions to the entertainment industry. Previous recipients include Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas, Bob Hope, Sherry Lansing, Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Warner, Louis B. Mayer and Jack Valenti.

Ziskin will receive the David O. Selznick Achievement Award for a body of work in features. Past recipients include Robert Evans, Brian Grazer, Stanley Kramer, Walter Mirisch, Billy Wilder, Jerry Bruckheimer, Lawrence Gordon and Dino De Laurentiis.

Wells has been tapped for the David Suskind Award for a body of work in TV. Previous winners include Lorne Michaels, Bud Yorkin, Carsey-Werner-Mandabach, David Wolper, Don Hewitt, Garry Marshall, Aaron Spelling, Steven Bochco and David E. Kelley.

Semel will receive the Vanguard Award for achievement in new media and technology. Previous recipients have included James Cameron, George Lucas, John Lasseter and Steve Jobs.

The event will also present Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Producer of the Year in Motion Pictures, based on voting by the PGA’s 2,000 members, along with four TV awards.

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