Nichols, Brokaw get PGA Visionary Award

Cromwell to present kudos at 15th annual celebration

The Producers Guild of America has tapped Mike Nichols and Cary Brokaw as the 2004 recipients of the Visionary Award for their work in producing “Angels in America.”

James Cromwell will present the kudo to Nichols and Brokaw at the 15th Annual PGA Awards on Saturday at the Century Plaza Hotel.

The Visionary Award, sponsored by Future Media, honors producers of either television or film whose work demonstrates a “unique or uplifting quality.” Last year, the award was presented to Rita Wilson for “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”

PGA Awards co-chairs Lawrence Gordon and Debra Hill said, “It is a tribute to the vision of Mike Nichols and Cary Brokaw that they chose to ignore the doubters who said that Tony Kushner’s ‘Angels in America’ was ‘unfilmable,’ and instead marshaled a peerless cast and crew in the service of creating a truly unique and uplifting television event.  In taking one of the great epic works of the contemporary stage and adapting it for our most intimate medium, Nichols and Brokaw have redefined the possibilities of television, and in the process given audiences one of the most challenging, thrilling and moving programs of our times.”

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