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PGA announces Digital 25

Katzenberg, Jobs, Cameron on list

James Cameron, Steve Jobs, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer are among those named to the Producers Guild of America’s 2010 Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers list.

Separately, the PGA has tapped Cameron to receive its Milestone award for his contributions to the entertainment industry.

The Digital 25 honorees will be presented with their kudos at an Oct. 18 cocktail and dinner reception hosted by comedian Kevin Pollak as part of the Variety Entertainment and Technology Summit. Event is being held in conjunction with the Digital Hollywood Conference at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

This is the third year the PGA has compiled its list, intended to recognize individuals and teams that have made the year’s most significant contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling in seven categories: Internet (broadband), interactive television, visual and digital effects, console and PC (multi-user online) gaming, home entertainment and mobile and digital animation.

Cameron will receive the Milestone award Jan. 22 at the PGA’s 22nd annual award show at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

“James Cameron is an exceptionally talented producer — a true innovator with the rare combination of technical ingenuity and creative vision,” said Paula Wagner, chair of the 2011 PGA awards. “Jim has continued to change the film landscape with his ability to deliver ground-breaking masterpieces that present audiences and the industry with unrivaled beauty, originality and impact.”

The PGA noted that Cameron’s “Avatar” holds both the domestic and worldwide box office records with over $2.7 billion at the global B.O., beating Cameron’s “Titanic.” Past recipients include Clint Eastwood, Walt Disney, Katzenberg, Alfred Hitchcock, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.

The 2010 “Digital 25” honorees were selected by a panel of digital entertainment experts from a long list of companies including Mahalo, MySpace, Facebook, AOL, Time Inc. and Microsoft.

Below is the complete list of those named to the “Digital 25”

• Eddy Cue, Jonathan Ive and Steve Jobs for Apple iPad

• James Cameron and Jon Landau for “Avatar”

• Justin Day, Charles Hope, Mike Hudack, Dina Kaplan and Jared Klett of blip.tv

• Idan Cohen, Zach Klein and Avner Ronen of Boxee

• Richard Rosenblatt of Demand Media

• Andrew Adamson, Teresa Cheng, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Gina Shay of Dreamworks for “Shrek 3D”

• Erin Kanaley, Mark Zuckerberg and Randi Zuckerberg for Facebook Stories/The Social Graph/Facebook Live

• Evan Cohen, Dennis Crowley, Harry Heymann and Naveen Selvadurai of Foursquare

• Rishi Chandra and Vincent Dureau of Google TV

• Josh Abramson, Barry Diller, Dae Mellencamp and Ricky Van Veen of IAC/Connected Ventures & Vimeo

• Ron Yekutiel of Kaltura

• Kevin Macdonald and Ridley Scott for “Life In A Day”

• Max Haot of Livestream

• Avichai Cohen of LiveU

Steve Ballmer, Todd Holmdahl, Alex Kipman, Don Mattrick and Kudo Tsunoda of Microsoft Kinect

• Robert Bowman of MLB Advanced Media

• Reed Hastings of Netflix

• Dan Konopka, Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwond and Andy Ross of OK Go

• Jay Fulcher, Sean Knapp and Bismarck Lepe of Ooyala

• Brett Leonard of Fragfilms for PopFictionLife

• Peter Anton, Rick Engdahl, Evan Greene and Paul Madeira of The Recording Academy for Grammy.com, Grammy 365, Grammy Live

• John Ham and Brad Hunstable of Ustream

• Erin McPherson and James Pitaro for Yahoo – The Upshot

• Kelly DiGregorio, Salar Kamangar, Chris Maxcy and Kevin Yen for YouTube Partner Grants

• Mark Pincus of Zynga

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