Brad Pitt's Plan B to Receive PGA's Visionary Award
The production company behind 'Selma' and '12 Years a Slave' will be honored by the Producers Guild of America
Plan B Entertainment, the production company run by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, has been selected to receive The Producers Guild of America's 2015 Visionary Award, which will be presented to the Plan B partners at the 26th annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
The Visionary Award recognizes television, film or new media producers for their unique or uplifting contributions to our culture through inspiring storytelling or performance. Plan B is being recognized for "producing stories that have breathed new life into some of the seminal — and in some cases, most painful — episodes of our shared history," the PGA announced Monday.
Plan B's latest film, Selma, about Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, will be released by Paramount on Dec. 25. The production company also has been involved in such recent projects as the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave, HBO's The Normal Heart, World War Z, Tree of Life and The Departed.
"For over a decade, Plan B Entertainment has inspired creativity and innovation in the entertainment industry," said PGA Awards co-chairs Todd Black and Ryan Murphy. "With critical and popular successes in both film and TV, Plan B continually breaks new artistic ground and stimulates necessary dialogue about our history and culture. We look forward to being further enthralled and engaged by their work in the years to come and are delighted to honor them with this year's Visionary Award."