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Producers Guild to Honor Leslie Moonves With Milestone Award

Leslie Moonves
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Leslie Moonves

The award will be presented at the Jan. 21 ceremony to the CBS Corp. president and CEO.

The Producers Guild of America announced that CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie Moonves will be honored with the 2012 Milestone Award, which will be presented at the awards ceremony on Jan. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Moonves oversees all operations of CBS Corp., including CBS Television Network, Showtime, CBS Radio, Simon & Schuster and CBS Interactive.

“Les Moonves is a true visionary, with the rare combination of exemplary managerial skills, singular creative instincts and forward thinking leadership of CBS and our industry,” said Producers Guild Awards co-chairs Paula Wagner and Michael Manheim. “Les has continued to advance the entertainment landscape with his ability to stay at the forefront of new media ventures, identify strategic acquisitions, recognize unique programming such as Survivor and CSI, and successfully guide his continuously growing team to achieve extraordinary results. We are proud to recognize his contributions to the entertainment industry with the Guild’s highest honor.”

“I am extremely thankful to the Guild for this recognition, and truly honored to be recognized alongside the caliber of talent that has received this award previously,” said Moonves.

The Milestone Award recognizes an individual who has made historic contributions to the entertainment industry. Previous recipients have included Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, James Cameron and Walt Disney.