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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will be honored by the Producers Guild of America, which will present him with its 2019 David O. Selznick Achievement Award recognizing the producer’s body of work in motion pictures. Feige will receive the award at the 30th annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 19 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.
As Marvel president since 2007, Feige has served as producer of the studio’s 20 films, which have come to be known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and have collectively grossed $17.6 billion at the worldwide box office. This year alone, Marvel broke new ground with its racially diverse Black Panther, which has earned $1.3 billion worldwide, and then followed that with the superhero meet-up Avengers: Infinity War, which has grossed more than $2 billion worldwide. His upcoming features include Captain Marvel and a new installment of Avengers.
“Kevin Feige set for himself one of the most ambitious tasks ever attempted in cinematic storytelling, and then over-delivered on it,” Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher, PGA presidents, said in announcing the honor. “What Kevin has accomplished with Marvel Studios is one of the great success stories of this generation. And now, with Black Panther and the upcoming Captain Marvel, Kevin has broadened our entire industry’s expectations for what tentpole movies look like — in front of the camera, behind the camera and in the audience. We’re honored that he’s accepted the PGA’s David O. Selznick Award.”
The 2018 recipient of the David O. Selznick Award was Charles Roven. Previous recipients include David Heyman, Stanley Kramer, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, Laura Ziskin, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, Scott Rudin and Steven Spielberg.
“To join so many of my heroes and mentors in receiving the David O. Selznick Award is one of the most meaningful experiences of my career, and I’m truly thankful to my colleagues in the Producers Guild of America for this recognition,” Feige said. “I want to also thank my Marvel Studios family, who have been with me every step of the way and without whom I would never have had this amazing journey.”
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