PGA saluting Ehrlich with Visionary nod


The Producers Guild of America will honor veteran TV awards-show producer Ken Ehrlich with its 2007 Visionary Award.

Ehrlich will be saluted at the group's 18th annual awards ceremony, set for Jan. 20 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City.

The Visionary Award is bestowed annually on a film or TV producer or production demonstrating a "unique or uplifting quality." Past honorees have included the TV show "Rescue Me" and the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."

In a career spanning more than 25 years, Ehrlich has been the creative force behind TV productions of the Grammy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the Blockbuster Awards and the MTV Movie Awards, among other such shows.

"Ken's talent as a producer merging television and music has set the bar for all to follow," PGA Awards co-chairs Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon said in a joint statement. "His influence in the industry has set a standard for quality that clearly sets him apart as a visionary in our field."