Producers guild tips its Selznick hat to Douglas


The Producers Guild of America will fete Michael Douglas with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Film at its 20th annual awards dinner Jan. 24 at the Hollywood Palladium.

Douglas is being honored for his 30-plus years in producing, starting with 1975's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

"Producing came as a complete surprise to me and ultimately played one of the major roles in my film career," Douglas said of the award. "I feel privileged to be so honored by my producing peers."

Douglas has produced more than 20 films, many of which reflect changing trends and public concerns, the PGA said.

"Michael Douglas is a consummate producer, having consistently developed and produced movies that are both critical and commercial successes and that often make important statements about our life and times as well," awards co-chairs David Friendly and Laurence Mark said. (partialdiff)