Scott Rudin to Be Honored by Producers Guild

Issue 53 - The Most Feared Man in Town: Scott Rudin
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Scott Rudin

The super producer will receive the 2011 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures, which has also been given to Clint Eastwood and Jerry Bruckheimer.

Scott Rudin will be honored by the Producers Guild of America, they announced Monday.

The producer behind The Social Network and No Country for Old Men will receive the 2011 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures at the 22nd annual awards ceremony, to be held Jan. 22 in L.A.

Past recipients include Stanley Kramer, Saul Zaentz, Clint Eastwood, Billy Wilder, Robert Evans, Brian Grazer, Jerry Bruckheimer, Roger Corman, Laura Ziskin, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. Pixar's John Lasseter earned it last year.

“This is an extraordinary honor, and I’m thrilled to join the company of the distinguished filmmakers who have previously received this award,” said Rudin, who gives a rare interview to the current issue of The Hollywood Reporter, on stands now. “I’m very grateful to the Producers Guild and pleased to accept this on behalf of the tremendous array of artists who have made such enormous contributions to the films we’ve made together.”

“Scott Rudin’s body of work speaks for itself.  He has impressively set a high bar for filmmaking and the Guild is proud to honor him with the Selznick Award this year,” said PGA Co-Presidents Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon in a statement to THR.