The Producers Guild of America announced today the opening of submissions for a new initiative and gala awards event later this year – Digital V.I.P. – to honor nine "Visionaries, Innovators and Producers" who have made significant contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling during the past year.
"During the past decade, the Producers Guild has demonstrated a strong commitment to new media that is unique among the major entertainment guilds," said Shawn Gold and Marc Scarpa, Co-chairs of Digital V.I.P. "In that spirit, we are proud to present our new 'Digital V.I.P.' program honoring visionaries, innovators and producers who have made significant contributions to digital entertainment and storytelling."
"The Producers Guild of America is home to the leading creators of film, television and new media," said Producers Guild President Mark Gordon. "Producers are the engine at the heart of the entertainment industry, and Digital V.I.P. honorees are the influential decision-makers on the front lines of new media, gathering resources, developing technologies, creating stories and making digital entertainment happen."
Digital V.I.P. Selection Criteria
Visionaries – three recipients – those who have brought forth new ideas about the creative application of technology to advance storytelling across all media.
Innovators – three recipients – those who have developed new methods or technology that enables the production of storytelling.
Producers – three recipients – those who have created content whose reach, execution and influence has advanced the audience experience.
Membership in the Producers Guild is not a requirement for eligibility.