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Producers Guild Honors James Cameron with Milestone Award

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September 22, 2010
Source: Deadline

James Cameron

It was announced today that the Producers Guild of America (PGA) will honor the legendary Oscar award-winning producer, director and writer James Cameron with the 2011 Milestone Award. The award will be presented to Cameron at the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 22nd in Los Angeles. The Milestone Award is the Guild’s highest honor that recognizes an individual (or team) who has made historic contributions to the entertainment industry. Other film luminaries that have received the honor include Eastwood, Hitchcock, Katzenberg, Ron Howard & Brian Grazer and Walt Disney. Congrats!

"Cameron is an exceptionally talented producer—a true innovator with the rare combination of technical ingenuity and creative vision,” said Paula Wagner, Producers Guild Awards Chair. “Jim has continued to change the film landscape with his ability to deliver groundbreaking masterpieces that present audiences and the industry with unrivaled beauty, originality and impact." That's great praise, but I personally think he deserves it, I love the guy and all of his work. Don't forget that he's currently working on producing Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness, set to start shooting next summer, and he also produced the 3D underwater drama Sanctum, which will be out early next year.

"As one of the most respected and admired storytellers of our time, James Cameron has inspired audiences with his creativity time and time again. We are proud to recognize his many talented contributions to the film and entertainment industry with the Guild’s highest honor," said PGA's Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon.

If you want a more detailed look at Cameron's film history, Deadline has the full PGA press release which includes a rundown of his career in the second half. Or if you want some additional reading on Cameron, I highly suggest picking up Rebecca Keegan's book The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron, as it's an incredibly fascinating and wholly entertaining look at his entire life and career, right up until Avatar. Of course not everyone loves James Cameron, but he does have his followers, and I consider myself one of them. Congrats on the honor Mr. Cameron. Now let's make sure At the Mountains of Madness gets made!

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  • Xerxex
    is this award pre-Avatar Cameron? Cause post-Avatar Cameron is annoying.
  • joe_6285
    Of course not everyone loves James Cameron.I do ever since I saw Terminator 2 he is my top favorite director and now also even after Avatar . I am a follower of his movies and his work he is definitely the top 3 directors in the hollywood right now and happy to see him get that recognition.
  • Almartva
    Can't think of anyone who deserves it more.
  • monal
    absolutely deserves all the accolades!
  • Wow...I was expecting to have to defend him again, but I'm glad the comments reflect my thoughts thus far. And I just began reading The Futurist and I highly recommend it to not only Cameron fans, but also fans of melding science with art.
  • David
    Wow, congrats! The guy has achieved so much. I guess this makes up for him not winning at the Oscars.
  • Xerxex
    This award belongs to the man that brought us Terminator 1 & 2, Titanic, and The Abyss...not the guy that brought us Avatar.
  • Alex T.
    @ Xerxex. Considering that it's the "2011 Milestone Award" and Avatar was in theaters from the end of 2009 to the beginning of 2010, I'd say the award is post-Avatar. 😉 And I have to agree with Billington and peloquin, The Futurist is a great read.
  • Xerxex
    Well I figured that Alex T...still its sad.
  • sedna
    he has earned. All the people who talk trash about him can honestly go fck themselves
  • Xerxex
    Sedna unwarranted no one here has talked shit yet...tomorrow well ya never know.
  • sedna
    you didn;t get my comment - I was referring to the general public. I can see how you mistook that..
  • Xerxex
    my bad...jumped to a conclusion.

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