The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has officially kicked off the announcements for the 35th annual Producers Guild Awards on Thursday, December 7 with the news that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese will receive the 2024 David O. Selznick Achievement Award for his breadth of achievements in producing over the course his career, which has lasted over six decades. He will accept the honor at the 2024 PGA Awards taking place on Sunday, February 25, 2024.

In addition to last year’s winner Tom Cruise, the prestigious David O. Selznick Achievement Award highlighting a producer’s outstanding body of work in motion pictures has gone to directors Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and George Lucas, as well as people at the top of the profession like Barbara Broccoli, Mary Parent, Brian Grazer, and Kathleen Kennedy.

“Marty’s trailblazing career as a producer, marked by decades of bold, breakthrough projects, demands to be celebrated,” said PGA presidents Donald De Line and Stephanie Allain via a statement. “His mastery and unwavering commitment to the craft are truly unparalleled. We are proud to honor him and his many filmmaking achievements this year at the PGA Awards.”

Said Scorsese, “In March 1965, I was flown out to Los Angeles by the PGA to receive an award for my student film ‘It’s Not Just You, Murray!’ I was 22 at the time. At the same event, a much older filmmaker was also being honored. His name was Alfred Hitchcock. 58 years later, I’m proud to say that I am now the much older filmmaker. And I’m touched and extremely honored to be receiving an award named after a true legend among producers, David O. Selznick. It makes me feel like I’ve come full circle.”

As a producer, Scorsese has made more than 50 motion pictures across a myriad of genres, including this year’s acclaimed New York Film Critics Circle award-winning feature “Killers of the Flower Moon,” and Netflix’s “Maestro.” In addition to having been nominated for three PGA Awards, earning one for his work on “Boardwalk Empire,” Scorsese has 14 Academy Award nominations including one Best Director win for “The Departed.”

Other projects in his producing repertoire include “The Irishman,” “Silence,” “Shutter Island,” “Hugo,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Personality Crisis: One Night Only” and “George Harrison: Living in the Material World.”

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