Production Guild Awards - the winners
The Production Guild of Great Britain is set to praise key UK film and TV industry professionals on Saturday 19 September at The Grove in Hertfordshire, in association with Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.
The annual awards show is designed to recognise outstanding achievements made by Production Guild members working in film or television within the production office, production accounts, location management, VFX, post-production or assistant directing roles.
Four individuals/teams will be honoured for their exceptional work in film and TV production. They are:
- The UK production team behind Twentieth Century Fox Television's hit TV series 24: Live Another Day, who will receive the Production Guild Member/Team of the Year Award in association with Millbrook. The team did a tremendous job in recreating the US show's trademark fast pace on the streets of London. Bruce Margolis, senior vice president of production at Twentieth Century Fox Television said: "We had a spectacular experience shooting 24: Live Another Day in London, and could not have been more pleased or impressed with our UK production team led by Iain Smith."
- Roy Button OBE, DL, executive vice president and managing director, Warner Bros. Productions Ltd, will receive The Production Guild Contribution to the Industry Award in association with Panavision. Button has worked on a roll call of high-profile productions throughout the years including, Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Empire of the Sun and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Commenting on his victory Steve Papazian, president, worldwide physical production, Warner Bros said: "Throughout our 20 year partnership Roy has championed the UK film community and no-one flies the British flag higher than Roy."
- Assistant production accountant Jessamyn Keogh is set to be presented with the Production Guild Rising Star Award in association with Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden. Keogh has worked on several major productions throughout her career including Sky1's Starlings (series two), Channel 4's Top Boy (series two), Disney's Muppets Most Wanted, Downton Abbey (series five & six) and upcoming BBC One drama Taboo.
- Producer Mairi Bett will receive The Production Guild Inspiration Award in association with Creative Skillset. Bett's numerous credits include the upcoming Victor Frankenstein, At World's End and Green Zone. Dan Simmons, Creative Skillset head of partn
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