LOS ANGELES, CA (May 16, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the ten winning film projects of the 2011 PGA Producers Showcase (ProShow) competition, taking place in conjunction with the third annual Produced By Conference (PBC) in association with AFCI Locations on June 3-5, 2011 at The Walt Disney Studios. The goal of ProShow film project competition, which was developed by the PGA’s International Committee, is to help film producers initiate business relationships, co-develop compelling projects and spearhead investment involving the producing community, a panel of financiers, as well as local and international film commissions.
The 2011 ProShow accepted submissions for both international and domestic projects. The winning projects and producers are:
• 7 ON ICE – Robert Gill (Canada)
• BAND OF ANGELS – Dana Kuznetzkoff (USA)
• HIGHWAYS TO WAR – Naomi Wenck (New South Wales)
• SABLE ISLAND RADIO – Christopher Zimmer (Nova Scotia)
• SIGHTINGS – 3D – Sean Hoessli (USA)
• SPAIN IN FLAMES – Pepe Flores Caballer (Spain)
• THE CALLING – Sung-Cheol Sean Kim (Korea)
• THE SECRET RIVER – Stephen Luby (Victoria, Australia)
• THE STRAW HAT DETECTIVE – John Andrews (USA)
• WHERE DID WENDI GO – Trevor Richardson (USA)
The ProShow winners will receive free admission to this year’s PBC in association with AFCI Locations where they will participate in an exclusive marketplace for their projects, involving one-on-one meetings with producers, studios and production companies, Hollywood financiers, and film commissions.
Lisa Kudrow, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bieber were among the winners announced today of the annual Webby Awards, which recognize the best in Internet entertainment. Fifteen individuals took three or more honors, with humor Web site Funny Or Die leading the way with eight wins. Agency of the Year Wieden + Kennedy won both the Webby Award (voted on by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences) and the People’s Voice Award (voted on by fans) for the social-media campaign staring Isaiah Mustafa as the “Old Spice Guy.” Winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony June 13 in New York. The Academy is comprised of Web-industry experts, including Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, Arianna Huffington, Federated Media founder John Battelle and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.
The 70th annual Peabody Awards, recognizing the best in electronic media, unveiled a record 39 recipients today, with broadcast network show The Good Wife (CBS) and cable series Men Of A Certain Age (TNT) and Justified (FX) among those honored. HBO won several awards, including for The Pacific, Temple Grandin and several documentaries. Also included was ESPN’s documentary series 30 For 30, which was commissioned to commemorate the all-sports network’s 30th anniversary.
The full list after the jump: