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Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri and Weta Digital to Receive Producers Guild 2014 Vanguard Award

by Beth Hanna
November 11, 2013 1:48 PM
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Peter Jackson on the set of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
Warner Bros. Peter Jackson on the set of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) will honor Peter Jackson, visual effects artist Joe Letteri and Weta Digital with the Producers Guild’s 2014 Vanguard Award, which recognizes advancements in new media and technology. It will be presented at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 19.

Jackson and Letteri‘s Oscar-winning visual effects powerhouse Weta Digital includes in its resume the ongoing “Hobbit” trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Avatar” and “King Kong,” among many others.

Previous Vanguard recipients include James Cameron, Stan Lee, George Lucas, John Lasseter, YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, and game designer Will Wright.


  • fishnets | November 11, 2013 1:56 PMReply

    Why is WB screwing up Gravity's SFX win by pushing WETA and Jackson? I just don't get it. Gravity is the groundbreaking movie of the year. WETA won for their mo'cap already and that's all they do. Besides, didn't they get some award earlier this year for HFR that nobody likes very much? If Gravity is robbed of its deserved win for yet another been-there-done-that mo'cap creature win, that's going to be really awful.

  • Shayan | November 17, 2013 3:56 AM

    This isn't a 'best visual effects' award; and how do you claim that nobody likes HFR very much? I thought it was great.

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