The Producers Guild has announced that Disney chairman and chief executive officer Bob Iger will receive the 2014 Milestone Award. It will be presented to Iger at the 25th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony, to be held on January 19, 2014, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The Milestone Award is the Guild’s highest honor, recognizing an individual or team who has made historic contributions to the entertainment industry. In the past, Clint Eastwood, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Ron Meyer, Walt Disney, and the 2013 recipients Bob and Harvey Weinstein, have been recipients.
Iger shepherded Disney's successful acquisition of Pixar in 2006; Marvel in 2009; and, most recently, Lucasfilm and the ongoing "Star Wars" franchise in 2012.