PGA bestows Milestone Award on Lynton, Pascal
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced Tuesday that Sony Pictures Entertainment's CEO and Chairman, Michael Lynton, and Co-Chairman Amy Pascal, will receive the 2010 Milestone Award. The award is presented to an individual or team who has made a historic contribution to the entertainment industry; under Lynton and Pascal's command, Sony has earned six No. 1 films in 2009, including "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," "Zombieland," "Angels & Demons" and "District 9." And their television division has produced such hits as "Breaking Bad," "Damages" and "Rules of Engagement." Such established time slot winners as "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Young and the Restless" are also under the Sony TV umbrella, as well as the recently launched "Dr. Oz Show" in conjunction with Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions.
Lynton and Pascal will join a stellar list of past recipients of the Milestone Award, including Alfred Hitchcock, Walt Disney, Darryl F. Zanuck, Sherry Lansing, Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg and last year's winners, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. The 2010 Award will be given as part of the 21st annual PGA Awards ceremony on Jan. 24, 2010, at the Hollywood Palladium.
-- Paul Gaita