David Heyman to be Honored with Producers Award
After seeing the exceptional masterpieces that David Heyman has played a large role in creating, it is not surprising that he will receive the David O. Selznick Achievement Award early next year. The award is presented by the Producers Guild of America each year to an individual who displays outstanding work in the production of films.
Heyman, who is currently working on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will be presented with the award at the Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on January 23 next year, at the Hyatt Regency Plaza, Los Angeles. Not only will the award honor his widely loved legacy in the Potter films, but it will also be an incredible way for us fans to begin to celebrate the upcoming Fantastic Beasts movie, which will come out during the same year.
While past recipients of the award include highly reputable individuals such as Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg, Heyman maintains a modest approach as he says,
I am honored to receive this award, named after such a giant in the industry, from my peers at the PGA. As I look at the list of past recepients I am deeply humbled to join an illustrious group of filmmakers who have been such an inspiration to me over the years.
Heyman’s extremely successful work, not only in our magical world but also with the children’s movie Paddington and the drama The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, has resulted in him being among the most respected producers in the world. Producers Guild Awards co-chairs Michael DeLuca and Jennifer Todd said,
With Harry Potter, David Heyman set the standard for contemporary franchise filmmaking, demonstrating an unerring ability to translate a cherished literary universe to the screen, with all of its depth, humor and heart intact. He has embraced innovation, taking the technical production challenges of GRAVITY as a mandate to imagine and execute wholly new ways of shooting film. His work has consistently elevated our profession and our industry; in his hands, the movie screen offers the same satisfactions as the literature that often inspires his stories. We couldn’t imagine a more fitting recipient for the Selznick Award than David.
We are definitely proud of Heyman and cannot wait for him to receive the award. Are you planning on seeing his new work in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? Let us know in the comments.