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2024 PGA Awards – Innovation Award Nominees

Nominees for the Producers Guild Innovation Award Announced

Award Honors Outstanding Innovations in VR, AR, Experiential, and Other Interactive or Immersive Media

 

LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced nominees for The PGA Innovation Award ahead of the 35th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The PGA Innovation Award recognizes the production of a noteworthy, impactful emerging media program that significantly elevates the audience’s viewing experience.

2024 PGA Innovation Award Nominees:

  • The World’s Largest Tailgate (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • Reimagined (Very Cavaliere Productions)
  • Out of Scale, A Kurzgesagt Adventure (Meta)
  • Wallace & Gromit in The Grand Getaway (Aardman)
  • Body of Mine (Kost)
  • Our Ocean Our Future (Hidden Worlds Entertainment)
  • JFK Memento (TARGO)
  • Letters from Drancy (East City Films)
  • The EYE AND I (EDDA)
  • Ocean of Light- Dolphins VR (Meta Quest)
  • Space Explorers: Blue Marble Trilogy (Felix & Paul Studios)
  • MLK: Now is the Time (TIME Studios)

The recipient of the 2024 PGA Innovation Award, as well as the PGA Award-winner of the Short Form category, will be announced during the Nominee Celebration Event on the evening of February 22nd in Los Angeles, and highlighted at the PGA Awards ceremony on the evening of Sunday, February 25, 2024 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom.

The PGA Innovation Award is juried and not voted on by the membership of the Producers Guild. This year’s jury was chaired by Joanna Popper, Eric W. Shamlin and Chris Thomes. The complete blue ribbon jury included:

  • Myriam Achard, Chief New Media Partnerships & PR, PHI
  • Jake Aust, Chief Innovation Officer, AGBO, Executive Producer, The Gray Man, The Electric State
  • Dana Belcastro, Production Executive, Feature Films, AppleTV+, Former EVP, 20th Century Fox, Alcon Entertainment, Evergreen Films, New Line Cinema, Co-producer, Blade Runner 2049, Burlesque, Walking with Dinosaurs
  • Eddie Chu, Innovation Lead, Product & Design, Apple, Emmy-winning multimedia artist, designer, and programmer, Westworld, Game of Thrones
  • J. Miles Dale, Film/TV/Immersive Entertainment Producer, Demilo Films, The Shape of Water, Immersive Disney Animation Experience
  • Malika Lim Eubank, CEO, Hyper Rabbit Media, Executive Producer, AMC Networks FearHQ Film Series Kollok
  • Blake Kammerdiener, Senior Manager, Film & TV, XR Programming, SXSW
  • Lady Pheønix, Founder, Universe Contemporary, Creator/Director/Executive Producer, Breonna’s Garden
  • Joanna Popper, Senior Media & Technology Executive, Prior roles at HP, NBCUniversal, and former Chief Metaverse Officer at CAA, Finding Pandora X, Breonna’s Garden, Fight Back
  • Mária Rakušanová, Director, Content Acquisitions and Partnerships, HTC VIVE, Curator, Raindance Immersive Festival
  • Liz Rosenthal, Curator, Venice Immersive, Venice International Film Festival, Executive Producer & Founder, Power to the Pixel, Executive Producer, Goliath: Playing With Reality, Soulpaint
  • Eric W. Shamlin, EVP, Emerging Tech, Media.Monks, Down to Earth, The Great C
  • Chris Thomes, Chief Content & Creative Marketing Officer, EYEDentity, Former VP of Creative Services & Strategy, Disney Television Studios

Programs released between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023 were eligible for consideration. The PGA Innovation Award is presented to the production as a whole, not to individual producers. As such, the producers are not required to go through the PGA Awards eligibility determination process. There have been three productions awarded since the award’s inception, including: “Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode 1” (2019); “For All Mankind: Time Capsule” (2022); and “Stay Alive, My Son” (2023).