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2024 Milestone Award – Charles D. King

Charles D. King To Receive the Milestone Award at the 2024 Producers Guild Awards

 

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is pleased to announce that film producer Charles D. King will be honored with the 2024 Milestone Award for his immeasurable contribution to the film industry. He will accept the award at the 35th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 25.

The Milestone Award is the PGA’s honor that recognizes an individual or team who has made historic contributions to the entertainment industry. The Producers Guild most recently honored Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy with the award in 2023. Early recipients of the Milestone Award include Hollywood legends Louis B. Mayer, Walt Disney, and Alfred Hitchcock, as well as contemporary innovators Steven Spielberg, Bob Iger, Sherry Lansing, George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy, Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, James Cameron and more.

“Charles King’s achievements in our industry are undeniable whether as an agent representing important voices or as the producer responsible for the growing empire that is MACRO, a multi-platform media company that represents the voice and perspectives of Black people and persons of color,” said Producers Guild of America Presidents Stephanie Allain and Donald De Line in a joint statement. “Since its inception in 2015, MACRO films have garnered 15 Oscar nominations including one for King as producer of Best Picture nominee Judas and the Black Messiah. He continues to trailblaze with his invaluable contributions via his creative storytelling and we are proud to honor him.”

“Finding the words to truly capture my deep gratitude for receiving the Milestone Award from the PGA is admittingly challenging. To be acknowledged for this accomplishment and stand among the luminaries of our industry is both incredibly humbling and a profound honor. I launched MACRO nine years ago with the mission of amplifying the voices and perspectives of persons of color. I'm so proud of my colleagues and the extraordinary producers, filmmakers and artists that I have had the honor of working with over the years – together we’ve shaped MACRO into a force in the industry. We are blessed to do what we do every day, and the road ahead holds boundless promise” said Charles D. King. “I extend my sincerest thanks to Susan Sprung, Stephanie Allain, Donald DeLine, Michelle Byrd, and the entire PGA organization for continuing to be exemplary advocates for producers. The work you do matters immensely, and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this prestigious group.”

Charles D. King is the Founder & CEO of MACRO, a multi-platform media company representing the voices and perspectives of Black people, indigenous people, and people of color. The company’s multiple business verticals include film (MACRO Film Studios) and television studios (MACRO Television Studios) that finance, develop, and produce theatrical and streaming features and premium television, and an in-house branding and creative agency (Brand MACRO).

Formerly a partner and senior agent at William Morris Endeavor, King was the first Black partner in the company’s 100+ year history and the first ever Black partner at any major talent agency. Known industry-wide for his innovative deal-making and strategic long-horizon thinking, King’s list of notable clients spanned every sector of the entertainment industry. King also made history again in 2021, when the Best Picture Oscar nomination for the film Judas And The Black Messiah made King, with Ryan Coogler and Shaka King, the first ever all-Black team of nominated producers for an Academy Award. MACRO’s most recent film is Netflix’s They Cloned Tyrone. The company’s projects have received fifteen Oscar nominations, with three wins, a Peabody Award nomination, two Primetime Emmy nominations, and one Grammy nomination.

King is a dedicated philanthropist, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and The Television Academy; and sits on the boards for The Sundance Institute, College Track, and The American Cinematheque.

The 2024 Producers Guild Awards Event Chairs are Mike Farah, Chief Executive Officer at Funny Or Die and Joe Farrell, Chief Creative Officer at Funny Or Die. The 2024 Producers Guild of America Awards are produced by Anchor Street Collective and written by Jody Lambert, Lauren Cortizo and Matt Oberg for the Producers Guild of America. Branden Chapman is Executive Producer, Carleen Cappelletti is Co-Executive producer, Sunshine Sachs Morgan & Lylis is PR agency of record and Diane Salerno manages sponsorships.

Sponsors of the 2024 Producers Guild Awards include Cadillac, the Official Vehicle, Delta Air Lines, the Official Airline, Glenfiddich Scotch Whisky, and GreenSlate.