The Producers Guild of America (PGA) will honor filmmakers Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdi with a milestone award at the 2023 PGA Awards.
Both will receive the award, the PGA’s most prestigious honor, at the 34th annual awards show on February 25 at The Beverly Hilton.
The Milestone Award recognizes those who have made historic contributions to the entertainment industry. More recently, George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy were honored with the award, and Louis B. Mayer, Walt Disney, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Bob Iger, Sherry Lansing, Clint Eastwood, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, James Cameron, Ted Sarandos, Donna Langley and more.
“We are deeply grateful and humbled by this incredible honor. We want to thank Stephanie, Donald and every member of our precious family of producers at PGA, for their tireless work in maintaining the integrity of what it means to be a producer,” Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdi said in a joint statement. “We are especially grateful to all the filmmakers and storytellers who have allowed us to be a part of their artistic journey. We wouldn’t be here without each of them.”
PGA Presidents Stephanie Allin and Donald de Line added: “Michael and Pam are an incredible team, well-versed as trusted creative producers and successful studio heads. As individual producers, they are responsible for some of the most iconic and memorable films of the 21st century. Together, their track record of producing mid-budget studio titles The flair and talent has proven that these films still appeal to theatrical audiences. He deserves this award and we can’t wait to honor him as he begins his new roles with Warner Bros.
Currently, De Luca and Pamela Abdi serve as co-chairmen and CEOs of Warner Bros. Picture Group. Prior to that, De Luca served as President of MGM’s Motion Picture Group and President and COO of New Line Productions and Head of Production at DreamWorks. He has been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Picture (for Social network, Moneyball And Captain Phillips) as well as three times for M. He has been nominated four times for the Producers Guild of America Award. Additionally, De Luca produced Fifty Shades of Grey Franchise.
Prior to Warner Bros., Abdi served as president of MGM’s Motion Picture Group, where he oversaw films House of Gucci, Licorice Pizza, Thirteen Lives and upcoming Creed 3. He served as a partner and head of film at MakeReady, president of production at New Regency, and executive vice president at Paramount Pictures.