The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced that actor-producer Issa Rae will receive the 2022 Visionary Award. According to a press release issued by the PGA, Rae will receive the award at the 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards on March 19. 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza.
The Visionary Award honors producers in television, film or new media who share inspiring and uplifting stories that add unique value to society and culture. “Issa has us excited for the future of television. With her ‘Insecure’ series, she has reached the highest levels of comedy, perspective and performance possible, and her quick wit and distinct voice will no doubt continue to generating quality entertainment featuring underrepresented voices.” Beyond Issa’s prolific work, she is a role model and inspiration to the next generation of creatives through her mentorship programs like ColorCreative and, most recently, Project Greenlight. We are thrilled to honor Issa this year,” PGA Presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher said in a statement.
Rae first gained attention for her award-winning web series and New York Times bestseller, ”The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.” She created and stars in the hit HBO show ”Insecure ” for which she received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. The actress-screenwriter made her film debut with an acclaimed drama, ”The Hate U Give”. His last projects were the Netflix romantic comedy “The Lovebirds” and the HBO political satire drama “Coastal Elites”.
Past Visionary Award recipients include Octavia Spencer, Kenya Barris, Ava DuVernay, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Plan B Entertainment of Jeremy Kleiner, Chis Meledandri of Illumination Entertainment, Laura Ziskin and Jeff Skoll of Participant Media.
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