- Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
The Producers Guild of America (PGA), announced today the 2016 Stanley Kramer Award will honor the feature documentary, THE HUNTING GROUND, produced by Academy Award-nominee Amy Ziering (THE INVISIBLE WAR) and written and directed by Academy Award-nominee Kirby Dick (THE INVISIBLE WAR, TWIST OF FATE). The award will be presented at the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awardsceremony on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
The Stanley Kramer Award was established in 2002 to honor a production, producer or other individual whose achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues. Producer/director Stanley Kramer created some of the most powerful work in the history of American motion pictures, including such classics as INHERIT THE WIND, ON THE BEACH, THE DEFIANT ONES, and GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER. The Stanley Kramer Award is determined by a seven-person committee appointed by the PGA’s Board of Directors, and operates independently of the Producers Guild Awards committee and the PGA staff.
"This year’s recipient of the Stanley Kramer Award, THE HUNTING GROUND, truly embodies the spirit, courage and intention of the award’s namesake,” said Producers Guild Awards Co-Chairs Michael De Luca (THE SOCIAL NETWORK, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS) and Jennifer Todd (ALICE IN WONDERLAND, CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER). "This powerful documentary gives a voice to the victims of student sexual assault – a national problem too long clouded in secrecy and shielded from public attention. The visceral reaction this film evokes has mobilized audiences worldwide to take action, and has served as a focal point in campus discussions and in revising institutional policies. The Producers Guild is honored to recognize THE HUNTING GROUND and its contribution towards greater awareness of this national problem.”
Previous recipients of the Stanley Kramer Award include: AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, HOTEL RWANDA, IN AMERICA, ANTWONE FISHER, PRECIOUS, IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY, BULLY, FRUITVALE STATION and the 2015 honoree, THE NORMAL HEART.
About THE HUNTING GROUND
From the team behind the Academy Award® nominated THE INVISIBLE WAR comes THE HUNTING GROUND, a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level. Written and directed by two time Academy Award nominee Kirby Dick, THE HUNTING GROUND is produced by Academy Award® nominee Amy Ziering and features the original song "Til It Happens to You" written by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga and performed by Lady Gaga.
About the Producers Guild of America (PGA)
The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The Producers Guild has more than 7,000 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits,promoting fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production practices. For more information and the latest updates, please visit Producers Guild of America websites and follow on social media: