Nominations open for the 2018 Production Guild of Great Britain Awards

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Tue 24th Apr 2018

Award ceremonies

The Production Guild of Great Britain has opened nominations for its 2018 Awards in association with Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, recognising remarkable achievements made by those Production Guild members working in film and television production management including production office, accounting, location management, assistant directing, post-production and VFX.

Nominations for the awards, which can be made by Production Guild members, will close on 30th May with an awards event taking place on 22 September at The Grove in Hertfordshire. The biannual awards were last held in 2016, when leading satirist and comedian Marcus Brigstocke compered a sold-out event attended by more than 400 film and television industry professionals.

Alison Small, CEO of The Production Guild says, “At a time of record production spend in the UK, Production Guild members are busier than ever, bringing their experience and expertise to TV and feature film productions of all sizes, budgets and genres, both home-grown and international. The Production Guild Awards celebrate the world class standard of their work which is helping the UK production industry stay at the top of its game, making it the destination of choice for international film and programme makers.”

Awards include:

• The Production Guild Spotlight Award sponsored by Pinewood MBS Lighting;

• The Production Guild Inspiration Award sponsored by Kodak;

• The Production Guild Production Team of the Year sponsored by Panavision; and

• The Production Guild Contribution to the Industry Award sponsored by Warner Bros Studios Leavesden.

Nominees for all awards (except the Contribution to the Industry category which is decided by the PG Board) must be Production Guild members and can be from film or television drama working within the production office, accounts, locations, assistant directing, post production or VFX. Last year’s winners include Location Manager Harriet Lawrence, Assistant Accountant Polyanna Gill and the production team behind award-winning BBC drama The Night Manager. Hugh Whittaker and Jackie Rowden were joint winners of the Contribution to the Industry award and a special posthumous award was also made to late entertainment/media insurance executive Terry O’Neill.

Once again the Awards will support the charity MAMA Youth Project, which works to equip young people aged 18-25 with the skills and experience to secure long-term, fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry, with particular focus on young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with limited educational or employment opportunities.

Full details on the criteria for nominations, the rules of entry and booking tickets for the awards event, can be found at www.productionguildawards.com.