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“Jane,” “The Voice” score PGA wins

The Producers Guild of America honored TV shows The Voice and Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, along with feature doc Jane, at the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards on ...
January 22, 2018

The Producers Guild of America honored TV shows The Voice and Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, along with feature doc Jane, at the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night (Jan. 20).

The award for outstanding producer of a theatrical documentary went to Brett Morgen, Bryan Burk, Tony Gerber and James Smith for the feature doc Jane. The film profiles British primatologist Jane Goodall, covering her revolutionary research, her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the Kasakela chimpanzee community that she studied in the Gombe Stream National Park, located in the western Kigoma Region of Tanzania.

The prize for outstanding producer of non-fiction television went to Leah Remini, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Myles Reiff, Adam Saltzberg, Erin Gamble, Lisa Rosen, Grainne Byrne, Taylor Levin, Alex Weresow and Rachelle Mendez for A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

Elsewhere, the honor for outstanding producer of competition television went to John de Mol, Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Lee Metzger, Chad Hines, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson, Jay Bienstock, Stijn Bakkers, Mike Yurchuk, Teddy Valenti, and Carson Daly for NBC’s The Voice (pictured).

Finally, the winners of outstanding producer of live entertainment and talk television were the team behind Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), which is comprised of John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton.

The winners were honored at a ceremony at the The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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