Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman, Toby Emmerich, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Producer’s Guild of America’s Milestone Award, considered one of the organization’s most prestigious honors. Emmerich will join an esteemed list of living legends who have been recognized for shaping the profession, including Clint Eastwood, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg.
“Toby Emmerich is one of the most respected studio executives,” said Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher, Presidents of the PGA. “He continues to deliver high-quality films in a variety of genres and attract some of the finest up-and-coming and veteran directors, as well as producers, and talent to create them. Under his leadership, Warner Bros. Picture Group had a record-breaking year in 2017 with hits including ‘Dunkirk,’ and continues to dominate this year’s box office with critical and commercial, but non-formula, hits such as ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ and ‘A Star Is Born.’ He embraces filmmakers and filmmaking, which is why we are honored to be able to recognize him this year with the Milestone Award.”
Emmerich will be presented with the Milestone Award at the 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards presented by General Motors on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.