Copyright 2001

[ December 6th 2001 ]

Lawrence Gordon and TV producing trio Marcy Carsey, Tom Werner and Caryn Mandabach will receive lifetime achievement nods at the 13th annual Producers Guild of America Awards, skedded for March 3 at the Century Plaza Hotel.

Gordon will be feted with the David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, while Carsey, Werner and Mandabach will be handed the David Susskind Lifetime Achievement Award in TV. "In honoring Larry, Marcy, Tom and Caryn, we salute the depth and breadth of their impressive bodies of work," PGA Award co-chairs Bruce Cohen and Debra Hill said in a joint statement Wednesday. "Their many film and television projects through the years have had a major impact on the cultural landscape."

Gordon, a former 20th Century Fox topper and Largo Entertainment executive, produces through two production banners, the Gordon Co. (with brother Charles Gordon) and Lawrence Gordon Prods., which recently produced K-Pax and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Pics produced by the Gordon Co. include Field of Dreams, Waterworld and the Die Hard franchise.

Carsey-Werner-Mandabach, the indie production powerhouse behind such hits as The Cosby Show, Roseanne and 3rd Rock From the Sun, has That '70s Show and Grounded for Life on its production slate. Company's next series, That '80s Show, - which revolves around a group of twentysomethings in the decade of greed - preems Jan. 23 on Fox.

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