The Producers Guild (PGA) has announced that two-time Emmy nominee, Producer Gail Berman, will be receiving the guild’s prestigious career honor, the Norman Lear Achievement Award at the 35th Annual Producers Guild Awards, presented on Feb. 25 at Ovation Hollywood’s Ray Dolby Ballroom.
The award was named after the television legend, Norman Lear, who died last month, recognizing a producer or producing team for their extraordinary body of work in television. Besides her Emmy nominations for Netflix shows, Wednesday and Tidying Up wth Marie Condo, Berman was an Oscar nominee last year for her work on Elvis.
“Gail’s impact on the television industry is nothing short of groundbreaking,” Producers Guild of America Presidents Stephanie Allain and Donald De Line said in a statement. “Whether it’s the contemporary successes of shows like Wednesday or her extensive role as a television executive overseeing critical and commercial hits such as American Idol, 24, House, Family Guy and Arrested Development, her commitment as a producer speaks volumes and her impact has left an indelible mark on the medium.”
Berman is the CEO of Grimsburg and The Perfect Couple producer, The Jackal Group, and she has produced more than 300 episodes of television during her 38-year career. Her expansive portfolio also includes such hits as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Addams Family films, and Netflix’s Wednesday.
She previous held the top posts at both Paramount Pictures and Fox, as well as serving as president of the Producers Guild of America from 2018 to 2022.
“I had the immense privilege of knowing Norman personally, and I know his legacy will continue to inspire artists and activists for generations,” Berman said in her own statement. “My sincere thanks go to the Producers Guild for this recognition. It is a tremendous honor to be associated with its past recipients and the iconic namesake who so many of us consider a hero.”
It was announced earlier that Charles D. King would receive the 2024 PGA Milestone Award.