October 11, 2010 / 9:39 PM / 7 years ago

Producers Guild to honor Tom Hanks

<p>Actor Tom Hanks waves to photographers during the world premiere of the movie "Angels &amp; Demons" at the Auditorium in Rome May 4, 2009.Alessia Pierdomenico</p>

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Producers Guild of America will recognize Tom Hanks and his producing partner Gary Goetzman for their contributions to television at the 22nd annual Producers Guild Awards.

The duo will be the recipients of the PGA's 2011 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television.

Through their Playtone Prods., which Hanks and Goetzman founded in 1998, they produced the Emmy-winning HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," "John Adams" and "The Pacific."

"Tom and Gary are extraordinarily talented producers who have changed the television landscape with extremely unique, award-winning programing," Paula Wagner, chair of the 2011 Producers Guild Awards, said.

"They consistently deliver intelligent, thoughtful entertainment that has made a tremendous worldwide impact on the industry," Wagner continued. "We look forward to honoring their remarkable achievements."

The awards ceremony will take place January 22 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

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