WEEK IN WOMEN: PGA honors Chinonye Chukwu’s TILL with Stanley Kramer Award- Brandy McDonnell reports
The Producers Guild of America has named Chinonye Chukwu’s fact-based drama Till as its 2023 Stanley Kramer Award honoree.
The Stanley Kramer Award lauds a production, producer, or other individuals whose achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues, the PGA revealed on Facebook.
Producers Keith Beauchamp, Barbara Broccoli, Whoopi Goldberg, Thomas Levine, Michael Reilly and Frederick Zollo will share the honor at the ceremony at the 34th Annual Producers Guild Awards, scheduled for Feb. 25 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
Chukwu’s Till made its world premiere last fall on opening weekend at the 60th New York Film Festival.
The follow-up to the Nigerian-born filmmaker’s powerhouse 2019 drama “Clemency,” Till tells the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son Emmett Till. In 1955, Emmett was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. In Mamie’s poignant journey of grief turned to action, audiences will witness the universal power of a mother’s courage and its ability to change the world. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN