The Producers Guild announced that the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television will go to a producer whose resume includes awards shows such as the Oscars, Emmys and Kennedy Center Honors, not to mention Barbra Streisand’s "Timeless" television special, the Olympics and President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration.
Don Mischer will become the first producer known for live television to receive the honor, TheWrap.com reports.
In a statement, Producers Guild Awards co-chairs Paula Wagner and Michael Manheim said: “Don Mischer is an extraordinarily talented producer whose work is amongst the best and most watched entertainment in the world. His ability to consistently deliver live event productions of the highest caliber is unmatched in this industry.”
The award will be presented Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, as part of the 23rd annual Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Currently, Mischer is producing the upcoming Oscars with director Brett Ratner.