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Joss Whedon to Receive Producers Guild's Vanguard Award

by Bryan Enk, posted Nov 23rd 2009 3:47PM
While Joss Whedon may still be saddened by Fox's recent cancellation of 'Dollhouse,' it looks like the Producers Guild of America will be providing the writer-producer-director with some sort of compensation.

Variety reports that Whedon will receive the organization's Vanguard Award, which recognizes achievements in new media and technology, at the 21st Annual PGA Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 24.While Joss Whedon may still be saddened by Fox's recent cancellation of 'Dollhouse,' it looks like the Producers Guild of America will be providing the writer-producer-director with some sort of compensation.

Variety reports that Whedon will receive the organization's Vanguard Award, which recognizes achievements in new media and technology, at the 21st Annual PGA Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 24.

Besides 'Dollhouse,' the prolific Whedon is the mastermind behind such television series as 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' 'Angel' and 'Firefly.' His credits as a feature film screenwriter include 'Alien Resurrection,' 'Toy Story,' and 'Serenity,' which he also directed. He also recently produced a highly successful Internet series, 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog,' starring Neil Patrick Harris in the title role.

Whedon's latest feature film project, 'The Cabin in the Woods,' co-written with and directed by Drew Goddard, will be released in 2011.

Previous recipients of the Vanguard Award include James Cameron, George Lucas, John Lasseter ('Toy Story,' 'Cars') and the men behind MySpace and YouTube.

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