Insecure actress Issa Rae will be receiving the Producers Guild’s Visionary Award at this year’s award ceremony.
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) just announced that actor and producer Issa Rae will be honored with the 2022 Visionary Award at this year’s 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the Fairmont Century Plaza.
BREAKING NEWS: Actor + producer @IssaRae is this year’s #PGAAwards Visionary Award recipient. The award honors producers across TV, film or new media who share inspiring, uplifting stories that add unique value to society + culture: https://t.co/w8ZFiO3qfG
— Producers Guild of America (@producersguild) February 10, 2022
“Issa makes us excited for the future of television. With her series Insecure, she achieved the highest levels of comedy, perspective and performance possible, and her sharp wit and distinct voice will undoubtedly continue to drive quality entertainment featuring underrepresented voices. Beyond Issa’s prolific work, she is a role model and inspiration to the next generation of creatives through her mentorship programs like ColorCreative, and more recently, Project Greenlight. We are thrilled to honor Issa this year,” said Producers Guild of America Presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher in a written statement.
The Producers Guild’s Visionary Award goes to producers across the television, film, and new media spectrum who disseminate inspiring, uplifting stories that add exceptional value to society and culture. Some of the past honorees include Octavia Spencer, Kenya Barris, and Ava DuVernay.
Rae is currently working on several high-profile projects she’s developing and producing for HBO and HBO Max. The multi-faceted talent has a new original series, Rap Sh*t; an adaptation of the hit New York Times podcast Nice White Parents alongside Adam McKay; and an adaptation of the beloved Octavia Butler novel Fledgling with sci-fi maestro J.J. Abrams.
The entrepreneurial Rae recently inked a worldwide, exclusive multi-project development deal for her music company, Raedio with Audible. The partnership between the two companies entails Audible Original podcasts from a combination of content comprised of scripted comedy, audio extensions of existing content, and entertainment-based nonfiction projects.