Marvel Studio’s Kevin Feige To Receive Producers Guild David O. Selznick Award
by Erik Amaya
Then ten year anniversary of Marvel Studios continues with accolades as well as box office success.
Deadline reports Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will receive the Producers Guild’s David O. Selznick Award 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 19, 2019. The award, introduced in 1989 and named after the producer of Gone With the Wind, honors an a producer with a remarkable list of credits, often both creatively and financially.
Feige, of course, is the producer credited with building Marvel Studios’ disparate group of B-list — and sometimes C-list — Marvel characters into powerhouse brands like Iron Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. Though Marvel Studios was initiated by a number of involved parties when Marvel Entertainment noticed its returns on the X-Men and Spider-Man films were less than desirable, Feige had the vision to build up to a crossover film and communicate this plan effectively to investors. Of course, the notion of the crossover was one of many ideas he grabbed from the comics themselves. The producer even mentioned he looked to comics for answers as far back as the first X-Men film when he was an associated producer and the higher-ranked producers and creatives were at loss for a story point.
“To join so many of my heroes and mentors in receiving the David O. Selznick Award is one of the most meaningful experiences of my career, and I’m truly thankful to my colleagues in the Producers Guild of America for this recognition,” said Feige in a statement. “I want to also thank my Marvel Studios family, who have been with me every step of the way and without whom I would never have had this amazing journey.”
Hopefully, the Selnick Award will be the beginning of a Marvel awards journey as year-end lists, honors and other merits begin to emerge.