America Online chairman andchief executive officer Jon Miller will receive the Producers Guild of America's(PGA) 2006 Vanguard Award.
The honour follows AOL'swebcast of this summer's Live 8 concert events and recognises outstandingachievement in new media and technology.
Miller will collect theaward at the 2006 PGA Awards on Jan 22 in Los Angeles.
"The rapid pace oftechnological change affects every aspect of producing, not only in terms ofthe content we're able to create, but the audience to whom we can deliver thatcontent," PGA Awards co-chairs Bruce Cohen and Stacey Sher said.
"This summer, the work ofJon Miller and AOL in their simultaneous webcast of the Live 8 concert eventsliterally redefined the possibilities of entertainment distribution."
As previously announced,Clint Eastwood will receive the Milestone Award and Roger Corman will receivethe David O Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures.