The Producers Guild OfAmerica (PGA) is to give its inaugural Stanley Kramer Award to the producers ofNew Line Cinema's I Am Sam -Jessie Nelson, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz and Richard Solomon - atthe annual PGA Awards on March 2 in Los Angeles.

The award was established tohonour a producer whose work "illuminates provocative social issues in anaccessible and elevating fashion." I Am Sam is the story of a mentally-challenged man raisinghis daughter and fighting the system which wants to take her away from him.

Other honourees at the PGAAwards include Robert Wise (Milestone Award) and Lawrence Gordon (David OSelznick Lifetime Achievement Award).