First annual awards to celebrate excellence in the production industry-

The nominations for the first annual Production Guild Awards in association with Warner Bros Studio Leavesden are now open.

The awards, which will celebrate the work of Production Guild members, will take place on Sept 27 at the Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire. Nominations will close on May 16 and can be made by any member of the Production Guild, who have witnessed a fellow member exceed in his or her function in the film and television production industry.

Awards include the British Film Commission Rising Star Award, the Panavision Project Management Award and the Creative Skillset Mentor Award. Those nominated could come from within the production office, production accounts, location management, post production or assistant directing.

The Production Guild has also announced the Warner Bros Leavesden Studios Contribution to the Industry award, which will be chosen by the board of The Production Guild.

This award will acknowledge a Production Guild member who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and sustainability of the UK film and/or TV drama industry. Their contribution will have helped towards ensuring that the UK infrastructure remains ‘film/TV friendly’ for inward investment and/or domestic shows.