The Producers Guild OfAmerica (PGA) is to hold a brand new annual Celebration Of Diversity in LosAngeles to honour the contributions of African Americans, Asians, Latinos, gaysand lesbians and women to the industry. The event will take place on Oct 28 andwill honour Ang Lee, Danny Glover, Moctezuma Esparza, Marian Rees and theproducers of Six Feet Under AlanBall, Alan Poul and Greenblatt-Janollari.

Historically the PGA hasrecognized the contributions of African American film-makers through the OscarMicheaux Awards, but the new celebration was created to honour broaderdiversity in film, TV and new media productions.

Lee and Glover arethe Asian and African American honorees for their well-known bodies of work;Moctezuma Esparza is the Latino producer of The Milagro Beanfield War and Selena; Rees is the producer of TV moviesincluding Foxfire, HomeFires Burning and LoveIs Never Silent; Ball,Poul, Robert Greenblatt and David Janollari are the gay producers of hit TVseries Six Feet Under.