Moxie Pictures director Lee Hirsch’s Oscar-shortlisted documentary Bully is being honored with the Producers Guild of America (PGA) 2013 Stanley Kramer Award. Hirsch will accept the award with producer Cynthia Lowen at the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on January 26, 2013.
The Stanley Kramer Award, established in 2002, honors a production, producer or individual whose achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues. Bully is an unflinching look at bullying in American schools that spurred lively debate on the subject and the MPAA’s rating system.
Notes Hirsch, “Receiving this award is a tremendous honor. Stanley Kramer’s films have left an indelible impact on our society and illuminate the extraordinary power of film to catalyze and compel action. I am incredibly thankful on behalf of our entire team, to the PGA for recognizing our work. I am deeply humbled.”
"Bully is a powerful and inspiring film that brought much-needed attention to an issue that just about everyone can relate to at one point or another in their life,” said 2013 PGA Awards Chair Michael De Luca. “The social action campaign for Bully raised significant funding that allowed for over 250,000 students nationwide to take field trips within an educational framework to see the film. Bully sparked a movement, sparked a shift in consciousness and rallied people of all ages to stand up against intolerance and hate. It’s a film that I believe Stanley Kramer himself would applaud and we’re thrilled to recognize it with this honor.”