Next month (January), Def Jams’ founder Russell Simmons will be honored with a Producers Guild of America Visionary Awards at the awards 24th annual ceremony. Simmons is being honored for his “dedication to philanthropy and his work as a film and television producer who breaks down barriers to provide opportunities to emerging talent.”
“Throughout his career, Russell has accomplished the kinds of things that only a true visionary can.” PGA Awards chairman Michael DeLuca said about Simmons.
Prior to this, Simmons was named one of the Hollywood’s Most Influential Celebrities in Forbes’ magazine, and USA Today also added him among the Top 25 Most Influential People of the Past 25 years.
“I’m sincerely humbled that the PGA chose me to receive a Visionary Award. Just to be in the room with all those in the industry is a blessing.” Russell Simmons closes.