Producers Guild Changes Date of 2013 Awards

Michael De Luca will produce 2013 PGA Awards, which have moved back a week to Jan. 26

The Producers Guild of America has changed the date of its 2013 awards, moving the ceremony back one week to Saturday, Jan. 26.

At the same time, PGA presidents Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon announced that "Moneyball" and "The Social Network" producer Michael De Luca will serve as producer of the non-televised awards show.

The PGA Awards were originally slated to take place on Jan. 19, a date that would have put the guild in the clear even if the Academy Awards had opted to move earlier in the year. The Academy's board of governors opted to stick with the Oscars' usual late-February date.

The Producers Guild was able to move its show because of an earlier change made by the Directors Guild of America, which had initially claimed that date for its own show but moved it to Feb. 2.

The decision was made during the process of securing its venue, the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

Another major Hollywood guild, the Screen Actors Guild, will present its awards on Sunday, Jan. 27. The Writers Guild, typically the last of the big guilds to hand out prizes, has yet to announce its 2013 dates.

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