Issa Rae to Receive 2022 Visionary Award From Producers Guild of America

The Producers Guild of America announced on Thursday that Issa Rae would receive the 2022 Visionary Award at the Producers Guild Awards on March 19.

The Visionary Award recognizes producers in television, cinema, and new media, as well as celebrities that offer uplifting, inspiring tales. Octavia Spencer, Kenya Barris, Ava DuVernay, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner’s Plan B Entertainment, Illumination Entertainment’s Chis Meledandri, Laura Ziskin, and Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll are among the previous beneficiaries.

Rae created and stars in the HBO show Insecure, for which she received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. She made her film debut in The Hate U Give and in 2020 starred in Netflix’s The Lovebirds and HBO’s Coastal Elites.

Currently, she is developing and producing for HBO and HBO Max, including a new series titled Rap Sh*t, an adaptation of the New York times podcast Nice White Parents alongside Adam McKay, and an adaptation of the Octavia Butler novel Fledgling alongside J.J. Abrams.

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