The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation (WRMPPF) announced today that Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will receive the 2022 Pioneer of the Year Award on 21 September at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
A tradition for more than 70 years, the Pioneer of the Year Award honours leaders in the motion picture industry whose career achievements and commitment to philanthropy is exemplary. It is one of the most prestigious honors in the US entertainment industry and within the philanthropic community. The event benefits WRMPPF’s Pioneers Assistance Fund which provides financial assistance to individuals in the motion picture distribution and exhibition community who are encountering an illness, injury, or life-changing event.
“We are thrilled that Michael and Barbara will be receiving this well-deserved honour,” said Jim Orr, Chairman, Pioneers Assistance Fund Committee and President, Domestic Theatrical Distribution at Universal Pictures. “Their contributions to the film industry as producers, including their outstanding support of the exhibition community and cinematic experience, have made them true pioneers in the field. We look forward to celebrating Michael and Barbara’s achievements at the Pioneer of the Year Dinner and raising much-needed funds for the Pioneers Assistance Fund.”
Photography: Greg Williams