Actor Brad Pitt is set to be honoured for the projects he and his production company partners at Plan B create by officials at the Producers Guild of America.

The World War Z star and partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner have been named the recipients of the 2015 Visionary Award, which they will pick up at the Producers Guild Awards in Los Angeles on 24 January (15).

Announcing the honour on Monday (22Dec14), Producers Guild Awards co-chairs Todd Black and Ryan Murphy state, "For over a decade, Plan B Entertainment has inspired creativity and innovation in the entertainment industry.

"With critical and popular successes in both film and Tv, Plan B continually breaks new artistic ground and stimulates necessary dialogue about our history and culture."

Previous recipients of the accolade include Russell Simmons and producer Laura Ziskin.