Bringing together the producing team in film, TV, and new media
The Producers Guild of America is a non-profit trade organization that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media.Learn more about us
Strength of the Community
PGA members benefit from being part of a community that is more than 8,000 strong with decades of experience in all facets of producing. Members share a deep commitment to giving back and paying it forward within their Guild – whether its volunteering to mentor others or making their first calls when staffing up.
One-on-One – All members are eligible to request a mentor. Open enrollment two times per year.
Film and TV Basecamps – Multi-week programs for members developing creative projects. Competitive.
Mentoring Shadow Program – Providing mid-to-high level producers with access to on set or in office opportunities. Competitive.
Offering companies uniquely customizable ways to engage with members based on their company priorities, hiring needs and timeline. Members automatically receive targeted job listings. Some employers ask PGA to collect and forward all applicants, some also request select members for speed interviews. Want to ensure that you receive appropriate job listings? Please take a moment to update your profile.
Meet Some of Our Members
PGA is a professional trade association. Membership is not automatic.
The Application Process
The Vetting Process takes 30 – 90 days
For membership requirements and costs to join
For membership qualifying platforms and festivals
For more information on the Benefits of Joining
Requirements for Membership
Membership is based on Guild-recognized qualifying credits and years in the industry.
Quick rule of thumb, you’ll need one of the following for eligibility:
- Enough qualifying producing credits within last 7 years for feature films
- Enough qualifying producing credits within last 5 years for other formats
- Receipt of the PGA Producers Mark (“p.g.a”) on 2 or more feature films with qualifying distribution (automatic qualification)
- Producer nominee for the Oscars and Producers Guild Awards and apply within 2 years of your nomination(automatic qualification)
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get health insurance if I join?
Unlike our sister guilds, we do not have a PGA administered health plan. However, there are health care options we connect eligible members to, including the Motion Picture Industry Health Fund Plan.
I recently received “p.g.a.” designation for my screen credit. Am I now a member?
No. PGA membership and the Producers Mark (p.g.a.) are two completely different designations with separate processes for approval. Membership in PGA is not a requirement to receive the Producers Mark, a certification mark which PGA licenses to the producer(s) of feature-length productions that are identified as performing a majority of the producing functions on a specific motion picture in a decision-making capacity.
I’ve applied for membership before but was denied. How can I be reconsidered?
Before you re-apply, be sure to check our membership requirements. Criteria can change over time, so check back regularly. Still have questions? Please email email@example.com
What Committees and Groups can PGA members join?
There are more than a dozen PGA Committees and Groups which any PGA member can join.
Producers shoulder the responsibility for the tone and tenor of productions. As such, the Guild has established a number of tentpole initiatives for which it is a leader within the industry. Collectively, these initiatives help lead the industry and culture forward.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
A Commitment to being One Guild - inclusive and representative of all
- PGA Create, a new immersive lab for emerging and mid-career creative producers from backgrounds underrepresented in the industry
- Must submit with project in active development, financing or packaging
- Submissions for the 2023 Documentary Cycle are open until Wednesday, June 14. Application here.
- Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is your company, network, streamer or studio looking to hire?
- Hire PGA – A Concierge Service for Employers
- O1-O2 Visa Processing
- Quick Read – Employment Rights of the Producing Team
Producers Mark (p.g.a.)
A certification mark for feature-length productions
Identifies which producers performed a majority of the producing functions on a specific motion picture in a decision-making capacity
Producers who meet this standard may use the Mark (p.g.a.) next to their names in the onscreen credits and ads for a specific motion picture.
Producers set the culture and tenor on a set
- COVID Resources and 2021 Safety Protocols for Independent Productions
- Independent Production Safety Initiative (IPSI) – Free training and legal services for a safe, harassment-free production
- Access to 20 different safety training videos via the Contract Services Administration Training Trust Fund and a Production Safety Playlist on our YouTube channel – #MakeItSafe
Best practices to make your production more sustainable
- PGA calls for entertainment industry to transition to clean energy
- Green Production Guide
- Download the Toolkit to use on your production
Producers Guild Awards
Celebrating the year’s best producing achievements!
A Day with the PGA Awards NomineesWatch the Videos
2021 Winners AnnouncedSee the list of winners and nominees
Produced By magazine is published four times a year. Producers Guild members receive a complimentary subscription with their membership.