Member Committees and Member Working Groups
PGA has more than a dozen Member Committees and Member Working Groups which any member of the Guild can freely join at any time. In order to join a Member Committee or Member Working Group or to access a Member Committee Chair or Member Group Lead's contact information via the Member Directory, PGA members must be logged in.
Member Committee - Animation and VFX
The goal of this Member Committee is to broaden the animation and visual effects presence in the PGA, with an eye toward inclusivity for women, BIPOC, and the LQBTQ+ community, and educating members of the Guild on the opportunities in the animation and visual effects industries.
Chairs, Member Committee - Animation & VFX: Jinko Gotoh, Philipp Wolf
Member Committee - Documentary & Non-Fiction
Supports and promotes documentary and non-fiction storytelling across all media. This Member Committee hosts seminars, workshops, and screenings throughout the year and provides a forum for members to discuss the ever-changing television and digital landscape.
Chairs, Member Committee - Documentary & Non-Fiction: Bronwyn Berry, Kathryn Riccio, James Tumminia, Ellyn Vander Wyden
Member Committee - Education
Dedicated to providing the membership with the tools needed to advance Guild members’ careers. This Member Committee hosts educational seminars, workshops, demonstrations and masterclasses throughout the year.
Chairs, Member Committee - Education: Carrie Dole, Kerri Sheehan, Karen Somers
Member Committee - Employment
Helping members develop the skills and relationships they need to attain the jobs they desire. This Member Committee produces seminars, workshops and networking events throughout the year, and hosts an annual Job Forum to connect PGA members with potential employers.
Chairs, Member Committee - Employment: Eric Edmonds, Joe Morabito, Jaimee Kosanke, Lea Walker
Member Committee - Events
The PGA’s Events Member Committee produces three key LA-based annual events: Holiday Party, Oscars Party, and Emmys Party.
Chairs, Member Committee - Events: Sunita Surajan, Franco Sama
Member Committee - International
The focus of the International Committee is to provide members with access to concrete resources and services to facilitate productions outside of the U.S.
Chairs, Member Committee - International: Gary Lucchesi and Sacha Ben Harroche
Member Committee - Mentoring
Dedicated to helping members advance their careers through professional mentoring. The Committee runs the year-round mentoring initiatives and programs including the Mentoring Roundtable Series, the Film Basecamp Program, the TV Basecamp Program, the Mentoring Shadow Program, and One-on-One Mentoring.
Chairs, Member Committee - Mentoring: Michael Hammeke, Joelle Luman
Member Committee - One Guild
Established in 2018 to address the specific needs of under-represented and under-served groups by strategically focusing on the Guild’s internal efforts and external collaborations to increase and foster: membership, Guild leadership, employment, and encourage authentic depictions.
Chairs, Member Committee - One Guild: Mauricío Mota, Shelby Stone
There are four affinity-based One Guild Member Working Groups under the Committee structure.
- Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Member Working Group
Increasing access, visibility, and participation of its AAPI members by aligning with the One Guild’s initiative of increasing and fostering membership through encouraging proper representation and access to opportunities within the Producers Guild and industry at large.
Member Working Group Leads: Alan Chu, Quentin Lee, Sibyl Santiago, Jonathan Wang
LGBQTIA+ Member Working Group
The LGBQTIA+ Member Working Group is a community that provides a safe space for conversation and exchange of ideas for LGBTQIA+ producers and their allies. Working together, our goal is to create opportunities for positive representation of the LGBTQIA+ community, both in front of and behind the camera and to establish a support network for LGBTQTIA+ members within the PGA.
Member Working Group Leads: Brendan Mason, Meredith McKay, Melissa Nogales-Chapman
- Producers of Color Member Working Group
Increasing our membership’s access to network, studios, streamers, cable platforms, agents, lawyers, and managers.
Member Working Group Leads: Dureyshevar B, Deborah Evans
- Women’s Impact Network (WIN) Member Working Group
Supporting and celebrating all women - BIPOC, LGBTQ/T. This network is focused specifically toward benefiting our membership by sharing information, providing opportunities and forums, fostering unstructured mentoring, and discussing issues specific to women producers in the workplace.
Member Working Group Leads: Fonda Anita, Kelly Carmichael, Cas Sigers-Beedles
Any PGA member can request to start a One Guild Member Working Group. One Guild Member Working Group Formation Guidelines (Note: PGA members will need to be logged in to access.)
Member Committee - PGA Green
Established in 2008 as part of the Guild's commitment to actively encourage and support sustainability in the entertainment industry.
Chairs, Member Committee - PGA Green: Stephanie Dawson, Kati Johnston, Jon Kondrath, Lesley Lopez