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Member Committees, Geographic 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 Committee or Working Group, PGA members must be logged in. 


Geographic Committees

  • Atlanta Committee - Autumn Bailey-Ford, Suzan Satterfield, Chairs
  • Bay Area Committee
  • Capital Committee - Mark Maxey, Lisa Black, Chairs

Note: If you live within 100km of Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta, Washington, DC or San Francisco, you will automatically be added to receive invitations and notifications for those cities.


Member Committees in Formation as of May 2023:

  • Production Innovation
  • Reality

For additional information and a summary of open formation discussions with the membership. (You must be logged in to view this page.)


Member Committee - Animation  

The goal of this Member Committee is to broaden the animation 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 industry.

Chairs: Mike Blum, Jinko Gotoh


Member Committee - Documentary & Non-Fiction

The Documentary & Non-Fiction Committee’s goal is to engage, connect, amplify and uplift the full spectrum of documentary and non-fiction producers within the Guild as they work across all formats and platforms at various stages of their careers. The Committee hosts regular meetings and quarterly in-person networking gatherings throughout the year.

Of interest to doc & non-fiction committee members:  Summary of the Year Ahead Conversations with Documentary and Non-Fiction Producers held in April/May 2023. (You must be logged in to view this page.)

Chairs: Sara Bernstein, Megan Chao, Trevor Smith, Ellyn Vander Wyden


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: Eric Edmonds, Joe Morabito, Jaimee Kosanke, Lea Walker


Member Committee - Events

The PGA’s Events Member Committee produces key LA-based events including the annual Holiday Party.

Chairs: 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: Gary Lucchesi and Sacha Ben Harroche


Member Committee - Physical Production

The Physical Production Committee is a medium agnostic group focused on all aspects of production – from greenlight up to post. This group seeks to engage members in conversations around physical production issues related to all things “on-the-ground.”

Chairs: Devyn Isaacson, Nashin Rahman, Jacquelyn Ryan-Krichevsky, Jonathan Shoemaker


Member Committee - Post Production

The Post Production Committee is a medium agnostic group focused on the latest tools, technologies and trends of post production, while also bridging the gap between post producers and those working outside of post.

Chairs: Jason King, Jean Lane, Taja Perkins, Parker Chehak


There are four affinity-based One Guild Member Working Groups under the One Guild Task Force. 

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.

  • 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: Jason Lau, Alan Pao, Adnaan Wasey, Justine Wentzell-Chang
  • LGBTQ+ Member Working Group
    The LGBTQ+ Member Working Group is a community that provides a safe space for conversation and exchange of ideas for LGBTQ+ producers and their allies. Working together, our goal is to create opportunities for positive representation of the LGBTQ+ community, both in front of and behind the camera and to establish a support network for LGBTQ+ members within the PGA.

    Member Working Group Leads: Meredith McKay, Melissa Nogales-Chapman, Salvador Rios

  • 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, Quan Lateef-Hill