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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, Mike Gange, Jaimee Kosanke, Lea Walker

 

Member Committee - Events

Produces various events and parties throughout the year to foster both networking and recruitment such as Happy Hour mixers, Holiday parties, and Awards viewing-parties. 

Chairs, Member Committee - Events: Sunita Surajan, Todd Grodnick

 

Member Committee - International

Dedicated to the advancement of global collaborations among professionals in film, television, and multimedia. Producers play a critical and central role bringing together cultures, languages, and experiences to create content consumed around the world. This Member Committee’s goal is to connect and curate resources around the globe to support membership, share information, and advocate for producers.

Chairs, Member Committee - International: TBD

 

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 and Meredith McKay

  • 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: TBD

 

  • 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