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The Business of Producing Film and TV, A Course by James Holt

  • What: A step-by-step breakdown on how to produce film and TV, detailed explanations with supporting documentation, while mastering practical producing techniques for today's market. More details here.
  • When:
    • Saturday, September 30, 2023 – 9 AM to 4 PM
    • Sunday, October 1, 2023 – 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Where: 621 S Westmoreland Ave, Los Angeles, CA
  • About James Holt: Veteran Producer with 15+ years’ experience, 40+ films produced, $300M+ production financing completed. Credits include Michael Clayton, Men Who Stare at Goats, and Clown - directed by Jon Watts.
  • For more information:
  • PGA members receive 20% off here:

The 2023 Sustainable Production Forum

  • What: Complete details, speaker list, agendas, etc. can be read here Sustainable Production Forum
  • Locations:
    • Toronto, ON | Monday, September 25th
    • Vancouver, BC | Wednesday, October 18th
    • Virtual programming | Thursday, October 26th
  • Who: SPF23 will feature high-profile keynotes, fireside chats, moderated panels, skill building, and SPF Vendor Chats.
  • Why: The Sustainable Production Forum is a global hybrid conference focused on accelerating sustainability in the motion picture industry. Finding solutions and pushing boundaries to accelerate decarbonization will have a significant impact in our sector and the creative industries at large. SPF23 gathers the innovators, changemakers, and provocateurs, who intend to do it.
  • Register:
    • Go to the SPF Community Eventbrite page.
    • Select the event that you would like to attend and click on Get Tickets.
    • Enter the PGA promo code SPF23PGA20 and click APPLY.
    • Register with the name and email address of who will be attending the event (max 2 per order).
    • Watch for an email on Sept 11 inviting you to set up your personal profile in the Swapcard conference platform, where you will be able to view the agenda and session information.
Special offer code for 20% off - COMMUNITY61
  • Standard Access to official NYFF Press & Industry Screenings
  • An Invitation to the official NYFF Industry Reception
  • Invitations to special in-person events throughout the festival (subject to availability)
  • Member-priced tickets for public NYFF screenings
  • Complimentary Membership to Film at Lincoln Center for one year at the Innovator Level
  • Daily accredited industry Digest emails and updates from the ISO
To learn more about the NYFF Industry Access credential please click here to begin your application today!
The Industry Services Team reminds you that all applications are reviewed on a rolling, first come, first served basis. Please note that application to the program does not guarantee you a spot in the program.
To claim your discounted Standard Industry badge, please follow these steps:
  1. Click here to begin this year’s application through Eventival. If you did not apply for accreditation for last year's festival, please create an Eventival account.
  2. If you applied for last year's festival, please log in to your existing Eventival account (if you can't remember your password, please click "I forgot my password" rather than creating a new account). If your email address has changed since last year, please create a new account.
  3. Once you are signed in to your Eventival account, follow the links in the left-hand column to create and/or update your Personal Profile and Contact Information. Be sure you have uploaded a clear headshot for your badge.
  4. Next, click on Accreditation and select the Standard Industry badge.
  5. Fill out all required fields in the form and click Buy Now.
  6. Under Discount Code, enter the following: COMMUNITY61
    *Discount Code expires Monday, August 21st at 5PM EST. Standard Industry and Industry+ accreditation applications close Monday, August 28th at 5PM EST.
  7. Lastly, with the above code in the field, click Pay by Stripe. You should be directed to a new confirmation page with the following message: "Your discount code has been applied."
The Grill 2023
  • What: Complete details, speaker list, agendas, etc. can be read here The Grill
  • Locations: Los Angeles, CA | Wednesday, October 4th | 1 Hotel West Hollywood - (here)
  • Who: The Grill will feature moderated panels and skill building sessions on topics ranging from content creation to artificial intelligence and big data.
  • Why: Join The Wrap at The Grill for conversations on the convergence between entertainment, media, and technology. The Grill brings together founders, creatives, CEOs, and executive leaders to debate the challenges and opportunities facing content in the digital age.
  • Register:
    • Before August 15th, use code EARLY50 for 50% off.
    • After August 15th, use code PGA20 for 20% off all tickets for PGA members.
11th Annual YoFi Fest
Yonkers, NY
Submit your features, shorts, docs, web series, music videos and other work to YoFi Fest.
Link to Submit:
PGA members receive 20% off their submission fee when submitting their films to the festival before the August 26th deadline.
PGA Discount Code: PGA23
Footage Fest
Los Angeles, CA
September 28 - October 1, 2023
PGA members receive 20% off tickets.
PGA Discount Code: FOOTAGE20
June 22 thru July 2, 2023
LA's largest and longest running true indie festival is proud to offer PGA Members a 20% discount for its entire slate of films over the course of 11 days beginning June 22 thru July 2 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood.  Tickets must be purchased at the theatre, on the day of screening, with a PGA membership card (2 people per card maximum).
The uniquely inspired DANCES WITH FILMS launched in 1998, answering the indie film community's call to recognize films that were actually independent. What started out as a handful of films 26 years ago, has grown into a bi-coastal platform, curating thousands of submissions each year and providing the coveted first stop for top discoveries. Known for its integrity in its selection process, dedication to diversity in programming, and its fun summer camp vibe for filmmakers, DWF:LA is the main event in Los Angeles and is one of the largest film festivals of its kind in the U.S. Branded early on by the media as "the defiant fest of raw talent," DANCES WITH FILMS continues to champion innovation, talent, creativity and the sweat equity that revolutionized the entertainment industry.
When: June 21 - June 24, 2023
Where: In-person in Los Angeles and online
PGA Member 25% Discount Code: PGA23
The Producers Guild of America is sponsoring the 4th annual Hollywood Climate Summit in Los Angeles and online. The Hollywood Climate Summit is an annual multi-day conference that creates a community space for thousands of cross-sector entertainment and media professionals to take action on climate. Don’t miss this next level programming with our main conference days (June 22nd & June 23rd) at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as well as our Opening Night Storytelling Reception, ECO BASH, and Earth Sessions. We’ll have panels, workshops, parties, music, comedy, and other activations. Featuring talent like Jane Fonda, the Daniels, Jonathan Wang, Nalleli Cobo, Genesis Butler, and more.
Reserve your tickets now for all events at
At the Hollywood Climate Summit: COMMUNITY CREATES CULTURE. We’ll see you there!
When: April 20th - April 30th, 2023
Where: The Plaza Theater | Lefont Auditorium: 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 
PGA Member 20% Discount Code: PGA2023
The Atlanta Film Festival, now in its sixth decade, is an Academy Award-qualifying festival and one of the region’s largest and longest-running preeminent celebrations of cinema in the Southeast United States. More than 28,000 festival attendees are expected to enjoy independent, animated, documentary, and short films selected from more than 9,000 submissions from 30 countries at the 2023 event.
The Producers Guild is proud to collaborate with the Atlanta Film Festival on the following panel held during the Creative Conference — 
Changing the Climate: How to Weave Cultural, Social, and Environmental Narratives into Your Storytelling: A Conversation with Lydia Dean Pilcher 
Where: The Plaza Theater | Lefont Auditorium: 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 
When: Friday, April 28 — 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT 
Lydia Dean Pilcher is a two time Emmy® winning, Oscar® nominated producer and founder of NYC production company Cine Mosaic. Focusing on global culture and multicultural storytelling, Pilcher has produced over 40 feature films for auteur directors including “Queen of Katwe,” “Cutie & The Boxer,” and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Her director credits include WWII spy thriller, A CALL TO SPY, the climate narratives RADIUM GIRLS and the science fiction film, HOMING INSTINCT. She has been an ambassador for sustainability in entertainment for more than 15 years and is one of the founding members of the Producers Guild of America’s Green initiative. As a member of the Guild, she works with studios and streamers on Lydia also co-leads the WGA/PGA Climate Storytelling group and Co-Chairs the Directors Guild of America Sustainable Future Committee. Moderated by Producer, Director, Writer - Suzan Satterfield. 
disguise Virtual Production Accelerator Program course
When: April 3, May 23 and June 20, 2023
Where: ROE Visual US, Inc, Los Angeles, CA
A top tier learning regimen taking you from novice to expert, the disguise Virtual Production Accelerator Program teaches you the fundamentals of storytelling, game engine basics and how to master virtual production. As the course progresses, your skill sets will level up to more advanced concepts, such as color management, data recording and VAD integration.
Eventbrite Code: PGAdisguise
Geffen Playhouse - Ava: The Secret Conversations
When: April 4 – May 7, 2023
Where: Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse

“I either write the book or sell the jewels. I’m kinda sentimental about the jewels.” So says legendary Hollywood icon Ava Gardner (Elizabeth McGovern, Once Upon a Time in AmericaDownton Abbey) to her ghost writer Peter Evans as they begin work on her tell-all biography that will shock Tinseltown. But as Peter attempts to glean the juicy details about her life story, her marriages to Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw, and Frank Sinatra, and her turbulent relationship to Howard Hughes, an altogether different and unexpected journey unfolds in this theatrical glimpse into the private life of Hollywood's original femme fatale.

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Code: PGA members save 20% for all performances. Use code: AVAPGA. Valid for all price zones. Purchase online here or by phone (310) 208-5454.  

The Micheaux Film Festival  is a multi-cultural and BIPOC film festival that provides a platform for underrepresented creators. We aim to close the knowledge and resource gap between indie and industry, while paying homage to Oscar Micheaux's legacy. We are dedicated to amplifying the voices of talented creators from diverse backgrounds, and we believe that our platform is a great fit for many of your filmmakers. Our festival offers a unique opportunity to showcase your work to a receptive audience and to connect with other creatives from around the world. In recent years, we have had the honor of presenting awards to esteemed industry veterans like Robert Townsend (The Five Heartbeats), Brenda Gilbert (BRON Studios CEO), and Ernest Dickerson (Juice, X); and our alumni have gone on to achieve great success, including Emmy wins, CAA representation, and major studio deals.
The festival will be held in-person at Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles with a virtual/digital hybrid component.
PGA Discount: Micheaux Film Festival is providing an exclusive discount for PGA members to submit projects through Film Freeway using MFF23PGA to receive 30% off your submission fee. Regular deadline is March 30, 2023.


CG Pro Virtual Production Course for Producers
As virtual production technology emerges as mainstream, producers need to learn the distinct practical and financial considerations involved in the new processes. CG Pro’s live online course taught by experienced producers will be a hands-on six-week intensive deep-dive, ending with an additional complementary stage visit and shoot day (in Los Angeles).

When: Six Week Course beginning on March 11th
Promo Code: PGA20OFF
Click here for direct checkout!



From April 11 to 16, 2023 – Cidade das Artes (RJ)
Rio2c promotes the audiovisual market with a 360 approach that includes a stage dedicated to the segment (screening room) with renowned professionals discussing relevant topics in the sector, business opportunities and networking (one-to-one meeting & Audiovisual Pitching Sessions) with the presence of national and international players. It also offers a series of initiatives focused on training and information for beginners and professionals already established on the market, through pre-events, co-production meetings, mentoring, creative sessions and online content.
PGA 20% discount code:R2CPGAINDS20

Registration instructions: Please find here the step by step and additional info below.

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ZIP/POSTAL CODE: 22793-080  

AV./STREET: Av. das Américas  

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Date: June 18, 2022
Time: 9:00AM-6:00PM
Women of all ages, disciplines, and ethnicities are making decisions about where industry dollars go and what viewers see.
PGA Codes:
To register virtually: “WIPS PGA Free” = 100% off for PGA Members
To register in-person: “WIPS PGA $10” = $10 off for PGA Members
Register Here.

All PGA members can use the code WGA2022 to receive a 20% discount on entry.


Yale in Hollywood Fest

December 2 – 4, 2021

PGA members can receive a free VIP Screening Pass to the Yale in Hollywood Fest  collection of films.

Code: YIHPGA2021



November 19 - 20, 2021

WGFestival is a two-day writing conference hosted by the Writers Guild Foundation.

Free tickets to The Tender Bar screening on 11/20 with promo code: SCREENING

25% off passes and individual tickets with WGFRIENDS.


9th ANNUAL YOFI FEST (a/k/a the Yonkers Film Festival)
November 5 - 21, 2021

PGA Member discount: 20% (code: PGA21)

This year’s festival is a hybrid event, happening in-person and online, and screening 183 films from 24 countries, as well as parties, workshops and networking events. Discount can be used to get tickets and passes. Information about films and schedules is available at


November 30 to December 2, 2021


  • Discover the latest on the craft, business and technology trends shaping the industry today, presented by industry leaders and those at the forefront of factual content distribution and production. View the schedule.
  • Connect with colleagues and friends from around the world in our vibrant online community. See who's coming.
  • Taking place online, you’ll be able to attend from the comfort and safety of home. Missed a session? Everything is available until the end of January as well!
  • PGA members save with the lowest pricing available! Register now with promo code PGADR21 to register for only $399 CAD—that's a 20% off the regular rate! If you're under 35 and an emerging producer or junior executive, you can register for only $124 CAD with promo code PGADE21
  • Register here:



October 8 - 10, 2021

PGA Members: 30% Discount (Code: DFWINDY30)


The First Annual Dome Fest West immersive film festival kicks off at the Orange Coast College Planetarium in Costa Mesa, CA - “the City of the Arts” - on Friday, October 8 and continues until the evening of Sunday, October 10. Screening 32 immersive films (9 hours total) in OCC's 8k resolution planetarium dome spanning art, education and narrative genres. The fest also includes panels featuring Kate McCallum, Jenni Ogden and keynote speakers including Brett Leonard (Lawnmower Man, Virtuosity) and Ed Lantz.

All attendees must wear masks indoors and show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours. Social mixers will be held outside on the patio. (*)


If you cannot make it to the fest you can also subscribe to the Best of Earth live stream consisting of 19 immersive films (6 hours total) chosen by four international film festivals - DomeFest West (US), FullDome Festival Jena (Germany), Dome Under Festival (Australia) and Fulldome UK. The live stream can be viewed on a flat screen or VR headset.

(*) Voluntary Assumption of Risk: You understand and agree that by participating in this event you do so in your sole discretion and voluntarily assume any and all risks, whether known or unknown, which could result in any harm, illness, injury or death, including, without limitation, the risk of contracting COVID-19 and/or other infectious diseases. You understand and agree that you will follow all applicable federal, state, local, and venue protocols and recommendations, and that the PGA is not liable or in any way responsible for any injury to you or your property by virtue of your participation in this event. 



October 13-14, 2021


PGA Members: LMF21_Friend
Link for Complimentary Registration
Latino Media Fest 2021


Steps to register on the site

Step 1: Click the link above to be redirected or copy and paste the link into your browser.

This link will direct you to the registration page and will auto-populate with the specific code we have designated for you.

Step 2:In the section marked "Comp Ticket", select ticket quantity as ‘1’ and click "Get Your Pass".

Step 3:Fill out your information in the fill-in blanks. Please use the email address used to apply for the pass.

Step 4:Click ‘Register’ to complete.



October 20 - 24


PGA Members: 20% Discount for Movie Industry Conference Online (Code: Bushwick20)


A full day of in-person screenings will take place on October 23 through a partnership with Regal Cinemas in downtown Brooklyn. Special events hosted by the fest will include its Opening Night Reception (at Bushwick’s Lot 45 on October 20), an entire day of networking (at downtown Brooklyn’s Circa Brewing Co. on October 23), and a Movie Industry Conference, featuring panelists including Emmy nominated producer Mynette Louie, Showrunner of Netflix’s You, editor of HBO’s Scenes from a Marriage Yael Hersonski, Magnolia Theatrical Distribution’s Rahul Roy, Fourth Agreement Entertainment founder Dana Kuznetzkoff, The Future of Film is Female founder Caryn Coleman, MPAC’s Sue Obeidi and more. The latter will be available for streaming on October 24.



October 25-29, 2021

PGA Members: 20% Discount (Code: SPF21PGA20)


The Sustainable Production Forum is hosted by Green Spark Group and presented by MBS Equipment Company Canada. SPF brings the motion picture industry together to foster sustainable solutions for the betterment of the planet and entertainment.  

This year’s program includes keynote presentations, panel discussions, skills building workshops, extensive networking opportunities, case studies, mindfulness sessions, an on-demand library of resources, and the first ever GREEN MARKETPLACERegistration for all-access passes is now open!



September 23 - 26, 2021


PGA Members: FREE

To Register.


The Hollywood Climate Summit is an annual gathering of the entertainment community to combat the climate crisis. This year, our summit will take place from September 23-26, 2021 as both a digital and in-person outdoor experience in Los Angeles.


The Green Production Guide and PGA Green will sponsor the event. It will be presented by Netflix and NYU Los Angeles and other sponsors include the NRDC, Center Cultural Power, Sierra Club, Earth Angel, Scriptation and EarthJustice. Talent confirmed includes Rosario Dawson (Actor, Producer, Activist), Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Emma Stewart Ph.D. (Netflix’s Sustainability Officer), Richa Moorjani (Actor, Activist), Dave Burd aka Lil Dicky (Actor, Comedian, Rapper), Leah Thomas (Activist, Author, founder of Intersectional Environmentalist), Jeff Orlowski (Director, The Social Dilemma & Founder of Exposure Labs), Niclas Svenningsen (Manager for the Global Climate Action, UNFCCC) Sigrid (Singer/Songwriter), and many more including Producers Guild member Stephanie Dawson and representative of PGA Green. 


The event will be hosted on the digital conference platform, Hopin, which allows users to do one-on-one networking and gives them access to an expo fair with vendors and climate groups. It’s an opportunity to build alliances, exchange resources, celebrate progress, increase accountability and inspire action.


September 29 - 30, 2021


PGA Members: 6-month free trial of WrapPRO membership

To Register. Enter "PGA" for the Organization Name

The team from TheWrap will follow up with event confirmation and WrapPRO access emails. 


Join leaders in the entertainment, tech and media industries to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing an ever-changing media landscape. WrapPRO' s Grill is an exclusive virtual event where a global community invested in all-things-media converge to define the future of Hollywood and beyond. PGA Members will have access to a 6-month free trial of WrapPRO membership. Visit TheGrill Website to learn more.


July 26 - August 6, 2021

PGA Members: FREE

The Korea Creative Content Agency has invited all PGA members to attend its upcoming event in the US. Global demand for Korean TV content has been on a steady upward curve for the past five years. From ABC’s adaptation of the KBS series The Good Doctor, which has been a global success and will have a fifth and final season this coming fall, to MBC talent show, The Masked Singer, which has been a global phenomenon, after its debut in 2019 on Fox and with more than 30 international adaptations. This year’s event will feature 27 new TV formats, both scripted and non-scripted, from 10 leading Korean companies. 


Discount expires July 31, 2021

PGA Discount: 50% off 3 months (only applicable on new subscriptions)
PGA Discount code: "PGA50"
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AFI DOCS Film Festival - Industry Pass
June 22-27, 2021

PGA Discount: 20% 
PGA Discount code: DOCS21INDPGA 

The Industry Pass gives you access to all films (excluding Special Presentations), the virtual AFI DOCS Industry Forum, and one-on-one Industry Meetings with prominent industry professionals on a space-available basis. Individual tickets available June 8.



HERE TV in Celebration of PRIDE
Register by July 9, 2021 to receive a free promo code

PGA members receive a complimentary 3-month subscription to screen the very best in awarding-winning LGBTQ cinema, series and specials. Check out the channel here:
For a free promo code for PGA members


SCAD GamingFest
April 9 - 10, 2021
Offer: 25 complimentary passes to PGA members (first 25 to use the code)

The scheduleincludes innovators, creators, and designers from across the many disciplines that are impacted by game development. From artificial intelligence and visualization tools to narrative design and storytelling, our festival showcases how interactive game design is not only revolutionizing the game industry, but how film, television, retail, medical, and many other industries are tapping into the power of its technology and artistry. 

To obtain one of the complimentary passes, please follow these instructions: 

  • Choose Purchase Passes - Festival Pass -  "click to unlock hidden ticket"
  • Enter code: scadfilmindustry - Click Submit
  • Choose (1) ticket from the SCADFILM Industry option - Click Checkout 
  • Enter requested information  - Click Register 
  • Check email for instructions on how to complete the registration process and access the festival. 


ScreenCraft Summit

April 9 - 11, 2021
PGA Discount: 20%
PGA Discount code: SUMMITPGA2021

The ScreenCraft Summit is an unparalleled chance to learn from Hollywood’s top Screenwriters, Executives, Managers, Agents & Producers, over two-and-a-half days of panels and discussions on topics from creative craft to business and career insights. Network with creators, executives and representatives in virtual mixer rooms, and interact one-on-one, in the most elaborate and robust networking platform built for creative interaction. 


Digital Entertainment World 2021

February 8 — 12, 2021 
PGA Discount: 20%
PGA Discounted Registration

This year, #DEW2021 will explore "Creativity and Innovation in a Changing World" - a theme resonating across digital entertainment and media landscapes. Learn more at 

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