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Week of 1/17/22
Lynn Kestin Sessler has a new position and is now Senior Creative Director, Nickelodeon Podcasts, ViacomCBS.
Week of 12/6/21
From Martine Melloul: I am releasing a new film called FAMOUS releasing in Los Angeles on December 10 through the 16th.
From Sharlene Martin: Our Winter 2022 Rights Catalog is now available for PGA members to view for books available for adaptation.
Week of 11/29/21
From John Hadity: Happy to announce that in addition to financing tax credits, we (at EP) are now financing Minimum Guarantees from major U.S. distributors.
Week of 11/1/21
Timothy Mendonça will be debuting his first multimedia art exhibit entitled scriptART: The Collection Volume One this November in New York City. The collection reimagines written word screenplays as paintings and sculptures. scriptART: The Collection Volume One will be on display at 2 Rivington Street from November 4th-7th 2021.
Week of 10/18/21
The film I'm producing (and composing music for) recently won Tribeca/AT&T Untold Stories award of $1M and we're now nearing completion of Principal Photography. - Simon Taufique
Lisa L. Wilson has joined MGM Television as the Executive Director of Unscripted. 
Week of 10/4/21
The short film, The Dark Valley selected  for LA Live Film Fest, Red Nation Film Festival LA & the American Indian FF in San Francisco all in Nov. The poster & story are also the cover art & feature of the Oct issue of Native Hoop magazine. Written, Produced & Directed by TJ Morehouse, PGA! / Password:  tvd7
Our film Toxic Beauty (executive producer) has been nominated for an International Emmy in the Documentary category. -Cheryl Dillard Staurulakis
Week of 9/6/21
Outside The Spotlights: Conversations With Unsung Creators Behind the Screens in Hollywood, by Elaine Spooner, was published, telling the stories of 37 entertainment professionals from all areas of the industry - including producing, writing, game design, interactive media, marketing and technology.
Week of 8/23/21
Producer Steven C. Smith's nonfiction book, Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer (Oxford), has been named one of the Best Books of 2020 by Variety and BBC Music Magazine.
Week of 8/16/21
Looking for a great new project to produce? PGA members are invited to judge the Final Round of the 2021 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. Get a first look at some of this year’s best new screenplays and pilots before they go out wide. For info, contact Kristin Overn: exec[at]
Week of 8/9/21
Earlier this year, Shirley Jackson was promoted to Co-Executive in Charge of Production at 44Blue Productions which is part of Red Arrow Studios.
Give Her A Microphone Podcast series has launched! Producers and co-hosts, Karen Somers and Shirley Jackson interview women working and thriving in the entertainment business. Recent guests: Pamela Williams/ Producer "United States VS Billie Holiday" and Apple+ Showrunner Nichelle Tramble Spellman.
Barbara Multer-Wellin is proud to announce that "Orchestrating Change," the feature documentary I produced and directed with Margie Friedman, is the sole recipient of the 2021 Austen Riggs Erickson Prize for Mental Health Media. The film is about Me2/Orchestra, founded by and for people living with mental illness.
Week of 8/2/21
"Escape with Nate: In Search of Black Utopia," Saturday (7/31) 5pm EST, The Africa Channel. Travel influencer Nate Fluellen spurs provocative discussions with BIPOC influencers and celebrities. Exec Producers: Nichelle Protho, Angela Northington, Nathan Fluellen, Jessica L. Funches (Head Writer)
Messiah Jacobs recently negotiated distribution for worldwide rights for a film he served as Executive Producer on, Givers of Death (G.O.D.), with Buffalo 8. 
Sharlene Martin's Martin Literary & Media Management Summer 2021 Film/TV Rights Catalog available to PGA members for shopping agreements/books to option. 
Brian McLaughlin finished a successful five-month gig as COVID Health Safety Supervisor on Season 6 of the Comedy Central/ITV America series, Crank Yankers. We had 261 people, for 154 days, 20 episodes, and 6,344 COVID tests and achieved 0 COVID cases and 0 production shutdowns! Yay team!
Martine Melloul just launched a Kickstarter to help finish the production of "The Braille Legacy", an incredible musical played by the blind and disabled actors of The Theater by the Blind. 
Rick Telles Executive producing movie at Netflix 
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