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Week of 5/2/22
From Stephanie Dawson: I was induced into the Full Sail University Hall of Fame on March 10, 2022. For the announcement click here.
Phil Cooke has just released his newest book "Ideas on a Deadline: How to Be Creative When the Clock is Ticking." It's the definitive book for creative and industry professionals who have to deliver breakthrough ideas under pressure.
From Sharlene Martin: Our Spring 2022 Film-TV Rights Catalog is available now. Great books in various genres for adaptation.
American jazz piano prodigy Matthew Whitaker, who is blind, pursues film composing and musical direction with the help of renowned mentors John Califra, Susan Jacobs, Zane Mark and Michael McElroy in this documentary film produced and directed by Steven Tabakin.
From Heidi Elizabeth Philipsen-Meissner: Having moved back to Berlin in 2019, I've coordinated with the German teams on UNCHARTED (Studio Babelsberg) and the Amazon (Germany) series THE GRYPHON. My first feature screenplay, KIDNAPPING LOVE, made to be an international co-pro with Germany has advanced to the Quarter Finals with Screen Craft.
Week of 2/23/22
interviewed Olga Zhurzhenko to discuss how the current politics affect the life of a producer in Ukraine. See here
for the interview.
From Jennifer Haire
: The Film & TV production handbook I co-authored publishes in March. "Keys to the Production Office
" is required reading for your Office PA's.
From Tom Hillery
: I just completed a thriller called "Looks Can Kill
" with Jagged Edge Productions in the UK. It is a tale of hardship and abuse that ends up with murder stalking a modelling agency.
Week of 2/7/22
From Lisa Insana
: For those looking to hire HIGHLY TRAINED, HARD-WORKING BIPOC PAs, and those who know low-income, BIPOC individuals who are looking for a c
amera, take a look Streetlights
, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that has been working to bring diversity to the set for 30 years!
Week of 1/24/22
Steven C. Smith
produced documentaries for the Film Noir Foundation's new releases of two long-lost, and now restored, noir c
lassics: THE BITTER STEMS (1956) and REPEAT PERFORMANCE (1947). Both are released on DVD and Blu-ray by Flicker Alley.
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 Sharlene Martin:
Our Winter 2022 Rights Catalog is now available for PGA members to view for books available for adaptation. www.MartinLit.com/film-tv
Week of 11/29/21
Week of 11/1/21
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
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! https://vimeo.com/547363315
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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
Week of 8/23/21
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
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.
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
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.
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