PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA LAUNCHES DIGITAL SCREENER PARTNERSHIP WITH INDEE IN EFFORT TO GO GREEN BY 2024
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 2, 2022) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that it will be partnering with Indee to go fully green for film and television screeners by the year 2024. As part of the Guild’s call last year for the industry to reduce its carbon footprint, the Guild will launch a dedicated screener platform for its awards submitters and members on November 2, 2022.
The Producers Guild has been actively promoting sustainable practices since 2008 with the formation of its Green initiative, collaborating with major studios to help reduce the carbon footprint of film and television productions. This partnership will further the goals of that program including the Guild’s own call for the entertainment industry to transition to clean energy by 2030.
Producers Guild Screeners will provide a secure and quality viewing experience for PGA members with native apps across all the major platforms such as AppleTV, iOS, Roku, Amazon Fire, and Chromecast. During the inaugural year, submissions will be available in the following awards categories:
- Theatrical Motion Pictures
- Documentary Motion Pictures
- Animated Motion Pictures
- Televised and Streamed Motion Pictures
The PGA has partnered with Indee to host and manage the digital screeners in the above-listed categories, with plans to extend into the television series and specials categories in future awards years. Indee is trusted by several major entertainment companies and organizations to provide secure online viewing and is known for their security, user experience, and 24x7 support to submitters and viewers.
The new platform will augment the PGA member experience by offering titles in a convenient, organized, and eco-friendly manner. It will also ensure that submitters will reach all Guild members.
This year, to accommodate the late launch of our dedicated platform, studios may continue to mail DVD screeners and links to members via previously approved mailing houses. The Guild will officially transition away from hard copy screeners by 2024.
About the Producers Guild of America (PGA)
The Producers Guild of America represents over 8,500 producers. It is a non-profit trade organization that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media.
The Guild invests in its core values that benefit the industry at large. These values are rooted in facilitating employment of its members, advocating for sustainable practices in production that minimize human and environmental harm, ensuring a set culture that advances safety and creates viable pathways into the guild for the next generation of producers, particularly those from populations underrepresented in the industry. Year-round it hosts a number of educational, mentoring and professional networking programs, as well as industry events that honor excellence in producing.
About the Indee
Indee is the most secure screening platform which offers a proprietary security layer, robust content management system, powerful analytics, and a one-stop solution to studios, production houses, and guilds alike. Some of the world’s largest companies such as Netflix, Amazon, Showtime, Paramount Pictures, NBCU and 1100+ other entertainment companies trust Indee to securely screen their content.
To learn more, visit - https://indee.tv/.
About PGA Green
The Producers Guild’s national PGA Green initiative was established in 2008 as part of the Producers Guild of America’s commitment to actively promote sustainability in the entertainment industry. PGA Green has partnered with The Sustainable Production Alliance to create GreenProductionGuide.com, a public site that includes: Best Practices Checklists, a Carbon Calculator, an international Vendor Guide, and educational materials including Case Studies, Industry Reports & News. PGA Green’s leadership are committed ambassadors speaking at international and domestic film festivals, networking at sustainability summits, and facilitating forums for scientists, advocacy groups, and unions and guilds to work together.
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