The Organization

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Gabrela Rodriguez, right, speaks as Jason Blum listens at the 'Producing Masterclass: The Creative Collaborations' panel during the 2018 Producers Guild of America's Produced By: New York conference at One Time Warner Center on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in New York (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision for Producer's Guild of America Foundation/AP Images)
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The Producers Guild of America 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 under-represented in the industry. Year-round it hosts a number of educational, mentoring and professional networking programs.

The Membership

PGA has 8000+ members spanning the full Producing Team in Scripted, Non-Fiction, Documentary, Animation, and New Media sectors.

PGA has more than a dozen Committees and One Guild Working Groups which any member of the Guild can freely join at any time. 

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History

1950

A group of motion picture producers join together to form the Screen Producers Guild, the earliest forerunner of the PGA. William Perlberg is chosen as the group’s first President.

1957

A collection of television producers emulates their motion picture counterparts, forming the Television Producers Guild. Ben Brady is elected President.

1962

Ben Brady and Screen Producers Guild President Walter Mirisch guide their organizations to an historic merger, creating the Producers Guild of America.

1975

The PGA enters into its final collective bargaining agreement to date, with Paramount and Universal studios. Following the expiration of this contract, the PGA will act as a trade organization.

1983

The American Association of Producers (AAP) is formed by a group of associate producers in videotape television. Gayle Maffeo is chosen as President.

1985

PGA secures Health & Welfare and Pension benefits under the Motion Picture and Television Industry Plan for producers of theatrical motion pictures and prime-time television programs.

1990

The first-ever Golden Laurel Awards (later the Producers Guild Awards) are held in 1990. Richard Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck take home the award for Best Produced Motion Picture for Driving Miss Daisy

1994

The PGA establishes its Seminar Program, providing unique learning opportunities for its members through panel discussions and hands-on workshops.

2001

The PGA and AAP merge into a single organization, marking the most radical shift in the Guild’s membership and direction since the 1960s.

2001

For the first time, the PGA represents the entire producing team, from producers and executive producers to post-production supervisors and production coordinators.

2002

A series of amendments to the PGA Constitution creates the New Media Council, representing producers of web-based projects, games, CD-ROMs and a variety of other digital and new media.

2005

The Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences agrees to utilize the Producers Guild’s standards of eligibility and arbitration process in determining nominees for the Oscar™ award for Best Picture.

2006

The PGA Diversity Committee offers the first of its ongoing summer Producing Workshops, supporting aspiring producers of diverse films and television

2006

Producing Workshops a 10-week A-Z "crash course” in the realities of the production process, including development, packaging, budgeting, marketing and new media, offered annually, free of charge.

2007

The Producers Guild intervenes on behalf of producing team members working under illegal conditions at E! Entertainment Television, negotiating a settlement

2007

The settlement restores overtime pay (retroactive to three years prior) for associate producers and other non-exempt team members.

2009

The first Produced By Conference is mounted at Sony Pictures Studios. The event is a sell-out in its inaugural year, bringing together over 1,000 attendees, speakers, guests and sponsors

2010

The Producers Guild of America goes green with the launch of the Green Production Guide website providing information on environmentally friendly products and services from vendors and providers.

2010

Green Production Guide's goal is to increase sustainable practices in film and TV production. The Guide is funded by Disney, Fox, NBC Universal, Sony, and Warner Bros. for a PGA Green Initiative

Board Officers
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Gail Berman

President

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Lucy Fisher

President

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Jon Kilik

Vice President, Motion Pictures

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Lauren Shuler Donner

Vice President, Motion Pictures

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Mike Farah

Vice President, Television

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Gene Stein

Vice President, Television

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Jenni Ogden

Vice President, New Media Council

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Melissa Friedman

Vice President, AP Council

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Donna Gigliotti

Vice President, PGA East

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Megan Mascena Gaspar

Treasurer

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Mark Gordon

Recording Secretary

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Hawk Koch

Recording Secretary

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Gary Lucchesi

President Emeritus

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Lori McCreary

President Emeritus

National Board of Directors
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Stephanie Allain Bray

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Michael Ambers

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James P. Axiotis

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Nina Yang Bongiovi

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Yolanda T. Cochran

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Donald De Line

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Gary Goetzman

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Charles P. Howard

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Iris Ichishita

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Paulette Lifton

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Dan Lin

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James Lopez

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Ravi Nandan

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Betsy Ockerlund Nolte

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Bruna Papandrea

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Charles Roven

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Peter Saraf

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Jillian Stein

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Christina Lee Storm

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Mimi Valdés

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Angela Victor

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Ian Wagner

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Lorin Williams

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Magdalena Wolf

Representatives
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Katy Jones Garrity

PGA Capital

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Richard Quan

PGA Northwest

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John Walker

PGA Northwest

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Regions, Councils, Chapters

Producers Guild of America East Region

Producers Guild of America Northwest Region

Producers Guild of America Capital Region

Producers Council Board of Delegates

AP Council Board of Delegates

New Media Council Board of Delegates

Producers Guild of America, Atlanta Chapter

Honorary Board Members

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Executive
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Susan Sprung

National Executive Director

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Michelle Byrd

Associate National Executive Director

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Susie Casero

General Counsel

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Fiona Tagliente

Executive Assistant to Susan Sprung

Membership, Programs and Events
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Bryce Averitt

Director of Membership

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Diana White

Director of Programs and Events

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Jasmin Joseph

Membership Manager

Arbitrations and PGA Awards
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Mike Yarbro

Corporate Counsel & Director of Arbitrations

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Kyle Katz

Director of Screenings

Jin Kim

Arbitrations Paralegal

Mollie Grubman

Arbitrations Coordinator

Business Operations
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Ana Henderson-Arjona

Associate Corporate Counsel

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Theo Rand

Director of Info and Tech/Salesforce Administrator

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Conor Hammonds

Director of Business Operations

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Jo-Ann West

Director of Operations