Producers Guild

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The Organization

Celebrating and uplifting the full Producing Team

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 represents over 8,000 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 under-represented 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. 

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 Working Groups which any member of the Guild can freely join at any time. 

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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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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
Stephanie Allain

Donald De Line

Chuck Roven

Vice President, Motion Pictures
Lauren Shuler Donner

Vice President, Motion Pictures
Mike Farah

Vice President, Television
Melvin Mar

Vice President, Television
Lynn Hylden

Vice President, AP Council
Iris Ichishita

Vice President, New Media Council
Donna Gigliotti

Vice President, PGA East (Eastern Region Steering Group)
Yolanda T. Cochran

Mike Jackson

Recording Secretary
Kristie Krieger

Recording Secretary
Gail Berman

President Emeritus
Lucy Fisher

President Emeritus

National Board of Directors
Bianca Ahmadi
James P. Axiotis
Fred Berger
Hillary Corbin Huang
Melanie Cunningham
Jennifer Fox
Beth Fraikorn
Gary Goetzman
Lynn Kestin Sessler
Samie Kim Falvey
Rachel Klein
Dan Lin
James Lopez
Lori McCreary
Jacob Mullen
Jonathan Murray
Ravi Nandan
Mark Roybal
Jillian Stein
Christina Lee Storm
Mimi Valdés
Angela Victor
Lorin Williams
Nina Yang Bongiovi

Mark Maxey

PGA Capital
Richard Quan

PGA Northwest
John Walker

PGA Northwest


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

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Susan Sprung

National Executive Director
Michelle Byrd

Associate National Executive Director
Susie Casero

General Counsel
Fiona Tagliente

Executive Assistant to Susan Sprung

Membership, Programs and Events
Bryce Averitt

Director of Membership
Diana White

Director of Programs and Events
Aleisha Hull

Programs and Events Manager
Jasmin Joseph

Membership Manager
Fabio Rivera

Programs and Events Coordinator
Jack Tarlton

Programs and Development Coordinator

Arbitrations and PGA Awards
Mike Yarbro

Corporate Counsel & Director of Arbitrations
Kyle Katz

Director of Screenings

Jin Kim

Arbitrations Paralegal

Mollie Grubman

Arbitrations Coordinator

Business Operations
Ana Henderson-Arjona

Associate Corporate Counsel
Theo Rand

Director of Info and Tech/Salesforce Administrator
Conor Hammonds

Director of Business Operations
Jo-Ann West

Director of Operations