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Code of Credits - Long-Form Television - Credit Guidelines



  1. The Executive Producer credit shall be in the primary credit position among all PGA-sanctioned credits for television long-form programs.
  2. Subject to the control of the Owner (see Rules of Arbitration, section I.B), the individual receiving credit of Executive Producer shall have final responsibility for all business and creative aspects of the production of the long-form television program, with direct participation in making decisions concerning a majority of the producing functions (see PCOC Section 2 for comprehensive list).


  1. The credit of Co-Executive Producer is to be grantedÑand even then, only in rare or unusual circumstancesÑto an individual who reports directly to and works directly with the Executive Producer in a decision-making capacity, assuming direct supervisory responsibilities for a significant majority of the producing functions (see Section 2 for comprehensive list), encompassing both above and below the line operations.
  2. The Co-Executive Producer reports directly and immediately to the Executive Producer.


  1. The Supervising Producer reports directly to the Executive Producer and/or Co-Exec. Producer.
  2. The credit of Supervising Producer is granted solely - and only in rare or unusual circumstances - at the discretion of the Executive Producer.
  3. The credit of Supervising Producer shall apply only to a primary creative contributor to the program who performs, in a decision-making capacity, a substantial number of producing functions.


  1. The credit of Producer is to be granted to the individual who reports directly to and works directly with the Executive Producer in a decision making capacity on a significant majority of the producing functions producing functions (see Section 2 for comprehensive list).
  2. The Producer has the primary responsibility for ensuring that the creative vision of the Executive Producer and Director are faithfully executed within the approved budgetary parameters; and/or
  3. The Producer will have secured the underlying rights to the literary property on which the long-form program is based, or made a significant contribution to the development thereof, or else will have secured an essential and proportionately significant part of the financing for the long-form program.


  1. The credit of "Produced by” is to be granted to the individual who reports directly to the person(s) receiving Executive Producer or Producer credit on the long-form program.
  2. The Visual Effects Producer reports directly to the person(s) receiving Produced By credit.
  3. The "Produced by” is the single individual who has the primary responsibility for the logistics of the production, from pre-production through completion of production; all Department Heads report directly to the "Produced by”.


  1. A credit of Visual Effects Producer only applies to a long-form program if it contains significant visual effects of substantial cost and duration.
  2. The Visual Effects Producer reports directly to the person(s) receiving Executive Producer credit.
  3. The Visual Effects Producer has responsibility for the creative and business aspects of the long-form program in collaboration with the visual effects supervisor, director and the Executive Producer.


  1. The Associate Producer credit is granted solely on the decision of the Executive Producer, and is to be granted sparingly and only for those individuals who are delegated significant producing functions.
  2. The Associate Producer is responsible for performing one or more functions delegated to him/her by the Executive Producer, Co-Executive Producer, Supervising Producer, Producer, "Produced by”, or the Production Manager.

     

    PRODUCTION


    PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR/MANAGER

    1. The Production Supervisor/Manager reports directly and immediately to the person performing the "Produced by”/Line Producer or UPM functions.

    2. The Production Supervisor/Manager has the primary responsibility for the logistics of the production of the motion picture, from pre-production through the completion of production.

    PRODUCTION COORDINATOR:

    1. The Production Coordinator reports to the person(s) receiving the "Produced by”/Line Producer credit, or the Production Supervisor/Manager or UPM.

    2. The Coordinator interacts with various studio and production departments concerning any and all logistics of production and is responsible for facilitating production requirements including, but not limited to, equipment contracts, purchase orders, film inventory, insurance, day player contracts, crew deal memos, travel and shipping, call sheets, production reports, cast and crew lists, and compliance with various union report requirements.

    POST PRODUCTION


    POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

    1. The Post Production Supervisor reports directly to the "Produced by”/Line Producer.

    2. The Post Production Supervisor is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the entire post production process, but not primarily as a production company executive.

    POST PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

    1. The Post Production Coordinator reports directly to the Post Production Supervisor.

    2. The Coordinator is responsible for facilitating post production functions as assigned by the Post Supervisor, which can involve interaction with various studio and post production departments concerning any and all aspects of the logistics of post production, such as working with the vendors, helping prepare day player contracts and crew deal memos, scheduling ADR, making travel arrangements, distributing paperwork, maintaining crew lists, etc.