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Code of Credits - Theatrical Motion Pictures - Credit Guidelines



  1. The Produced By credit shall be in the primary credit position among all PGA-sanctioned credits for theatrical motion pictures.
  2. Subject to the control of the Owner (see Rules of Arbitration, section 1.B), The individual receiving Produced By credit shall have final responsibility for all business and creative aspects of the production of the motion picture, with direct participation in making decisions concerning a majority of the producing functions (see PCOC Section 1 for comprehensive list).


  1. The credit of Co-Producer / Line Producer is to be granted to the individual who reports directly to the individual(s) receiving "Produced By" credit on the theatrical motion picture.
  2. The Co-Producer / Line Producer 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 to the Co-Producer / Line Producer.


  1. The credit of Executive Producer shall only apply to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the motion picture and who additionally qualifies under one of two categories:
  • Having secured an essential and proportionally significant part (no less than 25%) of the financing for the motion picture; and/or
  • Having made a significant contribution to the development of the literary property, typically including the securement of the underlying rights to the material on which the motion picture is based.



PRODUCTION

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR/MANAGER

1. The Production Supervisor/Manager reports directly and immediately to the person performing the Co-Producer/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 credit, the Co-Producer/Line Producer 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.

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

 1. The Associate Producer credit is granted solely on the decision of the individual receiving the Produced By credit, and is to be granted sparingly and only for those individuals who are delegated significant production functions.

2. The Associate Producer is responsible for performing one or more producing functions delegated to him/her by the individual receiving the Produced By credit and the Co-Producer. This does not include persons whose primary function is as an assistant. 


 

POST PRODUCTION

POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

1. The Post Production Supervisor reports directly to the Co-Producer/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.

ASSOCIATE POST-PRODUCER

1. The Associate Post-Producer credit is granted solely on the decision of the individual receiving the Produced By credit, and is to be granted sparingly and only for those individuals who are delegated significant post-production functions.

2. The Associate Producer is responsible for performing one or more producing functions delegated to him/her by the individual receiving the Produced By credit and the Post-Production Supervisor. This does not include persons whose primary function is as an assistant. 

VISUAL EFFECTS

VISUAL EFFECTS PRODUCER

1. The Visual Effects Producer reports directly to the individual receiving the "Produced By” credit and/or the Visual Effects Supervisor.

2. The Visual Effects Producer is responsible for a film’s visual effects budget and schedule across at least two of the three phases of a motion picture’s pre-production, production, and post-production process.

VISUAL EFFECTS CO-PRODUCER

1. The Visual Effects Co-Producer reports directly to the Visual Effects Supervisor and/or the Visual Effects Producer.

2. The Visual Effects Producer is responsible for overseeing several Visual Effects Coordinators and/or assuming many of the day-to-day tasks of the Visual Effects Producer.

VISUAL EFFECTS COORDINATOR

1. The Visual Effects Coordinator reports directly to the Visual Effects Co-Producer.

2. The Visual Effects Coordinator is responsible for facilitating visual effects functions as assigned by the Visual Effects Co-Producer, which can involve interaction with various production and post-production departments concerning any and all aspects of the logistics of visual effects.