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NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 13TH...

1. Monday, Dec 18: Private Screening of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
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. Member Resource Library Now Available
4. Featured PGA Sponsor: PANASONIC
5. Industry Invites and Discounts


1.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18:  PRIVATE SCREENING OF STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI  

PGA NW members are invited to a private screening of the latest installment in the Star Wars mythos.  The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of "The Force Awakens" join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

WHAT:  Private screening of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
WHEN:  Monday, December 18, 7:00 PM
WHERE:  Premier Theater, Lucasfilm, One Letterman Drive, San Francisco
TO RSVP:  Follow the link on the invitation emailed to you
NOT RECEIVING YOUR NW INVITES?

Not receiving PGA NW event invites?  Please update your email address on the PGA Web site.


2.  

MEMBER RESOURCE LIBRARY NOW AVAILABLE

Dear PGA Member,

The AP Council is proud to announce the new MEMBER RESOURCE LIBRARY, which offers examples from members of contracts, agreements, releases and general production paperwork for working producers in film, television and new media.  

There will be ongoing additions to the Library. If you have documents that you would like to contribute, we encourage you to upload them directly onto the Library page. However, only locked PDFs may be uploaded to the Library (editable word documents are automatically subject to removal by the PGA). Additionally, please be sure to remove any personal, business and/or financial information so that the document is generic before posting. *Please note: Your review of and postings to the Member Resource Library are subject to the PGA Disclaimer below.

* PGA DISCLAIMER: The posted content, links, and related commentary in the Member Resource Library are not reviewed or endorsed by the Producer’s Guild of America or any of its affiliates (collectively "PGA”), nor is anything posted herein a substitute for professional business or legal advice. Members are posting this content for informational/educational purposes only. The PGA makes no representation or warranty regarding the accurateness, completeness, or legality of the information posted. Reference in the Member Resource Library to any specific commercial products or services, or the use of any business name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or preference by the PGA, or its employees or agents. Accordingly, you agree that the PGA takes no responsibility for, and does not assume any liability for, any user content submitted, any damages that may result, or any user or third party action(s) taken based upon such content.

The PGA requires that members provide confidential or proprietary content only in a password-protected document. If you ignore this warning and convey confidential or proprietary information in a message, comment, or link, the PGA has no duty to keep that information confidential. The PGA does not routinely monitor the content posted in the Member Resource Library, but the PGA and its designees reserve the right to monitor, restrict access to, edit, or remove any content that is available via the page at any time.
Only locked PDFs may be uploaded to the Member Resource Library.  Editable word documents are automatically subject to removal by the PGA.
We hope that this new page is helpful! 

Link to the Library: http://www.producersguild.org/default.asp?page=Contracts_library


3.  

FEATURED PGA SPONSOR: PANASONIC

Panasonic Cinema’s VariCam lineup of 4K digital cinema cameras consists of the VariCam 35, VariCam LT, and the VariCam Pure. All three cameras contain a Super 35mm sensor, can capture true 4K images, boasts an impressive 14+ stops of dynamic range, and contain Dual Native 800/5,000 ISOs that will enable a cinematographer to capture low light scenes with less light. In 2017, VariCam has seen wider implementation on high-end productions for cinema, broadcast, and streaming platforms. 

On November 3rd, 2017, director Richard Linklater (Everybody Wants Some!!, Boyhood) releases Last Flag Flying, which stars Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, and Steve Carell, and was shot by cinematographer Shane Kelly with VariCam 35 cameras. Another anticipated feature is Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians, which is based on the book by Kevin Kwan and shot with the new VariCam Pure in 4K RAW by cinematographer Vanja Cernjul (Marco Polo, Nurse Jackie). 

“I was really impressed at how well the color looked, especially the skin tones,” says director/DP Travis Andrews, who shot indie feature Silverdome with the VariCam LT. “Sometimes digital cameras can look weird with varying skin tones but the VariCam was true from what I was seeing with my eye. If not, a little better looking.”

Currently streaming on Netflix are several VariCam-shot series, including Orange Is the New Black, Ozark, The OA, 13 Reasons Why, and more. HBO’s The Deuce, MTV’s Siesta Key and Discovery Network’s Manhunt: Unabomber are examples of cable TV series that are getting acclaim for their unique visuals. “The sensitivity in the VariCam is quite remarkable,” reveals 13 Reasons Why cinematographer Andrij Parekh. “It was a very clean 5,000 ISO, unlike what you would get out of an [ARRI] Alexa at 5,000.”

This fall, Panasonic Cinema will release its newest digital cinema camera targeted at indie filmmakers – the 5.7K EVA1 cinema camera. The compact 2.65-lbs camera is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but is also well suited for documentaries, events, commercials, and music videos.

To learn more on how VariCams are being used in Hollywood, visit https://issuu.com/varicam


4.  

INDUSTRY INVITES AND DISCOUNTS

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Every week producers option or buy an average of five more scripts from InkTip writers. Find scripts in every genre and every budget fast. 

InkTip has been helping producers find scripts since 2001. An average of 30 or more feature films are found and produced through InkTip per year, along with hundreds of other successes (i.e. script options, script purchases, writer hires, and writers signed to new representation).

Check out some of the companies who are InkTip members: 
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PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT ON FINAL DRAFT

Final Draft, A Cast & Crew Company, was founded in 1991 to develop a scriptwriting program that allows the writer to concentrate on the creative process and not on Hollywood’s stringent formatting rules. Since then, Final Draft has become the Hollywood professional’s choice and the world’s #1-selling scriptwriting program.

Final Draft is the software of choice of such industry giants as Aaron Sorkin, Vince Gilligan, J.J. Abrams and James Cameron, to name a few.

Television shows that use Final Draft include Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones and Transparent. Feature films include Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Iron Man franchise and The Conjuring, to name a few.

Final Draft is the recipient of a Primetime Engineering Emmy® Award.

Discount for PGA Members:

Final Draft 10- $169 (retail $249)

Upgrade- $69 (retail $99)

Call 818-995-8995 to purchase at a discount using your PGA membership card.


 


PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNTS FOR PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTIONS TO FILM AND TV PRO USA

Film and TV Pro USA, is fast becoming the nation's #1 online networking and recruitment service for film and TV crew where members can apply for paid work, promote their work, connect with peers, and check out who's been viewing their profile. Members also have access to exclusive competitions and discounts - we recently gave away 10 copies of Final Draft Inc!

Membership to Film and TV Pro USA is completely free, however we would like to offer PGA members 25% off our premium subscription. Sign up for free at www.filmandtvpro.com/usTo claim discount apply either of these discount codes on the Upgrade page: 1431 for 25% off monthly, 1432 for 25% off annual subscription. Any questions can be directed to info@filmandtvpro.com.



MEN'S WEARHOUSE - DISCOUNTS FOR PGA MEMBERS


Dressing the part just got much more affordable. Men’s Wearhouse is pleased to offer Producers Guild members a trio of discount options:

- Men’s Wearhouse: 40% off the regular price of everything but shoes and Everyday Low Price product at any Men’s Wearhouse store location or online at www.menswearhouse.com

- KG Fashion Superstores: 20% off any purchase at any KG store location or online at www.kgstores.com

- Moore’s (Canada): 40% off the regular price of everything but shoes and Everyday Low Price product at any Moore’s store location

Contact Kyle at kyle@producersguild.org for the link to the special discount coupon.



PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT AT TIFFANY & CO

Producers Guild of America has established a business account with Tiffany & Co. This account is available to any Producers Guild of America member, and may be used only for the purchase of business gifts, in accordance with the Producers Guild of America agreement with Tiffany & Co.

As a Producers Guild of America member, when you use this account, a 15% discount is applied to your business gift purchase, charged to your credit card. Any U.S. based Producers Guild of America member is eligible to use the Tiffany & Co. business account.

Before you can make a purchase, your name must be registered on the Producers Guild of America account list as an authorized user (This is how Tiffany & Co. identifies you as a Producers Guild member.).

If you are already registered on the Producers Guild of America account list, and have been provided with a password from Tiffany & Co. Business Credit Services, you may purchase business gifts:

Online at business.tiffany.com/
In any U.S. Tiffany store
By calling (800) 770-0080

Tiffany & Co. business account benefits:

  • Shop on business.tiffany.com, in any U.S. Tiffany store, or by calling (800) 770-0080
  • Access to the site from tiffany.com
  • Search for a gift by theme, type, quantity and price
  • View your transactions and invoices/receipts online
  • Select items to email as recommendations to colleagues
  • Etch, engrave, and emboss as product-specific options
  • Choose from shipping options
  • Receive assistance from Tiffany customer service representatives during your search for a gift or when placing an order by calling (800) 770-0800, 9:00am to 9:00pm Eastern time

Terms of business account use:

  • The Producers Guild of America account may be used to make business gift purchases and receive a 15% discount. Discounts will not be applied retroactively.
  • Gift coins, gift cards sold in stores, non-Tiffany brand watches, pearl jewelry, gold and platinum jewelry with stones and pearl jewelry with gold or platinum may not be charged to any Tiffany business account.
  • The Tiffany business account is specifically designed for companies to use major credit cards to purchase business gifts, and may not be used for personal purchases.

Become an authorized purchaser:

Before purchasing, you must be registered on the Producers Guild of America Tiffany & Co. business account list as an authorized purchaser. Please send an email to businesscredit@tiffany.com to request that your name be added. The e-mail must include:

Subject Line: TFB Link – Producers Guild of America 2536458

(Please do not deviate from the order of information or add additional punctuation. This will delay being added to the account.)

Your full name
Your business title
Your complete business address
Your business telephone number

Once Tiffany & Co. receives this information, businesscredit@tiffany.com will send a reply email containing website log-in instructions and a temporary password.

Once you are notified that you have been added as an authorized purchaser, you may purchase business gifts online at business.tiffany.com/.



ZIPCAR: PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE 15% OFF DRIVING RATES & $35 OFF THE ANNUAL FEE!

Zipcar, the world’s largest car-sharing company with cars parked right in your city, is offering membership to all PGA members for just $25/year (normally $60) as well as discounted driving rates (15% off)! 

Rates include gas and insurance and with low overnight rates available. The Zipcar fleet has over 20 makes and models from Pick-up Trucks to help you move to MINI Coopers to get you to the beach.Zipcar is like owning a car without any of the hassles and you can use Zipcars in any other city they are in (San Francisco, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Baltimore DC, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and London) Plus we are located at 200+ Universities.

Already a Zipcar member? Want to take advantage of the discount?No worries, we can switch your account over. To do this please contact members service at 866-494-7227 and asked to be added to the Producers Guild account.

Not a member? Add yourself to the account here: www.zipcar.com/pg.


The Producers Guild of America ("PGA") makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents, process or services offered by the providers listed above. The PGA expressly disclaims liability (including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability or tort, including negligence or otherwise) for any and all claims with respect to the contents, process or services offered by providers listed above. Reference herein to any specific product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the PGA.

 
 
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