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NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 16TH...

1. PGA Video Clip: The Frontier of Live Streaming
2. Have You Checked Out the Latest Member Exclusive Videos?
3. PGA Awards 2015 Call for Television Series/Specials Submissions
4. New PGA National Committee: The Women's Impact Network
5. PGA Policies: Logos & Committees
6. Be a Producers Mark Advocate
7. Now You Can Search Fellow Members on the Job Board
8. Producers Guild Forums Are Off the Ground (Now with New Features)
9. Printable Temporary Membership Cards Now Available
10. Job Email Notifications Now Available
11. PGA Members Get Great Discounts for Hotels, Software, Tiffany, Apple Products
12. Welcome New PGA Members
(Updated March 19)
13. Industry Discounts



1.

THE LATEST VIDEO CLIP FROM THE PGA VIDEO CHANNEL

The Frontier of Live Streaming

Interested in more comprehensive videos from the PGA? Watch this in-depth panel presentation on the new medium of live-streaming events.





2.

HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE LATEST MEMBER EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS?

- 3D 101: A Master Class

- The Future of Journalism (Full Panel)

- Adtech: What New Media Producers Need to Know About the Next Generation of Advertising

- Crossover Producing (Full Panel)

- Moviola: From Production to Post

http://videos.producersguild.org/?cat=11



3.

SUBJECT: UPCOMING 2015 PGA AWARDS – CALL FOR TELEVISION SERIES/SPECIALS SUBMISSIONS

Greetings, PGA Members:

The PGA is currently accepting television programming submissions for the 2015 PGA Awards Show. The awards show will be held on January 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

Each year, we strive to increase the number of television submissions in competition for awards consideration; but the Guild needs your help. To make certain that we have a robust field of nominees in our PGA awards television awards categories, we want to notify you of the upcoming 2015 PGA Awards submission deadlines, which include:

Television Series and Specials
MAY 16, 2014
(Includes the following categories: Episodic Drama and Comedy, Non-fiction, Live Entertainment/Talk Television, Competition and Children’s Television Programming)

To submit a program for awards consideration, please click on the following link, which will direct you to our secure awards website: www.producersguildawards.com.

As stated last year, since the PGA does not have the resources to actively solicit submissions from individual producers and/or productions, please note that it is incumbent upon the producer, network, or production company to submit their series or specials by utilizing the awards website portal.

We welcome as many submissions as possible, so please feel free to forward this email to any colleagues (either inside or outside the PGA) who may have a television program they would like to submit.

One last note – To defray the significant and rising costs of administering television and digital awards submissions, a nominal administration fee of $100, per series or special, will be applied to all television programming submissions. This fee does not apply to motion picture submissions.

Thank you very much for your help!

Sincerely,

Nikki Livolsi
PGA Director of Arbitrations and Legal Affairs



4.

NEW PGA NATIONAL COMMITTEE: THE WOMEN'S IMPACT NETWORK

The Producers Guild of America has a new national committee: The Women’s Impact Network.

The committee’s mission is as follows:

• promote gender equity as part of the Guild’s larger vision;
• form a support network for members;
• be a vehicle of interaction with other organizations;
• create opportunities through workshops;
• support the Women Filmmaker initiative created by Sundance and Women in Film (www.sundance.org/programs/women-filmmakers-initiative/).

The Women’s Impact Network leadership are chairs Lydia Dean Pilcher and Deborah Calla; co-chairs: Laura Allen, Caitlin Burn, Martha Cotton, Lynn Hendee, Joyce Pierpoline and Rachel Watanabe-Batton.

The committee is looking to connect with interested Guild members through social media (Facebook: Producers Guild of America Women’s Impact Network, Twitter: @PGAWomen) and by joining the committee.

A broader diversity in our industry will create a healthier and more interesting landscape for all of us. Be a part of it.

Please find additional information in the awards issue of the Produced By Magazine. To join committees, obtain additional information or to be put on our mailing list, please contact: womensimpact@producersguild.org (East Coast) or womensimpactwest@producersguild.org (West Coast).



5.

PGA POLICIES: LOGOS & COMMITTEES

We ask our members to please take note of the Producers Guild’s official policy regarding its logo. Please correct any improper personal usage of the PGA logo; if you see the logo being used improperly elsewhere, please refer the relevant individual to this page and (if necessary) PGA staff. We recognize that the vast majority of improper usage arises from an innocent desire to promote the user’s membership in the Guild. Obviously, we wish our members to be proud of their PGA membership and to advertise themselves as members. But the unregulated use of the PGA logo—especially in the digital age—carries risks. As such, in our efforts to maintain and preserve the integrity of the PGA brand, the Guild expects its members to adhere to the following policy:

• Although we strongly encourage and approve members’ indicating their PGA membership within the body of their resumes, the PGA logo may not be used or inscribed on member resumes.

• The PGA logo may not be included on members’ business cards, except insofar as such cards are provided to the member by the PGA office for Guild-specific business purposes.

• Members may not append the PGA logo to personal correspondence, particularly email correspondence. The Guild recognizes one exception to this policy: Officers serving on the National Board of Directors (PGA President, Council and Regional Vice Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary of Record) are permitted to utilize the PGA logo on correspondence.

• The use of the PGA logo on Guild-related promotional materials is permitted, but only when so authorized by a director-level member of the PGA staff. Director of Member Benefits Kyle Katz should be the primary point of approval for such usage.

This message and policy is also posted on the Producers Guild website under Member Resources.

Furthermore, a brief message regarding Producers Guild Committees: The designation of "Committee” is applied and approved only by the Guild’s National Board of Directors. A group of members (either formal or informal) that has not received this official Board approval may not call itself a PGA Committee. For an official list of all Board-approved Committees, please refer to this page. If you are a member or Chair of a "Committee” not on this list, please consult with Supervisor of Communications Chris Green to help determine a proper designation or title for your group.



6.

BE A PRODUCERS MARK ADVOCATE

PGA Members, help advocate the Producers Mark! Use the Twitter hashtags #producersmark and #pga and follow us @ProducersGuild.

Learn more about the Producers Mark at ProducersMark.com and http://www.producersguild.org/blogpost/923036/164597/The-Producers-Mark--What-it-means-where-it-comes-from-and-how-you-can-get-it.



7.

NOW YOU CAN SEARCH FELLOW MEMBERS ON THE JOB BOARD!

After logging in, you can now click the "Find Members" navigation button to browse, search, and even message fellow members.

You can even filter by things like Job Expertise and Location Experience; by the same criteria that you can indicate on your own Employer Search Preferences page.

Stay tuned as we stay committed to improving the Job Board.

Jobs.ProducersGuild.org



8.

PRODUCERS GUILD FORUMS ARE OFF THE GROUND


March 2014 Update: The forums have been enhanced with a number of new features, including a quick search box, a quick reply button, a drag-and-drop file uploader, and a new pull-down menu of actions at the top of each thread.

You can find forums for both the general public and members only at http://www.producersguild.org/forums/.

We encourage you to participate in the forums to help them grow and to increase the sharing of knowledge and ideas among members.

At the forums you can discuss industry, career, and guild topics… and we can expand the forums and topics as appropriate by request.

Thank you to Stephen Marinaccio for being our first moderator. If you are interested in moderating a specific forum or topic please e-mail andrew@producersguild.org to indicate your specific interest.



9.

PRINTABLE TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP CARDS NOW AVAILABLE!

If your membership card is expired, lost, or missing and your new card/renewal sticker has yet to arrive, you can now print out a temporary card.

To print your card, sign in to your online account on the PGA site. Then go to this link - https://producersguild.site-ym.com/members/MembershipCard.aspx - and click the Print button.

The temporary card includes your name, ID number, 'valid through' date, and profile headshot (if you've uploaded one).

This printable membership card is only intended for short-term use as needed until your replacement card/renewal sticker arrives as part of the next monthly mailing.



10.

JOB EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

The Producers Guild has heard your requests and is happy to announce the inclusion of Job-Seeker Email Notifications for the new Job Board.

Under the "Your Info & Availability" section there is a new page titled "Notification Preferences" where you can select the appropriate Job Categories and Job Titles.

For any new job board listing that contains any Job Category OR Job Title you select, you will be sent an email notification of the posting. Email notifications will be sent out Monday through Friday at 5:00pm PT.

To report any difficulties or bugs, please email jobs@producersguild.org.



11.

PGA MEMBERS GET GREAT DISCOUNTS!

Did you know that PGA members are offered discounts at a variety of businesses including hotels across the United States, a host of stores including Tiffany & Co. and much more?

To find out more see the entire listing below under "Industry Invites and Discounts" or log in to the PGA website. Under "Member Central" in the top navigation, click on "Benefits". At the top of the Benefits page, select "Discounts & Special Offers” from the "More in this Section” drop-down menu.

Or just click here!




12.


WELCOME NEW PGA MEMBERS (UPDATED MARCH 19)

View a fully updated for March list of the Guild's newest members. If you recognize any of these names, we urge you to do the right thing: Welcome them to the PGA.



13.

INDUSTRY INVITES AND DISCOUNTS


FIRST ANNUAL MILLEDGEVILLE FILM FESTIVAL

The First Annual Milledgeville Film Festival is three days of movie magic in heart of Downtown Milledgeville, Georgia. This will be a weekend you won’t want to miss!

Friday evening begins with a red carpet gala held in historic Magnolia ballroom. This event is a sit-down dinner with a keynote address from Stevie Lynn Jones, star of NBC's "Crisis". Following the gala we will kick off our screenings with the East Coast premiere of the AFI film "Young Americans" and a Q&A with writer/director Kevin Lacy, Cinematographer Kristin Fieldhouse, and Lead Actress Stevie Lynn Jones.

Saturday morning will start off with intimate workshops with some of the industry’s veteran directors, producers, casting directors, agents, and actors. The afternoon will be filled with short and feature films from around the world. In the evening, the Oconee River greenway will be hosting a community screening of the hit film Spectacular Now projected onto a three story blow up screen!

Sunday will consist of a mid-morning filmmakers brunch hosted at Andalusia, followed by more screenings. The festival will close with an awards ceremony followed by a screening of the documentary "Blood Brother".

All Panels and the Greenway screening are free; tickets for other the screenings and events may be purchased at www.MilledgevilleFilmFestival.com.

Panelists include Producers David Hartle pga, Scott Thigpen pga, Directors Kristin Wheeler, Kevin Lacy, BJ Golnick, Casting Director Brian Beegle, Agent Barbara Garvey, Actor Matthew Withers, and Actresses Zoe Myers, Alex Bartee, Erika Coleman.



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.