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NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 28TH...

1. Producers Guild Awards Television Submissions Deadline September 30
2. Produced By: New York 2016 - Registration Now Open!
3. Producers Channel Video of the Week: Working & Producing Together, Elizabeth Banks &
    Max Handelman
 
4
. Submit to Short Takes!
5. Now Available for Your Reading Pleasure: Board Minutes!
6. Send Us Your "Best On-Set Photo of All Time" and Have It Printed in Produced By Magazine! 
7. PGA Policies: Logos & Committees
8. 
Be a Producers Mark Advocate 
9. 
Now You Can Search Fellow Members on the Job Board
10. 
Printable Temporary Membership Cards Available
11. 
Job Email Notifications Available
12. 
PGA Members Get Great Discounts for Software, Tiffany, Apple Products
13. 
Welcome New PGA Members (UPDATED JULY 29) 
14. 
Industry Discounts & Invites



1.  

 

2017 PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS TELEVISION SUBMISSION DUE THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH! 

THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 IS THE DEADLINE …..to submit television submissions for the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards, to be held on January 28, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The Producers Guild Awards celebrate and honor the year’s outstanding producing work at one of the award season’s marquee events.  

To submit your program for awards consideration, please apply online by completing a Notice of Producing Credits submission form for each program at www.producersguildawards.com. There is a $100 processing fee for each program submitted. 

The Producers Guild Awards recognize outstanding television producing for: Episodic Drama, Episodic Comedy, Long Form Television, Non-Fiction Television, Live Entertainment/Talk Television, Competition Television, Children’s Programming, Digital Series Programming (webisodes) and Sports Programming. Each submission must adhere to the Rules and Procedures for 2017 Awards Eligibility, which can be found here.  Please review these Rules thoroughly before submitting your program. 

IMPORTANT CHANGE THIS YEAR: The PGA is transitioning the awards eligibility period for all television productions to a calendar year.  To accommodate this shift, the awards eligibility period for most television productions has been extended for the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards.  For all television productions—with the exception of Long Form, Sports, and Digital Series (webisodes) programming, which already run on a calendar year—the eligibility period for the 2017 Producers Guild Awards is June 1, 2015 – December 31, 2016. If you are submitting a series and more than one season of your series falls within the eligibility period, you have the option to submit all or selected seasons for awards consideration. The program submitted will be evaluated for awards purposes based upon all seasons submitted. If you are submitting more than one season of an eligible program, please submit only one (1) Notice of Producing Credits submission form and list all seasons that you wish to be considered.

The Notice of Producing Credits submission deadline for ALL television categories is September 30, 2016.   

If you have any questions, please contact the Arbitrations Paralegal at (310) 358-9020 ext. 112 or paralegal@producersguild.org


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PRODUCED BY: NEW YORK 2016 - REGISTER NOW!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016
AT TIME WARNER CENTER IN NYC
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
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Produced By: New York, presented by the Producers Guild of America, returns to the Time Warner Center on Saturday, October 29th for another day of industry insights, networking and mentoring you won’t find anywhere else.

This year’s lineup is shaping up to be the best yet! Confirmed speakers include Tina Fey ("Triple Threat: A Conversation with Tina Fey” ), as well as Chris Rock and Stuart Cornfeld ("Dying Is Easy… Comedy is Hard”). We are booking a broad and vibrant collection of speakers and experts in such areas as documentary production, unscripted storytelling, digital media, independent film, scripted television and some of the year’s biggest award-season releases. Stay tuned for updates on speakers, sessions and mentoring roundtables.

You can register now at our discounted early bird rates! PGA members always get a steep discount on registration fees and for a limited time, with special discounted early bird rates, you get a discount on the discount!

Registering today = First choice later on. The best reason to register right now is that early registrants will have the opportunity to select their sessions before anyone else. As many of you know, PBNY’s most popular sessions fill up fast. By registering today, you guarantee that you'll be among the first in line for these must-attend events.

Visit www.ProducedByConference.com for more info, and reserve your spot today before the early bird special rates expire.

Twitter: @Produced_By
Facebook @ProducedByConference
#ProducedByNY



3.

PRODUCERS CHANNEL VIDEO OF THE WEEK- WORKING AND PRODUCING TOGETHER, ELIZABETH BANKS AND MAX HANDELMAN

One of the most exciting producing partnerships to emerge over the past several years, Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman (Pitch Perfect franchise) join Produced By 2016 to discuss their process for getting stories to the big and small screen alike. In this special Conversation, Banks and Handelman share their approach to development and casting, as well as the challenges of producing a film while also serving as its director and cast member.

Speakers:
Elizabeth Banks, Partner, Brownstone Productions; Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Resident Advisors
Max Handelman, Partner, Brownstone Productions; Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Resident Advisors

Moderator:
Dan Lin, Principal, Lin Pictures; The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes




4.

SUBMIT TO SHORT TAKES! 

With Produced By: New York coming up soon, we're curious: What film, TV program or story most vividly captures the city?  Which production most has that authentic New York feel?

http://www.producersguild.org/surveys/?id=Short_Takes 


5.  

NOW AVAILABLE FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE: BOARD MINUTES!

One of the biggest take-aways from the member survey we conducted last year was how hungry our membership is for information about the Guild—its initiatives, its leadership priorities, and its plans for the future. In order to give our members more transparent insight into the inner workings of the PGA, we will be posting the minutes on producersguild.org from all subsequent meetings of the Council Boards of Delegates and the National Board of Directors.

The minutes can be found under the "Members" menu tab on the PGA home page, or simply by clicking here. We've only just begun the process, so at present, only the most recent meetings of the Council Boards of Delegates are available for review; the minutes for the next National Board Meeting will be posted shortly after it takes place on July 13. Please note that the minutes themselves are behind the "membership wall;" you will have to be logged in to the site in order to view them.

We can't promise that our meeting minutes will be gripping page-turners; we'll leave that to the scripts you're busy developing. But we hope you'll take advantage of this new feature, and that it will prompt an even deeper sense of connection to and engagement with your Producers Guild.



6.

SUBMIT YOUR BEST ON-SET PHOTO OF ALL TIME AND GET IN PRODUCED BY MAGAZINE!

Do you think you have the best on-set photo of all time? Send it to us! We'll showcase the best of the best in upcoming issues of Produced By magazine.

Get more details: http://www.producersguild.org/?page=best_on_set_photo



7.

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.



8.

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 this blog post.



9.

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



10.

PRINTABLE TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP CARDS 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://www.producersguild.org/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.



11.

JOB EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS 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.



12.

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!




13.

WELCOME NEW PGA MEMBERS (UPDATED JULY 29!!!)

View a fully updated for July 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.



14.

INDUSTRY INVITES AND DISCOUNTS

PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE 50% OFF THE ENTIRE KINO LORBER CATALOG 

With a library of more than 1,000 titles, Kino Lorber, Inc. releases over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Lorber Studio Classics, Kino Classics and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including five Academy Award® nominated films in the last seven years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its five house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Vimeo, Fandor and others.

PGA members who Apply code PGAKINO16 during checkout will get 50% off the suggested retail price on purchases at kinolorber.com or alivemindcinema.com

Valid through 12/31/16. 


PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE $250 DISCOUNT ON TRIP TO CUBAN AND THE HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL

Attend the Havana Film Festival this December 7th-11th, 2016. Led by Cuban arts and culture insider Sage Lewis, this five-day experience exclusively for filmmaking professionals will be a stimulating mix of festival events, exchanges with Cuban and American filmmakers, and behind the scenes culinary, music, and arts experiences. Enjoy lodging overlooking the Malecon at the historic Hotel Nacional, a favorite residence of many American movie stars and performers in the pre-revolution era. Click the link for more info - http://projectporamor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Havana-Film-Festival_PG.pdf



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

SUMMER DISCOUNTS - SEE BELOW...

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.

 SPECIAL SUMMMER DEALS!

10% off Airport Reservations
Receive 10% off of your airport ziptrips from July 15th – September 30th!
•7 days a week including luxury vehicles
•For more information, please visit www.zipcar.com/deals/z4bairports


Overnight Discount
Reserve a vehicle overnight from Monday – Thursday at a reduced rate!
•6pm – 8:30am for $29, $33, or $43 based on your metro 
•For more information, please visit http://www.zipcar.com/overnight


Sweet Deal Cars
Reserve a car starting at just $7 per hour on select vehicles!

•Simply look for ‘Sweet Deal’ cars when you book through September 30th 
      o Weekday - $7 (Atlanta, Baltimore, Philly, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Vancouver), $8 Boston, Portland, Seattle), $9 (Chicago, Toronto) $9.75 (NYC)
      o Weekend - $7 (Seattle), $8 (Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Portland), $9 (Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco, Vancouver)  $10 (Chicago, Philly, Toronto), $12.75 (NYC)
•For more information, please visit www.zipcar.com/deals 

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