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Chinese American Film Festival Co-Production Summit and Film & TV Market

Posted By STU LEVY, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

PGA members:  our partners over at the Chinese American Film Festival have offered PGA members comp entries to the following summit, coming up on October 30.  Valid for the first 50 registered members.

Use the link here and code here:

The coupon is CPSUMMIT


2017 Chinese American Film Festival Co-Production Summit and Film & TV Market
Oct 30, 2017 Monday
Time: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Location: Paramount Theatre
Address: 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
*Lunch Box will be Provided
**Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow for check-in time
For more information, visit official website or call 626-856-3889.

Tags:  china  film  summit  TV 

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International Newsletter - April 2017

Posted By Kent Matsuoka, Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
International Affiliate Newletter - April 2017
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Dear Producing Colleages;

The past year has seena number of changes from both within and without the international film community.
PGA International members have remained vigilant on these issues.

In the past couple months, PGA International has participated in a panel at Hong Kong Filmart, and we look forward to upcoming events at Cannes and our annual PGA Produced By Conference in June.

Check out the details of these events below and register today!

Stu Levy & Bill Stuart, Co-Chairs
PGA International

Produced By 2017


Registration for the Produced By Conference 2017 is now open! This year, Produced By will be held at the 20th Century Fox Studios lot, over the weekend of June 10-11.

Every year, Produced By features an incredible collection of speakers, and Produced By 2017 will be no different. If you've ever been to the event before, you know the kind of can't-miss content you'll have the chance to see.


Go to for updates and registration links.

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PGA panel at Hong Kong Filmart

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The PGA China Task Force, with the US Commercial Services of Guangzhou and Hong Kong, hosted our third panel at the Hong Kong Filmart.


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PGA International member Peter Oillataguerre upped to President, Physical Production at MGM

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MGM has upped our colleague and international committee member Peter Oillataguerreto President, Physical Production. He will continue to report to Jonathan Glickman, MGM’s President, Motion Picture Group and to Mark Burnett, MGM’s President, Television Group & Digital. Congratulations Peter!

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Hollywood's New Script: You Can't Make Movies Without China

February's premiere of "The Great Wall" showcased the calculated balance between two superpowers.

The movie's poor showing didn't slow the trans-Pacific collaboration. Hollywood has become so entangled with China that the movie industry can't run without it.

Chinese investors and more than a billion potential moviegoers have made China indispensable to the film business. The country's box-office total last year, at $6.6 billion, was the world's second-largest compared to the first-place U.S., $11.4 billion. In a few years, analysts predict,China will be No. 1.

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Travel Disruptions Across Hollywood & Beyond

Hollywood's global scenario may have to undergoa rewrite as a result of Donald Trump's Travel ban and other initiatives.

Not only are individal projects being reviewed, but so are major funding initiatives. Having decided to focus on the global audience, Hollywood must now study that audience's changing tastes and political reactions.



PGA International Committee
Stu Levy & Bill Stuart, Co-Chairs | Kent Matsuoka, Newsletter Editor

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TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS - 40% discount for PGA!!

Posted By STU LEVY, Thursday, March 23, 2017

+++ 40% discount for PGA-Members +++

Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) is an annual intensive training and networking program for established film and television producers from Europe, Canada and the US. Trans Atlantic Partners (TAP) producers gather in Berlin, Germany in June for the European Module, and then reconvene in Halifax, Canada in September for the Canadian Module.

Application is open now! Application deadline is April 18, 2017.


For further information and to apply to TRANS ATLANTIC PARTNERS, click HERE (link to

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Report: PGA panel & reception at Hong Kong Filmart

Posted By STU LEVY, Saturday, March 18, 2017
The PGA China Task Force, with the US Commercial Services of Guangzhou and Hong Kong, hosted our third panel at the Hong Kong Filmart on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The panel, "Develop, Produce and Commercialize Quality Content for a Global Audience" featured Ann AN, CEO of Desen International Media, Dede Nickerson, producer and CEO of Infinity Pictures, Peter Bien, Chief Creative Officer for FJ Media Group, and our own Stu Levy, Producer and Founder of TokyoPop, moderated by Elizabeth Dell, Head of the PGA China Task Force. The panel was followed by a reception featuring demonstrations from PGA International global sponsor ARRI. With help from additional sponsors Beijing STARSfund, FJ Media Group, and HKTDC, the panel and reception hosted about 150 attendees to great success!

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PGA event at Hong Kong Filmart 2017

Posted By STU LEVY, Thursday, March 2, 2017

PGA International Committee's PGA China Task Force will be hosting a panel and reception at the Hong Kong Filmart on Tuesday March 14th at 4:30pm at the Moonlight Theater in the HK Convention Center (at the back of the Filmart floor). 


The event is open to anyone with a Filmart badge and we would love all PGA members and friends to attend.  Attached is an invitation and please feel free to share with anyone coming to the film market.


We are looking forward to seeing many of you there!


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AFCI conference 25% discount for PGA members

Posted By STU LEVY, Friday, February 17, 2017
The PGA is an official Industry Partner of the AFCI's Global Production & Finance Conference, being held Thursday, April 6th and Friday April 7th in Burbank.
Members will receive a 25% discount on ticket prices by entering code: GPFC17_PGA at online checkout. 
The Conference, curated by Lightsource Asia Media Group, offers 2 days of unique insights into the international film and television industry (including incentives and financing) and Conference attendees have automatic access to the Locations Show, where approximately 80 film commissions from around the globe will be displaying on the tradeshow floor. 

Sign up here:

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Saudi Film Days on 11/3/2016 - PGA member comp entry

Posted By STU LEVY, Saturday, October 22, 2016

Join us for the first annual Saudi Film Days, an exclusive VIP event hosted by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture on Thursday, November 3rd at Paramount Studios.


Guests will be treated to an evening of classic Saudi hospitality, cuisine and entertainment which will include a red carpet, private dinner, performances and screenings of 5 shorts from Saudi Arabia’s talented filmmakers. 


Be part of the conversation and discovery of the next generation of Saudi cinema!


RSVP today as space is limited!


Event Schedule                                                 Thursday, November 32016

5:00PM – Red Carpet Arrivals                     Paramount Studios

6:00PM – Screening                                        5555 Melrose Ave.

9:00PM – Gala Dinner                                    Los Angeles, CA 90038



*Please include ‘PGA RSVP’ in your subject line

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PGA Member Comp for China Co-Pro Event Nov 1

Posted By STU LEVY, Friday, October 14, 2016

Join us for the U.S. China Co-Production Film Summit and Film & TV Market at Paramount, sponsored by Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF) 2016!!

Register at the following link and use code PGA2016 to waive the fees!


U.S. China Co-Production Film Summit and Film & TV Market
November 1, 2016 Tuesday
Time: 9:30AM-4:00PM
Location: Paramount Theatre
Address: 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
*Lunch Box will be Provided
**Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow for check-in time
For more information, visit official website or call 626-856-3889.

NOTE: limited to first 100 PGA members to waive fees

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PGA Discount for US-China Film Summit 2016

Posted By STU LEVY, Saturday, October 1, 2016

Join the Asia Society's 7th Annual US-China Film Summit on November 1, 2016, and/or the Gala Dinner on the evening of November 2, 2016.

The discount code for PGA members is PGA2016, there’s also an early bird discount which expires on Oct 1st.  (instructions on using the code attached)

More info here:


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Team Building and the Role of The Producer: How to put the best team together for your project.

Posted By STU LEVY, Friday, April 29, 2016

> The RFC and The PGA are proud to announce an exciting panel discussion with a group of international producers, attorneys, filmmakers, and distributors coming together to share their knowledge and experience on how to best partner up and collaborate with each other to launch a successful project. International film projects demand careful cross border planning and preparation from financing, clearance and copyright issues, location management, talent participation, distribution commitments, and local knowledge of what content has the best chance of success with each respective territory.
> The role of the producer is the vital glue that holds it all together. As more and more projects are "packaged," how do we define a successful package internationally? Our panelists will discuss an array of necessary tools to navigate a cross platform media project, whether the ultimate outlet for the story is film, television, or the web. The panel will be moderated by attorney and filmmaker, Kayvan Mashayekh, PGA’s Middle East and North Africa Representative.
> It will be on Sunday, May 15th at 3pm at the Jordan Pavilion. The discussion will last 1 hr long with a 15 min Q&A afterwards. A light wine and appetizer reception hosted by the RFC of Jordan will follow at 4:30 pm for all who wish to stay and attend.


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