In this installment we want
to highlight our two new Co-Chairs of the PGA’s Events Committee, Carla
Mitchell and Joe Morabito. The Events Committee has recently been restructured
as a kind of "umbrella committee” overseeing a wide variety of different PGA
benefits and opportunities from all three membership Councils. Going forward,
they’ll be responsible for everything from the On The Lot lunch program, to
Thirsty Thursdays, to Morning Council Mixers, as well as the Guild’s
spectacular Oscar Party and Holiday Party.
Mitchell has been involved with not only the Events Committee, but also serves
as a member of the Women’s Impact Network and has been a part of the PGA Green
Habitat for Humanity Builds. Joe Morabito has been very involved with the PGA
Holiday party for the last few years. He also has been a part of the Oscar
Recruitment Party, New Member Breakfast events, Casino Night, and the Producers
Guild Awards, as well as serving on the AP Council’s Nominating Committee.
Between the two of them they make a great team.
do these two special members volunteer? Carla says, "If I’m a member of a
group, I have to be more than just a‘bench member,’ as my grandmother
would say. Being active is the best way to learn more about our industry and to
grow as a person.” Joe calls
volunteering "a great way to network within the entertainment community and to
learn from others working in our field. It is a good way to build relationships
with other members and have fun in the process. It’s rewarding to offer
your time and expertise to an organization that you choose to be a part of."
Outside of volunteering,
Joe is a production manager in different genres and recently wrapped on Celebrity Apprentice; he’s currently working
on an extreme sports event for Red Bull. Carla works as a talent producer on
many awards and competition shows, as well as working the red carpet as a field
producer for Grammy Awards events. It’s the start of a new era for the Events
Committee, and we can’t wait to see what Carla and Joe have in store for their
fellow PGA members.