Besides being the co-chair of PGA Green in New York, Christina Delfico has also been a part of the PGA East Diversity Committee. “Volunteering is a great way to combine areas of your life you are passionate about while meeting others who also care deeply and know more than you do,” she shares. “Creativity is contagious, so when you surround yourself with people who have different perspectives, you grow.” Christina thinks all members should get involved as soon as they join the Guild. “Producers create and make things happen, so you get a chance to pool your knowledge and gain access to members who you would not otherwise have a chance to meet,” she continues. When Christina is not volunteering for the PGA, she is the co-creator and producer of an 8K, 360-degree immersive solar system show set in the future. She is proud to be deeply involved in projects that make our world a better place
Claudine Marrotte, likewise a PGA East co-chair of PGA Green, is also a member of PGA Woman’s Impact Network (WIN) and has worked on creating an inter-guild networking event. For Claudine, volunteer work is one of the most important aspects of her career. “I am passionate about the environment and naturally apply that to my productions,” she says. “Volunteering is a fantastic way to follow your passion and meet other like-minded producers. That’s what keeps me going.” Claudine joined the PGA so that she could be part of a community that supported and educated producers. “It also is great to be on committees with like-minded people,” she observes, “because it is not always easy living a freelancer’s life. I have built a supportive network of producers within the Guild.” When Claudine is not volunteering, she works as a line producer for scripted indie films and television projects. She also produces and directs short-form content for corporate clients, as well as writes the blog “Holistic Producer,” which shares sustainable tips with filmmakers.