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ABOVE & BEYOND - Knowledge Is Power: Whether Through YouTube Videos Or In-Person Seminars, PGA Volunteers Are Getting The Word Out

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 8, 2017

When were talking about volunteers, reliableis a word that we love to have occasion to use. And the two gentlemen herein give us plenty of opportunities to use it. Matthew Skurow is the Chair of the PGAs Online Video Committee. In this role, he not only produces the red carpet interviews at the Producers Guild Awards, but serves as video producer for the Produced By Conference. Matthew produced and co-hosted the Guilds first ever livestream event at the 2014 conference and has worked diligently to build the Guilds growing library of content, through its YouTube channel and member-exclusive video archive. Matthew volunteers, he says, because The Guild has helped me to develop my career, and I believe that its important to give back. We are all striving to achieve the same things while working with integrity and perseverance. I believe wholeheartedly in the One Guildideal.Matthew believes that everyone should get involved with Guild service. The rewards are beyond measure. Going old school, it creates relationships with other industry professionals that can provide insight into all aspects of the business. The Guild is what you make of it.Matthew has been a member since 2011; when hes not volunteering, he serves as Principal and Executive Producer at Miraculi Entertainment, an industry innovator in traditional and nontraditional media, dedicated to developing and producing award-winning film, television and digital content as well as large-scale stage shows and high-profile red carpet livestreams.


Peter has become closely involved with the Guild since joining a couple of years ago, volunteering as a member of the Education Committee, as well as its Safety Task Force and Master Class subcommittees. Last year, he produced the seminar “Working with Kids and Animals” for the Safety Task Force. He has volunteered additional time on several PGA events, including the Committee Open House functions. Why does Peter volunteer? “I like helping other members put on successful events,” he smiles. “I know firsthand how much time and effort it takes to plan, organize and produce the seminars and master classes. Everyone needs help at one time or another.” Peter continues, “I’ve met members from different councils and fields of expertise that I would never have met otherwise. My knowledge of our fast-evolving industry has grown along with my network of colleagues and friends.” When not putting time into the Guild, Peter is a consultant in development and business affairs for television and film. Over the last several years, he has been working on developing and pitching three feature films and two television series.  

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