The 2nd annual PGA Oscars Viewing and Recruitment Party saw 200+ people watching, celebrating and networking with each other on a glamour filled night at the Farmer's Market Planet Dailies restaurant. The all-council event was hosted by the AP & New Media Councils and spearheaded by AP Council Chair Megan Mascena Gaspar and NMC Chair Michael Bellavia. Even before the first Oscar was handed out, 25 candidates had applied to the Guild. With applications still coming in using the event's special discount code, the recruitment event is on track to give the Guild another boost in membership beyond the recently cleared 6,000 benchmark.
Throughout the night, as specialty mixed drinks from sponsors Skinny Girl and Platinum Rye Entertainment flowed, business cards circulated and new members got an opportunity to meet PGA members up close and personal. While the presenters announced the Oscar winners, we had our own awards throughout the night, with prizes generously donated by The Grove and Farmer's Market retailers, an autographed poster from legendary producer Robert Evans, original Oscar posters with Ellen and copies of the latest version of Final Draft software and a free day to the Produced By conference.
With another successful year under the belt, we all look forward to The Producers Guild 2015 PGA Oscars Viewing and Recruitment Party.