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About the PGA

The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The PGA has over 6,500 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by facilitating members health benefits, encouraging enforcement of workplace labor laws, the creation of fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts. The PGA hosts important industry events including the annual PGA Awards and the Produced By Conference.




"The PGA represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team.”


PRIMARY GOALS
  • Expansion of HEALTH BENEFITS to include every Guild member otherwise unable to secure health coverage, whether increased access to the Motion Picture & Television Industry plan, or the creation of new PGA benefits offering a wider variety of insurance.
  • Providing as many members as possible with JOBS, via expansion of the PGA job listings, continued training opportunities via the Guild’s Seminar and Mentoring programs, taking a proactive approach towards contacting new productions and promulgating the PGA as the best source of experienced producing talent.
  • Continued emphasis on CREDITS, building on strong relationships with the Motion Picture and Television Academies, encouraging studio adoption of the Producers Code of Credits, and pursuing an aggressive and public legal strategy against productions which continue to utilize deceptive credits.
  • Publicly endorsing the adoption of and adherence to established legal standards for industry WORKING CONDITIONS, including conforming to state law regarding such issues as hours and excessive overtime, as well as workplace safety.
  •  Working with other Guilds, studios, networks and companies to promote the GENERAL WELFARE of our industry and seek a harmonious resolution to issues of contention.


The Producing Team consists of all those whose interdependency and support of each other are necessary for the creation of motion pictures and television programs. The producing team is comprised of Producers and all those on the career path to becoming Producers, including:
  • Executive Producers
  • Producers
  • Co-Executive Producers
  • Supervising Producers
  • Senior Producers
  • Line Producers
  • Co-Producers
  • Associate Producers
  • Segment Producers
  • Field Producers
  • Story Producers
  • Production Managers
  • Visual Effects Producers, Supervisors, & Coordinators
  • Post-Production Supervisors & Managers
  • Production & Post-Production Coordinators
As a unit, the producing team is responsible for the art, craft and science of production in the entertainment industry.