Guild West Seminar: Working with Animal Actors
Join us on Saturday, February 25th as the PGA & The American
Humane Association Present: "Working With Animal Actors."
The American Humane Association’s Film & Television Unit as
has been protecting animals in filmed media since 1940 and is the only
organization authorized to issue the certification, "No Animals Were Harmed”®.
The Film & TV Unit’s focus is to assure the safety and well-being of animal
actors during production by working with production personnel and trainers in
the pre-production planning stage, by monitoring the animals on set during
production, and by enforcing American Humane AssociationGuidelines for
the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media.
The AHA acts as a professional, objective, credible witness to the
actual treatment of animal actors while refraining from addressing a film’s
content and depiction of animal treatment. The film/TV industry is vast, and
despite advancements in film technology, animals are still at risk of
mistreatment, injury and exploitation, especially as states promote the
expansion of film locations throughout the United States and its territories
and implement cost-saving incentives that sometimes involve rural locations and
inexperienced animal suppliers.
In this seminar, American Humane Association staff will explain
how they work, their advisory role, the current challenges facing the use of
animals in entertainment, and how to earn the "No
Animals Were Harmed”®certification for your projects.
Special guests will include animal actors & professional movie
PGA members and non members are welcome to attend this event, but
you must RSVP in advance so you can be on the list to be admitted on the studio
lot. Photo ID is required.
WORKING WITH ANIMAL ACTORS:
Saturday, February 25, 2012
10am - 12pm
CBS Radford Studios
4024 Radford Ave
Multi-Purpose Room #3
Studio City, CA 91604
Light Breakfast will be served