NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 18TH...
1. Producers Channel Video of the Week: Casting For an Unscripted 2nd Season and Cast Contingent Deals
PGA VIDEO OF THE WEEK: CASTING FOR AN UNSCRIPTED 2ND SEASON AND CAST CONTINGENT DEALSGiven the abundance of non-fiction shows on television today, the key to success is developing a premise with staying power and a consistent level of talent in front of and behind the camera.
Learn how to continually expand your series’ reach while insuring your core audience keeps coming back for more. Session sponsored by Variety.
- Jeff Jenkins, EVP of Development and Programming, Bunim/Murray Productions; Keeping Up with the Kardashians, I Am Cait
- Howard Lee, Executive Vice President, Development & Production, TLC; General Manager, Discovery Life Channel
- Clay Newbill, Founder & President, 310 Entertainment; Shark Tank, Brain Surge
- Chachi Senior, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV
Moderated by Chris Moore, Principal, The Media Farm; The Chair, Project Greenlight
SUBMIT TO SHORT TAKES!
We're curious: What film, TV program or story most vividly captures the city?
NOW AVAILABLE FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE: BOARD MINUTES!One of the biggest take-aways from the member survey we conducted last year was how hungry our membership is for information about the Guild—its initiatives, its leadership priorities, and its plans for the future. In order to give our members more transparent insight into the inner workings of the PGA, we will be posting the minutes on producersguild.org from all subsequent meetings of the Council Boards of Delegates and the National Board of Directors.
The minutes can be found under the "Members" menu tab on the PGA home page, or simply by clicking here. We've only just begun the process, so at present, only the most recent meetings of the Council Boards of Delegates are available for review; the minutes for the next National Board Meeting will be posted shortly after it takes place on July 13. Please note that the minutes themselves are behind the "membership wall;" you will have to be logged in to the site in order to view them.
We can't promise that our meeting minutes will be gripping page-turners; we'll leave that to the scripts you're busy developing. But we hope you'll take advantage of this new feature, and that it will prompt an even deeper sense of connection to and engagement with your Producers Guild.
SUBMIT YOUR BEST ON-SET PHOTO OF ALL TIME AND GET IN PRODUCED BY MAGAZINE!
Do you think you have the best on-set photo of all time? Send it to us! We'll showcase the best of the best in upcoming issues of Produced By magazine.
Get more details: http://www.producersguild.org/?page=best_on_set_photo
PGA POLICIES: LOGOS & COMMITTEES
We ask our members to please take note of the Producers Guild’s official policy regarding its logo. Please correct any improper personal usage of the PGA logo; if you see the logo being used improperly elsewhere, please refer the relevant individual to this page and (if necessary) PGA staff. We recognize that the vast majority of improper usage arises from an innocent desire to promote the user’s membership in the Guild. Obviously, we wish our members to be proud of their PGA membership and to advertise themselves as members. But the unregulated use of the PGA logo—especially in the digital age—carries risks. As such, in our efforts to maintain and preserve the integrity of the PGA brand, the Guild expects its members to adhere to the following policy:
• Although we strongly encourage and approve members’ indicating their PGA membership within the body of their resumes, the PGA logo may not be used or inscribed on member resumes.
• The PGA logo may not be included on members’ business cards, except insofar as such cards are provided to the member by the PGA office for Guild-specific business purposes.
• Members may not append the PGA logo to personal correspondence, particularly email correspondence. The Guild recognizes one exception to this policy: Officers serving on the National Board of Directors (PGA President, Council and Regional Vice Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary of Record) are permitted to utilize the PGA logo on correspondence.
• The use of the PGA logo on Guild-related promotional materials is permitted, but only when so authorized by a director-level member of the PGA staff. Director of Member Benefits Kyle Katz should be the primary point of approval for such usage.
This message and policy is also posted on the Producers Guild website under Member Resources.
Furthermore, a brief message regarding Producers Guild Committees: The designation of "Committee” is applied and approved only by the Guild’s National Board of Directors. A group of members (either formal or informal) that has not received this official Board approval may not call itself a PGA Committee. For an official list of all Board-approved Committees, please refer to this page. If you are a member or Chair of a "Committee” not on this list, please consult with Supervisor of Communications Chris Green to help determine a proper designation or title for your group.
BE A PRODUCERS MARK ADVOCATE
PGA Members, help advocate the Producers Mark! Use the Twitter hashtags #producersmark and #pga and follow us @ProducersGuild.
Learn more about the Producers Mark at ProducersMark.com and this blog post.
YOU CAN SEARCH FELLOW MEMBERS ON THE JOB BOARD!
After logging in, you can now click the "Find Members" navigation button to browse, search, and even message fellow members.
You can even filter by things like Job Expertise and Location Experience; by the same criteria that you can indicate on your own Employer Search Preferences page.
Stay tuned as we stay committed to improving the Job Board.
PRINTABLE TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP CARDS AVAILABLE!
If your membership card is expired, lost, or missing and your new card/renewal sticker has yet to arrive, you can now print out a temporary card.
To print your card, sign in to your online account on the PGA site. Then go to this link - https://www.producersguild.org/members/MembershipCard.aspx - and click the Print button.
The temporary card includes your name, ID number, 'valid through' date, and profile headshot (if you've uploaded one).
This printable membership card is only intended for short-term use as needed until your replacement card/renewal sticker arrives as part of the next monthly mailing.
JOB EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE!
The Producers Guild has heard your requests and is happy to announce the inclusion of Job-Seeker Email Notifications for the new Job Board.
Under the "Your Info & Availability" section there is a new page titled "Notification Preferences" where you can select the appropriate Job Categories and Job Titles.
For any new job board listing that contains any Job Category OR Job Title you select, you will be sent an email notification of the posting. Email notifications will be sent out Monday through Friday at 5:00pm PT.
To report any difficulties or bugs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PGA MEMBERS GET GREAT DISCOUNTS!
Did you know that PGA members are offered discounts at a variety of businesses including hotels across the United States, a host of stores including Tiffany & Co. and much more?
To find out more see the entire listing below under "Industry Invites and Discounts" or log in to the PGA website. Under "Member Central" in the top navigation, click on "Benefits". At the top of the Benefits page, select "Discounts & Special Offers” from the "More in this Section” drop-down menu.
Or just click here!
WELCOME NEW PGA MEMBERS (UPDATED JULY 29!!!)
View a fully updated for July list of the Guild's newest members. If you recognize any of these names, we urge you to do the right thing: Welcome them to the PGA.
INDUSTRY INVITES AND DISCOUNTS
PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT ON FINAL DRAFT
Final Draft is the software of choice of such industry giants as Aaron Sorkin, Vince Gilligan, J.J. Abrams and James Cameron, to name a few.
Television shows that use Final Draft include Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones and Transparent. Feature films include Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Iron Man franchise and The Conjuring, to name a few.
Final Draft is the recipient of a Primetime Engineering Emmy® Award.
Discount for PGA Members:
Final Draft 10- $169 (retail $249)
Upgrade- $69 (retail $99)
Call 818-995-8995 to purchase at a discount using your PGA membership card.
PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE 50% OFF THE ENTIRE KINO LORBER CATALOG
With a library of more than 1,000 titles, Kino Lorber, Inc. releases over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Lorber Studio Classics, Kino Classics and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including five Academy Award® nominated films in the last seven years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its five house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Vimeo, Fandor and others.
PGA members who Apply code PGAKINO16 during checkout will get 50% off the suggested retail price on purchases at kinolorber.com or alivemindcinema.com.
Valid through 12/31/16.
PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE $250 DISCOUNT ON TRIP TO CUBAN AND THE HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL
Attend the Havana Film Festival this December 7th-11th, 2016. Led by Cuban arts and culture insider Sage Lewis, this five-day experience exclusively for filmmaking professionals will be a stimulating mix of festival events, exchanges with Cuban and American filmmakers, and behind the scenes culinary, music, and arts experiences. Enjoy lodging overlooking the Malecon at the historic Hotel Nacional, a favorite residence of many American movie stars and performers in the pre-revolution era. Click the link for more info - http://projectporamor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Havana-Film-Festival_PG.pdf
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