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International Newsletter - April 2017

Posted By Kent Matsuoka, Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
International Affiliate Newletter - April 2017
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Dear Producing Colleages;

The past year has seena number of changes from both within and without the international film community.
PGA International members have remained vigilant on these issues.

In the past couple months, PGA International has participated in a panel at Hong Kong Filmart, and we look forward to upcoming events at Cannes and our annual PGA Produced By Conference in June.

Check out the details of these events below and register today!

Stu Levy & Bill Stuart, Co-Chairs
PGA International

Produced By 2017


Registration for the Produced By Conference 2017 is now open! This year, Produced By will be held at the 20th Century Fox Studios lot, over the weekend of June 10-11.

Every year, Produced By features an incredible collection of speakers, and Produced By 2017 will be no different. If you've ever been to the event before, you know the kind of can't-miss content you'll have the chance to see.


Go to for updates and registration links.

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PGA panel at Hong Kong Filmart

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The PGA China Task Force, with the US Commercial Services of Guangzhou and Hong Kong, hosted our third panel at the Hong Kong Filmart.


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PGA International member Peter Oillataguerre upped to President, Physical Production at MGM

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MGM has upped our colleague and international committee member Peter Oillataguerreto President, Physical Production. He will continue to report to Jonathan Glickman, MGM’s President, Motion Picture Group and to Mark Burnett, MGM’s President, Television Group & Digital. Congratulations Peter!

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Hollywood's New Script: You Can't Make Movies Without China

February's premiere of "The Great Wall" showcased the calculated balance between two superpowers.

The movie's poor showing didn't slow the trans-Pacific collaboration. Hollywood has become so entangled with China that the movie industry can't run without it.

Chinese investors and more than a billion potential moviegoers have made China indispensable to the film business. The country's box-office total last year, at $6.6 billion, was the world's second-largest compared to the first-place U.S., $11.4 billion. In a few years, analysts predict,China will be No. 1.

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Travel Disruptions Across Hollywood & Beyond

Hollywood's global scenario may have to undergoa rewrite as a result of Donald Trump's Travel ban and other initiatives.

Not only are individal projects being reviewed, but so are major funding initiatives. Having decided to focus on the global audience, Hollywood must now study that audience's changing tastes and political reactions.



PGA International Committee
Stu Levy & Bill Stuart, Co-Chairs | Kent Matsuoka, Newsletter Editor

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