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PGA Events at Cannes 2015

Posted By Kent Matsuoka, Saturday, April 25, 2015
Updated: Sunday, April 26, 2015

PGA Events in Cannes 2015

Your PGA International Committee is proud to present three events for the coming festival.

Saturday May 16, 17:30-19:00

ARRI invites you to join them for cocktails and networking with our French counterparts from the Association des Producteurs de Cinema and Film France.  Our fourth year for this lively and productive event with the French producers.

RSVP by May 11th to

(Organized by Antoine De Cazotte, PGA-IC member.)

 Sunday May 17, 14:30-15:45

The Royal Film Commission of Jordan and the PGA invite you to a lively panel discussion on ‘Producing Without Borders: The role of the Producer in the global film arena’. 

An exciting panel discussion with a group of international producers, attorneys, filmmakers, and distributors coming together to share their knowledge and experience on how to best collaborate and launch a successful project.  International film projects demand careful cross-border planning and preparation involving all aspects of production from development through marketing. Partnering with a local producer will help facilitate all aspects of the production process, and learning how to find the right local partner is critical.

(Organized and moderated by Kayvan Mashayekh, PGA-IC member)

Confirmed panelists (more to come):

Craig Emanuel, Loeb & Loeb

John Hadity, Entertainment Partners

Location: Jordan Pavilion – Official invite and details to come.

Sunday May 17, 16:00-18:00

Entertainment Partners invites all PGA members in Cannes to attend a networking reception for International producers and financiers. This will be an excellent opportunity for like-minded producers from across the globe to meet one another.

RSVP by May 14 to

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Tags:  Antoine De Cazotte  APC  Arri  Association des Producteurs de Cinema  Cannes  Cannes Film Festival  Entertainment Partners  Film France  John Hadity  Kayvan Mashayekh  Royal Film Commission of Jordan 

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PGA Panel at Cannes 2015

Posted By STU LEVY, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Come join your fellow Guild members for an exciting panel at Cannes, brought to you by the Royal Film Commission of Jordan along with the PGA!  Also, if you're interested in speaking on the panel please contact your International Committee (
Date and time:  May 17th @ 2:30 pm

Length: 1 hr plus 15 min Q&A

Location:  Jordan Pavilion, Cannes
"Producing Without Borders: The role of the Producer in the global film arena"
The RFC and The PGA are proud to announce an exciting panel discussion with a group of international producers, attorneys, filmmakers, and distributors coming together to share their knowledge and experience on how to best partner up and collaborate with each other to launch a successful project. International film projects demand careful cross border planning and preparation from financing, clearance and copyright issues, location management, talent participation, distribution commitments, and local knowledge of what content has the best chance of success with each respective territory.
The role of the producer is the vital glue that holds it all together. As more and more projects are "packaged," how do we define a successful package internationally? Our panelists will discuss an array of necessary tools to navigate a cross platform media project, whether the ultimate outlet for the story is film, television, or the web.

Moderated by Kayvan Mashayekh, MENA Representative/PGA

Confirmed panelists* (as of April 23rd)- more to come
Craig Emanuel, Loeb & Loeb
John Hadity, Entertainment Partners

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PGA reception at Cannes 2015

Posted By STU LEVY, Thursday, April 23, 2015

Are you headed to Cannes this year?  Join your fellow PGA members and colleagues from the Association des Producteurs de Cinema (APC), our producer affiliate in France, for a reception sponsored by Arri and Film France!

Saturday May 16 from 17:30 - 19:00

Village International-Pantiero on the FILM FRANCE commission terrasse

 RSVP by May 11 to

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Making Asian Films in America - PGA panel at Hong Kong Filmart 2015

Posted By STU LEVY, Thursday, March 26, 2015

Check out this Hollywood Reporter article about Hong Kong Filmart (March 2015) - our panel got a mention!

Tags:  film  filmart  hong kong 

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PGA Discount for Trans-Atlantic Partners

Posted By STU LEVY, Thursday, March 26, 2015
Call for Applications


+++ New: Film and TV +++


The Erich Pommer Institut – EPI (Germany) and the Canadian Media Production 

Association – CMPA (Canada) proudly present the 2015 edition of Trans Atlantic Partners 

(TAP), their annual intensive training and networking program for established film and 

television producers from Europe, Canada and the United States. 

For its 7th edition, TAP invites producers to submit feature film we well as TV drama projects. 

Application deadline is April 20, 2015. Apply now!

Module 1: June 16 – 21, 2015 in Berlin

Module 2: Sept. 14 – 20, 2015 in Halifax


$3.000 including hotel and meals - special TAP-rate for US producers

We are very happy to offer a 10% discount for PGA members. 

(Official fee is 5.000 EUR; above rate includes the TAP-scholarship for US producers worth € 2.000).

Tags:  applicants  canada  discount  film  germany  projects  tv 

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Taipei Film Academy (Dec 2014)

Posted By STU LEVY, Saturday, February 28, 2015

The first week of December 2014 was exciting for PGA International, working with the PGA Diversity Committee to deliver a one-week "Producers Workshop" in Taipei, Taiwan.  

Sponsored and organized by the Taipei Film Commission, the "Taipei Film Academy" was an inaugural event that featured 4 PGA teachers (Vance Van Petten, Deb Calla, Charles Howard, and Stu Levy) teaching to approximately 70 producing professionals.

The trip included location scouts, local cuisine, and numerous social activities in addition to 4 1/2 days of intense courses.

This is the 2nd overseas iteration of the PGA's Diversity Workshop, the first being in Amman, Jordan.

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Tags:  academy  diversity  film  producing  taipei  taiwan  teaching 

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International Affiliate Newsletter - March 2015

Posted By Kent Matsuoka, Friday, February 27, 2015
Updated: Friday, February 27, 2015

International Affiliate Newletter - March 2015

Dear Producing Colleages;

We've had a busy year, one marked with many changes as American projects have been looking internationally more and more in order to gain the production value those locations provide.

Our activities over the past months have included Toronto, Deauville, AFM, Sundance, NATPE and our spectacular PGA Awards. In the next few months we will have events or panels at Hong Kong Filmart, Beijing Film Market, Cannes, and of course our annual Produced By Conference (see below). We'd love to meet up if you are attending any of these!

Also on the horizon is the AFCI Location Trade show next week, where many of our old friends from Film Commissions around the world come to Los Angeles to showcase their regions.

Finally, we'd like to welcome our newest affiliates, International Producers Organisation (IPO) from South Africa and Creative Content Industry Guild (CCIG) from Malaysia.

Happy Lunar New Year!

Stu Levy & Bill Stuart, Co-Chairs PGA International


Produced By 2015

Mark your calendars for the PGA's 7th Annual Produced By Conference this year on May 30-31 at Paramount Studios.

Reaching into every facet of the entertainment business, the Produced By Conference is an educational forum that attracts over a thousand participants every year, where veteran professionals and emerging talents alike come to meet and hear from numerous Academy Award winning filmmakers, Emmy Award winning showrunners, and the next generation of creative entrepreneurs.

This unique forum has sold out each of the last four years, so reserve your seat today!

As an international affiliate of the PGA, your members entitled to a special affiliate price of $399 for full access, which is $100 less than the regular industry rate.

This early bird pricing increases to $475 after May 1st, so register now to save!

Learn More - 


Become an International Member of the PGA!

PGA International has been working with Membership in recognizing the work producers do worldwide and has added several festivals and digital portals as approved distribution venues for membership consideration.

Some of the festivals include the Berlin, Busan, Guadalajara, Hong Kong, Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, and Venice as well as Epix, Fandor, Film Movement, and Netflix as digital portals now recognized by membership.

Learn More -



The AFCI Location Trade Show is fast approaching, being held next week from March 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Learn More -



Abu Dhabi Film Commission -

Screen Producers Association of Australia -  

Sindicato Interestadual da Indústria Audiovisual (Brazil) -

Asociace Producentu v Audiovizi (Czech Republic) -

Danske Populær Autorer (Denmark) -

Association des Producteurs de Cinema (France) -

The Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd. -

Screen Producers Ireland - 

Associazione Giovani Produttori Cinematografici Indipendenti (Italy) -

Royal Film Commission - Jordan -  

Creative Content Industry Guild (Malaysia) -

Screen Producers New Zealand -

Association of Independent Producers Singapore -  

Independent Producers Organisation (South Africa) -

Federaciones y Asociaciones de Productores Audiovisuales (Spain) -

The Production Guild (United Kingdom) -


PGA International Committee

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

Please direct any comments or questions to  - 


Tags:  AFCI  Affilliate  International  Newsletter  PBC 

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PGA new affiliate: Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB)

Posted By STU LEVY, Saturday, December 13, 2014


Production Guild inks partnerships

By Andreas Wiseman

December 8, 2014


Guild partners with Producers Guild of America, Guild of Italy 

The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) has signed bi-lateral agreements with the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Producers Guild of Italy (AGPCI) in a bid to foster co-operation between the organisations.

The agreements focus on creating relationships for information sharing and exchanging ideas in film and television production but the guilds are also looking at facilitating official delegations to each other’s countries.

The memorandum of understanding agreements were signed by PGGB chief executive Alison Small with PGA executive director Vance Pan Petten and separately with Martha Capello, president of the AGPCI.

Alison Small said: “These agreements mark the first step towards establishing closer working relationships between our respective guilds to the mutual benefit of our work in supporting production personnel. International partnerships underpin a huge amount of film and television production and are very much a part of the day-to-day business so it makes sense to explore opportunities to share ideas and experience.”

“Today, storytellers are creating content for a global audience,” added PGA executive director Vance Van Petten, “and frequently producing that content on a global scale. International partnerships like these not only lay the groundwork for information exchange and new production opportunities, but facilitate creative insights into the shared nature of story across cultures and marketplaces.”

Based at Pinewood Studios with more than 800 members The Production Guild of Great Britain provides industry advice, employment opportunities, networking and seminars.

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Hawaii International Film Festival 2014

Posted By Kent Matsuoka, Friday, November 21, 2014
Updated: Saturday, November 22, 2014

As befitting its position at the crossroads of the Asia-Pacific region, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) has developed into a truly international festival with local Hawaiian filmmakers joining filmmakers from Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, and even European features from Belgium France, Germany, Israel, Ukraine, and others through its Eurocinema component.

HIFF is also committed to developing and introducing aspiring local filmmakers to some of the visiting industry veterans, and founded the Creative Lab in 2012 in partnership with the State of Hawaii Creative Industries Division, the PGA, SAG, and the WGA to run concurrently with the festival and throughout the year.

How could the PGA International Committee resist an opportunity to meet with such a diverse mix of international filmmakers even if it wasn't in the tropical paradise of Hawaii?
This year, our very own Antoine de Cazotte was invited to speak about his journey from a young boy in France to producer of the Academy Award wining film “The Artist”. Antoine participated in a Q&A following a screening of “The Artist”, a lunch with Creative Lab participants, a lecture with University of Hawaii Film Students, recognition as the Vilcek Foundation's featured filmmaker, and a keynote address moderated by PGA member and Creative Lab Director Michael Palmieri.
He joined other distinguished guests such as actress Marcia Gay Harden, writer Lucy Alibar ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), Jerome Pailliard of Marche du Film, and PGA members Bernie Su, Chris Lee, Kent Matsuoka, and Roger Corman whom was honored with a lifetime achievement award.


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Tags:  Antoine de Cazotte  Bernie Su  Chris Lee  Creative Lab  Film Festival  Hawaii  HIFF  Honolulu  Kent Matsuoka  Michael Palmieri  Roger Corman 

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Toronto International Film Festival 2014

Posted By STU LEVY, Friday, October 31, 2014

PGA International held an educational panel, sponsored by Entertainment Partners, at TIFF in September 2014, organized by Country Rep (Canada) Marc Swenker. The panel was followed by a reception. Fun and learning was had by all!

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