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Producers Guild of America Active Committees

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, December 19, 2012
List Last Updated 06/02/10

While it maintains a small and hard-working staff, the Producers Guild is primarily a member-driven organization. The PGA’s many committees are responsible for most of the programs, benefits and events that the Guild offers. As such, we strongly encourage our members to join any of the committees that are open to participants--it’s a wonderful way to give back to your profession, and the best means the Guild offers for making new connections and expanding your network.

Following, please find a list of all committees manned by PGA members, including those in the PGA East and PGA Northwest, along with a brief description of the committee’s goals and activities, as well as the name of the committee Chair(s).

If there’s a committee that interests you and is designated as being open for volunteers, please contact Director of Member Benefits Kyle Katz (

* Designates a committee open for enrollment
by PGA member volunteers

Advisory Committee on Creative Rights for Motion Pictures

Advisory Committee on Creative Rights for Television

* Audio/Visual Committee

Benefits Committee

Constitutional Committee

Diversity Committee

* Diversity Workshop Committee

The Diversity Workshop Committee offers on a yearly basis since 2004 a producing workshop open to all producers (members and non-members of Producers Guild of America). The workshop aims at supporting and developing works that address diversity as well as producers of diverse backgrounds. Participants are mentored in the development of their craft and projects by members of the Diversity Committee as well as the most successful producers in the business. Past guest mentors have included: Mark Gordon, Bruce Cohen, Marshall Herskovitz, and Shonda Rhimes among many.

* Documentary & Non-Fiction Committee

* Employment Committee

* Events Committee

The events committee is one of the most entertaining committees at the PGA. We get to organize, on average, an event per month. Such events include: Golf Tournament, Poker Tournament, Dodger Day, Day At The Races, Family BBQ, Habitat for Humanity Build, Operation Gratitude, and the list continues. If you’ve come to one of the many PGA hosted events, then you already know who we are. Come join the team with new idea or with a helping hand. No matter what, you’ll have fun!

Finance Committee

* Film USA Committee

Film USA Committee was formed in order to promote and share information about filming within the United States. To this end it has a website (, and a membership that reports State by State on tax incentives, infrastructure and experiences of shooting within the U.S. Committee membership and the website provides a forum for Producers to share their knowledge, ask questions, and learn from other’s Production expertise and experience.

We welcome new members and visitors to our website!

Golf Tournament Committee

* Green Committee

The PGA Green Committee (East and West) was established in 2008 as part of the Producers Guild of America’s commitment to actively encourage and support sustainability in the entertainment industry. The PGA Green Committee has created and maintains the industry's foremost reference website for greening productions, This site is fast becoming the portal for all productions - Feature, TV and New Media, and is available to production crews worldwide. The PGA Green Initiative is to lead the way toward environmentally-friendly productions world-wide through our own "Green Outreach" programs, as well as informative seminars/webinars, screenings, Facebook & Twitter pages, and various events. PGA Green always welcomes new members dedicated to this timely and worthwhile mission.

* Independent Film Producers Committee

The Independent Film Producers Committee is dedicated to representing and promoting the interests of independent film producers within the PGA and in the marketplace. It is the goal of the IFPC to assemble our individual voices into one collective voice, and thereby advocate, support and protect the interests of the independent community. We are currently mirroring the efforts of the Truth in Credits campaign as it relates to leveraging credits for casting and financial participation on independent films, and hosting a series of panel discussions focusing on the various steps toward getting an independent film made and into the marketplace. We support other PGA committees by providing ideas and speakers from the independent world, and by including our voice in the ongoing efforts to expand health care benefits. The IFPC is a national committee.

The IFPC will be pleased to add any interested PGA members to its committee and will copy all on e-correspondence. As committee projects come up, members can choose to take on specific responsibilities.

International Committee

1. To increase the PGA and PGA Awards’ visibility and recognition globally.
2. To provide international networking and job opportunities for PGA members.
3. To facilitate idea exchange and co-production opportunities.
4. To assist PGA members with finance, tax, incentives, casting, location post-production and other production resources in overseas productions.
5. To encourage an overseas membership constituency to the PGA.

* Membership Committee

The Membership Committee oversees the vetting of membership applications and researches each applicant to ensure only qualified professionals are accepted into the Guild. As trained volunteers, Committee members also often speak with potential applicants at recruitment events to demystify the application process and to encourage qualified colleagues to join the Guild.

In these recruiting and vetting capacities, Committee members are directly responsible for the quality of membership and serve as the public face of our organization with many non-members in the industry.

This Committee is especially great for PGA members wanting to get involved with important Guild work on a flexible schedule. Participation brings you the benefits of networking for yourself while also being a tremendous service to your fellow members.

Mentoring Committee

* Motion Picture Technology Committee

* PGA East Community Action Committee

The Community Action Committee focuses on outreach and building relationships between the PGA East and local groups and community organizations. CAC works closely with the NY Production Alliance and it's legislative agenda dealing with NY City and State tax incentives. CAC has worked on initiatives with the NYC Mayor's Office of Film, Theater, & Broadcasting including the "Made in NY PA Training program", and the NYC Task Force on Diversity in Entertainment. The Community Action Committee welcomes all PGA members to join us.

Poker Tournament Committee

Produced By Conference Committee

* Seminar Committee

Sponsorship Committee

Website: Producers Wiki Committee

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