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Tour of Tyler Perry Studios and Thirsty Thursday
Thursday, March 26th at 6:00pm at Tyler Perry Studios

Tyler Perry Studios Acquired by Tyler Perry in 2015, the 330-acre lot is located in the heart of Atlanta on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base. The major motion picture studio, one of the largest production facilities in the country, showcases forty buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, twelve purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of greenspace and a diverse backlot. Tyler Perry Studios Fort McPherson is the fourth expansion in the lineage of the writer, actor, producer, director, and philanthropist’s creative empire.
*Please note: The tour will be conducted via van. All attendees must sign a waiver before joining the tour. Any attendees arriving after 6:20 will not be able to take the tour due to security and time constraints

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PGA East Pre-Release Screening
Never Rarely Sometimes Always + Q&A with producer Adele Romanski, p.g.a.
Thursday, March 12th at 7:00pm at the SAG-AFTRA Robin Williams Center

Written and directed by Eliza Hittman, NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS is an intimate portrayal of two teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania. Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) and her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) embark across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery and compassion.

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PGA East Event
Latest Production & Post-Production Gear
Tuesday, March 17th at 6:30pm at Adorama

In this presentation- Writer, Director and host of the No Film School and The Week in Film Tech podcast, Charles Haine, will take us through some of the latest gear and tech that producers might want to incorporate into their next project. Specifically with a focus on HDR (understanding the basics and practical application), shooting vertical and horizontal video simultaneously and how to deliver (tools and techniques useful to know for OTT services like Quibi) and working with lighting apps (an overview of how newer lights can be controlled by apps and what some of the features are).

Following the presentation, members will have a chance to get hands-on with some of the gear provided by Adorama Rentals as well as network with fellow members.

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Adorama Deal for PGA Members!

20% off your rental. Call 212-627-8487 to redeem.  Mention code PGA20
1-time use. Expires June 1, 2020. Discount applies to Adorama Rental Co. inventory items only.

25% Off RealAbilities Film Festival Tickets for PGA Members

Tickets for the 2020 ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York are now on sale! Celebrate disability through film March 31 - April 6 across New York. Use the discount code PGARFF20 for 25% off general admission tickets at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.

For tickets and complete list of films and events click here.  

SVA SocDoc Theater Rental deals for PGA East members

SVA's SocDoc Theater is available for rent for sneak-peeks, "For Your Consideration" screenings, works-in-progress feedback sessions, and workshops throughout the summer (and much of the rest of the year!)

Our little jewel box theater seats 48, has a brand new screen and digital projector, and can show most media (excluding DCP). There is a small area for receptions, and the theater is centrally located on West 21st Street & 7th Ave, in Chelsea, New York City.  

As a special offer for PGA-E Members, we are offering a discounted rate of $450 for a three-hour booking for rentals occurring in July & August (discounted from our usual $600).  Get in touch with SVA SocDoc’s Rose Vincelli Gustine for more information and to book the theater:, 212-592-2709 or

Film & TV Industry Diverse Suppliers Directory Now Available

In an effort to support the goals of increasing diversity in New York State’s film and television industry vendor community, The New York State Department of Economic Development created a list of New York State-based diverse vendors originated from Supplier Diversity Showcases they held in 2017 and 2019 in New York City. It includes a range of business and support services principally operated by diverse owners.

 We are sharing this link with PGA members to ensure that you are aware of this resource and to make you aware that if you would like to be added to the list, send an email to and indicate your desire to be included in the directory. Note: In order to be considered, you must be based in New York State and self-identify as diverse.

Click here to read more about the directory. Members can and search the directory here.