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ATL Events & Screenings

What's Next For Equity in Georgia's Film Industry

Sunday, November 3rd at 8:45pm*

PGA Atlanta Chapter invites you and one guest to a Panel Discussion and PGA Members Reception at The Plaza Theatre on Sunday, November 3rd.

Georgia's film tax credit has fueled growth and opportunity — and also a chance to shape a more inclusive and women-friendly market.

Panelists from Atlanta and NY explore how we got here and how each of us can avoid pitfalls, build a stronger market, and create a fair and equitable media culture.
Panelists include Ilan Arobelda, Tom Donahue, Lisa Ferrell, Mary Giese, Simone Pero, and Simone Torres, moderated by Denise Hendricks.

RSVP here for the panel.

*Please note: The Atlanta Film Society is sponsoring a public pre-panel screening of This Changes Everything, courtesy of sponsors Atlanta Metro Studios, Areu Bros Studios, Eagle Rock Studios, EUE Screengems Studios, Georgia State University Communications Department, and Mailing Avenue Stageworks. PGA Attendees who wish to see the film must register via the Atlanta Film Society site here. PGA members may attend the film using code PGATCECOMP

NYC Events & Screenings

PGA East Pre-Release Screening
JOJO RABBIT + Q&A with writer, director, producer, and actor Taika Waititi, p.g.a., and producer Carthew Neal, p.g.a.
Thursday, October 17th at 8:30pm at the DGA Theater

Writer, director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

Limited space available. Please email for registration.

PGA East Family Screening
Saturday, October 19th at 11:00am at AMC Lincoln Square

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after “Maleficent,” in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.

RSVP here

PGA East Pre-Release Screening
BOMBSHELL +Q&A with Actor/Producer Charlize Theron, p.g.a. ,Director/Producer Jay Roach, p.g.a., and Writer/Producer Charles Randolph, p.g.a., moderated by Alison Bailes
Sunday, October 20th at 1:00pm at SVA Theatre

Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow, and Margot Robbie star in BOMBSHELL, a look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time. Based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL tells the story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created Fox News. Directed by Jay Roach and written by Charles Randolph, the film also stars Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Mark Duplass, Rob Delaney, Malcolm McDowell and Allison Janney. The film is produced by Aaron L. Gilbert, Jay Roach, p.g.a., Robert Graf, Michelle Graham, Charles Randolph, p.g.a., Margaret Riley, Charlize Theron, p.g.a., A.J. Dix, and Beth Kono.

Limited seats available. Please email for registration.

PGA East Pre-Release Screening + Q&A:
MARRIAGE STORY + Q&A with director, writer, and producer Noah Baumbach, p.g.a. 
and producer David Heyman, p.g.a.
Monday, October 21st at 7:00pm at The Landmark at 57 West

MARRIAGE STORY is Academy Award nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. Laura Dern, Alan Alda and Ray Liotta co-star.

RSVP here



The International Cinematographers Guild  (ICG, IATSE Local 600) invites PGA members to attend the screening events for the Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), spotlighting promising cinematographers. The New York City screening and reception will be held at the SVA Theatre at 3PM on Sunday, October 27 and Atlanta’s screening event will be at the SCADShow at 3PM on Sunday, November 3. This invitation is open to all PGA members. Seating is limited.

 RSVP HERE by Friday, October 25 and use Promo Code PGA2019 for complimentary access plus a guest. For more information about the ECA, visit

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.