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NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 18TH...

1.  We're Looking for the BEST ON-SET PHOTO OF ALL TIME
2 Education Committee Presents: "Trends in Post-Production" Master Class
3.  Spend a Day with the PGA at the CAScience Center.  See King Tut Event and More!
4.  PGA Dodger Day in September - Buy Your Tickets Now!
5.  PGA Holiday Party is Looking Volunteers & Sponsors
6.  
On the Lot Lunches Go to AFI & UCLA
7.  Important Workers Compensation Changes
8.  Member Resource Library Now Available
9.  Want to Get More Involved in the PGA? Here's How! 
10. Industry Invites and Discounts 


1.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR THE BEST ON-SET PHOTO OF ALL TIME

Produced By magazine’s back-page photo contest is livelier than ever!  Over the past couple of years, we’ve featured explosive pyrotechnics, exacting historical re-creations, daring stunts, exotic locations and even good old on-set goofing around.  And we want to put YOUR best photos from the sets you’ve worked on in the magazine.  It doesn’t matter if you work in film, TV or digital media, or whether you were the lead producer or the assistant production coordinator—a great photo is a great photo, and we’re in the business of printing great photos.

If you think you have The Best On-Set Photo of All Time, send it on in to BOSPOAT@producersguild.org

Winning photos  should…
Prominently feature or be taken by PGA members.
Not be images of you (or anyone else) just hanging around with famous people.

Winning photos must…
Be available at a resolution of 300dpi.
Be owned either by you, or by a third party who has agreed in writing to freely license the photo for publication in Produced By.  

We can’t wait to see those fantastic pics.  Send them to BOSPOAT@producersguild.org today!



2.

PGA EDUCATION COMMITTEE PRESENTS: TRENDS IN POST-PRODUCTION

With Johnathon Amayo of KeyCode Media

The PGA Education Committee West is proud to offer the 2018 Trends in Post- Production Master Class for Producers Guild members. Come spend the morning with Johnathon Amayo of KeyCode Media exploring current trends in digital cameras, dailies and editorial workflows. Johnathon will outline the latest trends in post-production, with a focus on what was debuted at NAB and how traditional roles in production and post are changing with the new digital toolsets available.

Date: Saturday, July 28th

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: KeyCode Media, 270 S Flower St, Burbank, CA 91502

Parking in lot next to building or free parking on the street.

Fee: Free for PGA members

PGA Members ONLY to this Free event.

Schedule:

10:00am - Check-in & breakfast

10:30am - Presentation begins. Jonathan Amayo, Chief Academic Officer at KeyCode Media,

12:00pm - Q&A & mixer

1:00pm – Event ends

Register: https://www.producersguild.org/event/postprodtrends18


3. 

PGA EGYPTIAN KING TUT EVENT

Families Welcome!!


The PGA Events Committee is offering a full Guild event on SUNDAY, AUGUST 19th, to the California Science Museum to see the amazing KING TUT Exhibit, the fabulous IMAX Film "Mysteries of Egypt" and a bonus viewing of The Endeavour Space Shuttle. 

This special day is for all PGA members, families and friends!

Date: Sunday, August 19, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Dr
Los Angeles, CA  90037

PGA Group Discount Prices:
Adults - $29.90 each
Children (ages 4-17) - $21.70
College Students w/ student ID - $22.90
Seniors (ages 65+) - $28.90

Schedule:
12:30 pm – 1:25 pm: PGA Entry time to see the Endeavour
1:30 pm: “The Mysteries of Egypt” IMAX movie (45 mins)
2:15 pm: Walk through the King Tut Exhibit
5:00 pm: The Museum Closes

Click here  to register and purchase tickets: https://www.producersguild.org/event/PGAKingTutEvent
Please register by August 12th


4. 

PGA DODGER DAY 2018

You and your guests (maximum 10 tickets, please) are encouraged to join us on Saturday, September 1st at 6:10pm for our annual PGA Dodger Day at Dodger Stadium as your Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

We will be sitting on the Field Level near the visiting bullpen and foul pole in right field, in Sections 48, 50 and 52, in Rows P thru T.  The Producers Guild has acquired 100 tickets for $50 each.  (These are normally priced at $60.)  Please note that Labor Day fall on Monday, September 3rd, so this is Labor Day Weekend!
 
The Dodgers have won the National League West for the last five years (2013-2017), and last year were the National League Champions, beating the Diamondbacks in the Division Series (3-0), and the Cubs in the Championship Series (4-1), before losing to the Astros in Game 7 of the World Series (3-4).

This year the Diamondbacks are off to a fast start and are currently sitting on top of the National League West standings.  So, to return to the Playoffs and the World Series means the Dodgers will have to go through Phoenix.

Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.producersguild.org/event/dodgerday2018

Parking is $25 at the gate, and $15 if you pay in advance.  Go to Dodgers.com, then "tickets", then "parking", to purchase parking in advance.   You can also park for $5 in Lots 13 & 14.  These are located on Stadium Way between Vin Scully Ave. (off Sunset Blvd.) and the 101 Freeway.  It is an extra 10 min. uphill walk to the Stadium.  Parking gates open at 3:40pm and the Stadium gates open at 4:10pm.  There is also a dedicated Uber/ Lyft drop off/pick up area in Lot 12.  Get here early to avoid parking hassles and to watch batting practice.  

Bring a glove, as lots of balls land in the right field area during batting practice.  Hope to see you at Dodger Stadium for baseball and PGA camaraderie.


5.

PGA HOLIDAY PARTY COMMITTEE IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS

2018 PGA Holiday Party planning has begun. If you would like to become part of our committee, please contact susannahdarcy@gmail.com or natasha.kopp@disney.com. We are looking for team members to help with all aspects of live event production for this signature event.

We are also looking for sponsors for the event. Please contact susannahdarcy@gmail.com or natasha.kopp@disney.com for more details.



6.

ON THE LOT LUNCHES GO TO AFI & UCLA

The On The Lot Lunch initiative is planning a lunch on the campus of AFI for AFI alums who are PGA members or potential members. We are also seeking Guild Members who are UCLA Film and TV Alum for an upcoming OTL lunch TBD. If you are an AFI  or UCLA alum, or you know a PGA member who is, please email Karen@karencovell.com or Dan Halperin - carneydog@aol.com // 310.749.6253so so that we can invite you to these special networking lunches!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Additionally, if you are on any studio lot, please let us know so that we make certain that you are invited to our upcoming OTL lunches. Contact: Karen Covell -  karen@karencovell.com or Dan Halperin - carneydog@aol.com // 310.749.6253


7.

IMPORTANT WORKERS COMPENSATION CHANGES

The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) is proposing changes to classifications (contained in the California Workers' Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan-1995) that apply to employers in the entertainment industry. Among these is a proposal to increase the annual payroll limitation for producers and certain other industry professionals to reflect wage inflation
(see https://www.wcirb.com/sites/default/files/documents/20180508_cr_minutes.pdf, at page 7).

The proposed changes have been reviewed and approved by the WCIRB's Classification and Rating Committee and will now be reviewed by the WCIRB's Governing Committee at its meeting on June 13, 2018 (please confirm date on the WCIRB's website). If approved, the changes will be included in a Regulatory Filing that will be submitted to the Insurance Commissioner for consideration in June 2018. Changes approved by the Insurance Commissioner will be effective January 1, 2019. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact bgray@wcirb.com.


8. 

MEMBER RESOURCE LIBRARY AVAILABLE

The AP Council is proud to announce the new MEMBER RESOURCE LIBRARY, which offers examples from members of contracts, agreements, releases and general production paperwork for working producers in film, television and new media.  

There will be ongoing additions to the Library. If you have documents that you would like to contribute, we encourage you to upload them directly onto the Library page. However, only locked PDFs may be uploaded to the Library (editable word documents are automatically subject to removal by the PGA). Additionally, please be sure to remove any personal, business and/or financial information so that the document is generic before posting. *Please note: Your review of and postings to the Member Resource Library are subject to the PGA Disclaimer below.

* PGA DISCLAIMER: The posted content, links, and related commentary in the Member Resource Library are not reviewed or endorsed by the Producer’s Guild of America or any of its affiliates (collectively "PGA”), nor is anything posted herein a substitute for professional business or legal advice. Members are posting this content for informational/educational purposes only. The PGA makes no representation or warranty regarding the accurateness, completeness, or legality of the information posted. Reference in the Member Resource Library to any specific commercial products or services, or the use of any business name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or preference by the PGA, or its employees or agents. Accordingly, you agree that the PGA takes no responsibility for, and does not assume any liability for, any user content submitted, any damages that may result, or any user or third party action(s) taken based upon such content.

The PGA requires that members provide confidential or proprietary content only in a password-protected document. If you ignore this warning and convey confidential or proprietary information in a message, comment, or link, the PGA has no duty to keep that information confidential. The PGA does not routinely monitor the content posted in the Member Resource Library, but the PGA and its designees reserve the right to monitor, restrict access to, edit, or remove any content that is available via the page at any time.
Only locked PDFs may be uploaded to the Member Resource Library.  Editable word documents are automatically subject to removal by the PGA.
We hope that this new page is helpful! 

Link to the Library: http://www.producersguild.org/default.asp?page=Contracts_library


9.  

WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED IN THE PGA?  HERE’S HOW!

JOIN A PGA COMMITTEE!

Go to www.producersguild.org
Go to MEMBERS tab
Click on ACTIVE COMMITTEES
Click on PGA WEST COMMITTEES or PGA NATIONAL COMMITTEES

Find a committee you’re interested in getting involved with?  
-Click on the committee name 
-Sign into the website using your username and password
- Click on JOIN THE GROUP at the top of the committee page!


10.

INDUSTRY INVITES AND DISCOUNTS


PGA MEMBERS INVITED TO ATTEND THE 2018 VOICE AWARDS

PGA members and their guest are invited at no charge to the 2018 Voice Awards on Wednesday, August 8 th at UCLA Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr., Westwood 90095.

Meet & Greet with hors d’oeuvres 6-7:30 pm; ceremony at 7:30.

Email RSVP by Wed., 8/1 to Barbara Demming Lurie and mention PGA affiliation. 

 The Voice Awards, sponsored by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in partnership with the PGA, DGA, WGAW, SAG-AFTRA, NAB, and national organizations, recognize industry creatives who have contributed to the public's understanding of behavioral health through their productions.  Free parking at Lot 2; turn on Westholme from Hilgard.


PREFERRED HOTELS & RESORTS 15% - 20% DISCOUNT PROGRAM FOR PGA MEMBERS

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is pleased to offer the Producers Guild of America members and affiliates with discounted rates in top production cities.

This collection of independent luxury hotels is offering the Producers Guild of America a 20% discount off of best available rates (based on availability) and complimentary wireless internet access.

Discounted rates are valid through December 31, 2018.

To book, visit the link below:
https://preferredhotels.com/private-offers/producers-guild-of-america-discount-offer

See below for Preferred Hotels & Resorts Offering 15% Discounts...

PREFERRED HOTELS & RESORTS 
CORPORATE RATE CHAIN DISCOUNT - PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA

Preferred Hotels & Resorts is pleased to offer the Producers Guild of America members and affiliates with access to the Corporate Rate Chain Discount.

This chain wide program offers a minimum of 15% off best available rates at nearly 400 participating hotels globally.  Discounted rates are subject to availability.

Additional benefits are available to I Prefer members, such as complimentary wireless Internet access.  
To join the I Prefer guest loyalty program and earn points toward room redemption rewards, please visit https://preferredhotels.com/iprefer to enroll.

To book the chain discount, visit the link below and search by your destination of choice:
https://preferredhotels.com/private-offers/corporate-rate-chain-program

When prompted, enter this booking code in the Corporate/Promotion field:
PHR3P5GA2


GREAT INFORMATION ABOUT FREE INITIATIVES FOR ANYONE IN THE INDUSTRY FROM THE ACTOR'S FUND

Actor's Fund Career Services:

- Career Center Orientation.  Mondays in Los Angeles and Thursdays in Burbank.
http://www.producersguild.org/resource/resmgr/articles_2017/AF_CareerCenterOrientation_B.pdf

- Career Center Weekly Workshops.
http://www.producersguild.org/resource/resmgr/articles_2017/AF_Weekly_Workshops_2017LosA.pdf

- Boomer Boot Camp & Over 50 Crowd.  April 3 - May 22.  
http://www.producersguild.org/resource/resmgr/articles_2017/AF_Boomer_Boot_Camp_-_Spring.pdf

- Social Services: Groups and Workshops
ttp://www.producersguild.org/resource/resmgr/articles_2017/AF_Social_Services_Flyer.pdf

- Strategies for Fighting Depression & Anxiety - a free and confidential group.
http://www.producersguild.org/resource/resmgr/articles_2017/AF_Strategies_for_Fighting_D.pdf


THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry's flagship media brand. With in- depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and business news. THR won a 2016 Webby Award for best online film and video in the entertainment category and the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the Special Interest category in 2015 and 2016 in addition to a 2015 and 2016 ASME National Magazine Award nomination for Magazine of the Year and a Gerald Loeb Award nomination for its Studio Chiefs Roundtable. Additionally, the brand took home 10 SoCal journalism awards in 2015 and seven in 2016, including Entertainment Journalist of the Year. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter staff won Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for The Hollywood Reporter in Focus: The Wolf of Wall StreetThe Hollywood Reporter and SundanceTV partner to co- produce and broadcast "Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter,” an original non-fiction series featuring panels with potential Emmy and Oscar nominees. In June 2016, The Hollywood Reporter launched a new feature, the THR 100, ranking the 100 most powerful people in Hollywood. THR's platforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, a huge social media footprint, and glittery year-round events. 


PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE 2 DAY TRIAL PLUS A 20% DISCOUNT ON VARIETY INSIGHT

Variety Insight would like to offer all PGA Members a complimentary, 2-day, no strings attached trial to check out our flagship service Variety Insight for yourself.  

Variety Insight is the leading entertainment industry research & data tool specifically focused on film, television (scripted and unscripted), and digital content. Over 650 companies currently subscribe, including A&E, ABC, CAA, Dreamworks, MTV, Netflix, Skydance, WME, and more!
 
Here are just a few of the benefits of Variety Insight:
•Direct contact information for over 50,000 entertainment executives
•Up to date and accurate development slates for film studios, TV networks, and digital platforms
•Top of the line talent representation including agents, managers, publicists, and attorneys
•Custom email alerts
•Exportable project and talent lists that you can download straight to your computer

To take advantage of this offer simply email Alyssa at aadkisson@variety.com and mention you are a PGA member. You will receive a reply email containing website log-in instructions and a temporary password. Also, all new PGA customers will receive 20% off an annual subscription.


PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT ON FINAL DRAFT

Final Draft, A Cast & Crew Company, was founded in 1991 to develop a script writing program that allows the writer to concentrate on the creative process and not on Hollywood’s stringent formatting rules. Since then, Final Draft has become the Hollywood professional’s choice and the world’s #1-selling scriptwriting program.

Final Draft is the software of choice of such industry giants as Aaron Sorkin, Vince Gilligan, J.J. Abrams and James Cameron, to name a few.

Television shows that use Final Draft include Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones and Transparent. Feature films include Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Iron Man franchise and The Conjuring, to name a few.

Final Draft is the recipient of a Primetime Engineering Emmy® Award.

Discount for PGA Members:

Final Draft 10- $169 (retail $249)

Upgrade- $69 (retail $99)

Call 818-995-8995 to purchase at a discount using your PGA membership card.



PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNTS FOR PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTIONS TO FILM AND TV PRO USA

Film and TV Pro USA, is fast becoming the nation's #1 online networking and recruitment service for film and TV crew where members can apply for paid work, promote their work, connect with peers, and check out who's been viewing their profile. Members also have access to exclusive competitions and discounts - we recently gave away 10 copies of Final Draft Inc!

Membership to Film and TV Pro USA is completely free, however we would like to offer PGA members 25% off our premium subscription. Sign up for free at www.filmandtvpro.com/us. To claim discount apply either of these discount codes on the Upgrade page: 1431 for 25% off monthly, 1432 for 25% off annual subscription. Any questions can be directed to info@filmandtvpro.com.

MEN'S WEARHOUSE - DISCOUNTS FOR PGA MEMBERS

Dressing the part just got much more affordable. Men’s Wearhouse is pleased to offer Producers Guild members a trio of discount options:

- Men’s Wearhouse: 40% off the regular price of everything but shoes and Everyday Low Price product at any Men’s Wearhouse store location or online at www.menswearhouse.com

- KG Fashion Superstores: 20% off any purchase at any KG store location or online at www.kgstores.com

- Moore’s (Canada): 40% off the regular price of everything but shoes and Everyday Low Price product at any Moore’s store location

Contact Kyle at kyle@producersguild.org for the link to the special discount coupon.


PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT AT TIFFANY & CO

Producers Guild of America has established a business account with Tiffany & Co. This account is available to any Producers Guild of America member, and may be used only for the purchase of business gifts, in accordance with the Producers Guild of America agreement with Tiffany & Co.

As a Producers Guild of America member, when you use this account, a 15% discount is applied to your business gift purchase, charged to your credit card. Any U.S. based Producers Guild of America member is eligible to use the Tiffany & Co. business account.

Before you can make a purchase, your name must be registered on the Producers Guild of America account list as an authorized user (This is how Tiffany & Co. identifies you as a Producers Guild member.).

If you are already registered on the Producers Guild of America account list, and have been provided with a password from Tiffany & Co. Business Credit Services, you may purchase business gifts:

Online at business.tiffany.com/
In any U.S. Tiffany store
By calling (800) 770-0080

Tiffany & Co. business account benefits:
  • Shop on business.tiffany.com, in any U.S. Tiffany store, or by calling (800) 770-0080
  • Access to the site from tiffany.com
  • Search for a gift by theme, type, quantity and price
  • View your transactions and invoices/receipts online
  • Select items to email as recommendations to colleagues
  • Etch, engrave, and emboss as product-specific options
  • Choose from shipping options
  • Receive assistance from Tiffany customer service representatives during your search for a gift or when placing an order by calling (800) 770-0800, 9:00am to 9:00pm Eastern time
Terms of business account use:
  • The Producers Guild of America account may be used to make business gift purchases and receive a 15% discount. Discounts will not be applied retroactively.
  • Gift coins, gift cards sold in stores, non-Tiffany brand watches, pearl jewelry, gold and platinum jewelry with stones and pearl jewelry with gold or platinum may not be charged to any Tiffany business account.
  • The Tiffany business account is specifically designed for companies to use major credit cards to purchase business gifts, and may not be used for personal purchases.
Become an authorized purchaser:

Before purchasing, you must be registered on the Producers Guild of America Tiffany & Co. business account list as an authorized purchaser. Please send an email to businesscredit@tiffany.com to request that your name be added. The e-mail must include:

Subject Line: TFB Link – Producers Guild of America 2536458

(Please do not deviate from the order of information or add additional punctuation. This will delay being added to the account.)

Your full name
Your business title
Your complete business address
Your business telephone number

Once Tiffany & Co. receives this information, businesscredit@tiffany.com will send a reply email containing website log-in instructions and a temporary password.

Once you are notified that you have been added as an authorized purchaser, you may purchase business gifts online at business.tiffany.com/.


ZIPCAR: PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE 15% OFF DRIVING RATES & $35 OFF THE ANNUAL FEE!

Zipcar, the world’s largest car-sharing company with cars parked right in your city, is offering membership to all PGA members for just $25/year (normally $60) as well as discounted driving rates (15% off)! 

Rates include gas and insurance and with low overnight rates available. The Zipcar fleet has over 20 makes and models from Pick-up Trucks to help you move to MINI Coopers to get you to the beach.Zipcar is like owning a car without any of the hassles and you can use Zipcars in any other city they are in (San Francisco, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Baltimore DC, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and London) Plus we are located at 200+ Universities.

Already a Zipcar member? Want to take advantage of the discount?No worries, we can switch your account over. To do this please contact members service at 866-494-7227 and asked to be added to the Producers Guild account.

Not a member? Add yourself to the account here: www.zipcar.com/pg.



The Producers Guild of America ("PGA") makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents, process or services offered by the providers listed above. The PGA expressly disclaims liability (including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability or tort, including negligence or otherwise) for any and all claims with respect to the contents, process or services offered by providers listed above. Reference herein to any specific product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the PGA.
 
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