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NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26TH...

1.  PGA West and East Have New Homes!
2.  We're Looking For The Best On-Set Photo of All Time
3.  GM Extends PGA Discount for Purchasing Vehicles!
4.  Submissions Now Open! Producers Guild of America POWER
     of DIVERSITY Master Workshop
5.  "Reality Producers: Lighting for Any Ethnicity" Master Class
6.  Events Committee Looking for Volunteers for the Holiday
     Party 

7. 
Member Resource Library Available
8.  Industry Invites and Discounts


1.

PGA WEST AND EAST OFFICES HAVE NEW HOMES!

The PGA East and West offices have relocated. We are enjoying our wonderful, new spaces and look forward to you all visiting.

The PGA East office is now centrally located in the heart of Times Square, in the historic Paramount Building at 1501 Broadway. In Los Angeles, you can find us at 11150 Olympic Avenue in West LA. Please stop by and say hi. We’d love to show off our new homes.


2.

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!
See previous winners here.


3.

GENERAL MOTORS EXTENDS PGA DISCOUNT FOR PURCHASING VEHICLES!

General Motors, proud supporter of the PGA since 2011, is offering PGA members a discount through March on the purchase of GM cars, trucks and SUVs! For details and to get your individual promo code email kyle@producersguild.org .


4.

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN! PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA POWER OF DIVERSITY MASTER WORKSHOP

The PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA POWER of DIVERSITY MASTER WORKSHOP helps foster producers and projects that advance diversity in film, television, documentary and new media. Non-guild members encouraged to apply.

This intensive 8-Week summer workshop covers: story development, pitching, packaging, financing, marketing, multi-platform and new media opportunities. You will also be supported with one-on-one mentoring by PGA producers at our Los Angeles headquarters.


The Workshop is FREE.

Regular Deadline: Mar 2 - $55
Final Deadline: Mar 16 - $85


For more information, visit - pgadiversity.org

5. 

PGA WEST - "REALITY PRODUCERS: LIGHTING FOR ANY ETHNICITY" MASTER CLASS

Date
: Saturday, March 7th 2020

Time:
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Volt Lites
4140 W. Van Owen Place
Burbank, California  91505
United States

Many Reality producers are asked to shoot interviews or be an additional cameraperson, which could include shooting different skin-tones without the luxury of a DP or Gaffer to assist. This course will teach the basics, tips and tricks on lighting and subject placement so you can produce the best looking shot in “run and gun” situations, only using the bare essentials.  This will be a hands-on demonstration with cinematographer William d’Anthony, a 25 year cinematography veteran, and Matthew Shimamoto a lighting designer and owner of Volt Lites. Moderated by Aisha Corpas Wynn, an accredited non-scripted executive producer.

RSVP: https://www.producersguild.org/event/lightingforanyethnicity
PGA members only, no guests


6. 

PGA EVENTS COMMITTEE - HOLIDAY PARTY VOLUNTEERS

Last years PGA Holiday party was a spectacular evening that will be even better this year with a new theme of "Filmmaking: A time machine of the future.” Films of the past predicted technology of the future, like HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey became Siri of today, Star Trek’s flip phone was made by Apple later. The Holiday Party committee invites you to please join us as a volunteer on our committee to assist in developing the party concept now.  We welcome your creative input in making our party the talk of the town. Please volunteer by contacting Event Co-Chairman Susannah D’Arcy at susannahdarcy@gmail.com and Todd Grodnick Holiday Party Co-Chairman at merrillent@sbcglobal.net


7.

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


8.

INDUSTRY INVITES AND DISCOUNTS


12TH GLOBESCREEN LA: CONFERENCE -- PGA DISCOUNT

Join us at the 12th GlobeScreen: LA Conference on evening of Thur. March 5 at W. Hotel in Westwood for another line-up of excellent film and television panels. Hear keynotes from Laemmle Theaters President Greg Laemmle, moderated by Variety Co-Editor-in-Chief Andrew Wallenstein and Paramount Television Head of Business Affairs, Ken Basin, moderated by IndieWire’s Ann Donahue. 

Also this year, an exclusive film sales panel, moderated by IndieWire and with speakers from FilmNation Entertainment, Millennium Media and AGC Studios. Registration from 4:30pm in Studio 3. 

Register here for 20% off admission when you enter code: PGA2020. 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-globescreen-conference-la-tickets-75867777565


Deadline Hot Spots: New Mexico
March 8-9, 2020
Hotel Chaco - Albuquerque, NM


Join Deadline Hollywood in enchanting New Mexico for the first-ever conference that shines a spotlight on Hollywood “hot spots” outside of Hollywood. Are you a film or television producer, director, location scout, studio executive, production coordinator, or other industry insider looking for a new Hot Spot to shoot your next project? Want to find out more about the tax incentives and other benefits of shooting in New Mexico? Then Deadline Hollywood’s Hot Spots is the conference for you!

Learn everything you need to know about shooting your next project in New Mexico through keynotes, workshops, panel discussions, fireside chats, and table talks. Visit with local production companies, equipment facilities, local studio representatives, entertainment service providers and more. Take a tour of the top studios, filming locations in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Rub shoulders with representatives from city and state film commissions at the opening reception, breakfast, lunch and closing fiesta. Get a true taste of all that New Mexico has to offer the entertainment industry.

For more information & tickets visit:
HotSpots.Deadline.com

Exclusive 40% Discount for PGA Members.
Enter the following discount code at checkout: PGA40


PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE 25% DISCOUNT FOR TICKETS TO VOLTA BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL 

Under the Big Top at Dodger Stadium
JANUARY 18 – MARCH 8, 2020

VOLTA is a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail - inspired by the adventurous spirit of street sports. 

Waz enters a talent gameshow in search of fame, thinking that it will bring him happiness. Instead, he finds that freedom comes from self-acceptance. A captivating voyage of discovery, VOLTA shows how finding yourself reveals your personal powers.

USE CODE FYC25 FOR 25% OFF SELECT TICKETS!

Link: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/usa/los-angeles/volta/buy-tickets

*Subject to availability. Weekday performances only.  Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Restrictions and fees apply. Cannot be combined with other offers.


SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES & HASHTAGS
Facebook @VOLTA 
Instagram @cirquedusoleil
Twitter @cirque 
#VOLTA 


THE OMNI CULTURAL TV FEST  

Coming June 14th 
8am- 11pm
@ The Directors Guild Of America (DGA)

A one of a kind, all inclusive television visual expo bridging the gap
between emerging producers
and industry buyers!

Use promo code: PGALA25 for a 25% discount 
for all PGA member submissions

Our deadline for submissions is Feb 29th, 2020!

https://www.omniculturaltvfest.com/


PGA MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNT ON WRAPPRO


All PGA members are now eligible to receive access to The Wrap’s members only portal  - WrapPRO -  for only $15/mo, which is 50% off regular membership pricing.  Your membership includes unlimited access to exclusive industry news, research, videos and access to industry events throughout the year!  The current membership largely consists of executives and professionals from companies like Disney, Netflix, ABC, Hulu, Spotify, Viacom, CBS, ESPN, WME, CAA, and many more.  WrapPRO is the absolute best way to stay connected within our industry and be in the know on the business of entertainment.  CLICK HERE https://www.thewrap.com/become-a-member/ to sign up now using code PGA50OFF.  If you have any questions about the membership, or what’s included, please contact their team here: memberships@thewrap.com.


DON'T KNOW HOW TO DISPOSE OF YOUR EWASTE?  HERE'S A GREAT SOLUTION PROVIDED BY YOUR PGA GREEN CO-CHAIRS

Do you have old computers? Printers? Phones? Broken Cables? PGA Green West, invites members to participate in ReKon Productions collection of eWaste for Human I-T.

Human I-T collects and reuses eWaste to provide technical and digital training to under-served communities.  This helps reduce waste and to promote digital inclusion.

Human I-T completely wipes hard drives before they are recycled or reused.

ReKon Productions is a certified Culver City Sustainable Business and a member of the California Green Business Network.  The two executives are co-chairs of PGA Green West.

Drop off can be make from 11am-6pm at 4200 Sepulveda #102, Culver City, CA 90230. After hour drop-offs can be scheduled by appointment. Please be sure to park in a spot marked for ReKon Productions.


PGA SPONSOR DELTA AIRLINES OFFERS PGA MEMBERS NEW BENEFITS

There is no cost to enroll, and flyers continue to earn their miles in the SkyMiles® program even as they help the production company earn SkyBonus points.

Take advantage of the special SkyBonus for Film & TV enrollment bonuses:

  • 45,000 bonus points when you sign up and fly within the first 60 days
  • Earn and redeem on Delta, Air France, KLM, Alitalia and Virgin Atlantic flights
  • Enjoy Silver Medallion® status upgrades or equivalent tier status matching from other carriers with qualifying credentials
  • Access to preferred seat assignments from select booking classes
  • Eligible for reduced baggage fees (Media Bags)
  • Must have Tax ID and a valid US street address.

For more information, please contact sevan.leipziger@delta.com


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 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.