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NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 21ST...

1.  We're Looking For The Best On-Set Photo of All Time
2.  Save The Date: PGA Social Impact Entertainment Task Force Presents: "Financing Social
     Impact Entertainment"
3.  PGA 2019 Holiday Party Committee Invites Your Creativity and Resources
4.
  “Thriving as We Age”  Webinar Available for All Members to View
5.  Download A Copy Of The Comprehensive Flagship Report, The State Of Sie, From The Skoll 
     Center For Social Impact Entertainment At The UCLA School Of Theater, Film And Television
     And Participant Media.

6.  Member Resource Library Available
7.  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!
See previous winners here.


2.

SAVE THE DATE: PGA SOCIAL IMPACT ENTERTAINMENT TASK FORCE PRESENTS: FINANCING SOCIAL IMPACT ENTERTAINMENT


Date: Saturday September 21, 2019

Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Fowler Museum @UCLA

Description:  In this latest installment of the SIE workshop series presented by the PGA Social Impact Entertainment Task Force (SIETF) and Skoll Center, two panels of experts will identify Sources of Financing geared towards Social Impact projects for documentaries, film and TV.  We will cover everything from equity impact investors to family offices, non-profits/grants; presales; sales estimates; tax credits/rebates; public-private partnerships, co-production companies with financing; and goods and services deals.

Registration Link and Details to follow!


3.

2019 HOLIDAY PARTY COMMITTEE INVITES YOUR CREATIVITY AND RESOURCES

The Events Holiday Party Committee is preparing for this years spectacular celebration of the holiday.  We are grateful for the  leadership of our Co-Chairpersons Susannah D'Arcy, Natasha Kopp and Todd Grodnick who have the support of Geoff Puckett, Sara Seligman, Tim Durant, Liz Vacovec, Karyn Benkendorfer, and Kelly May.

We invite and welcome more people to join us creatively as well as their contacts and experience in Graphics, Design, Marketing, Registration and acquiring Sponsorships and In-kind support.

Thank you for your interest, please contact Susannah D'Arcy at:  susannahdarcy@gmail.com


4.

“THRIVING AS WE AGE" 
 
Presented by: PGA Employment Committee West and Online Video Committee

Due to popular demand, in case you missed it or want to see it again, we are

offering an opportunity to all PGA members to view.


A Webinar Featuring:

Two moderated panels discussing diverse viewpoints around empowering producers to build intergenerational teams, providing resources to stay competitive and overcoming ageism throughout your career.

PART 1 – Thriving Producers
Moderated by Angela Fairhurst - Fairhurst Productions Inc.
Dan Funk - EVP Unscripted Production, Fremantle
Richard Ross - SVP Production, NBCUniversal
Justine Lang – Executive Producer, Refinery29  

PART 2 - Tools and Resources to Stay Competitive
Moderated by Stacey Crawford - Scripted and Non-Scripted Multi-Platform Producer
Richard Calhoun II - Non-Scripted Creative and Casting Producer
Morenike Evans - Scripted and Non-Scripted Creative Producer, Director and Writer
Jessi Feiler - Non-Scripted Story and Post Producer


Here is the Webinar link:
https://www.producersguild.org/page/thrivingasweage

To view the tools and resource presentation with live links and tutorials click HERE


5.

THE STATE OF SIE, FROM THE SKOLL CENTER FOR SOCIAL IMPACT ENTERTAINMENT AT THE UCLA SCHOOL OF THEATER, FILM AND TELEVISION AND PARTICIPANT MEDIA.

If you missed receiving a copy of the flagship report The State of Social Impact Entertainment at Produced By, you can download it at https://thestateofsie.com. This comprehensive report was compiled by PBC sponsor, the Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The Skoll Center is the first of its kind dedicated solely to advancing the power of entertainment and performing arts to inspire social change. Its mission is to establish, define and foster the field of social impact entertainment, and serve as a resource for students, practitioners, and organizations in this emerging ecosystem.
 
The State of SIE report includes thought-pieces from 50+ key leaders, scholars and entertainment industry luminaries along with case studies and data from the smartest people working in SIE today. It’s meant to serve as a foundation for research and collaboration in the field of social impact entertainment and is the first of what will be an ongoing publication.


6.

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


7.

INDUSTRY INVITES AND DISCOUNTS

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


GET A FREE ACCOUNT WITH TALEFLICK - THE NEW STORY CURATION PLATFORM DISRUPTING THE FILM/TV INDUSTRY. FIND A STORY FOR YOUR NEXT HIT FILM OR TV PROJECT!

TaleFlick is a new, up-and-coming story curation platform that is the first in the industry to directly connect books to studios, production companies, and producers for Film/TV adaptation. It is also the first to integrate artificial intelligence in its story curation process. On our online platform, the Marketplace, books and scripts from all over the world are shared by writers, publishers, and agents of various backgrounds - from major publishers like Harper Collins to newly discovered independent writers.

Browse our professionally curated stories, all with rights available.  You may find a great story for your next Film or TV project!

TaleFlick is excited to welcome PGA members to the TaleFlick community. As a PGA member, you can get a complimentary account if you sign up by 9/1/19. Set up an account here:  https://taleflick.com/pages/studio and use code TFPGA within 30 days.

Thank you and we hope you will become a TaleFlick partner and support the many great stories and writers out there waiting to be discovered!


HEADING TO THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL?

Please contact International Committee Co-Chair, Kayvan Mashayekh, at kayvan@guidecofilms.com to receive a free invitation to the PGA Reception on Sunday, September 8, 2019 sponsored by Pixomondo with a contributing sponsorship by the CMPA.

Invitations will be mailed out via Eventbrite and are only for the intended PGA member with no plus ones allowed.

In addition, take advantage of this additional great offer via the PGA International Committee:

Toronto International Film Festival
PGA Members
Private Club Offer
September 5-10, 2019
 
THE MEMBERS CLUB - NOW IN TORONTO AT TIFF
 
At The Lodge
251 Queen Street W
 
Membership benefits include, but are not limited to:
 
● Exclusive access to the club every day from 08:30 - 17:30
● Free tea and coffee every morning until 10.30am
● Entrance to private events at THE MEMBERS CLUB when possible
● On-site lockers for secure storage of your personal items
● Charging stations for all devices
● Excellent, high-speed WIFI throughout the venue
● Priority for bookings and preferential rates for any events you wish to host
● Preferential rates to advertise in our trade media partners
● Additional benefits for 2019 being negotiated constantly
 
Limited number of Membership passes available at the discounted rate of CAD $195 (Roughly equivalent to US $148) available until August 30, 2019 only to all PGA Members attending TIFF.
 
Please contact IC Co-Chair, Kayvan Mashayekh, at kayvan@guidecofilms.com to receive your discount code and registration instructions.


EXCLUSIVE PGA DISCOUNT FOR AFCI CINEPOSIUM SEPT 13-14, ST PETERSBERG, RUSSIA

 www.afci.org/cineposium2019

AFCI Is pleased to offer PGA International members a special discounted rate of $200 off public admission.   Early Bird PGA International Special of $650.00 prior to August 16th, the special PGA International rate increases to $850.00 afterwards.  To secure your special rate, please email Marjorie Galas, SVP Membership and Industry Relations at marj.galas@afci.org

Cineposium 2019:  UNWTO, WIFTI, HBO, Blumhouse and more in Russia’s cultural hub St. Petersburg – Don’t Miss Out!

AFCI’s 43rd Annual Cineposium Conference will be held in St. Peterburg, Russia’s cultural and historic center.  The conference will be conducted at the Corinthia Hotel, a beautiful establishment featured in the 1996 Michael Caine helmer “Midnight in Saint Petersburg.”

In addition to organization partner the Russian Office of Film Commissions in support by St. Peterburg Committee on Tourism Department and Saint Petersburg Convention Bureau, AFCI is please to partner with the United Nationals World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) whose 23rd General Assembly is running concurrently to Cineposium, drawing representatives from more than 150 countries.  UNWTO is officially involved with Cineposium programming and line up.

Timely topics covered during this year’s Cineposium two-day conference September 13th and 14th include: the effect streaming services are having on production, location versus budget versus box office and tipping the gender scale.  A sampling of speakers includes HBO SVP Jay Rowe, Blumhouse Head of Production Jeanette Volturno, AFCNet President Hui Kim, UNESCO Project ManagerXueyuan Hun, CEO of The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment Dr. Jo Twist, PlayStation’s VP of Global Marketing Asad Qizilbash, VP, Global Marketing, PlayStation and Studio Facility Expert and former Pinewood Commercial Director Nick Smith.  Included in the Cineposium registration charge is a cultural and tourism expedition through St. Petersburg.  Directly following Cineposium is the return of “Meet the Execs” (formerly Business to Business Day.)  Eight studio executives representing a wealth of International Studios will offer 45-minute panels followed by 15 minutes of meet and greet time.

Your AFCI Cineposium registration also provides FREE admission to KINO EXPO International, the world’s third largest international cinema industry convention and exhibition, running September 17-20.  

Cineposium registrants will be aided by Mako Congress, a Russian events and conference expert, who have negotiated discounted room rates at the Cornithia Hotel as well as other contemporary three and four-star hotels with prices starting at $70 a night.  They are also handling visa voucher and visa support.  


ATTENDING THE BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL BETWEEN OCTOBER 2-13th, 2019?

20% discount on the Early Bird Industry Accreditation
 
To take advantage of this offer, PGA Members would need to register for their badge here: https://bfi.artifaxagora.com/bfi-festivals-industry-accreditation-promo and use the discount code: BFIPGUS20 before 28 August.
 
Bronze Industry Accreditation
 
£145.00 (Early bird rate - £120.00) – £96.00 for PGA Members if they book by 28 August
 
• A Delegate Bag and printed Industry Guide
• Access to Digital Viewing Library from 16 September until 31 October
• Discount on food and drinks at selected venues
• Access to the LFF Delegate Hubs across London
• Exclusive Access to LFF Delegate Website
• Access to Public Weekday matinee screenings
• Exclusive access to Programme of Industry Events
• Access to Networking Drinks
• Access to the Press and Industry screenings during the Festival only (2 to 13 October)
 
Furthermore, each level of accreditation may provide additional benefits which are listed below:
 
Silver Industry Accreditation
 
205.00 (Early bird rate - £180.00) - £144 for PGA members if they book by 28 August

In addition to all of the benefits listed above, silver pass holders also receive the following:
 
• Additional Press and Industry Screening access prior to and during the Festival (16 September to 13 October)
• Access to reduced rate tickets for LFF Connects and Screen Talks
• A range of Public Evening screenings
• Priority access and invitations  for special events.


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.

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 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.



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