The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that Hawk Koch rejoins Mark Gordon as President of the PGA after a leave to serve a one-year term as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Gordon and Koch were first elected Presidents of the PGA in 2010, and were reelected in 2012.
“We work together extremely well, and we are proud of the Guild’s recent historic achievement in securing the industry-wide adoption of the Producers Mark,” said Mark Gordon and Hawk Koch in a joint statement. ”In the year that lies ahead, we look forward to building on the momentum of that and other successes, such as the recent Produced By Conference, once again as Presidents of this great Guild.”
The PGA recently announced that all six major studios have signed on to implement the Producers Mark certification, indicated by the letters “p.g.a.” following a motion picture’s “Produced By” credit. The Producers Mark is the result of a long campaign led by Gordon and Koch to develop and launch a vetting process that clearly certifies who did the majority of the producing work on a film while also establishing an authentic seal of approval.
A longtime PGA National Board member, Hawk Koch has worked in the entertainment industry for more than four decades. His credits include more than 60 films including the Golden Globe Award®-winning HEAVEN CAN WAIT, WAYNE’S WORLD, PRIMAL FEAR, GORKY PARK, THE IDOL MAKER, POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, KEEPING THE FAITH, FRACTURE, FREQUENCY and most recently, SOURCE CODE. Aside from producing, Koch also served as the president of Rastar Productions, Inc., where he oversaw films such as PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED, NOTHING IN COMMON, THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS and AMAZING GRACE AND CHUCK, among others. In addition to his recent service as Academy President (and before that, First Vice President) Koch also serves on the Board of Directors of the Motion Picture and Television Fund.
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