PGA “Produced By” Confab Sets 2012 Dates, Adds CES As Presenting Sponsor

By | Monday December 19, 2011 @ 2:20pm PST

The PGA today confirmed the dates for its annual Produced By Conference — June 8-10, 2012 on Sony Pictures’ Culver City studio lot — and announced a new presenting sponsor: the International CES convention, which is produced by the Consumer … Read More »

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Don Mischer To Receive PGA’s Norman Lear TV Award

By | Monday October 31, 2011 @ 9:11am PDT

Don Mischer, the longtime live-event TV guru who is producing the Oscars in February for a second consecutive year, has been tapped to receive the Producers Guild of America’s 2012 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television. It’s the first time … Read More »

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PGA Hires Arbitrations & Legal Affairs Head

By | Thursday October 20, 2011 @ 3:32pm PDT

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 20, 2011) – Nicole “Nikki” Livolsi has been appointed as Director of Arbitrations & Legal Affairs for the Producers Guild of America, it was announced today by Executive Director of the Producers Guild, Vance Van

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Hollywood Rallies Against Iran’s Draconian Verdicts Against Filmmakers And Stars

Mike Fleming

Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi Faces Six-Year Stretch
Iranian Actress Faces Flogging Over Film

In September 2011, the Iranian government arrested six independent filmmakers for allegedly working with the BBC, on charges including espionage and treason. Along with the ongoing

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Latest Push From Industry Anti-Piracy Group Creative America Includes PSA

Hollywood Unites Against Content Theft Via New Coalition

Creative America, the coalition formed by labor unions, guilds, studios and networks that launched in July, said today that it has kicked off awareness campaign as well as a redesigned website. The group also said the AFL-CIO, the Association of Talent Agents, … Read More »

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PGA Honor To CBS Corp’s Leslie Moonves

By | Tuesday October 11, 2011 @ 9:26am PDT

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 11, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that President and CEO of CBS Corporation Leslie Moonves will be honored with the 2012 Milestone Award. The award will be presented to Moonves

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Producers Guild Certification Plan Cleared By Justice Department

By | Friday August 26, 2011 @ 2:54pm PDT

The Department of Justice said today that the Producers Guild of America’s certification system to distinguish full-on film producers from “financiers, actors, lawyers or others in the entertainment industry who may bargain for a generic producer credit in return for their services” would likely not reduce competition among producers or studios and should benefit the industry by providing transparency. The review ruling gives the guild the all-clear in regard to its system — which is voluntary — having anticompetitive effects. “We’re extremely pleased that the U.S. Department of Justice has fully endorsed the Producers Guild’s certification mark,” the PGA said in a statement. ”The DOJ’s critical decision clearly and definitively paves the way for swift adoption of the Producers’ Mark, as there should be no further resistance from the motion picture studios to participate in the ‘p.g.a.’ certification program. We stand in solidarity with our nearly 5,000 Guild members, in our belief that the entire industry benefits from recognizing producers for their work.”
Here’s the DOJ release:

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced today that it will not challenge the Producers Guild of America’s proposed use of a voluntary certification system for film producers. Based on the representations made by the Guild, the department said that the proposed voluntary certification system is unlikely to reduce competition among producers or film studios for producer services and could provide clarity to the film industry and the public.

The Department of Justice’s position was stated in a business review letter to counsel for the Guild from Sharis A. Pozen, Acting Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.

With this certification, the Guild aims to distinguish those who perform what it considers to be the full range of producer’s duties on a film from those financiers, actors, lawyers or others in the entertainment industry who may bargain for a generic producer credit in return for their services. The Guild proposes using the certification “p.g.a.” after a person’s name in the work’s credits to clarify who performed the producing functions on a film as defined by the Guild’s specifications. According to the Guild, a producer who earns the “p.g.a.” certification will have been involved in all phases of development of a work, from its conceptual stage all the way through post-production and marketing.

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H’wood Guilds Host Michelle Obama Event

By | Friday June 3, 2011 @ 3:29pm PDT

Michelle Obama is taking her “Joining Forces” military family initiative to Hollywood, finalizing plans to meet with AFTRA, the DGA, the PGA, SAG and the WGA on June 13 at the Writers Guild Theatre in Los Angeles, the White House … Read More »

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PGA’s ‘Produced By’ Conference Sets Slate

By | Wednesday May 4, 2011 @ 1:07pm PDT

The PGA’s third annual Produced By Conference, set for June 3-5 at Walt Disney Studios, will be held alongside the Association of Film Commissioners International’s Locations show. The event recently announced an initial roster of speakers, to which NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt has since been added. Among the topics to be discussed at the conference — chaired by Marshall Herskovitz, Gale Anne Hurd and Rachel Klein — are new media, global finance, producer/director collaboration, distribution, independent film, scripted television, reality television, digital content and brand identity. The updated schedule:

CONVERSATION: ROBERT GREENBLATT AND MARSHALL HERSKOVITZ
A one-on-one conversation with recently named Chairman of NBC Entertainment, Robert Greenblatt, about his vision for broadcast television, led by Emmy-winning® producer Marshall Herskovitz (LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS, BLOOD DIAMOND, “thirtysomething”).

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First Group Of Speakers Set For PGA’s ‘Produced By’ Conference

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 29, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) announced today the first slate of speakers confirmed to participate in the 2011 Produced By Conference (PBC) which includes some of entertainment’s most sought-after producers and industry leaders. It was also announced that The Walt Disney Studios along with the ABC Entertainment Group will host the 2011 event in conjunction with AFCI’s Locations Show June 3-5, 2011.“We’re excited to announce the initial speaker line up for this year’s conference to be held at the Walt Disney Studios,” said Producers Guild President Emeritus and co-chair of PBC, Marshall Herskovitz. “We’re extremely grateful to everyone at The Walt Disney Studios for agreeing to host the third annual conference. The Disney lot provides an amazing backdrop for the producing community to gather for an exciting weekend of learning and networking.”

“The Produced By Conference continues to exceed my expectations. I’m thrilled to be a part of this exciting program, and throughout all of the PBC programming, we hope to continue to advance the theme that the role of the producer is a crucial one,” said Gale Anne Hurd, PBC event co-chair. The list of featured speakers for 2011 PBC includes some of the entertainment industry’s most renowned producers and executives including, in alphabetical order:

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Producers Guild ‘Power Of Diversity’ Confab

By | Sunday February 20, 2011 @ 3:20pm PST

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 17, 2011 – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is proud to announce the seventh annual “Power of Diversity” Workshop. This highly successful program is designed to foster the important development of aspiring producers

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Hammond On ‘King’s Speech’ Win At PGA

Pete Hammond

If The Social Network had been able to pull off a Best Picture win at the Producers Guild Awards Saturday night, as most everyone had expected, it might have been on an unstoppable path to doing the same at the Academy Awards. But … Read More »

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Producers Guild Awards: ‘King’s Speech’ Scores Upset Win; Harvey Weinstein Reacts

UPDATE: Deadline was just emailed this reaction from Harvey Weinstein: “It is an incredible honor to be recognized by your peers. The PGA is made up of all the people I admire and respect. I congratulate Tom Hooper, our … Read More »

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Producers Guild To Honor Sean Penn

By | Thursday January 6, 2011 @ 9:41am PST

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 6, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA), announced today that Sean Penn will be honored with the 2011 Stanley Kramer Award. The award will be presented to Penn at the 22nd Annual Producers

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Producers Guild Releases Film & TV Noms

No less than comedy mogul Judd Apatow will host the 22nd annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony to be held on January 22nd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Additionally, the Guild will pay tribute to several individuals during the ceremony including: James Cameron (receiving the Milestone Award), Tom Hanks and his Playtone producing partner Gary Goetzman (receiving the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Scott Rudin (receiving the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), Laura Ziskin (receiving the Visionary Award), and RealD (receiving the Vanguard Award). The 2011 Producers Guild Awards nominated films and television programs are listed below in alphabetical order by category, along with producers. The producers’ names listed for each nominated production are listed in alphabetical order and are not necessarily the proper order of credits.

The theatrical motion picture nominees are:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:
127 HOURS, Producers: Danny Boyle, Christian Colson
BLACK SWAN, Producers: Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver
INCEPTION, Producers: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas
THE FIGHTER, Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Mark Wahlberg
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, Producers: Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattray
THE KING’S SPEECH, Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin
THE SOCIAL NETWORK, Producers: Dana Brunetti, Ceán Chaffin, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin
THE TOWN, Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Graham King
TOY STORY 3, Producer: Darla K. Anderson
TRUE GRIT, Producers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Scott Rudin

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
DESPICABLE ME, Producers: John Cohen, Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, Producer: Bonnie Arnold
TOY STORY 3, Producer: Darla K. Anderson Read More »

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Producers Guild Unveils Documentary Noms

Mike Fleming

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 3, 2010) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture nominees that will advance in the voting process for the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards.

The nominated films, listed below

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PGA Honors Scott Rudin With 2011 David O. Selznick Achievement Award

Mike Fleming

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 15, 2010) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that producer Scott Rudin will receive the 2011 David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures. The award will be presented to Rudin at the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January

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Laura Ziskin Awarded 2011 Visionary Award By Producers Guild

Mike Fleming

The Producers Guild of America has named Laura Ziskin to receive its 2011 Visionary Award. The honor will be presented at the 22nd annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony January 22. Ziskin is being honored not just for a body of … Read More »

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‘Produced By’ Conference Teams With Film Commission Trade Show

LOS ANGELES (November 2, 2010) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) announced today that the 2011 Produced By Conference (PBC) will be held in conjunction with AFCI’s Locations Trade Show June 3-5, 2011. More details about the event will be released early next year.

Reaching across film, television and new media industries, PBC is an educational forum that attracted more than 1,100 people last year and involves acclaimed producers, including countless Academy Award®-winning filmmakers and Emmy® Award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. The annual AFCI Locations Trade Show is the largest worldwide gathering of film commissions.

“The Produced By Conference is an important initiative for the Guild as it brings together our amazing producer community for two days of learning and networking. By partnering with AFCI we hope that PBC will be an even more invaluable experience,” said PGA President Emeritus and PBC Event Co-Chair Marshall Herskovitz. “We’re excited to build upon last year’s wildly successful program, and we believe our collaboration with AFCI will enhance learning opportunities and provide the increasingly important global perspective,” added PBC Event Co-Chair Gale Anne Hurd. Rachel Klein will also serve as co-chair of next year’s PBC event.

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