The Latest Industry News for the Exciting World of Production.
By: Julie Cloutier | October 15, 2013
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) has joined all other studios in adopting the Producers Mark certification process and will begin implementing the on-screen credit on all films. The "Produced by" credit certification protects the integrity of one of the most challenging and enduring roles in feature film production, clearly verifying which individuals did the majority of the producing work on a film while also establishing an authentic seal of approval. Once a producer's work on a film is certified by the Producers Guild, the "Produced by" credit and producer's name will be followed by the distinctive mark: "p.g.a." The announcement was made today by PGA presidents Mark Gordon and Hawk Koch.
"One of the Producers Guild's primary goals is to ensure that producers are recognized for their work - MGM's adoption of the Producers Mark is another gratifying achievement for the Guild. All major studios have adopted the p.g.a. certification process and by continuing to secure agreements with distribution companies and independent producers across the industry, the Producers Mark is steadily becoming the standard," said Gordon and Koch.
Today's announcement comes on the heels of the recent news that Paramount Pictures Corporation, The Walt Disney Studios, and Warner Bros. Pictures have adopted the Producers Mark along with all other studios including: Columbia Pictures Industries, Dimension Films, Disney Feature Animation Studios, Dreamworks Distribution Co., Dreamworks Animation, Lions Gate Films, Lucasfilm Ltd., Marvel Studios, New Line Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, Screen Gems Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Universal City Studios and The Weinstein Company.
The Producers Mark certifies authenticity, not membership. A producer need not be a member of the PGA to be eligible for certification, only to have performed a majority of the producing duties on a given film.
There are more than 60 films today carrying the "p.g.a." certification, from independent and animated features to major studio tentpoles.
About the Producers Guild of America
The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The Producers Guild has more than 5,800 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits, promoting fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production practices. Visit www.producersguild.org, www.pgagreen.org, www.pgadiversity.org for more information.