The Producers Guild of America's (PGA) Diversity Committee and The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) have teamed up to offer unique mentoring opportunities to the 12 projects selected to participate in the 2011 Tribeca All Access (TAA) program, which takes place annually at the Tribeca Film Festival.
For the first time this year the TAA filmmakers will receive tailored mentorships from members of the PGA including some of the industry's top producers such as Barbara DeFina (GOODFELLAS, CASINO), Lesley Chilcott (WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH), Lydia Dean Pilcher (THE NAMESAKE, DARJEELING LIMITED), Frida Torresblanco (PAN'S LABYRINTH), Lori Keith Douglas (WIN WIN) among many others. In addition, TAA filmmakers will also participate in workshops and present their upcoming projects to more than 100 potential investors, development executives, producers and agents on April 26 and 27. TAA was launched in 2004 to help foster and nurture relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities.
As part of TAA @ TFF, the PGA East will produce a panel for past and present TAA filmmakers to highlight current concerns in the industry. The panel entitled "Reframing the Conversation in the Face of a New Global Audience: Innovative Thinking in a Diverse World," is taking place on April 25, 2011 at 2pm. For more information, please visit: www.pgadiversity.org and www.tribecafilminstitute.org/filmmakers/taa/
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 PGA has over 4,500 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with health benefits, employment opportunities, the creation of fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as promoting sustainable production practices. Visit
www.pgadiversity.org and www.tribecafilminstitute.org/filmmakers/taa/