Bringing together the producing team in film, TV, and new media
The Producers Guild of America is a non-profit trade organization that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media.Learn more about us
Strength of the Community
PGA members benefit from being part of a community that is more than 8,000 strong with decades of experience in all facets of producing. Members share a deep commitment to giving back and paying it forward within their Guild – whether its volunteering to mentor others or making their first calls when staffing up.
One-on-One – All members are eligible to request a mentor. Quarterly open enrollment.
Film and TV Basecamps – Multi-week programs for members developing creative projects. Competitive.
Mentoring Shadow Program – Providing mid-to-high level producers with access to on set or in office opportunities. Competitive.
Offering companies uniquely customizable ways to engage with members based on their company priorities, hiring needs and timeline. Members automatically receive targeted job listings. Some employers ask PGA to collect and forward all applicants, some also request select members for speed interviews. Want to ensure that you receive appropriate job listings?
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PGA is a professional trade association. Membership is not automatic.
The Application Process
The Vetting Process takes 30 – 90 days
What does it cost to Join?
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Requirements for Membership
Membership is based on Guild-recognized qualifying credits and years in the industry.
Quick rule of thumb, you’ll need one of the following for eligibility:
- Enough qualifying producing credits within last 7 years for feature films
- Enough qualifying producing credits within last 5 years for other formats
- Receipt of the PGA Producers Mark (“p.g.a”) on 2 or more feature films with qualifying distribution (automatic qualification)
- Producer nominee for the Oscars and Producers Guild Awards and apply within 2 years of your nomination(automatic qualification)
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get health insurance if I join?
Unlike our sister guilds, we do not have a PGA administered health plan. However, there are health care options we connect eligible members to, including the Motion Picture Industry Health Fund Plan.
I recently received “p.g.a.” designation for my screen credit. Am I now a member?
No. PGA membership and the Producers Mark (p.g.a.) are two completely different designations with separate processes for approval. Membership in PGA is not a requirement to receive the Producers Mark, a certification mark which PGA licenses to the producer(s) of feature-length productions that are identified as performing a majority of the producing functions on a specific motion picture in a decision-making capacity.
I’ve applied for membership before but was denied. How can I be reconsidered?
Before you re-apply, be sure to check our membership requirements. Criteria can change over time, so check back regularly. Still have questions? Please email [email protected]
Do you have any promotions to join?
These are sometimes offered on a limited basis and based on where you reside. We currently offer discounts for individuals who reside in the following areas: Northwest, Capital (DC area), and Atlanta. Email [email protected] for details.
Producers shoulder the responsibility for the tone and tenor of productions. As such, the Guild has established a number of tentpole initiatives for which it is a leader within the industry. Collectively, these initiatives help lead the industry and culture forward.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
A Commitment to being One Guild - inclusive and representative of all
- Diversity Workshop
- Program Description
- Application opens in February
Is your company, network, streamer or studio looking to hire?
- Hire PGA – A Concierge Service for Employers
- 01-02 Visa Processing
- Quick Read – Employment Rights of the Producing Team
Producers Mark (p.g.a.)
A certification mark for feature-length productions
Identifies which producers performed a majority of the producing functions on a specific motion picture in a decision-making capacity
Producers who meet this standard may use the Mark (p.g.a.) next to their names in the onscreen credits and ads for a specific motion picture.
Producers set the culture and tenor on a set
- COVID Resources and Safety Protocols for Independent Productions
- Independent Production Safety Initiative (IPSI) – Free training and legal services for a safe, harassment-free production
Best practices to make your production more sustainable
- Green Production Guide
- Download the Toolkit to use on your production
Producers Guild Awards
Celebrating the year’s best producing achievements!
32nd Annual ceremonyPGA Innovation Award Submission Open
March 24, 2021Nominee Announcement Timeline
Produced By magazine is published five times a year. Producers Guild members receive a complimentary subscription with their membership.