Hawk Koch, Mark Gordon Re-Elected Presidents of the Producers Guild of America

7:51 PM PST 06/08/2012 by THR Staff
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PGA national board officers were elected at the annual general membership meeting prior to the beginning of this weekend's Produced By conference.

Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon were re-elected presidents of the Producers Guild of America today in elections held at the general membership meeting prior to this weekend's Produced By conference. 

Other PGA national board officers include re-elected Vice President of Motion Pictures Gary Lucchesi, Vice President of Television Hayma “Screech” Washington, Recording Secretary Gale Anne Hurd (an appointed post), and the newly elected Treasurer Lori McCreary.    

“We’re extremely honored that the Guild has confidence in us to continue to build upon its 60-year history of serving and empowering the producing community,” said Koch and Gordon. “We’re dedicated to building solidarity by encouraging producers to ‘hire from within,’ continue to protect the Producers Code of Credits, and work to improve healthcare benefits.”  

Members of the Producers Guild are divided into three councils: The Producers Council, the Associate Producers (AP) Council and the New Media Council; each has its own governing board of delegates which elects members from the respective boards to serve on the National Board of Directors. The PGA also includes the PGA East and PGA Northwest.

Peter Saraf is taking over as chair of the PGA East, succeeding John Hadity, and Brandon Grande will now serve as chair of PGA Northwest with former chair Amy Jacobson Kurokawa staying on as co-vice chair. The full list of officers and delegates of the Producer Council Board, the New Media CouncilBoard and the AP Council Board can be found at www.producersguild.org.
 
The PGA’s membership meeting also kicked off the fourth annual Produced By Conference, which will take place throughout the weekend at Sony Pictures Studios in association with the International CES. More than 1,400 film, television and new media producers, as well as entertainment industry members, are expected to attend panel sessions, mentoring roundtables, workshops and exhibits.
 
The 2012 PBC is chaired by Producers Guild president emeritus Marshall Herskovitz, Tracey Edmonds, Lucchesi and Rachel Klein
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