Int'l producers to get their shot at PGA event

Five will be invited to attend first film co-prod'n showcase

The Producers Guild of America will offer five international film producers the opportunity to meet with their U.S. counterparts at its inaugural International Film Co-Production Showcase.

CoProShow, as the project market will be dubbed, will take place in connection with the PGA's second annual Produced by Conference, set for June 4-6 at the Fox Studios in Los Angeles.

"The CoProShow is the first international feature film project market to take place in Hollywood, and we couldn't ask for a more exciting venue to launch," said Stu Levy, chair of the PGA's international committee. "A producer's job inevitably must consider an increasingly interconnected world, and the PGA is dedicated to being a gateway for international producers to the U.S. market."

Interested producers must submit by April 30 a screenplay synopsis for a feature-length project under development. It then will be reviewed by a panel of U.S. producers, and five finalists will be invited to attend the PBC weekend event.