Producers Guild of America Pacts With Guilds in South Africa and Malaysia

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The PGA now has relationships with producers in 18 countries around the world.

The Producers Guild of America announced Tuesday that it has reached new affiliate relationships with South Africa’s Independent Producers Organization and Malaysia’s Creative Content Industry Guild (CCIG), allowing members of both organizations “International Region” membership status in the U.S.-based PGA. The new pacts brings the PGA’s total number of sister guilds to 18 worldwide.

These pacts allow the 7,000-member PGA and its associated guilds shared access to resources, networking and co-producing opportunities and an international exchange of ideas and information about producing film, television and digital projects.

"Both the Independent Producers Organization in South Africa and the Creative Content Industry Guild in Malaysia represent the future of production — high-growth, innovative territories with tax incentives and a plethora of producing talent. The PGA’s 7000-strong membership now has go-to contacts in these and 16 other affiliated producing entities worldwide, through our growing network of sister guilds," PGA International Committee chair Stu Levy said.

Added William Stuart, PGA International Committee co-chair, "The PGA is excited by the multitude of global opportunities available to its members, and with South Africa and Malaysia joining our influential network of affiliates, producers all around the world increasingly are only one email or phone call away from one another.”