Agreement will allow the two guilds to foster working relationships between US and Italian producers.
A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed by the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Producers Guild of Italy (AGPCI).
The partnership will allow the two guilds to foster working relationships between US and Italian producers. It extends the PGA’s programme of reaching out to the global community to promote the important role of the producer in film, television and new media.
Signing the agreement in Los Angeles was Vance Van Petten, executive director of the PGA, and Martha Capello, president of AGPCI, with Bill Stuart and Stu Levy, co-chairs of the PGA International Committee, also in attendance.
Stuart commented: “This is an exciting moment for both guilds as the tradition of Italian film-making is something that has inspired film-makers throughout the world, including Hollywood.”
“The Italian film industry has a lot to learn from the American producers, to export the Italian artistic talent in the world and to strengthen the film production’s industrial process,” added Capello.
“This Agreement between us and the PGA is the first step towards an ever increasing cooperation between Italy and USA.”
The partnership begins immediately and meetings for Capello with PGA producer members are already planned during the Produced By conference.