Guild partners with Producers Guild of America, Guild of Italy

The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) has signed bi-lateral agreements with the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Producers Guild of Italy (AGPCI) in a bid to foster co-operation between the organisations.

The agreements focus on creating relationships for information sharing and exchanging ideas in film and television production but the guilds are also looking at facilitating official delegations to each other’s countries.

The memorandum of understanding agreements were signed by PGGB chief executive Alison Small with PGA executive director Vance Pan Petten and separately with Martha Capello, president of the AGPCI.

Alison Small said: “These agreements mark the first step towards establishing closer working relationships between our respective guilds to the mutual benefit of our work in supporting production personnel. International partnerships underpin a huge amount of film and television production and are very much a part of the day-to-day business so it makes sense to explore opportunities to share ideas and experience.”

“Today, storytellers are creating content for a global audience,” added PGA executive director Vance Van Petten, “and frequently producing that content on a global scale. International partnerships like these not only lay the groundwork for information exchange and new production opportunities, but facilitate creative insights into the shared nature of story across cultures and marketplaces.”

Based at Pinewood Studios with more than 800 members The Production Guild of Great Britain provides industry advice, employment opportunities, networking and seminars.