Producers Guild of America

Producers Guild of America (PGA) is a trade organization representing television producers, film producers and New Media producers in the United States. The PGA's membership includes over 3,500 members of the producing establishment worldwide.

The PGA offers several benefits to its members, including health insurance and pension benefits; seminars and mentoring programs; entrance to special screenings of movies during Academy Award season; and assistance with working conditions and screen credits.


The PGA began as two separate organizations, with the Screen Producers Guild being formed in 1950. Its first president was William Perlberg. In 1957, television producers followed suit, forming the Television Producers Guild, with Ben Brady as its first president. These merged in 1962 to form the PGA under legendary producer Walter Mirisch. Subsequent Presidents of the PGA have included Stanley Rubin, Leonard Stern and Kathleen Kennedy.

The Golden Laurel Awards (subsequently renamed the Producers Guild Awards) were first held in 1990, establishing the Guild awards as one of the bellwethers for the Academy Awards. 11 of the 16 winners of the PGA's Darryl F. Zanuck Award have gone on to win the Oscar for best feature.

In 2001, the PGA merged with the American Association of Producers (AAP), enabling the Guild to represent all members of the producing team. Since that time, the Guild has been composed of three Councils: The Producers Council (representing producers, executive producers and co-producers), the AP Council (representing associate producers, production managers, production supervisors, segment and field producers, production coordinators, visual effects producers and post-production staff) and the New Media Council.

In 2001 producers John Schwally and Nelle Nugent established the PGA East Regional Chapter of the Guild, located in New York and servicing Guild members based on the East Coast. Since 2004 David Picker has served as Chair of the region.

The PGA formed its New Media Council in 2002, in order to better represent producers working in emerging media such as DVDs, broadband and mobile entertainment, interactive television and console games.

Producers of the Year Awards

The PGA cover shows produced between September 1, 2005 and May 31, 2006.

2006 Awards: Nominations

Episodic TV -Comedy

Episodic TV -Drama

Variety TV

Non-Fiction TV


Theatrical Motion Picture

by producers Branko Lustig and Douglas Wick

by producers Fred Baron, Martin Brown and Baz Luhrmann

by producers Martin Richards

by producers Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne and Fran Walsh

by producers Graham King and Michael Mann

by producers Diana Ossana and James Schamus

by producers Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub and Ron Yerxa

by producers Scott Rudin and Joel and Ethan Coen

Animated Motion Picture

by producers Claire Jennings and Nick Park

by producers Darla K. Anderson



by producers Kate Forte and Oprah Winfrey

by producers Marc Bauman, Patricia Clifford and Brian Dennehy

by producers Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Tony To

by producers Sara Colleton, George W. Perkins and Rosalie Swedlin

by producers Robert Allan Ackerman, Frank Doelger and Ann Wingate

by producers Cary Brokaw, Celia D. Costas, Michael Haley and Mike Nichols

by producers Freddy De Mann, George Faber and Charles Pattinson

by producers Suzan Harrison, George Faber, Charles Pattinson and Barney Reisz

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