Responding to the coronavirus pandemic, the Producers Guild of America has created the Producers Guild of America Members Reduction Fund with a lead reward of $100,000 from former PGA president Mark Gordon.
The commerce group, which has greater than 8,000 members, introduced the fund Tuesday. It’s being administered by The Actors Fund. PGA members who’re in want of emergency monetary reduction as a result of coronavirus disaster can apply for support at The Actors Fund’s website.
Producers Guild of America presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher mentioned in an announcement, “The monetary well-being of our members is continually on our minds as we navigate an uncharted disaster in our trade. We’re grateful for the generosity of Mark Gordon and different donors who’ve made this fund a actuality. The Guild is dedicated to creating and figuring out options for our members within the swiftest manner doable in these unsure occasions, and we will’t thank The Actors Fund sufficient for shifting shortly with us.”
“Whatever the present challenges, the PGA is ready to do every part in its energy to assist our fellow PGA members climate this storm collectively,” they went on. “We invite anybody who’s searching for a strategy to help these affected by the disaster, which incorporates line producers, affiliate producers and freelancers, to contemplate making a donation.”
The PGA additionally mentioned it’s actively searching for additional donations to develop the longevity of the fund, which is able to present monetary assist of as much as $1,000 to qualifying candidates. Members should submit a present PGA membership letter (to be offered by the PGA), their most up-to-date financial institution assertion and their present lease or mortgage.
The PGA not too long ago introduced a three-month extension to members unable to pay their dues. Throughout this era, no late charges will accrue, no penalties will likely be utilized and advantages will proceed as regular.
“The enterprise of the PGA is constant uninterrupted, and employees on each coasts are working regular enterprise hours remotely to additional the priorities of the Guild,” the group mentioned.
The PGA introduced on March 20 that it had postponed its 12th annual Produced By Convention as a result of coronavirus pandemic. The occasion had been scheduled to happen on June 6 and June 7 at Fox Studios in Los Angeles.