Australian and American screen producers join forces

The producers’ guilds of Australia and the USA have entered into an affiliation agreement it was announced today.

The agreement aims to encourage members  of the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) and Producers Guild of America to become involved in co-productions and discuss industry issues in their respective markets.

Geoff Brown, executive director of SPAA said: “It’s a hands across the sea alignment. We are thrilled to join forces with the 4,750 strong Producers Guild and can’t wait to see the possibilities with this affiliation.”

Brian Rosen, president of SPAA said: “It’s not an industrial pact but an agreement to co-operate, collaborate and co-contribute.”

Stu Levy, PGA International Committee Chair said: “In this increasingly global world, this affiliation will encourage Australian and American producers to work together to ideally overcome the challenges they face in the current industry environment. I am thrilled to build our relationship with SPAA.”

SPAA and the Australian screen agencies will send a delegation to Los Angeles in June 2012 to represent Australia at the Produced By conference, an educational forum that invites successful American producers from across film and television.

Running along side Produced By is the Producers Guild Producers Showcase competition, aimed to help film producers develop co-productions and projects as well as build international relationships.


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