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2010 Producers Guild of America Workshop

The Producers Guild of America is proud to announce its producing workshop, “THE POWER OF DIVERSITY.” This workshop will draw upon a wide range of seminars and perspectives designed to foster the development of diverse voices in Television Comedy, One Hour Drama, Reality Television Motion Pictures, Documentaries and Web series.

Up to ten (10) participants will be encouraged to explore, create and refine creative visions and stories that reflect our diverse culture. Applicants may be emerging creative voices or those well-established in their careers.

This year’s program will focus on participants’ projects helping them move their work forward through seminars and master classes with some of the top professionals working in film, television, and non-traditional media supported by one-on-one mentoring work with a member of the Producers Guild. Topics to be addressed include: story development, pitching, packaging, financing, marketing, and new media. Every session will be tailored to our participating producers and their projects.

Workshop call for entries is now open and closes on April 9th 2010 at 5:00 pm.

  • Applicants will be notified by May 14th, 2010
  • Workshop sessions will take place between May 24th and July 31st. If selected, participants must be available to attend the duration of the program.
  • Workshop sessions typically will be held weekday evenings from approximately 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. with a few sessions on Saturday mornings at The Producers Guild of America offices at 8530 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 450, Beverly Hills.

Past workshop speakers have included, Marshall Herskovitz (Defiance, Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai) Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek), Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy, Saving Private Ryan, 2012) Bruce Cohen (Pushing Daisies, Milk, American Beauty) in addition to others.

Only one application/project per applicant please. Applicants must apply by mail only. No faxes or drop-offs will be accepted. To apply please submit:

  • Application can be downloaded at
  • Signed release form can also be downloaded at
  • 2 page treatment of project (TV Comedy, One Hour Drama, Motion Picture, Documentary, Web Series); or detailed 1-2 page plan of execution (Reality Television Series). In addition to summarizing the project, the submission must demonstrate an engagement with issues of diversity.
  • A current resume.
  • A non-refundable $35 application fee made out to Producers Guild of America
  • A one page artist’s statement as to why he/she wants to participate in the workshop and what benefits the producer foresees for participation.

Participants will be chosen on a two step process. First step: application. Second step: interview

Producers will be notified if they have moved forward to interview phase by April 30th. Final workshop participants will be notified by May 12th.

Send four (4) copies of all materials to: PGA Producing Workshop
Producers Guild of America
8530 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 450
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

The PGA Workshop is offered at no charge: A good idea and passion are the only requirements for admission.

All projects must be registered with the Writers Guild of America prior to submission.

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