PGA lands Plymouth Rock deal

Studio partners to present Jan. 24 awards

December 11, 2008

The Producers Guild of America has formed a two-year strategic relationship with Massachusetts-based Plymouth Rock Studios. The alliance will see Plymouth Rock serve as the presenting partner of the PGA Awards on Jan. 24 at the Hollywood Palladium and the inaugural Produced By Conference on June 6-7.

PGA exec director Vance Van Petten noted that the partnership is attractive because the PGA’s membership base has grown on a national level, especially on the East Coast. He also said the production campus that Plymouth Rock is building will be useful for PGA members and the industry at large.
The PGA has more than 3,300 members.

PGA anchors to Plymouth Rock
New England facility will present awards, conference
By Jay A. Fernandez
Hollywood Reporter
Dec 11, 2008

The Producers Guild of America has signed a two-year deal with Plymouth Rock Studios to help present the annual PGA Awards and its new Produced by Conference.

The awards show takes place Jan. 24, and the inaugural conference will take place June 6-7.

Designed to increase the profile of the New England entertainment industry, PRS is a nascent Massachusetts-based film and TV studio complex scheduled to open in 2010. With 14 soundstages on a 250-acre campus, it will be the first environmentally friendly, LEED-certified studio complex.

“Plymouth Rock Studios’ David Kirkpatrick and Earl Lestz understand the work our members do in the industry and recognize that content in all mediums begin with the vision of the producer,” PGA executive director Vance Van Petten said. “This new partnership was particularly attractive because our membership base has grown tremendously on a national level, especially on the East Coast.”

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