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PGA Announces Ninth Annual Producing Workshop, 'The Power of Diversity'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 5, 2013 at 4:27PM

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announces it is open for submissions for their ninth annual PGA Producing Workshop; "The Power of Diversity." The multi-session workshop runs May 28 - July 13 in Los Angeles, and is designed for experiences and aspiring producers.
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The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announces it is open for submissions for their ninth annual PGA Producing Workshop; "The Power of Diversity." The multi-session workshop runs May 28 - July 13 in Los Angeles, and is designed for experiences and aspiring producers. Ten participants are selected and given 1:1 mentoring from members of the Guild's Diversity Committee, as well as master classes with some of the industry's top producers. Topics range from story development to marketing, and are tailored for the specific participants.

The Committee's Deborah Calla states, “Reflecting diverse communities through accurate and informative storytelling is an incredibly powerful tool that brings us all closer together. As PGA producers, we have a responsibility not just to appreciate different perspectives, but to empower such producers with the tools, resources and capacity to assist them in bringing their projects to fruition.”

Some producers that have mentored in past years include Damon Lindelof, Mark Gordon, Darren Star and Bruce Cohen (of this year's "Silver Linings Playbook").

To apply, go here.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.