The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has for the first time in its history, two women standing at the helm. Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher were Saturday unanimously elected the new presidents of the American trade union for film and serieproducenten, reports The Wrap.
“Gail and Lucy are already since year and day leaders in our industry. They have their networks, studios and companies to great successes led in a time of unprecedented changes,” say the departing presidents Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary in a statement. “They are two brilliant and fearless producers who are committed to the ideals of the PGA, and the professional welfare of the members. We can not wait to the trade union under their leadership to see it thrive.”
Berman is currently the director of media company The Jackal Group. Previously she led Paramount and the entertainmentdivisie of the Fox Broadcasting Company. Also she produced hitshows as American Idol, 24 and Family Guy. Fisher, who is now her own company, Red Wagon Entertainment, was previously topvrouw at Sony’s Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group and Warner Bros. They oversaw the production of movies such as Jerry Maguire, The Great Gatsby, and Divergent-series.
The Producers Guild of America has approximately 7,000 members.
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