Production Guild

Introduction

On both a national and international level, the Production Guild of Great Britain based at Pinewood Studios is a top film and television organization. It represents professionals and creates network connections between broadcasters, production companies and members.

In 1999, the Production Guild of Great Britain was created as a result of a merger between two companies: The Guild of Film Production Accountants and Financial Administrators (GFPA) and the Guild of Film Production Executives (GFPE).
Aims:

  • Improve employment opportunities
  • Inform members on legal, financial, fiscal and commercial aspects of the media sector in the UK, Europe and the US
  • One-on-one or general advice by means of seminars, on-line, printed documents and training courses
  • Enforce the high quality of the members with the Guild´s Code of Practice
  • Carry out campaigns with varying organisations
  • Encourage new talent

What is on offer?

  • A member database which can be searched through by employers
  • Information about films currently in production
  • Access to a free Member’s Advisory Service
  • Information about technical or legal matters, member seminars and courses
  • Training programs
  • Increase recognition levels… and more

How to become a member (the process can be carried out on-line)

  • Complete an application form
  • Send a cheque (one off payment)
  • CV & 3 referees
  • Annual membership fee (different types ranging from £50 to £275)

Applications will be sent to The Membership Committee and will take approximately 6 weeks to be processed.

Events

There are a range of social and education events that are held throughout the year including: film nights at Pinewood Studios, networking drinking in Soho and a Christmas party amongst others. There are also charity events, which are not private and therefore open to the public, for example, summer parties, dinner dances and pub quizzes.

“I find my membership of the Guild invaluable – always a good point of contact to find out about industry legislation. Recently, I was budgeting for projects in Canada and India, and the Guild were able to put me in touch with production contacts there… I also think that the employment register is fast becoming the first point of contact for many producers”. (Mary Richards, Line Producer)

Website: http://www.productionguild.com/