The pair succeeds Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher, and Allain makes historical past as the primary girl of coloration to preside over the PGA.
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has elected new presidents Stephanie Allain and Donald De Line. The pair ran unopposed to imagine the roles from Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher, who’ve served because the presidents of the group since 2018, and their appointment was introduced through the Guild’s annual memberships assembly.
Allain and De Line reacted to the information through a press assertion, saying “As proud members of the PGA for over twenty years, it’s an awesome privilege to function Presidents. Gail and Lucy’s wonderful management has grown and strengthened the Guild, and we are going to construct on their progress.”
They added, “Together with [National Executive Director] Susan Sprung and her workforce, we are going to proceed to coach the trade on the function of the producer, help producers’ efforts for honest and commensurate compensation and advantages, welcome and encourage a extra numerous membership, and endeavor to realize broader healthcare protection whereas educating members on the present advantages and alternatives accessible to them.”
Allain is now the primary girl of coloration to function PGA President. She started her leisure profession as a Story Analyst at twentieth Century Fox, after which a Inventive Government at Columbia Footage, supervising tasks just like the Oscar-nominated “Boyz N The Hood” from author/director John Singleton. Allain rose to Senior VP of Manufacturing at Columbia Footage earlier than exiting to begin her personal manufacturing firm Homegrown Footage, which made movies like “Hustle & Circulation,” “One thing New,” and “Past the Lights.”
Fellow PGA President De Line began his profession on the Walt Disney Firm, finally turning into President of Touchstone Footage. What adopted was a tenure as Vice Chairman and President of Paramount Footage. His first film as a studio govt was “Fairly Girl,” and now by his De Line Footage banner inside Warner Bros., he has produced movies like “Prepared Participant One.”
Each Allain and De Line have tv expertise as nicely, with the previous govt producing the hit Netflix sequence “Pricey White Folks,” and the latter engaged on M. Night time Shyamalan’s first foray into tv, the Fox/FX sequence “Wayward Pines.” The duo has ties to the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences as nicely, with Allain turning into the primary Black girl to supply the Oscars in 2020 (an expertise that netted her an Emmy nomination), and De Line at the moment serving on its Producers Department Government Committee.
“Stephanie and Donald are legendary trade leaders, revered former studio executives, and daring, proficient producers,” outgoing Producers Guild Presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher mentioned in a joint assertion. “They’re accountable for driving the trade ahead, increasing the scope of tasks that get made, advocating for variety, and discovering new expertise. As long-time PGA leaders, they’ve devoted themselves to defending the rights of producers and advancing the mission of the Guild. We’re very excited to see how their gifted imaginative and prescient and route will now lead the Producers Guild ahead.”