The Producers Guild mentioned Tuesday that it has elected Stephanie Allain and Donald De Line its new presidents, after the pair ran unopposed to switch outgoing toppers Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher, who had served within the function since 2018.
The vote was held in the course of the PGA’s annual membership assembly.
“As proud members of the PGA for over 20 years, it’s a terrific privilege to function presidents. Gail and Lucy’s glorious management has grown and strengthened the guild, and we are going to construct on their progress,” Allain and De Line mentioned. “Together with Susan Sprung and her group, we are going to proceed to coach the business on the function of the producer, help producers’ efforts for truthful and commensurate compensation and advantages, welcome and encourage a extra numerous membership, and endeavor to achieve broader healthcare protection whereas educating members on the present advantages and alternatives obtainable to them.”
Allain, a writer-producer and former Columbia Footage exec who famously supervised John Singleton’s Boyz N the Hood, turns into the primary girl of coloration to function PGA president. She additionally was the primary Black girl to provide the Oscars, in 2020, and has producing credit that embrace Hustle & Movement and Expensive White Individuals (the latter each for the film and the TV collection). She was director of the Los Angeles Movie Pageant from 2011-2016 and served on the boards of Ladies in Movie and Movie Impartial. She at present sits on the boards of Solid & Crew and American Cinematheque.
De Line, a former president of Touchstone Footage (the place his first film as an exec was Fairly Girl) and Paramount, most not too long ago produced Amazon Studios’ Don’t Make Me Go and Steven Spielberg’s Prepared Participant One at Warner Bros, together with Season 1 of Epix’s collection Billy the Child. Earlier credit embrace The Italian Job, Physique of Lies, Ache & Achieve, I Love You Man and Fox’s collection Wayward Pines.
He at present serves on the Producers Department Govt Committee on the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences, and on the manager board of UCLA’s Faculty of Theater, Movie & Tv.
“Stephanie and Donald are legendary business leaders, revered former studio executives, and daring, gifted producers,” Berman and Fisher mentioned. “They’re chargeable for driving the business ahead, increasing the scope of tasks that get made, advocating for range, and discovering new expertise. As longtime 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 course will now lead the Producers Guild ahead.”