Producers Guild of India (PGI) and Producers Guild of America (PGA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize their long-standing association and to commit to building a strong collaborative system of mutual exchange, assistance and co-operation between the film, television and new media sectors of India and United States of America.
As per the MoU, PGI and PGA will share best practices in production, shooting and promotion, initiate exchange of visits between delegations of both Guilds to evolve opportunities for better dialogue and understanding, thus creating a mutually conducive environment for the growth and progress of entertainment production in India and United States of America through enhanced co-operation, interaction and constructive support.
Siddharth Roy Kapur, President of Producers Guild of India said “The MoU between the Producers Guild of America and the Producers Guild of India is a landmark initiative with the long-term vision to create a strong and mutually beneficial relationship between the two most prolific entertainment industries in the world. The MoU will provide an excellent platform for the production and creative fraternities on both sides to share ideas, expertise and best practices, and will also create new avenues for creative collaboration between some of the most talented and experienced minds from both these industries”.
Kayvan Mashayekh, Esq. Co-Chair, International Committee, Producers Guild of America said “Incredibly excited to reinvigorate our ongoing collaboration with Producers Guild of India as we find new common ground for our mutual members. India’s burgeoning audience is increasing at a rapid pace as the content explosion continues creating more demand for qualified producers. Servicing that need for countless projects being envisioned places the PGA and PGI members at an import crossroad in hopefully working together to make those dreams a reality”.