Wednesday, March 26th
6 pm – 8 pm
About the Producers Guild of America
The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The PGA has over 6,000 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by facilitating members health benefits, encouraging enforcement of workplace labor laws, the creation of fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts. The PGA hosts important industry events including the annual PGA Awards and the Produced By Conference.
PGA Moderator: Goldie Chan is an award-winning Producer and Social Media Strategist. Her latest project is the award-winning “Cost of Capital” – a “Wall Street meets The Social Network” original dramatic series and her Social Media work ranges from work for well-known brands like PayPal to small independent startups and films. She serves on the Producers Guild of America’s New Media Council and the Board of Directors for the NW region and prefers to do yoga, cosplay and cook delicious food in her spare time.
Brandon Grande grew up in Los Angeles working and studying in the service industry. He migrated to San Francisco in 2002 to pursue a degree in Hospitality Management, but instead Brandon joined his brother in the creation of Westernized Productions. Brandon now runs, and oversees the daily business operations and development needs of First Person, a San Francisco based creative agency.
As the head of Free Range’s video and entertainment department, Erica Priggen oversees the creative and strategic development of all of the company’s video campaigns. With a Master’s in Consciousness Studies, she brings a deep study of sustainability and systems thinking to her work, focusing on the importance of storytelling and mythology as tools for cultural transformation.
Richard Quan has been producing animation and live action for 30 years. He’s produced traditional hand drawn, stop morton, CGI, Flash, as well as other experimental media. His credits include Pee-wee’s Playhouse, James and the Giant Peach, The Oblongs, Natural Born Killers, Lucy Daughter of the Devil and Casper’s Scare School for Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros, Comedy Central, Adult Swim, and others. Quan currently serves as Executive Producer for Cleaver Edit, an in house production company at the ad agency, BSSP in Sausalito.