Following Saturday’s Produced By Conference at the Warner Bros. Studios, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced their 2014 National Board and officer election results, naming Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary as presidents. It’s the second time in the union’s history that the Guild’s nominating committee has selected a pair of members to stand for election together as presidents, following Mark Gordon and Hawk Koch. Lucchesi, who is also the president of Lakeshore Entertainment, has served as the PGA’s VP of motion pictures for the past four years as well as co-chaired the Produced By Conference for the past four years. McCreary, the CEO of Revelations Entertainment, served as the PGA’s national treasurer for the past two years as well as co-chaired the 2014 PGA Awards with Michael De Luca.
It’s also the first time that the PGA has elected pairs of candidates for its vice presidential offices including VPs of motion pictures David Friendly and Lydia Dean Pilcher, and VP of television Tim Gibbons and Jason Katims. Also elected: treasurer Christina Lee Storm, and VP PGA East Region Peter Saraf. Outgoing PGA presidents Mark Gordon and Hawk Koch, who served since 2010, received special recognition at the meeting for their unwavering service to the guild over the years, including their seminal advocacy on behalf of the Guild’s credit certification, the Producers Mark.
“We are extremely honored and excited to begin this new chapter with the Producers Guild,” said McCreary and Lucchesi in a statement. “We have seen numerous positive changes over the past four years as a result of the hard work of our Presidents, the PGA National Board and its committee members. We hope to continue to build upon the great work of our predecessors and to protect the rights of our industry’s hardworking producers.”