The lead sponsor of PGA Create is Google.

 Launched in Fall 2021, PGA Create is a lab for emerging and mid-career creative producers in active development, financing or packaging of a feature or series. There are two program cycles: Scripted and Documentary.  A maximum of ten producers or producing teams are invited to each cycle.

Next Application Cycle: Documentary Features and Series
Program Dates: Monday, December 4 to Thursday, December 7, 2023
Deadline to Submit: Sunday, October 15, 2023 (11 PM PT)

Who is eligible to apply?

  • The program is for producers from backgrounds underrepresented in the industry. This is broadly defined and inclusive of identities pertaining, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, tribal enrollment, gender and gender expression, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic level, veteran status. 
  • US-based producers only.
  • If the applicant is also the director, there must be another producer who is not serving as a co-director. In this instance, the applicant must submit as a producing team and, if selected, both producers would be expected to participate in the program.
  • Emerging and mid-career producers are broadly defined as those with prior producing experience, typically as one of the lead producers of a documentary feature or series. Prior experience could also include producing shorts or being part of a project's producing team such as an associate producer, line producer, supervising producer, story producer, etc. The program is targeted at those with a demonstrated interest and commitment to the field of producing. In certain instances, the program will also consider applicants without prior producing credits who have relevant adjacent experience in film and or television production.
  • Producers must submit and participate with a project.
  • Projects must be at the development phase or very early production. Projects at the rough cut stage, completed or with committed distribution in place are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants may only submit one project as a lead producer.
  • The program is specifically designed for producers that are not members of the Producers Guild. The Guild has other mentoring programs open exclusively to its members.

Please review the FAQ for other commonly asked questions prior to submitting.

Key Dates


  • Deadline to submit - Sunday, October 15, 2023, 11 PM Pacific
  • Finalist Notifications (Top 20) - Monday, October 30
  • Interviews with *Finalists - week of October 30
  • Notification of Acceptance - week of November 13
  • Program Dates - December 4-7 (virtually from 9 AM - 4 PM PST with breaks and informal networking)

 * Each finalist should provide a (maximum) 2-minute video (from your mobile or recorded on zoom) to directly introduce yourself and your project to the Final Selection Panel.

Checklist for a Complete Submission

PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY. In order for your application to be considered complete, please ensure that you submit the following:

  • Application (Note: You are able to save and return to edit your application until the deadline of October 15 at 11 PM Pacific.)
  • One-time Application Fee:  $50
  • Signed Release Agreement  Click here to download. (You will be prompted to upload the completed document prior to submission. Submission of this release is mandatory for each applicant. You will not be able to hit “submit” unless uploaded.)
  • Signed Consent to Participate Form(s)  Click here to download. (If applicable, you will be prompted to upload the completed document(s) prior to submission. This is relevant to those applicants with projects where another entity or individual has a right in or to any of the content submitted.  The applicant must submit a Consent to Participate form from each such rights holder.)

PGA Create was developed through the PGA One Guild initiative, which supports inclusive membership, employment, content, and authentic depictions. For additional information on the Producers Guild of America and PGA Create.

Producers Guild of America