LOS ANGELES – The Producers Guild of America has elected Hollywood veterans Stephanie Allen and Donald De Line as its new presidents, the organization announced Tuesday.
Allen, a longtime producer of such films as Dear White People, Ebb and Flow and Beyond the Lights, is the first woman of color to take on the role in the organization’s history. De Line’s credits include Ready Player One, The Italian Job and Pain & Gain.
The nonprofit trade group represents more than 8,000 producers in the film, television and new media industries and is behind the annual Producers Guild Awards, which have become the top leader in predicting the eventual winner of Best Picture at the Oscars.
In a joint statement, Allen and De Line said “we will continue to educate the industry about the role of the producer, support producer efforts for fair and proportionate compensation and benefits, welcome and encourage a more diverse membership, and strive to achieve greater health care coverage while informing members about the current benefits and opportunities available to them.”
They replace outgoing presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher, who have held the position since 2018, during which time they helped guide the guild through changes following the #MeToo revolution, the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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