During the end credits of Star Trek Beyond, all the producers had their names followed by "p.g.a". This apparently stands for Producer's Guild of America certification.

Are they required to append this to the end of names now, when someone is credited specifically as a producer? Required, that is, by the PGA, as part of a contract or other Hollywood rules?

Or was this just something as part of Beyond's production?

Perhaps this has existed already in films, and I just didn't notice. When it started would be helpful, if it's been long before Beyond.

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This article on the Wrap -- from 10 September 2013 -- explains:

Determined to get proper recognition for producers that actually do the work, the Producers Guild of America has been lobbying for better movie credits for years. It spent years trying to sell the idea to an industry in which movie credits were too often currency to be bought, bartered and corrupted by anybody with the clout to do so.

This summer, the last major studio holdouts agreed to the so-called “Producers Mark,” putting an end to the PGA’s decades-long battle for respect. Sixty-plus movies have since become certified with the Producers Mark; in those films’ credits, “p.g.a.” follows the names of the producers judged by the guild to have truly earned the credit on a film.


Yet it has not been able to reduce the number of producer credits on movies like “Lee Daniels‘ The Butler,” which bears 41 different producer credits, much to the guild’s chagrin. The Producers Mark only deals with producers claiming the “Produced by” credit, which is why the 36 associate producers, executive producers and co-producers on “The Butler” went unchallenged.

If that film is nominated, it will go through the vetting process to determine which of the five individuals given a “Produced by” credit will receive the official “p.g.a.” producer’s mark and become eligible for awards.

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