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Requirements for membership in the Producers Peer Group

Please note that any requirements for credits, number of programs, number of hours or weeks, or percentages of time spent (as outlined below) are requirements which must have been met within the four years preceding one's application for membership; also, such requirements apply in each instance to the production or distribution of professional audio visual works for national television exhibition. Determination of the "professional" level shall be solely decided upon by the Producers Peer Group Executive Committee.

Active Status
Screen credit as Executive Producer, Co-Executive Producer, Supervising Producer, Producer, or Produced By on at least:

Two (2) long form programs produced for television. A long form program is defined as a television movie, limited series or special running 2 hours or more in combined length; OR,

Thirteen (13) cumulative episodes of scripted programs (drama, comedy, sketch or variety series), either half-hour or one hour in length, produced for television; OR,

Twenty-six (26) cumulative work weeks of non-scripted programs (game, talk, reality, etc.), either half-hour or one hour in length, produced for television where employment is on a weekly basis, as opposed to episodically; OR,

At least one hundred twenty (120) minutes of professional short form programs that have had broad domestic or verifiable international consumer release. Short form programs shall have an average content length of fifteen (15) minutes or less. In all cases, individuals must take responsibility for significant producing responsibilities in the initiation, coordination and supervision of the creative, and financial elements through all the phases of production. OR,

A pro rata equivalent combination of any of the above criteria.

Body of Work Clause
Individuals who have a significant and pervasive body of work in producing television, but who do not meet the requirements stated above, may nevertheless apply for a Body of Work status, to be solely determined and granted by the Producers Peer Group Executive Committee; if such status is granted the individual would be treated as an Active Member of the Academy, having the same status as other members who have Body of Work status.

Associate Status
Any person who has received screen credit in the above titles but who has not compiled sufficient hours (or work weeks) of produced television programming to qualify for full Active membership; OR,

Any person on the Producers team (Co-Producer, Line Producer, Segment Producer, Field Producer, Coordinating Producer, Transmedia Producer, Associate Producer, Story Producer, Show Producer, Production Supervisor, Production Manager, Production Coordinator or a like screen credit) who has received screen credit on at least one episode produced for television.

Associate Status members of the Producers Peer Group may appeal to be placed into Active Status under the "Body of Work Clause", pending review and approval by the Producers Peer Group Executive Committee; if such status is granted the individual would be treated as an Active Member — Body of Work status.

updated 5.6.16

Board of Governors Producers Representatives

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