SPECTRE: Wilson, Broccoli take the ‘producer’s mark’

Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, co-bosses of Eon Productions

Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, co-bosses of Eon Productions

The Spy Commander saw SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film, on Thursday night. There’s something in the main titles of note: Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli use the “producer’s mark” with their on-screen credit.

Back in 2013, the Producer’s Guild of America reached an agreement with major movie studios for a “producer’s mark” to be attached to the names of the principal people responsible for producing a movie. This blog IN A DECEMBER 2013 POST asked if Wilson and Broccoli would accept the credit.

With a “producer’s mark,” the letters “p.g.a.” (for Producers Guild of America and to avoid confusion with the Professional Golfers Association, which is abbreviated PGA) appear after the names of the main producers.

The Producers Guild sought this because of “producer inflation,” where many people could get some kind of producer’s credit because, for example, they were an actor’s agent, or provided some financing even if they weren’t involved creatively or various other reasons.

The “producer’s mark” is voluntary. It has been pretty common on movies since mid-2013.

When SPECTRE’s poster came out, it appeared Wilson and Broccoli had decided against taking the “producer’s mark.” The poster credit just says, “Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.”

However, at least with U.S. copies of SPECTRE, the “p.g.a.” mark appears after the names of Wilson and Broccoli during the main titles of the film itself.

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7 Responses

  1. Looks like the rest of your post got cut off.

    Hope you enjoyed watching SPECTRE!

  2. @nuvs: No just some garble. I’ve deleted that line.

  3. I did enjoy SPECTRE. I need to see it again before doing a review, however.

  4. Looking forward to your review!

  5. The Producer mark was on the British prints as well.

  6. @Mark: Thanks for the information.

  7. I’am also looking forward to read ‘spy command’s review on ”SPECTRE”

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