YANGAROO and the Producers Guild of America Enter Multi-Year Agreement to Enable Online Entry Process for the Producers Mark and the Producers Guild Awards
TORONTO, Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — YANGAROO Inc., (TSX-V: YOO, OTCBB: YOOIF) the industry’s leading secure digital media management and distribution company, today announced a multi-year agreement with the Producers Guild of America (PGA) to provide the PGA with the YANGAROO Awards industry-leading digital platform to facilitate and administer online entries for the Producers Mark (“p.g.a.”) and the Producers Guild Awards, beginning in May 2019 for its 2020 awards show.
This partnership will provide the PGA with a digital awards system hosted and maintained by YANGAROO, allowing eligible parties to submit their work for Producers Mark certification throughout the year and for consideration for the PGA’s prestigious annual film and television industry awards held annually in January. “After reviewing bids from numerous companies, we selected YANGAROO, most notably because of the sophistication of the YANGAROO Awards platform and the professionalism of the YANGAROO team,” said Vance Van Petten, National Executive Director/COO, PGA. “We look forward to providing our entrants with a user-friendly submissions platform, and to providing our administrators with the best possible tools to do their jobs.”
“We are particularly honored to have been chosen by an organization as venerable as the PGA amongst bids from our competitors,” said Gary Moss, President and CEO, YANGAROO Inc. “We will work towards surpassing their expectations and creating another integral and enduring partnership with a major awards show in the film and television industries.”
The Producers Guild Awards will join over 17 other major awards shows that rely on YANGAROO technology including The GRAMMYS, The Latin GRAMMYS, The Emmys (Daytime, News and Documentary, and Sports), The Golden Globes, The Academy of Country Music Awards, The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), The BET Awards, The JUNOS, The Canadian Screen Awards, The BET Hip Hop Awards, The Soul Train Awards, and the Tony Awards.
About the Producers Guild of America:
The Producers Guild of America is a non-profit trade organization that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The PGA works to protect the careers of producers and improve the producing community at large by facilitating health benefits for members, encouraging the enforcement of workplace labor laws and sustainable production practices, creating fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, and hosting educational opportunities for new and experienced producers alike. The Producers Mark (“p.g.a.”) is a certification mark created by the PGA for the public good to identify which among an often extensive list of producers on a particular feature film performed a major portion of the producing functions in a decision-making capacity. For more information and the latest updates, please visit the PGA websites and follow on social media:
YANGAROO is a company dedicated to digital media management. YANGAROO’s patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is a leading secure B2B digital cloud based solution focused on the music and advertising industries. The DMDS solution provides more accountable, effective, and far less costly digital management of broadcast quality media via the Internet. It replaces the physical, satellite and closed network distribution and management of audio and video content, for music, music videos, and advertising to television, radio, media, retailers, and other authorized recipients. The YANGAROO Awards platform is now the industry standard and powers most of North America’s major awards shows.
YANGAROO has offices in Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles. YANGAROO trades on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol YOO and in the U.S. under OTCBB: YOOIF. For further information, please contact Gary Moss at 416-534-0607 ext.111 or visit www.yangaroo.com.
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