Add the PGA's producers mark to relevant credits

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Since now the missing big studios have come on board last month, the PGA producers mark will become much more common and important.

More info: http://variety.com/2013/film/news/dis...

I think it is critical for IMDb to adapt that mark in their credits as well and do so as soon as possible.

For one it's a very important attribute, esp with the flood of producers many movies have nowadays. It would be really good to see which one of the producers is actually doing the work and who got the credit only because s/he was a good negotiator.

And I think it would be a good idea to implement it asap if only for the fact that right now the number of movies/producers who have been awarded the mark already is still fairly small, so adding the existing credit attributes in hindsight should be fast. If you wait too long, the number of credits to update becomes bigger and bigger.

I assume you could use the standard attribute field to add the "p.g.a." manually right now but I think it should be a more standardized option.
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This would be a major policy change for IMDb.

In the Suffixes and Prefixes section of the Submission Guide: Names IMDb explicitly states :
Suffixes indicating professional affiliation, like ASC, CSA, MPSE, etc., are never included; such guild memberships can be noted in biographical trivia

Allowing the membership information only for Producers would likely be unfeasible; other guilds would complain about the special treatment. Therefore, I believe you would need to get IMDb to reverse this long-standing policy.
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The PGA producer mark is not about guild affiliation at all. Producers who are not member of the PGA can get the certification as well.

The PGA producer mark is to set producers apart who have actually done producing work versus those who have just negotiated a credit (but haven't done anything or little producing work). To determine who gets that producer mark the PGA uses similar rules as are used to determine eligible producers for the Oscars.

To my understanding the certification is also something which is shown in the end credits of the movie. It has specifically to do with the work that producer has done on that certified movie and only that one.

I would consider the PGA producer mark more like an extended description of their role/credit. There are producers and then there are the certified producers who have the p.g.a after the producer title.