In December 1999, The Guild of Film Production Accountants and Financial Administrators (GFPA) and The Guild of Film Production Executives (GFPE) merged to become "The Production Guild of Great Britain".
The Guild works on behalf of its members to achieve the following aims:
- Improve members' employment opportunities across all available incoming and domestic feature film and television drama production through the maintenance, development and promotion of the Guild Members' Availability Service.
- Inform, advise and guide members on all current legal, financial, fiscal, and commercial developments within the US, UK and European production environments.
- Provide both general and individual industrial, legal and fiscal advice, information and guidance through members' seminars, on-line and printed publications and training and development initiatives.
- Encourage, develop and sustain recognition of members as being best practice practitioners in feature film and television production across the world by upholding the Guild's Code of Practice;
- Lobby and campaign Government and its Executives in partnership with other key UK Industry bodies on issues which may impact on the competitiveness of the UK as a global feature film and television drama production centre.
- Encourage and foster new producing and accounting talent to adopt the same level of professional practice in the United Kingdom through delivery of industry-recognised skills training and access to supplementary membership of the Guild.
The Guild provides:
- The most current and relevant information on all members availability for work for incoming, UK and other feature film and television production via its availability search.
- The most current and relevant information on feature film and television drama projects in development and pre-production to support its members' opportunities for employment.
- Access to a confidential and free Members Advisory Service.
- Access to information. advice and guidance on UK industry agreements, Inland Revenue, DCMS and UK Border Agency issues via the website, member seminars and training events.
- Access to key information, advice and benefits to production through its growing Company Affiliate Members programme comprising the essential UK studios, equipment suppliers, post and VFX houses and media finance, insurance and legal advisors.
- The Guild's Board and Secretariat seeks to advocate on behalf of the membership on the following industry organisations, Government Departments and other bodies: -
• Creative England
• British Film Commission
• Film London
• Department of Culture, Media and Sport
• Inland Revenue
• Health and Safety Executive
• Creative Skillset
• Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund
• UK Border Agency
- Delivers a comprehensive training programme consisting of new entrants training, Continual Professional Development Training and a short course programme
- A mechanism for the professional recognition of individual expertise and excellence for all freelance and permanently employed personnel involved in the senior management of feature film and television drama production both domestically and internationally.