About Lee Gluckman Jr. and Producers Group Ltd.
Producers Group Ltd. chairman Lee Gluckman Jr., a graduate in Communications from Michigan State University, has spent his entire career in film and video production, including work in commercials. He began in network and educational television. Producers Group has a list of more than 375 productions shot worldwide and has won film festival and Emmy Awards in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Producers Group, a creative and production company, was founded by Lee in 1967. Offices initially were in Chicago, but moved to Hollywood in 1985. Since 1968, Gluckman, through Producers Group, has been the chief negotiator representing film and video producers nationally in labor contract negotiations with the Screen Actors Guild & the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, now SAG-AFTRA.
Gluckman negotiated SAG-AFTRA 2015 agreement with industry
In April 2015, SAG-AFTRA National Board ratified a three-year agreement to the new National Code of Fair Practice for Corporate/Educational & Non-Broadcast Recorded Material.
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals.
“We are very pleased to have been able to work out a good agreement for the benefit of the producers, payroll services and the SAG-AFTRA performers across the broad spectrum of the productions covered under this agreement,” said Gluckman. “The changing face of today's digital and social media always makes this a challenging negotiation.”