The PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA (PGA) are determined to stamp out bogus film credits, which are "devaluing" their profession.

American producers say undeserved producing credits at the end of movies are used as a currency in Hollywood to boost the careers of managers, agents and actors.

American writers and directors have labour unions which control who can and cannot be credited, but producers are not represented by such a body.

Kathleen Kennedy, President of the Producer's Guild, says guidelines will be set in place and that the Guild's lawyers will sue studios to force them to remove any bogus credits.

Kennedy says, "The studios did not set out to demean the producing credit. They simply discovered they could use the unregulated producer credit as a form of currency. When counterfeit currency is allowed to proliferate it devalues the whole system of currency."

08/10/2004 13:37