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WHAT IS POSTGUYS?
Postguys is about better prices for producers, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for producers and workers around the world. Postguys wishes to address the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
WHAT ARE POSTGUYS STANDARDS?
Postguys standards comprise both minimum social, economic and cultural requirements, which producers should expect, plus progress requirements that encourage the continuous improvement to develop producers’ organisations or the situation of workers.
WHAT PRODUCT CATEGORIES DOES POSTGUYS HANDLE? Postguys standards exist for the following products Film and Video products:
SOME PEOPLE SAY USE UK and US STUDIO FACILITIES RATHER THAN USE POSTGUYS. WHAT IS POSTGUY’S RESPONSE?
Use both! We recognise that many producers everywhere face similar issues, not least ensuring that they get a fair return for upholding decent social and ethical standards in their production process. We therefore support the promotion of sustainable production for studio producers, but our specific role will continue to be supporting small producers from all over the world. Postguys isn’t in competition with UK studio producers or the US majors, so using studio facilities and using Postguys need not be mutually exclusive. Postguys focuses mainly on products such as low budget features and documentaries that cannot be made in sufficient quantities to fill the global demand. Ultimately, it is up to each person to do what they see as being in the interests of people and our planet. What is important is that we all try to make informed choices wherever possible. We are committed to raising awareness of ways in which making products with Postguys is empowering and strengthening the future for disadvantaged producers and workers around the globe.
CAN SOMEONE COME and GIVE ADVICE or a QUOTE?
We receive many requests and we are unfortunately unable to accept every invitation. If you are a group working towards fairer working opportunities, it may be possible for a Postguys advisor to visit you or speak with you. If you are holding an event and wish to invite a Postguys speaker, please email us at email@example.com
Our mission is to support producers and workers in the film world to increase their share in global trade.