Stephanie Allain and Donald De Line at the head of the Producers Guild

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Producers Guild of America has elected Hollywood veterans Stephanie Allain and Donald De Line as their new presidents, the organization announced Tuesday.

Allain, a longtime producer behind films like “Dear White People,” “Hustle & Flow” and “Beyond the Lights,” is the first woman of color to take on the role in the organization’s history. De Line’s credits include “Ready Player One”, “The Italian Job” and “Pain & Gain”.

The nonprofit trade group represents more than 8,000 film, television and new media producers and is behind the annual Producers Guild Awards, which have become the best predictor for predicting the eventual top Oscar winner.

In a joint statement, Allain and De Line said, “We will continue to educate the industry on the role of the producer, support producers’ efforts for fair and proportionate compensation and benefits, welcome and encourage a more diverse membership and strive to achieve broader health care coverage while educating members on the current benefits and opportunities available to them.

They replace outgoing presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher who have held the position since 2018, during which they helped guide the guild through the changes of the #MeToo revolution, the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and the COVID-19 pandemic. 19.