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About the Production Equipment Rental Group

The Production Equipment Rental Group (PERG) serves the film and digital community within PLASA. PERG shines a light on the challenges and opportunities faced by professional rental companies. It focuses the collective expertise of its members to shape solutions that best serve us all. PERG strives to be the voice of the motion picture equipment rental industry and set a standard of operations and ethical behavior.

PERG's main focus is rental companiesthat offer cameras, grip and lighting equipment to the motion picture, television and commercial production market. Any member of PLASA working in these market sectors may become a member of the Production Equipment Rental Group by contacting PERG Manager, Harry Box, at .

The PERG Council is comprised of volunteer leaders from rental companies, manufacturers and insurance companies. The Council works to develop initiatives, programs and services for the benefit of PERG members.







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RENTAL GUARD is operational! PLASA has launched RENTAL GUARD, a big upgrade to our suite of web-based tools designed to fight fraud and theft. The site is the central industry-wide, international depository for missing equipment data. It ties into our international network of rental companies, service centers and equipment dealers unified against theft. Check out this site now to learn more.

Register for RENTAL GUARD

PERG and ASPEC members must register in order to continue to receive:

  • Missing Equipment Alerts
  • Questionable Customer Alerts
  • New Customer Inquiries

Pass the word to members of your staff who need to be monitoring these reports. Each person must create their own ID and password in order to receive the alerts. No one is registered automatically, even if you received these reports in the past. It only takes a minute to register.

Once you have registered, be sure to check out these useful RENTAL GUARD resources:

  • Downloadable RENTAL GUARD badge, for use on your website, counter, vehicles and rental applications
  • Compiled list of fraud indicators
  • Procedures for verifying a new customer
  • Guidelines for verifying industry references
  • Learn more about how RENTAL GUARD works
  • Guidelines of other actions to take after a theft

Not a PLASA member? Join PLASA now and start receiving the full benefit of RENTAL GUARD and all of our initiatives and events.

PERG Meetings and Activities
NAB, Cine Gear Expo, regional meetings, PLASA Focus events -- company leaders gather network and discuss industry trends and issues. Please join us at our next event! (see upcoming events).

Terms and Conditions
As part of PERG’s ongoing campaign to reduce redlining of rental contracts, we created the AICP/PLASA Terms and Conditions. This sample document was created by a joint AICP/PLASA committee in conjunction with insurance underwriters and legal counsel.

data security
Clients frequently return media cards and storage devices with sensitive images and other recorded data still on the device. PERG brought together representatives from every side of the industry to discuss the issue and created the Recorded Content Disclaimer, and the Media Handling Guidelines for Rental House Employees.

PLASA Job BOard - now a full featured Employment resource

  • Job postings
  • Resume search
  • Self service management of postings
  • Notification of new candidates with the qualifications you are looking for.

Members receive one free job posting on the new job board.  Additionally members receive 25% off subsequent purchases using your member discount code. Contact to receive your discount code.

Oktoberfest Party
For the third consecutive year the AICP and PLASA will co-host Oktoberfest at Highline Stages in Manhattan on October 28th. This by-invitation-only event is always well attended by AICP members and associate members and PLASA PERG companies. With authentic German cuisine, beer and wine, a great time will be had by all. Please contact for more information.