Jon Peters Is Not a PGA-Certified Producer on ‘A Star Is Born,’ Guild Says

Peters, a producer on the 1976 and 2018 versions of the film, has faced multiple past accusations of sexual misconduct

Last Updated: September 11, 2018 @ 10:27 PM

Jon Peters has not been certified by the Producer’s Guild of America for the 2018 remake of “A Star Is Born” starring Bradley Cooper and Lady GaGa, the PGA tells TheWrap. He will therefore not receive the guild credit next to his name, and is ineligible for any PGA award should the film be nominated.

The PGA disclosed the determination after an article Monday on Jezebel resurfaced accusations of sexual harassment made against Peters by at least five different women. Notably, in 2011, Peters was ordered to pay $3 million in damages to Shelly Morita, his former personal assistant, who among other accusations said Peters touched her inappropriately during the filming of “Superman Returns” in Australia. Peters has consistently denied the accusations.

The PGA determination means Peters, who also produced the 1976 version of “A Star Is Born,” is unlikely to be eligible for a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards next year. While the Film Academy determines which credited producers are included in nominations, certification by the PGA serves as a recommendation.

Peters will continue to be credited as a producer on the remake of “A Star Is Born,” which is tagged as a “Jon Peters/Bill Gerber/Joint Effort Production.” He is credited second after Gerber, and ahead of Cooper, Todd Phillips, and Lynette Howell Taylor.

Warner Bros, which is releasing the film Oct. 5, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap. But it said in a statement provided to Variety that “Jon Peters’ attachment to this property goes as far back as 1976. Legally, we had to honor the contractual obligation in order to make this film.”

Peters’ credits as a producer include “Batman” (1989), “Caddyshack,” “Superman Returns,” and “The Color Purple,” and he served as an executive producer on “Rain Man.”

Peters did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

Jeremy Fuster contributed to this report.