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Produced By Conference Announces Additional Speakers, Sessions, and Mentoring Roundtables

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 21, 2016

LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2016) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today additional speakers for its 8th annual Produced By Conference (PBC). This year’s headlining sessions include the Conversations With… series, featuring an in-depth dialogue with the producers from Revelations Entertainment, President Morgan Freeman and CEO Lori McCreary, and one with FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf together with "Fargo” Executive Producer Noah Hawley. PBC will also feature a 360 Profile roundtable discussion on New Regency with producer/director Steve McQueen, along with the company’s President and CEO Brad Weston and President of Production Pam Abdy.

Produced By is the only conference offering producers multiple opportunities to network with and absorb information from some of the most accomplished men and women in the entertainment industry. Registration and pricing information can be found at ProducedByConference.com. Early bird registration ends May 1st. Produced By 2016 takes place Saturday, June 4 through Sunday, June 5 and is hosted by Sony Pictures on its studio lot in Culver City, CA.

The Producers Guild also announced newly added speakers for Produced By 2016. In alphabetical order, they include:

· Pam Abdy, President of Production, New Regency

· Jeremy Alter, TOUCHED WITH FIRE, INLAND EMPIRE

· Keith Arem, CEO, PCB Productions; "Call of Duty,” "Phoenix Incident”

· Fred Baron, Executive Vice President of Feature Production, 20th Century Fox

· Marc Bienstock, THE VISIT, SPLIT

· Bill Borden, President, First Street Films; HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, THE MERMAID

· Joe Chianese, Executive Vice President, EP Financial Solutions

· John Davis, Chairman, Davis Entertainment; CHRONICLE, "The Blacklist”

· Jim Economos, Vice President- Production Safety, Legendary Entertainment

· Ellen Eliasoph, President and CEO, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Asia

· Katie Fellion, Head of Business Development & Workflow Strategy, Light Iron

· Morgan Freeman, President & Co-Founder, Revelations Entertainment; INVICTUS, "Madam Secretary”

· David Friendly, Principal, Friendly Films; LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, "Queen of the South”

· Carolyn Giardina, Contributing Editor, Tech, The Hollywood Reporter

· Whitney Kimmel Glassberg, Movie Partnerships, Facebook & Instagram

· Misha Green, "Underground”

· Lt. Adam Hall, Project Officer, Navy Office of Information West

· Daniel Hammond, CCO, Broad Green Pictures

· Noah Hawley, "Fargo," "The Unusuals”

· John Heinsen, CEO and Executive Producer, Bunnygraph Entertainment

· Mike Kelly, CSP, Media Risk Control Manager, ProSight Specialty Insurance

· Glenn Kennel, President and CEO, ARRI, Inc.

· Rachel Klein, Producer/CEO, Fire Starter Studios, Solaris Media Group; "30 for 30, The Fab Five," NEA "United States of Arts"

· Josh Kline, Head of Media & Entertainment, Box

· John Landgraf, Chief Executive Officer, FX Networks and FX Productions

· Howard Lee, Executive Vice President, Development & Production, TLC; General Manager, Discovery Life Channel

· Gary Levine, President, Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.

· Joe Lewis, Head of Half-Hour Programming, Amazon Studios

· Peter Mavromates, GONE GIRL, "House of Cards"

· Lori McCreary, CEO & Co-Founder, Revelations Entertainment; President of the Producers Guild

· Steve McQueen, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, SHAME, HUNGER

· Chris Moore, Principal, The Media Farm; "The Chair," "Project Greenlight"

· Lydia Dean Pilcher, Producer, Cine Mosaic; CUTIE AND THE BOXER, THE QUEEN OF KATWE

· Sherri Potter, Head of Post Production Services, Technicolor

· Russ Robertson, Vice President of Marketing, Panavision

· Melissa Rosenberg, Tall Girls Productions; "Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” screenwriter "Twilight” franchise

· Ben Rosenblatt, Producer/Head of VFX and Post, Bad Robot; STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, 10 CLOVERFIELD

· Dana Ross, International Marketing Executive, ARRI Rental

· Jonathan Saba, Vice President of Marketing, Saban Films

· Chachi Senior, Senior Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV

· Stacy Smith, Director, Media, Diversity, and Social Change Initiative, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California

· Beatrice Springborn, Head of Originals, Hulu

· William Stuart, President, Aurora Productions Inc.; THE ROCK, EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS

· Leslie Urdang, President, Mar-Key Pictures; BEGINNERS, RABBIT HOLE

· Brad Weston, CEO and President, New Regency

· Winnie Wong, SVP, Momentous Insurance Brokerage

Produced By 2016 offers a broad range of programming, including mentoring roundtables, panel discussions, and interactive events. In addition to the Conversations With… and 360 Profile series, PBC features a lineup of sessions addressing topics surrounding film, television and digital.

After a successful inaugural run at last year’s PBC, the conference is excited to announce the return of the popular panels The Art and Craft of Pitching for Film and Television, two sessions where producers have the opportunity to test out pitching skills on experienced industry leaders. Amy Baer (LAST VEGAS) and Michael London (TRUMBO) will head the film session, with Gary Levine (President of Programming, Showtime) and Melissa Rosenberg ("Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) providing the platform for television. Both sessions will be led by Produced By Conference Co-Chair, Marshall Herskovitz.

Newly added sessions are in bold and italics below:

· 2nd SEASON AND BEYOND: HOW TO SUSTAIN YOUR UNSCRIPTED SHOW

· 20 SECONDS TO DISASTER: CREATING A SAFE PRODUCTION TO PROTECT YOUR CAST & CREW Sponsored by HUB Entertainment Insurance

· 360 PROFILE: ALL DEF DIGITAL

· 360 PROFILE: STEVE MCQUEEN AND NEW REGENCY

· THE ART AND CRAFT OF PITCHING FOR FILM

· THE ART AND CRAFT OF PITCHING FOR TELEVISION

· CONVERSATION WITH: ELIZABETH BANKS & MAX HANDELMAN

· CONVERSATION WITH: MORGAN FREEMAN & LORI MCCREARY

· CONVERSATION WITH: JOHN LANDGRAF & NOAH HAWLEY

· EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT VIRTUAL REALITY BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

· FIELD OF VISION: HOW NEW TECHNOLOGIES ARE REDEFINING CINEMATOGRAPHY AND FINISHING Sponsored by ARRI and Technicolor

· FUTURE PROOFING YOUR PRODUCTIONS Sponsored by Light Iron, A Panavision Company

· THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY ON TODAY’S POST WORKFLOWS Sponsored by Box

· INTEGRATING SOCIAL MEDIA AND MOBILE INTO YOUR MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION CAMPAIGNS

· IS THE SKY FALLING?: THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACING INDEPENDENT FILM PRODUCERS

· MEET THE BUYERS: AMAZON/ HULU/YOUTUBE

· THE NEW CREATIVES: HOW THESE ‘FIRST TIMERS’ GOT IT RIGHT

· A SEAT AT THE PRODUCTION TABLE: WHICH PROJECTS GET FINANCED? Sponsored by Entertainment Partners

· SHOOTING OVERSEAS?HOW TO FIND THE BEST LOCATIONS, PARTNERS AND PRODUCTION INCENTIVES Sponsored by Delta Air Lines

· SOCIAL CHANGE AND THE BOX OFFICE: THE POTENTIAL OF GENDER PARITY, DIVERSITY AND STEM Sponsored by SAG-AFTRA

· THE STATE OF FINANCING FILMS TODAY Sponsored by Pacific Mercantile Bank

· TOP 5 THINGS EVERY PRODUCER SHOULD KNOW Sponsored by Momentous Insurance

· WORKING WITH THE MILITARY FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN

The PBC’s Mentoring Roundtables Sponsored by Panasonic are now open for registration and include sessions with the following producers/speakers:

· Jeremy Alter, TOUCHED WITH FIRE, INLAND EMPIRE

· Keith Arem, CEO, PCB Productions; "Call of Duty,” "Phoenix Incident”

· Daniel Hammond, CCO, Broad Green Pictures

· Michael London, Principal and Founder, Groundswell Productions; MILK, SIDEWAYS

· Gary Lucchesi, President of the Producers Guild of America; THE LINCOLN LAWYER, MILLION DOLLAR BABY

· Chris Moore, Principal, The Media Farm; "The Chair," "Project Greenlight"

· Clay Newbill, Founder & President, 310 Entertainment; "Shark Tank,” "Brain Surge”

· Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, 20th Century Fox and Chief Creative Officer, Barco Escape

· Molly Smith, Partner, Black Label Media; DEMOLITION, SICARIO

· R. Decker Watson, Jr., Co-Executive Producer, "Deadliest Catch" (Original Productions)

* The above speakers, panel topics and mentor roundtables are subject to change.

Official sponsors include Sony Pictures;Cadillac, the Official Auto Partner of the PGA; Delta, the Official Airline Partner of the PGA; Corbis Entertainment’s BEN; PRG Production Resource Group; Panasonic; AMC Networks; ARRI; Box; Coca-Cola; Don Francisco’s Coffee; Emmett Furla Oasis Films; Entertainment Partners; Film in Iceland; Freixenet Cava; Heineken; Hilton Worldwide; HUB Entertainment Insurance; Indiepay; Intuitive Aerial; Light Iron; Marriott; Minnesota Film & TV Board; Momentous Insurance; Pacific Mercantile Bank; Produce Iowa; Proximo Spirits; SAG-AFTRA; SAGindie; Technicolor; The Molecule; Film US Virgin Islands; and VER.

Produced By Conference 2016 will be presided by PGA members Ian Bryce, Tracey Edmonds, Mark Gordon, Marshall Herskovitz, and Rachel Klein. The Produced by 2016 team includes Supervising Producer Barry Kaplan (EKG, Inc.), Program Director Madelyn Hammond (Madelyn Hammond and Associates), Marketing Consultant Lynda Dorf, and Sponsorship Director Diane Salerno (Six Degrees Global).

The 2016 Produced By Conference is made possible by The PGA Foundation, The Producers Guild of America’s charitable entity. The Produced By Conferences are the cornerstone events that epitomize the Foundation’s core mission, to educate and inspire those working in the producing profession. To review highlights from previous PBCs and to receive news and the latest programming updates for Produced By Conference 2016, please visit the Guild’s official website and follow its social media channels for the event:

Website: http://www.ProducedByConference.com

Twitter: @Produced_By

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ProducedByConference

About the Producers Guild of America (PGA)

The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The Producers Guild has more than 7,000 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits,promoting fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production practices. For more information and the latest updates, please visit ProducersGuild.org, www.PGAGreen.org, and www.PGADiversity.org, and follow us on Twitter @ProducersGuild.

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