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Francis Ford Coppola Joins Lineup As Featured Speaker For 6th Annual Produced By Conference

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Francis Ford Coppola Joins Lineup As Featured Speaker For the 6th Annual Produced By Conference

Newly Added Speakers Include: Laura Allen, Melinda Arons , Joshua Astrachan, Sarah Barnett, Glen Basner, Joe Chianese, Jason Constantine, Pete Filiaci, John Fithian, Bryan Fuller, Carolyn Giardina, Pete Hammond, John Heinsen, Glenn Kennel, Michael Klein, John Landgraf, Shira Lazar, Peter Micelli, Vance Van Petten, Julie Rieger, John P. Roberts, Tim Sarnoff, Cathy Schulman, Sanjay Sharma, Scott Stephens, Jennifer Storms, Bernie Su, Chris Thomes, Dan Weinstein and Ray Ydoyaga


Conference Now Open for Registration

LOS ANGELES (April 28, 2014) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (GODFATHER I, II and III, APOCALYPSE NOW) will join the 6th annual Produced By Conference (PBC) as a featured speaker.  Coppola will join some of the entertainment and digital industries’ most renowned producers and visionaries, including Ceán Chaffin (GONE GIRL, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, THE SOCIAL NETWORK), David Fincher (GONE GIRL, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, THE SOCIAL NETWORK), Evan Goldberg (NEIGHBORS, THIS IS THE END, SUPERBAD), Norman Lear (“The Jeffersons,” “All In The Family”), Seth Rogen (NEIGHBORS, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, KNOCKED UP), Joe Roth (HEAVEN IS FOR REAL , MILLION DOLLAR ARM, MALEFICENT) and James Weaver (NEIGHBORS, THIS IS THE END, THE GUILT TRIP).  Produced By 2014 is hosted by Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles on June 7-8.

For a full list of speakers and to register for Produced By 2014, please visit


Newly added speakers, in alphabetical order, include:


·       Laura Allen, Head of Production, 3rd Party, Yahoo!

·       Melinda Arons, Strategic Partner Development, TV and Film, Facebook


·       Sarah Barnett, President and General Manager, Sundance Channel

·       Glen Basner, Founder and CEO, FilmNation Entertainment

·       Joe Chianese, Executive Vice President, EP Financial Solutions, Entertainment Partners

·       Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group

·       Pete Filiaci, Vice President, Strategy and Insights Group, Univision

·       John Fithian, President and CEO, National Association of Theater Owners’

·       Bryan Fuller, Principal, Living Dead Guy Productions; (“Hannibal,” “Wonderfalls,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”)

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

·       Pete Hammond, Awards Columnist, Deadline Hollywood

·       John Heinsen, President, Bunnygraph Entertainment

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

·       Michael Klein, Executive Vice President, Programming and Content Strategy, Condé Nast Entertainment

·       John Landgraf, CEO, FX Network

·       Shira Lazar, Co-Founder, Host and Executive Producer, What’s Trending

·       Peter Micelli, Television Packaging and Literary Agent, Creative Artists Agency

·       Vance Van Petten, National Executive Director, Producers Guild of America

·       Julie Rieger, EVP Media, 20th Century Fox

·       John P. Roberts, SVP, Digital Media and Commercial Affairs, Endemol USA

·       Tim Sarnoff, President, Production Services, Technicolor

·       Cathy Schulman, President, Mandalay Pictures; (WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL, CRASH, DARFUR NOW)

·       Sanjay Sharma, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Machinima

·       Scott Stephens (“True Detective,” “Deadwood,” “Enlightened”)

·       Jennifer Storms, CEO and Founder, Parasol

·       Bernie Su (“The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” “LOOKBOOK: The Series,” “Emma Approved”)

·       Chris Thomes, Vice President, Digital Media Studio, Disney/ABC Television Group

·       Dan Weinstein, Founding Partner and Head of Digital Content, Collective Digital Studio

·       Ray Ydoyaga, Executive Vice President, Nielsen NRG

Produced By 2014 will feature more than 30 conference sessions, panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, networking opportunities, social events and workshops designed to address key industry topics and provide producers the opportunity to learn from their peers as well as the event’s accomplished speakers. In addition to Produced By’s celebrated “Conversations” series featuring in-depth discussions with its headlining guests, programing includes the following sessions covering television, film and digital media:

Ø  Conversation with: Francis Ford Coppola

Ø  Conversation with: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen and James Weaver

Ø  Conversation with: Ceán Chaffin and David Fincher

Ø  Conversation with: Joe Roth

Ø  Conversation with: Norman Lear

Ø  How Many Wrongs Make it Right – sponsored by Momentous Insurance

Ø  The Big Picture: Imaging and Creativity, from Capture Through Post – sponsored by ARRI and Technicolor

Ø  Tomorrow’s Reality Today: The Ever-Changing State of Non-Fiction TV

Ø  Adrenaline Rush: TV on the Edge of Your Seat

Ø  Take it From the Top: 10 Questions for the Cable Bosses

Ø  The Revolution Has Just Been Televised: The Disrupted Landscape of TV 

Ø  Financing Independent Film: New Business Models

Ø  Stage Presence: The Hollywood-Broadway Connection

Ø  The Best Fest Quest: Maximizing Returns on Your Film Festival Submission

Ø  VOD—Blessing or Curse?  Navigating the Brave New World of Distribution

Ø  The Emerging Majors: New Possibilities for Scripted Storytelling

Ø  Indie City: Finding Your Niche in the Digital Eco-System

Ø  Social Media Marketing: Targeting the Audience You're Certain is Out There

Ø  Increase your Opening Weekend Box Office: How the Hispanic Audience Can Make All the Difference -- sponsored by Univision Communications Inc.

Ø  One World, Many Choices: Production Incentives: Learn What, Where, How and How Much -- sponsored by Entertainment Partners


*The above speakers and/or session topics are subject to change. 

Produced By 2014 is chaired by Producers Guild members Tracey Edmonds, Marshall Herskovitz, Rachel Klein and Gary Lucchesi. Madelyn Hammond (Madelyn Hammond & Associates) serves as Programming Director, with Barry Kaplan (EKG, Inc.) once again serving as the conference’s Supervising Producer. Diane Salerno (Six Degrees Global) returns as Sponsorship Director, while Lynda Dorf likewise returns as Produced By's Marketing Consultant.

In addition to Warner Bros. Studios, sponsors to date include: General Motors, the official Automotive Partner of the PGA; PRG, Production Resource Group; Univision Communications; Entertainment Partners; ARRI; Technicolor; Momentous Insurance; Alaska Film Group; Alaska Film Office; Visit Anchorage; Honolulu Film Office; Produce Iowa; SIM Digital; SAG-AFTRA; SAGIndie; Film West Hollywood;  Florida Office of Film and Entertainment; Gavina & Sons; Georgia Department of Economic Development; and more.

*Media Credentials: All media interested in covering the 2014 Produced By Conference will need to submit a Press Credential Application. Please email Sweety Ghuman at Sweety.Ghuman@42West.Net to receive an application. While credentials are not guaranteed due to space limitations, the PBC will do its best to grant them to as many outlets as possible.