PGA's "Produced By: New York" Announces Tina Fey As Featured Speaker...
Monday, June 29, 2015
"PRODUCED BY: NEW YORK” ANNOUNCES
TINA FEY AS FEATURED SPEAKER
AND DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS AS PRESENTING SPONSOR
2nd Annual Event Takes Place October 24,
2015 at Time Warner Center
LOS ANGELES (June 29, 2015) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced
today that Produced By: New York (PBNY) will feature an in-depth discussion
with producer Tina Fey for the event’s headlining "Conversations With…” series. Additionally, Discovery Communications will
serve as the presenting sponsor of the event.
For the second year, Time Warner Inc. and HBO sponsor the venue at the
Time Warner Center in New York City on Saturday, October 24th, following
the highly successful seventh annual Produced By Conference held in Los Angeles
year’s Produced By: New York attracted more than 55 influential storytellers
including Bonnie Arnold, Darren Aronofsky, Mark Gordon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jon
Kilik, Hawk Koch, Jenni Konner, Don Lemon, Peter Saraf, Cathy Schulman, Morgan
Spurlock, James Schamus, Harvey Weinstein, Terence Winter, and many more. Speakers for this year’s PBNY will be
announced in the coming months.
McCreary and Gary Lucchesi, Presidents of the PGA said, "The Produced By
Conference has proven to be a tremendous opportunity for producers of film, TV
and digital media content to share industry acumen with their peers in a
collaborative and educational setting.
We are thrilled to bring this unique event back to New York.”
across film, television and new media, the Produced By Conference is an
educational forum conducted by acclaimed producers, including numerous Oscar
and Emmy Award winners, as well as the next generation of creative
entrepreneurs. Produced By is held through the Producers Guild of America’s
charitable entity, the PGA Foundation, as it epitomizes the Foundation’s core
mission to educate those who work in the producing profession. Follow Produced
By on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/producedbyconference and www.twitter.com/Produced_By.
chaired by PGA members Bruce Cohen, Blaine Graboyes, Dana Kuznetzkoff, and
Debbie Myers. Karen Schwartzman serves as Programming Director with Robin
Kramer serving as the conference’s Supervising Producer. Susan McPherson is Sponsorship Director.
For more information about
the PGA’s Produced By: New York conference, please visit:
is an award-winning television and film producer, writer, and actress. She was the executive producer, creator and
star of three-time Emmy Award-winning comedy series "30 Rock.” Her performance
earned her an Emmy, two Golden Globes, four SAG Awards, and a People’s Choice
Award. Prior to "30 Rock,” Fey spent nine seasons as a writer and cast member
on "Saturday Night Live.” Her film work includes MEAN GIRLS (which she wrote),
DATE NIGHT, BABY MAMA, ADMISSION and THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU. Upcoming film projects include SISTERS with
Amy Poehler and the film adaptation of Kim Barker's "THE TALIBAN
SHUFFLE", both of which she produced through her company Little
Stranger. In 2010 she became the youngest
recipient of the Mark Twain Award for American Humor. Fey is currently the
co-creator and executive producer of the hit Netflix series "Unbreakable Kimmy
Schmidt," which will return for its second in Spring 2016.
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA,
DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion
cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years
Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers
with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by
Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and
Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey
Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment
destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery
also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools,
including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery
Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including
Discovery Digital Networks. Discovery Networks International distributes 50
international brands via 352 localized feeds, with programming available in 45
languages. For more information please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
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.