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Michael Moore Announced As Featured Speaker For Produced By: New York

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LOS ANGELES (October 22, 2015) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker and producer Michael Moore (WHERE TO INVADE NEXT, BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, FAHRENHEIT 9/11), has been added as a featured speaker at the 2nd annual Produced By: New York (PBNY) conference, taking place October 24, 2015 at Time Warner Center. PBNY will present an in-depth, one-on-one discussion with Moore for the event’s headlining "Conversations With…” series. Moore replaces featured speaker Tina Fey, who will no longer be able to join the conference due to the passing of a close family member.



"Michael Moore is one of the most acclaimed documentary filmmakers in the world today. His unforgettable work, including films such as BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and SICKO has forced audiences to ask tough questions and formulate their our own opinions. Hislatest film WHERE TO INVADE NEXT is no exception.” said Lori McCreary and Gary Lucchesi, Presidents of the PGA. "We are so excited to offer PBNY attendees the chance to be a part of this candid discussion with one of the defining voices in contemporary film.”

At the age of 18, Moore became the youngest elected official in the country. At 22, he founded the Flint Voice, a nationally-recognized alternative newspaper. In 1989, Michael made his first film, the box office record breaking ROGER & ME, which gave birth to the modern-day documentary movement. Moore went on to break the documentary box office record two more times with his 2002 Oscar-winning film, BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE and the Palme d'Or-winning FAHRENHEIT 9/11. Other notable films include the Oscar-nominated SICKO and CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY. Moore won an Emmy Award for his series "TV Nation" and is one of America's top-selling nonfiction authors, with such books as "Stupid White Men" and "Dude, Where's My Country?" Moore’s upcoming film WHERE TO INVADE NEXT is set to release in December 2015.

PBNY has recently added more than 15 speakers and mentors to its roster of panelists which includes previously announced speakers such as Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Effie Brown, Bruce Cohen, Barbara Hall, John Hoffman, Navid Khonsari, Michelle King, Robert King, Michael London, Gary Lucchesi, Tom McCarthy, Lori McCreary, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Peter Saraf, Darren Star and Christine Vachon, among many others. The additional speakers include:

· Jason Abbruzzese Business Reporter, Mashable

· G. Mac Brown (THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, ST. VINCENT)

· Janet Brown CEO, FilmBuff

· Joe Calabrese – EVP, Director of Integrated Production, Deutsch

· Danny Forster ("Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero”, "Build It Bigger”)

· Bruce David Klein President & Executive Producer, Atlas Media Corp ("Hotel Impossible”, MEAT LOAF: IN SEARCH OF PARADISE)

· Michael Moore (WHERE TO INVADE NEXT, BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, FAHRENHEIT 9/11)

· Peter Nowalk – Shondaland ("How To Get Away With Murder”)

· Jehane Noujaim (THE SQUARE, RAFEA: SOLAR MAMA)

· David Oliver – Principal, Oliver Media Finance

· Priyanka Pruthi Senior Producer, Digital Strategy, UNICEF

· Jamie Schutz President, Stick Figure Studios, Advisory Board, Producers Guild of America East ("Survivor”, "Chasing Tyson”)

· Evan Shapiro EVP, Digital Enterprises, NBCUniversal

· Michael Skolnik President, GlobalGrind.com

· Tim Squyres – (LIFE OF PI, UNBROKEN)

· Jacob Tremblay – (ROOM)

Produced By: New York 2015 presents a program of 21 offerings including panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, and workshops covering key industry topics and the ever-evolving world of producing. The full program is listed below:

· THE ART (AND BUSINESS) OF SHOWRUNNING Sponsored by Panasonic

· THE CHANGEMAKERS: TACTICS FOR EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN FILM & TELEVISION

Sponsored by the Harnisch Foundation

· CONVERSATION WITH: MICHAEL MOORE Sponsored by VER

· FIX IT IN… PREP? THE VALUE OF POST-PRODUCTION ARTISTS EARLY IN THE PROCESS

Sponsored by Nice Shoes, FilmLight, and SONY

· THE POWER OF SUCCESSFUL CREATIVE COLLABORATION Sponsored by VER

· PRODUCERS’ MASTERCLASS: AN ADVENTUROUS PARTNERSHIP WITH ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU

· THE RISE OF DIGITAL CONTENT: MEDIA, CHANNELS, BRANDS,

Sponsored by Adobe Systems, Inc.

· STARTUPS FOR PRODUCERS: BUILDING YOUR MEDIA EMPIRE FROM VC FUNDING TO ACHIEVING YOUR VISION

· THE STATE OF PRODUCING

· TOMORROW’S TINSEL: THE FUTURE OF FILM FINANCING

Sponsored by Entertainment Partners

· THE TRUTH SELLS: NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Sponsored by PBS

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

For a full list of speakers, session topics, and to register for Produced By: New York 2015, please visit www.producedbyconference.com.

Reaching 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 or #Produced_By.

In addition to Discovery Communications, PBNY sponsors to-date include: Adobe Systems, Inc.; AKA; BEN, a Corbis company; Buffalo Niagara Film Office; CAPS Payroll; The City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment; Entertainment Partners; FilmLight; Film US Virgin Islands; Harmonium; the Harnisch Foundation; Indiepay; Intuitive Aerial; JetBlue Airways; Ketel One Vodka; Light Iron; The Molecule; Nice Shoes; Panasonic; PBS; Post New York Alliance; Silvercup Studios; SONY; Sutton Court Hotel Residences; Time Inc. and VER.

PBNY is 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:

www.producedbyconference.com

Twitter: @Produced_By

Facebook.com/ProducedByConference

Youtube.com/user/ProducersGuild

Instagram.com/ProducersGuild

Hashtag: #ProducedByNY


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