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Produced By: New York Announces Additional Speakers and Sessions

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PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL

“PRODUCED BY: NEW YORK” SPEAKERS INCLUDING TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET,

JESSICA CHASTAIN, MELISSA JAMES GIBSON, MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL, CHARLES D. KING, TED HOPE, JOE LEWIS, FRANK PUGLIESE, DEE REES & PETER SPEARS

 

4th Annual Conference is Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Time Warner Center

 

 NEW YORK (September 14, 2017) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today additional speakers for Produced By: New York 2017 (PBNY) which will feature new sessions including “360 Profile: Amazon Studios” with Ted Hope and Joe Lewis and “Scripted Series Content: From Pitch to Post” with Melissa James Gibson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Frank Pugliese. Joining existing panels are Jessica Chastain for “The Power to Shake It Up”; and Timothée Chalamet, Charles D. King, Dee Rees, and Peter Spears for “Producers’ Masterclass: The Power of Creative Collaboration. PBNY 2017 will be held on Saturday, October 28, with Time Warner Center in New York serving as the venue for the fourth consecutive year.

“360 Profile: Amazon Studios” features a wide-ranging discussion with the company’s Head of Motion Picture Production Ted Hope and its Head of Comedy, Drama, and VR Joe Lewis. The speakers will share their approach to creative development across a variety of genres, including projects such as the Oscar®-winning feature film “Manchester By The Sea” and the Emmy®-winning series “Transparent.”

“Scripted Series Content: From Pitch to Post” features a forum with “The Deuce” producers Maggie Gyllenhaal and Nina K. Noble, and “House of Cards” producers Frank Pugliese and Melissa James Gibson, to share their insights and strategies about the storyteller’s path from idea to edit bay, exploring every leg of the process.

Jessica Chastain, actress, producer, and the Founder of Freckle Films, joins “The Power to Shake It Up,” a discussion about challenging the status quo and actively creating opportunities for women in all aspects of development and production, while telling stories from fresh voices that audiences haven’t heard before.

“Producers’ Masterclass: The Power of Creative Collaboration” is an annual event where the producers of some of this year’s most acclaimed features take the stage with their key collaborators to talk about the filmmaking process and how their partnerships provide the defining elements of their memorable films. Academy Award®-winning producer Bruce Cohen (“American Beauty”) will lead the discussion, which now includes “Call Me By Your Name” producer Peter Spears and actor Timothée Chalamet, and “Mudbound” producer Charles D. King and writer/director Dee Rees.

Newly confirmed panelists to date are noted below in alphabetical order. All speakers are producers on their credited projects below, unless otherwise indicated:

o   Timothée Chalamet, actor, “Call Me By Your Name,” “Lady Bird”

o   Jessica Chastain, Founder, Freckle Films; “The Zoo Keeper’s Wife,” “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”

o   Melissa James Gibson, “House of Cards”

o   Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Deuce,” “The Kindergarten Teacher”

o   Charles D. King, Founder & CEO,  MACRO; “Mudbound”

o   Jessica Goldberg, "The Path," "Parenthood"

o   Ted Hope, Head of Motion Pictures Production, Amazon Studios

o   Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and VR, Amazon Studios

o   Frank Pugliese, “House of Cards”

o   Dee Rees, writer/director, “Mudbound,” “Pariah”

o   Peter Spears, “Call Me By Your Name”

* The above speakers and panels are subject to change.

 

Previous Produced By: New York speakers include Chris Rock, Tina Fey, Matt Damon, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Harvey Weinstein, Bonnie Arnold, Darren Aronofsky, Mark Gordon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joshua Safran, and Lydia Dean Pilcher, among many others. 

Reaching across film, television and new media, Produced By is an educational forum conducted by acclaimed producers, including numerous Oscar and Emmy award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. It is specifically created by producers, for producers and features a broad range of programming, including mentoring roundtables, workshops and networking events. No other event gives producers so many opportunities to network with and learn from top storytellers and decision-makers in the entertainment industry. Discounted early bird registration for PBNY 2017 is available now at ProducedByConference.com and ends October 1.

HBO and Time Warner are Hosting Sponsors, Discovery Communications is a Supporting Sponsor, Delta is the Official Airline Partner and General Motors: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC are the Official Automotive Partners of PBNY 2017. Other sponsors to date include: BEN, Branded Entertainment Network; British Film Commission; Entertainment Partners; Experient; Film in Florida; Film US Virgin Islands; Final Draft; Honolulu Film Office; NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment; PBS; Panasonic; Pinewood Studios Atlanta; Produce Iowa; Suffolk County Film Commission / Discover Long Island; The Molecule; Tripgrid; and VER. 

PBNY 2017 is chaired by PGA members Bruce Cohen, Dana Kuznetzkoff and Debbie Myers, who are working very closely with PGA East Vice Presidents William Horberg and Kay Rothman. Diane Salerno of Six Degrees Global is Sponsorship Director, while Caroline Waxler and Emily Gannett serve as Program Directors and Liz Hart of Liz Hart Events & Design returns as the conference’s Supervising Producer.

The Produced By: New York 2017 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 conferences and receive news and the latest programming updates for PBNY 2017, please visit the Guild’s official website and follow its social media channels for the event:

 

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