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Top Producers Behind Television's Biggest Shows and Live Events to Speak at Produced By Conference

Thursday, May 06, 2010  
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Event to feature producers from "Curb Your Enthusiasm,” "Modern Family,” "Mad Men,” "The Simpsons,” "Friday Night Lights,” "Everybody Hates Chris,” "Cougar Town” and more...

Los Angeles (May 6, 2010) – The Producers Guild of America is pleased to announce that top producers from some of television’s biggest shows and live events will speak at the second annual Produced By Conference (PBC), which will be held June 4-6, 2010 at 20th Century Fox Studios. Reaching across film, television and new media industries, PBC is a rare educational forum with over 30 conference sessions designed to provide all producers with valuable career tools and insights necessary in today’s competitive marketplace. The annual event features an extraordinary program of esteemed speakers, seminars, networking opportunities, social events and exhibitors.

The list of featured speakers for 2010 PBC includes producers from some of television’s biggest events and most popular shows including: Mark Gordon ("Grey’s Anatomy”), James L. Brooks, Al Jean and Matt Selman ("The Simpsons”), John Ziffren ("Greek,” "Make It or Break It”), Nan Bernstein ("Friday Night Lights”), Dan Dugan (ABC Family’s "Huge”), Tim Gibbons ("Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Jeffrey Morton ("Modern Family”), Jon Pare ("Southland”), Matthew Weiner ("Mad Men”), Gary Goetzman ("The Pacific,” "Band of Brothers,” "Big Love”), Tim Kring ("Heroes”), Shawn Ryan ("Lie To Me,” "The Unit,” "The Shield”), Charlie Haykel (61st Primetime Emmy Awards, Super Bowl 39 & 40 Halftime Shows), Don Mischer ("We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial,” Centennial Olympic Games: Opening Ceremonies at Atlanta, XIX Winter Olympics: Opening Ceremonies at Salt Lake City), David Hill (Chairman and CEO of Fox Sports), Dan Abrams (Spike TV's "1000 Ways to Lie,” MTV's "Disaster Date”), Keith Raskin ("The League,” "10 Items or Less”), Mara Brock Akil ("Cougar Town,” "The Game,” "Girlfriends”), Ali Leroi ("Are We There Yet?” "Everybody Hates Chris”), David Eick ("Caprica,” "Battlestar Galactica,” "Bionic Woman”), Tracey Edmonds ("Soul Food,” "Lil' Kim Countdown to Lockdown,” "College Hill”), Marshall Herskovitz ("thirtysomething”) and CNN founder Ted Turner.

"This is truly an innovative and exciting time for the television industry. From scripted shows to reality programming to live television events, creativity abounds and we’re thrilled that producers from many of television’s top-rated programs will share their valuable insights and experiences at this year’s Produced By Conference,” said Gale Anne Hurd and Rachel Klein, PBC event co-chairs.

Conference sessions focusing on producing for television include:

  • Better, Faster, Cheaper: The Secrets of Producing Television in 2010
  • The Golden Age of Scripted Television
  • The Magic of Live Entertainment
  • Conversation: The Simpsons
  • Get It On Air: Advice on Selling Reality TV Shows

Film, television and new media producers, as well as entertainment industry members should register online today at www.producedbyconference.com to take advantage of extraordinary panel sessions, unique mentoring roundtables, special workshops and exhibits, new tech demos, and most of all, incomparable networking opportunities. Early registrants have priority access to individual sessions.

PBC is an annual event sponsored, produced and managed by the PGA. All profits from PBC are reinvested into industry member services, including education, industry promotion, production standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.

About the Producers Guild of America

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 PGA represents over 4,000 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members health benefits, enforcing workplace labor laws, maintaining fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts. The PGA hosts important industry events including the annual Producers Guild Awards and the Produced By Conference. For more information, visit www.producersguild.org.

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