PRODUCED BY CONFERENCE IN ASSOCIATION WITH AFCI LOCATIONS HUGE SUCCESS
Monday, June 6, 2011
PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA’S THIRD ANNUAL
PRODUCED BY CONFERENCE IN ASSOCIATION WITH AFCI LOCATIONS
HUGE SUCCESS WITH MORE THAN 2,200 ATTENDEES AND OVER
300 FILM COMMISSIONS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
LOS ANGELES (June 6, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) announced today that more than 2,200 people attended the third annual Produced by Conference (PBC) in conjunction with the AFCI Locations Show held June 4-5, 2011 at The Walt Disney Studios. For the first time, the 2011 PBC brought acclaimed producers and industry veterans along with hundreds of film commissions together to interact with an astonishing number of participants—more than double the number of attendees from last year’s PBC. With speakers like Harvey Weinstein, Lawrence Gordon, Kevin Smith, Mark Gordon, Darren Star, Robert Greenblatt, Tim Gibbons and many more, over 100 masters of their craft shared their expertise as attendees were endlessly inspired throughout the two-day celebration. In addition to riveting panel sessions and conversations, attendees were delighted with the unique exposure and interaction with film commission exhibitions from around the globe spread throughout the Disney lot.
Reaching across film, television and new media industries, the annual Produced By Conference is an educational forum that involves acclaimed producers, including countless Academy Award®-winning filmmakers and Emmy Award® winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. The AFCI Locations Show is an annual gathering of film commissions from around the globe representing over $2 billion in financing and incentives. The PBC event was chaired by Marshall Herskovitz, Gale Anne Hurd and Rachel Klein. Further information on this year’s event can be found at www.producedbyconference.com
With an impressive list of speakers, moderators and participants, discussions intrigued audiences with topics such new media, global finance, producer/director collaboration, distribution, independent film, scripted television, reality television, digital content, brand identity and much more.
Major corporate and industry sponsors participated in this year’s event including General Motors, Westfield on Location, Coca-Cola, Entertainment Partners, Cinedigm, Avid, Cast & Crew, Hertz Rentals, KOCCA (Korea Creative Content Agency), SAG, SAG Indie, Scenios, Raleigh Studios, Baseline, PRG, Kodak, LA 411, Heineken, Quebec Film and Television Council, and more.