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When: Wednesday, May 29
6:30 PM
Where: HSBC Bank, 11th Floor
452 5th Ave.
New York, New York  10018
United States

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The PGA East Diversity Committee invites you and a guest to...

Facing the revolution in content creation, sales, and distribution
for an international market

Wednesday, May 29
6:30pm: Wine & hors d'oeuvres
7:00pm - 8:30pm: Panel and Q&A

452 5th Ave., HSBC Tower, 11th Floor
Enter on 40th St. btwn 5th & 6th Ave., closer to 5th

Join us for a panel discussion exploring ways producers are developing, financing, and creating content for a global audience through international co-productions. As once underdeveloped nations grow, and the reach of technology expands, how is the online space disrupting our very notion of audiences without borders? How can we utilize opportunities in branded entertainment, private equity, and partnerships with cultural institutions to foster challenging historical films, television series, and transmedia, which reflect our history as a nation of immigrants and interest in other cultures? We will provide a brief overview of the current landscape for international co-productions, and our all-PGA member panel will share their personal experiences as producers around the globe.

Frida Torresblanco, President and CEO, Braven Films.
In her role at Braven Films, Frida evaluates materials and disburses funds toward the production of the best-possible projects, with ultimate accountability to the investors. She previously worked at Lolafilms, where she managed international productions including The Dancer Upstairs and Gaudi Afternoon. In 2002, she launched Esperanto in partnership with Alfonso Cuaron, where her producing credits included The Assassination of Richard Nixon, Duck Season, Year of the Nail, Cronicas, the Academy Award-nominated Pan's Labyrinth and Rudo y Cursi . In 2007, The Hollywood Reporter named her one of the fifty most powerful Latinos in Hollywood. Her most recent film for Braven is the forthcoming psychological thriller Magic Magic written and directed by Sebastian Silva. Full bio:

Jamie Schutz, Executive Producer & Head of Production, Ogilvy Entertainment.
Prior to Ogilvy, Jamie served as Executive in Charge for Chaos Squared Productions and also served as Director of Business Development at CPX Interactive. TV credits include Executive Producer on Jason of Beverly Hills for E!, The Ugly Agency, Miami Ink, and Shalom in the Home for TLC. Other television producing credits are Lost in the USA for The WB, Nanny 911 for Fox and The Miller Show for Oxygen. In 2000, Jamie spent four months in Borneo producing the first season of the ground breaking reality series Survivor for CBS. He followed that up with four months in the Australian Outback for Survivor 2 and another trip to Malaysia to produce Eco-Challenge: Borneo for USA Network. Full bio:

Caitlin Burns, Transmedia Producer, Starlight Runner Entertainment.
As a Transmedia Producer with Starlight Runner Entertainment, Caitlin has worked on intellectual properties including: Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney Fairies, and Tron Legacy for Disney, James Cameron’s Avatar for Fox, Halo for Microsoft, Happiness Factory for The Coca-Cola Company, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Nickelodeon and Transformers for Hasbro. She has also worked with Sony, Showtime, Pepperidge Farm, Scholastic, Nelvana, and Wieden+Kennedy. She regularly speaks domestically and internationally and has presented at Forum Russia, Toronto International Film Festival, Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Kreative.Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Seminario Transmedia & TEDx Teusaquillo in Bogotá, Colombia. For more information:


Anadil Hossain, Producer and CEO, Dillywood

Anadil Hossain is an international producer with extensive expertise in the development and production of feature films, documentaries, and short format content focused on cross-cultural themes. She co-founded Dillywood with Driss Benyaklef, overseeing productions for award-winning directors Doug Liman (Fair Game), Wes Anderson (The Darjeeling Limited), Mira Nair (The Namesake, The Reluctant Fundamentalist) Karan Johar (Kal Ho Naa Ho, Kabhie Alvida Naa Kehna), Ashutosh Gowariker (Swades, What’s Your Raashee?), and Rakeysh Mehra (Delhi 6). Anadil most recently co-produced Mira Nair’s international thriller The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Dillywood is currently producing two feature documentaries with Louverture Films: The Message based on a book by Naomi Klien about climate change, and The Shadow World based on book of the same title by Andrew Feinstein, about the global arms trade. Company bio:

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Please note, we will be unable to admit anyone after the panel has begun at 7:00pm,
and there are no refunds for late arrival.

Panel programmed by:
Anadil Hossain, Biljana Ilic, and Rachel Watanabe-Batton

To cancel or change your reservation, please email Cancellations must be received at least 24 hours prior to the event.