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Produced By Conference Adds Bill Hader & Alec Berg & More

Thursday, May 24, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrew Mahlmann
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LOS ANGELES (May 23, 2017) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that producer, actor, director, and writer Bill Hader and producer, director, and writer Alec Berg have joined the tenth annual Produced By Conference in Los Angeles for a “Conversation With” session, which will be an in-depth discussion with the comedy powerhouses about their careers and work as co-creators and producers on the acclaimed series “Barry.” The Produced By Conference will be held Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles.

Additional speakers and “Producers Mashup” participants have also been added to the conference. In alphabetical order, they include:


• Ashok Amritraj, Chairman & CEO, Hyde Park Entertainment Group; “99 Homes,” “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”

 Steve Baker, VP of Comedy Programming, HBO

 Alec Berg, “Barry,” “Silicon Valley”

 Richard Duke, Cloud Solutions Architect, Avid Technology

 Bill Hader, “Barry,” “Documentary Now!”

 Pete Hammond, Awards Columnist and Chief Film Critic, Deadline

 Juliana Lembi; "Wild Wild Country," "The Battered Bastards of Baseball"

 Tobias Queisser, Co-Founder, Cinelytic Inc

 Jenelle Riley, Deputy Awards and Features Editor, Variety

 Marcy Ross, President, Skydance Television


Bill Hader is considered one of the most sought-after comedy minds in the business and has been closely associated with many of the biggest comedy films and hit TV shows of our generation. Hader most recently can be seen in the HBO hit series “Barry,” a show he co-created with Alec Berg. Hader has received critical praise for his performance as the title character of Barry, a hitman from the Midwest who moves to Los Angeles and gets drawn into the local theatre arts scene. As well as staring in the series, he also serves as an executive producer alongside Berg and made his directorial debut, helming three of eight episodes. Hader also wrote, acted in, and produced the Emmy-nominated sketch series “Documentary Now!” and has been a go-to actor for feature comedies including “Superbad” and “Trainwreck.”

Alec Berg is one of the most celebrated comedy producers working in television. Along with working with Hader on “Barry,” Berg also serves as executive producer on the Emmy and Golden Globe®-nominated series “Silicon Valley,” which just concluded its fifth season on HBO. The beloved series follows a group of young men who founded a start-up company in Silicon Valley. Berg gained recognition as a writer on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” before being brought on as a writer, supervising producer, and eventually executive producer on “Seinfeld,” the most successful comedy series in the history of television. He later reunited with “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David to write and executive produce the Golden Globe-winning HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

The PGA’s Produced By Conference is a premier event offering producers abundant opportunities to network with and learn from entertainment’s top storytellers and decision-makers. The Guild previously announced sessions with panelists Kevin Feige (“Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War”), CEO and Chairman of Paramount Pictures Jim Gianopulos & Neal H. Moritz (“Fast and the Furious” Franchise, “Jump Street” Franchise), Larry Gordon (“Field of Dreams,” “Die Hard”), and the team behind the Emmy-winning series “A Handmaid’s Tale.” PBC features a broad range of programming including mentoring roundtables, workshops, and networking events, as well as its three session tracks and the always lively Producers Mashup. For a full schedule for this year’s conference and to register, please visit

In addition to Paramount Pictures Studios, sponsors to date include: AMC Networks; ARRI; BEN, Branded Entertainment Network; Box; Bushmills Irish Whiskey; Cast & Crew; Coca-Cola; Delta Air Lines; Drone Tech Aerial; Experient; Film in Illinois; Film Shasta:  Film US Virgin Islands; Final Draft; Florida Office of Film & Entertainment; Freixenet Cava; Go Greek; GreenSlate; Heineken; Honolulu Film Office; HUB Entertainment Insurance; Jose Cuervo; The Kraken Black Spiced Rum; KIND; Lyft; Malta Film Commission; Marriott International; Massachusetts Film Office; Media Services; Microsoft; Panasonic; Pinewood Atlanta Studios; Produce Iowa; The Royal Film Commission-Jordan; SAGindie; ShareGrid; Smartsource; Technicolor; Three Olives Vodka; and VER.

The 2018 Produced By Conference 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 Produced By Conference 2018, please visit the Guild’s official website and follow its social media channels for the event:



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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 Producers Guild has more than 8,400 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits, promoting fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production practices.  For more information and the latest updates, please visit Producers Guild of America websites and follow on social media.