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Produced By Conference Announces Sessions and Additional Speakers For 2019 Event

Tuesday, April 16, 2019   (0 Comments)
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New additions include Mindy Kaling, Nancy Meyers, Danny DeVito, Michael B. Jordan, Alana Mayo, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Meg Whitman, Gail Berman, Lucy Fisher, James F. Lopez, Michael ThornTracey Edmonds, and Vernon Sanders


LOS ANGELES (April 16, 2019) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today its headlining sessions for the 11th annual Produced By Conference on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles, including:

Conversation With: Toby Emmerich & Peter Roth” features an in-depth discussion with the Warner Bros. heads of film and television about the future of development across platforms.

Conversation With: Mindy Kaling & Nancy Meyers sponsored by Delta Air Linesinvites Mindy Kaling, the sky-rocketing writer and producer of the upcoming film Late Night, to her first appearance at the Produced By Conference alongside revered director and producer Nancy Meyers.

“Conversation With: Michael Douglas & Danny DeVito” features a conversation with Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito discussing their favorite stories from their decades-long careers, including their current work on the award-winning Netflix series The Kominsky Method.

“Conversation With: Jeffrey Katzenberg & Meg Whitman” will bring the Hollywood and tech industry moguls to the stage to talk about their streaming service, Quibi, and provide insights into how disruptive technologies are changing the future of the entertainment industry. 

“360 Profile: When They See Us” will bring Ava DuVernay, Cindy Holland, Jane Rosenthal, Jonathan King & Berry Welsh to the stage to discuss the creation and exploration of important themes in the new Netflix drama, When They See Us, that exposes the breakdown of the U.S. criminal justice system during the Central Park Five case. 

Reflecting on innovations in Hollywood, the 2019 Produced By Conference will host several sessions that range from streaming, horror and social good to podcasting and OTT networks. Sessions include “The Streamers: Meet the Buyers” featuring executives from Amazon, Disney+, EPIX and Hulu; “Content with a Conscious: Social Impact Entertainment Across All Platforms” with Michael B. Jordan; and “Power of Podcasts: The Latest Way to Extend Your Story.” Additionally, popular standing room only sessions “TV: Meet the Buyers” and “The Art and Craft of Pitching” will return this year.

Harnessing the excitement for and continued dominance of horror, the 2019 Produced By Conference will feature a panel with innovative producers who are finding new ways to scare and thrill audiences in “The New Age of Producing Horror.”  Taking the stage will include Ian Cooper (Us, Candyman), Kate Krantz (The Birch, Sunny Family Cult), Trevor Macy (The Haunting of Hill House, Doctor Sleep), Sam Shaw (Castle Rock, Manhattan), Dustin Thomason (Castle Rock, Manhattan), and Marci Wiseman (Sharp Objects, The Loudest Voice).

Produced By 2019 includes a broad range of programming, from mentoring roundtables to workshops and networking events, as well as the following sessions:


      Conversation With: Toby Emmerich & Peter Roth

      Conversation With: Mindy Kaling & Nancy Meyers sponsored by Delta Air Lines

      Conversation With: Michael Douglas & Danny DeVito

      Conversation With: Jeffrey Katzenberg & Meg Whitman

      360 Profile: When They See Us featuring Ava DuVernay, Cindy Holland, Jane Rosenthal, Jonathan King & Berry Welsh

      The New Age of Producing Horror

      Content with a Conscious: Social Impact Entertainment Across All Platforms

      The Art & Craft of Pitching

      The Keys to the Kingdom: Financiers & Distributors

      TV: Meet the Buyers

      The Streamers: Meet the Buyers

      Power of Podcasts: The Latest Way to Extend Your Story

      Live Entertainment Evolved: Scripted, Interactive and Beyond sponsored by Blackmagic Design

      Representation for Everyone: Why It Makes Sense Now More Than Ever sponsored by Freeform

      The Integrated Data-Driven Production: Efficiency, Economy and Quality sponsored by Cast & Crew

      New Technology: Balancing Creativity and Cost sponsored by Panavision


*Additional Sessions to be Announced

Additional speakers have also been added to the line-up for the 11th annual Produced By Conference. In alphabetical order, the new additions are:


      Alana Mayo, President of Production and Development, Outlier Society Productions; Annihilation, Fences

      Berry Welsh, SVP, Production & Development, Tribeca Productions; When They See Us, The Irishman

      Chris Thomes, Vice President, Marketing Strategy, ABC Studios

      Daniela Hamilton; Telenovela Live

      Danny DeVito; Actor/Director/Producer; The War of the Roses, Matilda

      Gail Berman, President, Producers Guild of America; Chairperson, SIDECAR

      Ian Cooper,Creative Director, Monkeypaw Productions; Us, Candyman

      James F. Lopez, President, Will Packer Productions; Little, What Men Want

      Jeffrey Katzenberg, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WndrCo; Founder and Chairman of the Board, Quibi

      Jesse Sisgold, President & Chief Operating Officer, Skydance Media

      Kia Kiso, Founding Member, PGA Social Impact Entertainment Task Force; Producer, Zaza Productions; Mile… Mile & A Half

      Kip Konwiser, Co-Founder, The Money Pool; Ana, Cigarette

      Leila Jarman, Producer/Director and Creative Director of Women's Voices Now

      Lucy Fisher, President, Producers Guild of America; Partner, Red Wagon Entertainment; The Great Gatsby, Divergent series

      Meg Whitman, CEO, Quibi

      Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment, FOX Entertainment

      Michael B. Jordan, Principal, Outlier Society Productions; Black Panther, Creed franchise

      Mindy Kaling, Principal, Kaling International; Late Night, The Mindy Project

      Nancy Meyers, The Intern, It's Complicated

      Steven Canals; Pose, Dead of Summer

      Tracey Edmonds, CEO and President, Edmonds Entertainment; Games People Play, Jumping the Broom

      Tricia Melton, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Freeform

      Vernon Sanders, Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios


* The above speakers are subject to change.

In addition to Warner Bros. Studios; our conference sponsors to-date are: Delta Air Lines: the Official Airline Partner; A+E Studios; Blackmagic Design; Branded Entertainment Network (BEN);  CallPlease; Cast & Crew; Endcrawl; Film in Illinois; Film Sakartvelo; Film US Virgin Islands;  Final Draft; Florida Office of Film & Entertainment; Freeform; GreenSlate; Honolulu Film Office; Light Iron; Marriott Bonvoy; Massachusetts Film Office; Netflix; Panavision; Produce Iowa; and The Royal Film Commission - Jordan.

The 2019 Produced By Conference is chaired by PGA members Betsy Beers, Ian Bryce, Tracey Edmonds, Mike Farah, and Gene Stein. The Produced By Conference 2019 team is Supervising Producer, Barry Kaplan (EKG, Inc.), Program Directors, Madelyn Hammond and Javier Infante (Madelyn Hammond & Associates), Sponsorship Director, Diane Salerno (Six Degrees Global), and Marketing Consultant, Julie Giles (greenHAT digital).

To review highlights from previous conferences and receive news and the latest programming updates for Produced By Conference 2019, please visit the Guild’s official website and follow its social media channels for the event:



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