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Friday, June 1, 2012  
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LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2012) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA), in association with the International CES, today announced final details for its upcoming Produced By Conference (PBC) June 8-10, 2012, hosted by Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. Reaching across the film, television and digital industries, PBC is an educational forum that features acclaimed producers, including countless Academy Award®-winning filmmakers and Emmy® Award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. The annual event features an extraordinary program of esteemed speakers, seminars, networking opportunities, social events and exhibitors.
Last year’s sold-out event attracted more than 1,200 people. To register or to see a programming guide and full list of speakers and exhibitors, please visit
The Guild announced these new conference details:
Some of the entertainment industry’s most successful and prominent producers will serve as mentors during special Mentoring Roundtable sessions. Confirmed mentors include: Rick Allen (CEO, SnagFilms), Ceán Chaffin (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, Fight Club), Michael De Luca (The Social Network, Moneyball, 21),  Tracey Edmonds (Jumping The Broom, Soul Food, Good Luck Chuck), Mark Gordon (Criminal Minds, Source Code, 2012, Saving Private Ryan), Sarah Green (The Tree of Life, Friday, Take Shelter), Lynette Howell (Blue Valentine, Half Nelson, Terri), Mark Johnson (The Notebook, The Chronicles of Narnia, Rain Man, Diner), Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Roswell), Gary Lucchesi (The Lincoln Lawyer, Underworld films, Million Dollar Baby), Michael Shamberg (Contagion, Erin Brockovich, Pulp Fiction), Tim Shey (Director, YouTube Next Lab) and Doug Wick(The Great Gatsby, Memoirs Of A Geisha, Gladiator), among others.
The 2012 PBC has also added new speakers to the programming line-up of panels and workshops scheduled for the two-day conference. In addition to previously announced headlining speakers such as Michael Burns, Brian Grazer, Christopher Nolan, Shonda Rhimes and Emma Thomas, among others, recently confirmed speakers include: Bonnie Arnold (How To Train Your Dragon, Toy Story, Dances With Wolves), Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster), Chuck Braverman (Curtain Call, High School Boot Camp, A Revolving Door), Chris Coelen (CEO, Kinetic Content, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, You Deserve It, Secret Millionaire), Maureen Crowe (President, Guild of Music Supervisors, The Bodyguard, Chicago, Wayne's World), Doug De Luca (Co-Executive Producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live), John Des Jardins (Superman: Man Of Steel, The Green Lantern, Watchmen), Charles Gibson (Pirates Of The Caribbean films, Terminator Salvation, The Ring), Anne Globe (Chief Marketing Officer, DreamWorks Animation), Clark Gregg (The Avengers, Iron Man films, State And Main), Chris Hardwick (Founder, Nerdist, host of AMC’s Talking Dead), Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking DeadThe Incredible Hulk, Punisher: War Zone), Nigel Lythgoe (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Opening Act),Kay Madati (Head of Entertainment & Media, Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook), Michael Nash (former Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development, Warner Music Group), Jeffrey Okun (Chairman, Visual Effects Society, Red Riding Hood, Clash Of The Titans, The Day The Earth Stood Still), David Prescott (Visual Effects Producer, DreamWorks Animation, Rise Of The Guardians), Roy Price (Director, Amazon Studios), Hal Sadoff (Media Finance and Distribution Advisor), Nigel Sinclair (Co-Chairman and CEO, Exclusive Media), Patrick Ward (Parenthood, Studio 60 on Sunset Strip, The West Wing) and many more.
On Saturday evening, June 9, the Producers Guild, American Society of Cinematographers and Revelations Entertainment are joining forces to present the Image Control Assessment Series (ICAS). This unique showcase features the individual characteristics of current high-end digital motion picture cameras and current post-production work-flows. Participating camera manufacturers are Arri Alexa, RED Epic, Sony F-65, Sony F3, Canon C300 and a Arri 35MM Film Camera.
Additionally, PGA Green, the Producers Guild’s sustainable production initiative, will be hosting the first PGA E-Waste Recycling Drive during the 2012 Produced by Conference. Here conference participants can drop off old computers, VCR/DVD/CD players, TVs, stereos and other household electronics and the PGA Green will safely dispose of or recycle them. Attendees who drop off items will be entered into a drawing to win prizes from Apple, including iPads, iPods and more.
Major corporate and industry sponsors are set to participate in this year’s event. In addition to host Sony Pictures Studios and premier sponsor CES®, other sponsors and exhibitors include General Motors, the official Automotive Sponsor of the PGA; DreamWorks Animation; Production Resource Group (PRG); YouTube; Raleigh Studios; Entertainment Partners; Hulu; SAG-AFTRA; SAGIndie; Pinewood Studios; Kodak; Guild of Music Supervisors; Quebec Film & Television Council; Technicolor; Honolulu Film Office; Cinedigm; Scenios; Twonky by PV; Hertz; Skype; Stereo D; Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA); Runge International; Coca-Cola; BLT Steak and others.
The 2012 PBC is chaired by Producers Guild President Emeritus Marshall Herskovitz, Tracey Edmonds, Gary Lucchesi and Rachel Klein. Adrian Sexton (CEO, New Medici) is the 2012 PBC Program Director. Diane Salerno (Six Degrees Global) is the 2012 PBC Sponsorship Director.