A roundtable discussion with the executive producers of Fox’s hit freshman drama Empire will be the featured attraction at the Producers Guild of America’s seventh annual Produced By Conference, which kicks off May 30 at Paramount Studios.

EmpireExecutive producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brian Grazer, and Ilene Chaiken will discuss the challenges of producing the hit show, which has gained in viewership each week since its January 7 premiere. Other speakers lined up for the two-day conference include Tyler Perry, Reese Witherspoon and her producing partner Bruna Papandrea, Eva Longoria, and producer Hawk Koch.

“In the seven years since the PGA created this event, the role of the producer has shifted dramatically, and we’re proud of the way that Produced By has both reflected and shaped that evolution,” said the conference’s co-chairs Ian Bryce, Tracey Edmonds, Marshall Herskovitz, and Rachel Klein. “Every year, our attendees hear directly from the leading visionaries and most respected producers in the industry. It’s a truly unique opportunity, and one that’s already made a difference in the careers of hundreds of producers.”

Produced By 2015 features a broad range of programming, including mentoring roundtables, workshops, and networking events. Panels will also cover life story adaptations, independent feature filmmaking, the growing prominence of Chinese markets and investors, non-fiction television, the writer-producer collaboration, the next generation of horror storytelling, video games, and a session about how the social web is changing media.

A list of confirmed speakers so far, with more coming:

Richard Abramowitz – president, Abramorama
Keith Arem – creative director and president, PCB Productions (Call of Duty, Titanfall)
Craig Armstrong – co-founder and CEO, 5X5 Media (Survivor, King of the Nerds)
Matthew Baer – principal, Matt Baer Films (Unbroken, City by the Sea)
Justin Berenbaum – vp of business development and strategic relations at 505 Games
Arianna Bocco – senior vp of acquisitions and production at IFC Films
Lisa Bruce – (The Theory of Everything, No Strings Attached)
Ian Bryce – Ian Bryce Productions (World War Z and the Transformers franchise)
Jeffrey Chan – director and COO of the Bona Film Group
Joe Chianese – executive vice president, EP Financial Solutions
Carlton Cuse – principal, Carlton Cuse Productions (Bates Motel, The Strain)
Charlie Ebersol – founder and CEO, The Company (The Profit, NFL Characters Unite)
Tracey Edmonds – CEO and president, Edmonds Entertainment (Jumping the Broom, With this Ring)
Ellen Eliasoph – president and CEO, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Asia
Lauren Gellert – executive VP of development and original programming at WE TV (Braxton Family Values, Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars)
Mark Gordon – principal, Mark Gordon Company (Ray Donovan, Saving Private Ryan)
Marshall Herskovitz – partner, Bedford Falls Company (The Last Samurai, thirtysomething)
Grant Heslov – partner, Smokehouse Pictures (Argo, Good Night and Good Luck)
Holly Hirzel – Experience PM, Microsoft HoloLens
Rachel Klein – producer/partner Solaris Entertainment
Stuart J. Levy – founder & CEO, Tokyopop
David Linde – founder/producer, Lava Bear Films
Gary Lucchesi – co-president of the Producers Guild of America (Million Dollar Baby, The Lincoln Lawyer)
Laurence Mark –producer, Laurence Mark Productions (Dreamgirls, Julia & Julia)
Lori McCreary – co-president of the Producers Guild of America (Invictus, Madam Secretary)
Brent Montgomery – CEO, Leftfield Entertainment (Pawn Stars)
Chris Moore – principal, The Media Farm (Good Will Hunting, American Pie)
Ted Mundorff – president and CEO, Landmark Theatres
Mark Owens – chief revenue officer at Corbis Entertainment
Brant Pinvidic – CCO, 3 Ball Entertainment
Bennett Pozil – executive vp, head of corporate banking, East West Bank
Elsa Ramo – founding partner of Ramo Law PC
Bruce Robertson – executive vp, creative strategy, ITV Studios America
Kevin Smith – president, SModCo
Vance Van Petten – national executive director of the Producers Guild of America
Adrian Ward – division manager, Entertainment Industries Division, Pacific Mercantile Bank
Sophie Watts – president, STX Entertainment
Winnie Wong – SVP, Momentous Insurance Brokerage
Vince Zampella – CEO, Respawn Entertainment (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 &2)
Ed Zobrist – general manager, games division, RockYou