The Producers Guild of America is taking its Produced By conference on the road to New York City in October, marking the first time the confab will be held outside of Los Angeles. The Weinstein Company’s Bob and Harvey Weinstein will be among the speakers at the one-day event, which will be held October 25 at the Time Warner Center.
“The Produced By conference has proven to be an industry-defining event which offers unparalleled networking opportunities, as well as a wide array of educational seminars, and professional resources,” said PGA Co-presidents Lori McCreary and Gary Lucchesi in a statement. “We are thrilled to expand Produced By to New York City after six successful years in Los Angeles.” The PGA held its two-day Produced By conference in June at Warner Bros Studios in Burbank.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Produced By to New York City for the first time,” said Cynthia Lopez, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in New York City, “and we look forward to the thoughtful and insightful conversations about the production industry that will emerge from the conference.”
Other producers scheduled to speak at the conference include Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire); Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings Playbook, American Beauty); Mark Gordon (Ray Donovan, Grey’s Anatomy); Donna Gigliotti (Silver Linings Playbook, The Reader); James Schamus (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon); PGA President McCreary, CEO of Revelations Entertainment (Madam Secretary, Invictus); PGA President Lucchesi (The Lincoln Lawyer, Million Dollar Baby); Barbara Hall (Homeland, Madam Secretary); Peter Saraf (Little Miss Sunshine, Kings Of Summer); Jenni Konner (Girls); Tom Fontana (Borgia, Oz); Colin Carrier, Chief Strategy Officer of Twitch.tv; Keith Arem, President of PCB Productions; Lydia Dean Pilcher, President of Cine Mosaic (Cutie And The Boxer, The Lunchbox); and Morgan Spurlock (The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Supersize Me). Stephen Totilo, editor-in-chief of Kotaku, is also scheduled to speak.