UPDATED with latest additions: Additional speakers have been added to the 13th annual Produced By Conference, the Producers Guild’s annual confab that is set for June 11-12 on the Fox studio lot.
Newly announced participants in the weekend of panels, sessions and network events include Peter Friedlander, DanTram Nguyen, Megan Colligan, Mark Resteghini, Devin Griffin, Barry Jossen, Mark Gill, Aaron Hart, Catherine Tait, Chris Thomes, Yvette Nicole Brown and more.
They join previously announced names including Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, Seth MacFarlane, Charles D. King, Dan Lin, Stephanie Allain, Betsy Beers, Jason Richman, Mark Kimsey and Aml Ameen.
Here is the full list of participants so far, with a working schedule of events available here.
Stephanie Allain (Owner, Homegrown Pictures)
Aml Ameen (EP on the CBC/BET+ original series The Porter, Actor)
Trevor Baker (Producer – Twilight Zone, Outer Range, Castle Rock)
Amanda Beggs, CAS (Lady Bird, Finding Ohana)
Betsy Beers (Creative Partner, Shondaland)
Xavier Bernasconi (VFX Supervisor, Double Negative)
Alison Brower (LA Bureau Chief, Insider)
Yvette Nicole Brown (Always a Bridesmaid, Big Fib)
Elle Roth-Brunet (Entertainment & Marketing Partnerships Lead, Google)
Rick Champagne (Global Media & Entertainment Industry Strategy and Marketing, NVIDIA)
Kesila Childers (Head of Development, Powderkeg)
Steven B. Cohen (Industry Principal, Media & Entertainment – North America, HCL America)
Megan Colligan (President, IMAX Entertainment and Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp)
Jesse Collins (The New Edition Story, The Grammy Awards)
Simon Crownshaw (Worldwide M&E Strategy Senior Director, Microsoft)
Viola Davis (CEO, JuVee Productions)
Dante Di Loreto (P-Valley, The Mosquito Coast)
Sabrina Ehlert (Producer, Writer and Director, Esmeralda)
Mike Farah (CEO, Funny or Die)
Stephen Feder (Producer, Counterculture / T-Street)
Erica Fishman (Head of Production, Powderkeg)
Ashley N. Flores (Producer and Writer, Esmeralda)
Peter Friedlander (Head of Scripted Series, U.S. and Canada at Netflix)
Mark Gill (Producer, Olympus Has Fallen, Hitman’s Bodyguard)
Amy Gravitt (Executive Vice President, HBO Programming)
Marsha Greene (Showrunner, Creator, EP on CBC/BET+ The Porter)
Devin Griffin (EVP & General Manager of BET+)
Aaron Hart (Head of TV/Film, Wondery)
Melody Hildebrandt (President, Blockchain Creative Labs)
Erica Huggins (President, Fuzzy Door)
Steve Jelley (Co-CEO, Dimension Studio)
Valerie Johnson-Redrow (Producer, Monolith Studios)
Barry Jossen (President, Head of A+E Studios)
Jennifer Kawaja (President & EP of Scripted English Content, Sphere Media Company)
Mark Kimsey (Co-CEO, Electromagnetic Productions)
Charles D. King (Founder & CEO, MACRO)
Mike Larocca (Co-Founder, Vice Chairman, Producer, AGBO)
Karen Baker Landers, MPSE (Supervising Sound Editor, Skyfall, Bourne Ultimatum)
Dan Lin (Founder & CEO, Rideback)
Seth MacFarlane (Founder & CEO, Fuzzy Door)
Michael Minkler, CAS (Black Hawk Down, Chicago)
Jordana Mollick (President, SemiFormal Productions)
DanTram Nguyen (EVP, Head of Film Production & Development at Searchlight Pictures)
Arnold Pinnock (EP on the CBC/BET+ original series The Porter, Actor)
Mark Resteghini (Head of Development, Amazon Studios)
Jason Richman (Co-Head of Media Rights, UTA)
Joel Sloss (Technical Adviser, Bobbleheads: The Movie)
Curt Sobel, MPSE (Ray, Ghostbusters: Afterlife)
Christina Lee Storm (Director of Digital Production, Netflix)
Rabia Sultana (Producer and Co-Director, Haider, Texas)
Catherine Tait (President & CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada)
Julius Tennon (President, JuVee Productions)
Chris Thomes (Vice President, Creative Services & Strategy, Disney Television Studios)
Nikola Todorovic (Co-founder & CEO at Wonder Dynamics)
Diana Williams (Co-founder & CEO, Kinetic Energy Entertainment)
Tonya Williams (Founder & Executive Director, Access Reelworld)
Philipp Wolf (Executive-in-Charge, Corporate Strategy at DNEG)
David W. Zucker (CCO, Scott Free TV)
PREVIOUSLY, May 13 PM: After being on hiatus for the last two years during Covid, the Producers Guild of America (PGA)’s 12th annual Produced By Conference has announced its first round of speakers. The event is taking place on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 at the FOX Studio Lot in Century City.
Those panelists include Oscar winner Viola Davis (CEO and Co-Founder, JuVee Productions; The First Lady); veteran producer Julius Tennon (President and Co-Founder of JuVee Productions; The First Lady); animation heavyweight Seth MacFarlane (Founder/CEO, Fuzzy Door, The Orville, Ted & Ted 2, Family Guy); pioneering producer Charles D. King (Founder & CEO, MACRO; Judas And The Black Messiah, Mudbound); tentpole-maker Dan Lin (Founder and CEO of Rideback; The LEGO Movie franchise, Disney’s Aladdin, Netflix’s The Two Popes, The CW’s Walker); legendary producer Stephanie Allain (Homegrown Pictures, Owner; Hustle & Flow, Dear White People); master of television Betsy Beers (Creative Partner, Shondaland); comedy leader Mike Farah (CEO, Funny or Die); IP chief Jason Richman (Co-Head of Media Rights, UTA); producing innovator Mark Kimsey (Co-CEO of Electromagnetic Productions); actor and producer Aml Ameen (Executive Producer/ Actor – The Porter; Actor – I May Destroy You; Producer/ Actor – Boxing Day) with more to be announced soon.
Produced By will feature panels, Q&As, a networking reception, its Mentoring Roundtables, and the return of the Pitch Perfect session, during which a handful of pre-selected attendees pitch their projects live in front of an audience of leading producers and executives.
The confirmed participants in the Mentor Roundtables are: Insecure producer Deniese Davis (CEO, Reform Media Group); producing legend Gary Goetzman (Producer, Playtone); Academy Award-nominated producer Fred Berger (President, Automatik; La La Land, Bad Education); Daniels producer Jonathan Wang (Everything Everywhere All At Once, Swiss Army Man); James Lopez (President/Producer, MACRO); and Farah, with more to be announced.
New for this year’s conference is the Producers One-on-One engagement, which connects PGA members with an experienced producer for a one-on-one conversation. This is designed for members to seek thoughtful advice about specific projects they are producing. Additionally, for the first time, PGA Create, the Producers Guild’s program supporting emerging and mid-career creative producers from underrepresented backgrounds, will bring together its 35 PGA Create scripted and documentary fellows for a day-long set of networking opportunities supported by the program’s lead sponsor, Google.
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