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PGA'S PRODUCED BY CONFERENCE 2015 - ANNOUNCES MENTORS, MODERATORS, & MORE SPEAKERS


 

THE PRODUCERS GUILD ANNOUNCES 7TH ANNUAL PRODUCED BY CONFERENCE

ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS, ROUNDTABLE MENTORS & PANEL MODERATORS

INCLUDING ARIANNA BOCCO, IAN BRYCE, MARC CHERRY, CARLTON CUSE, TRACEY EDMONDS, MARK GORDON, MARSHALL HERSKOVITZ, GARY LUCCHESI, LORI McCREARY,

TIM MINEAR, WILL PACKER, HAYMA “SCREECH” WASHINGTON, AMONG OTHERS

LOS ANGELES (May 7, 2014) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is pleased to announce numerous top industry producers and executives as additional speakers, roundtable mentors, and panel session moderators for the 7th Annual Produced By Conference (PBC).  The Mentoring Roundtables, always a popular feature at the Conference, are one-hour sessions that grant PBC attendees unique, face-to-face access to seasoned producers who provide candid career feedback in a casual, intimate setting.

 

The 2015 PBC features more than 40 conference sessions, panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, networking opportunities, social events and workshops designed to provide producers with important career tools and insights necessary to compete in today’s marketplace.  PBC takes place May 30-31 and is hosted by Paramount Pictures on its historic Hollywood studio lot.

 

Newly announced Speakers, in alphabetical order, include:

·         David Alpert –President, Skybound Entertainment ("The Walking Dead" franchise, "Outcast")

·         Steven P. Arkle (Sparkle) – Senior Digital Colorist, Technicolor

·         Debra Bergman – Senior Vice President, Scripted Production, Fremantle Media

·         Oliver Bokelberg – ASC ("Survivors Remorse," "Scandal")

·         Lisa Callif – Partner, Donaldson + Callif

·         Brandon Calvillo  – Celebrity Viner

·         Jeremy Carver – ("Supernatural," "Being Human")

·         Greg 'Klarity' Davis, Jr. – Celebrity Viner

·         Shirley Davis  – Vice President, Physical Production, Alcon Entertainment

·         Laurence Franks – Director, Production Finance, Netflix Inc.

·         Dan Gilroy – (NIGHTCRAWLER, THE BOURNE LEGACY)

·         David Glasser – COO and President, The Weinstein Company

·         Larry Karaszewski – (BIG EYES, ED WOOD)

·         Josh Kline – Head of Media & Entertainment, Box Consulting

·         Jason Mante -- Head of User Experience, Vine

·         Tim Minear  – ("American Horror Story," "Firefly")

·         Jeffrey Nachmanoff – (TRAITOR, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW)

·         Walter Newman – Director of Comedy Development, Adult Swim

·         Dave Waters  – Vice President of On-Location Services, Technicolor

 

Roundtable Mentors, in alphabetical order, include:

·         Matt Baer – Principal, Matt Baer Films (UNBROKEN, CITY BY THE SEA)

·         Arianna Bocco – SVP, Acquisitions and Production, IFC Films

·         Debra Birnbaum – Executive Editor, Television, Variety

·         Lisa Bruce – (THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, NO STRINGS ATTACHED)

·         Ian Bryce – Ian Bryce Productions (WORLD WAR Z, TRANSFORMERS franchise)

·         Carlton Cuse – Principal, Carlton Cuse Productions ("Bates Motel," "The Strain”)

·         Tracey Edmonds – CEO and President, Edmonds Entertainment (JUMPING THE BROOM, "With this Ring")

·         Lauren Gellert – Executive Vice President, Development & Original Programming, WE tv ("Braxton Family Values," "Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars”)

·         Marshall Herskovitz – Partner, Bedford Falls Company (THE LAST SAMURAI, “thirtysomething”)

·         Gary Lucchesi – President of the Producers Guild of America (THE AGE OF ADALINE, THE LINCOLN LAWYER)

·         Lori McCreary – President of the Producers Guild of America (INVICTUS, “Madam Secretary”)

·         Will Packer – Producer & Founder, Will Packer Productions (RIDE ALONG, THINK LIKE A MAN)

·         Hanny Patel – Senior Director, Digital and Emerging Markets, DIRECTV

·         Bennett Pozil – EVP, Head of Corporate Banking, East West Bank

·         Hal Sadoff – (THE NICE GUYS, HOTEL RWANDA)

·         Russell Schwartz – President, Pandemic Marketing

·         Sarah Timberman – Timberman/Beverly Productions (“Masters of Sex,” “Justified”)

·         Hayma “Screech” Washington – (“The Amazing Race,” "Hurricane Hunters")

 

Panel Moderators, in alphabetical order, include:

·         Keith Arem – CEO/President, PCB Productions (“Call of Duty,” Titanfall”)

Panel: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GAMES, BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

 

·         Debra Birnbaum – Executive Editor, Television, Variety

Panel: SCARY 3.0: THE NEW HORROR

 

·         Marc Cherry – (“Desperate Housewives,” “Golden Girls”)

Panel: CONVERSATION WITH: EVA LONGORIA

 

·         Joe Chianese – Executive Vice President, EP Financial Solutions

Panel: PRODUCTION INCENTIVES AND THE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PRODUCER Sponsored by Entertainment Partners

 

·         Carolyn Giardina – Contributing Editor, Tech, The Hollywood Reporter

Panel: PICTURE CLARITY: MAKING SENSE OF NEW CAMERA AND WORKFLOW OPTIONS Sponsored by ARRI and Technicolor

 

·         Mark Gordon – Principal, Mark Gordon Company (STEVE JOBS, “Ray Donovan”)

2 panels: THE ART AND CRAFT OF PITCHING FOR TELEVISION Sponsored by Stars United Network LLC and

THE ART AND CRAFT OF PITCHING FOR FILM

 

·         Pete Hammond – Chief Film Critic and Awards Columnist, Deadline Hollywood

Panel: 360 PROFILE: EMPIRE Sponsored by Illinois Film Office

 

·         Hawk Koch – Principal, The Koch Company (SOURCE CODE, PRIMAL FEAR)

Panel: THE WORLD’S (SOON-TO-BE) BIGGEST MARKET: A PRODUCER’S GUIDE TO OPPORTUNITIES IN CHINA Sponsored by East West Bank

 

·         Gary Lucchesi – President, Producers Guild of America (THE AGE OF ADALINE, THE LINCOLN LAWYER)

Panel: THE STATE OF FINANCING FILMS TODAY Sponsored by Pacific Mercantile Bank

 

·         Jade McQueen – Managing Director, Media & Entertainment, Box

Panel: PRODUCING A HIT WITH YOUR WORKFLOW IN THE CLOUD Sponsored by Box

 

·         Ted Mundorff – President and CEO, Landmark Theatres

Panel: INDEPENDENT FILM: THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN Sponsored by DIRECTV

 

·         Will Packer – Producer & Founder, Will Packer Productions (RIDE ALONG, THINK LIKE A MAN)

Panel: CONVERSATION WITH: REESE WITHERSPOON & BRUNA PAPANDREA

 

·         Sanjay Sharma – President and Chief Operating Officer, All Def Digital

Panel: THE INTERSECTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY AND TRADITIONAL MEDIA: HOW THE SOCIAL WEB IS CHANGING THE GAME

 

·         Vance Van Petten – National Executive Director, Producers Guild of America

Panel: ALL THINGS PRODUCING: ASK THE PROS

 

·         Hayma “Screech” Washington – (“The Amazing Race,” "Hurricane Hunters")

Panel: UNSCRIPTED AND UNCENSORED: MEET THE BUYERS OF NON-SCRIPTED TV

 

·         Sharon Waxman – CEO and Editor in Chief, TheWrap

Panel: BASED ON A TRUE STORY

 

·         Winnie Wong  – SVP, Momentous Insurance Brokerage

Panel: HOW NOT TO GET SUED Sponsored by Momentous Insurance

 

*The above speakers, mentors, and moderators are subject to change.