Produced By Conference Adds Mentoring Sessions: Bonnie Arnold, John Sloss, Tom Fontana, and More


LOS ANGELES (September 18, 2014) – The Producers Guild of America is pleased to announce that producers Bonnie Arnold, John Sloss, Tom Fontana and Paula Weinstein will participate as featured speakers at the inaugural Produced By: New York (PBNY) conference on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Time Warner Center in NYC. They will join some of the entertainment industry’s most renowned producers and visionaries including Harvey Weinstein, Bruce Cohen, Gary Lucchesi, Lori McCreary, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mark Gordon, Morgan Spurlock and Terence Winter, among many others.

Newly added speakers, in alphabetical order, include:
• Bonnie Arnold (HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Franchise, TOY STORY)
• Barbara Hall (“Madame Secretary”)
• Colin Carrier (Twitch.tv)
• Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (“Phineas and Ferb”)
• Jenni Konner (“Girls”)
• Kiki Wolfkill (“Halo 4”, “Halo Nightfall”, The Halo Channel)
• Tom Fontana (“Oz”, “Homicide”, “Borgia”)
• Paula Weinstein (THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU)

Produced By: New York will feature 12 full conference sessions, panel discussions, mentoring roundtables and networking opportunities designed to address key industry topics and discuss the ever-changing world of producing. The programming includes the following sessions and workshops:
Ø Inside Showrunning
Ø C Is for Content: Technology and Storytelling in Kids' Media
Ø Tax Credit Financing: The New Essential Element
Ø Window Shopping: Customizing Financial Models in the Era of Hybrid Distribution

*The above speakers and/or session topics are subject to change.

In addition to HBO and Time Warner Inc., sponsors to date include:
• Adobe
• AMC Networks
• B E N: Branded Entertainment Network
• CreativeFuture
• Discovery Communications
• Entertainment Partners
• Harbor Picture Company
• Honolulu Film Office
• Minnesota Film and TV
• New York Film Academy
• PRG, Production Resource Group
• Pride Equipment
• Qruber
• SmartSource
• Steeltown Entertainment Project

Produced By: New York is chaired by PGA members Blaine Graboyes, Dana Kuznetzkoff, Benjamin Lehmann, and Bruce Cohen. Victoria Ashley serves as Programming Director with Robin Kramer serving as the conference’s Supervising Producer. Diane Salerno (Six Degrees Global) continues in her role as Sponsorship Director.