PGA Adds Sessions, Speakers for 2016 Produced By Conference

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Two new 'Conversation With …' sessions and a slate of additional speakers are confirmed to participate at the June 4-5 conference hosted by Sony Pictures on its studio lot in Culver City.

The Producers Guild of America's annual Produced By Conference on Wednesday added two new 'Conversations With ...' sessions as well as a slate of additional speakers.

The eighth edition of the industry confab, set to take place June 4-5 at the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, will see The Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre and his producing partners Robert and Michelle King as well as Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo take part in 'Conversations With ...' sessions.

Produced By also has added a slew of new speakers, including Paul Feig, Mark Gordon, Hawk Koch and Tracey Edmonds, among many others.

The annual conference brings together decision-makers from throughout the entertainment industry and is made possible by the PGA’s charitable entity, the PGA Foundation.

The full list of newly added speakers include:

Tracey Edmonds, CEO and president, Edmonds Entertainment; co-host, Extra; Jumping the Broom, With This Ring
Paul Feig, principal, Feigco Entertainment; Spy, Ghostbusters
Mark Gordon, CEO, The Mark Gordon Company; Saving Private Ryan, Steve Jobs
Pete Hammond, columnist and chief film critic, Deadline Hollywood
Jo Handelsman, associate director for science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Richter Hartig, senior vice president, original programming, production finance, Starz
Michelle King, King Size Productions; The Good Wife, BrainDead
Robert King, King Size Productions; The Good Wife, BrainDead
Hawk Koch, principal, The Koch Company; Source Code, Primal Fear
Dan Lin, principal, Lin Pictures; The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes
Chuck Lorre, Chuck Lorre Productions; The Big Bang Theory, Mom
Brian O’Shea, CEO, The Exchange
Anthony Russo, principal, Getaway Productions; Community, Happy Endings
Joe Russo, principal, Getaway Productions; Community, Happy Endings
Michael Schneider, executive editor, Indiewire
Christopher Spicer, partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Jeffrey Stott, executive vp production, Bold Films; Nightcrawler, Whiplash
Judith Williams, global head of diversity, Dropbox
Joseph Woolf, owner, Trowbridge Capital

The full list of sessions includes:

2nd Season and Beyond: How to Sustain Your Unscripted Show
20 Seconds to Disaster: Creating a Safe Production to Protect Your Cast & Crew, Sponsored by HUB Entertainment Insurance
360 Profile: All Def Digital
The Art and Craft of Pitching for Film
The Art and Craft of Pitching for Television
Conversation
With ... Elizabeth Banks & Max Handelman, Sponsored by VER
Conversation With ... Morgan Freeman & Lori McCreary, Sponsored by Prg, Production Resource Group
Conversation With ... Joe & Anthony Russo
Conversation With ... John Landgraf & Noah Hawley
Conversation With ... Chuck Lorre and Robert & Michelle King
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Virtual Reality But Were Afraid to Ask
Field of Vision: How New Technologies Are Redefining Cinematography and Finishing, Sponsored by Arri and Technicolor
Future Proofing Your Productions, Sponsored by Light Iron, a Panavision Company
The Impact of Cloud Technology on Today’s Post Workflows, Sponsored by Box
Integrating Social Media and Mobile Into Your Marketing and Distribution Campaigns
Is the Sky Falling?: The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Independent Film Producers
Meet the Buyers: Amazon/Hulu/YouTube
The New Creatives: How These ‘First Timers’ Got It Right
A Seat at the Production Table: Which Projects Get Financed? Sponsored by Entertainment Partners
Shooting Overseas? How to Find the Best Locations, Partners and Production Incentives, Sponsored by Delta Air Lines
Social Change and the Box Office: The Potential of Gender Parity, Diversity and Stem, Sponsored by SAG-AFTRA
The State of Financing Films Today, Sponsored by Pacific Mercantile Bank
Top 5 Things Every Producer Should Know, Sponsored by Momentous Insurance
Working With the Military From Script to Screen

(The 360 Profile roundtable discussion with Steve McQueen & New Regency’s Brad Weston and Pam Abdy is no longer part of the Produced By 2016 lineup.)

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