Producers Guild to Launch New York Edition of 'Produced By' Conference
The Producers Guild of America, which has presented its Produced By conference every summer in Los Angeles since 2009, is launching a spinoff Produced By conference in New York. Dubbed Produced By: New York, it will take place Oct. 25 at the Time Warner Center.
The list of speakers includes The Weinstein Co. chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein, former Focus Features CEO James Schamus, PGA presidents Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary and director Morgan Spurlock.
Produced By: New York will feature 12 full conference sessions as well as mentoring roundtable opportunities. It will be 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 of Six Degrees Global will continue in her role as sponsorship director.
McCreary and Lucchesi said of the event, “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. We are thrilled to expand Produced By to New York City after six successful years in Los Angeles.”
Peter Saraf, vp of PGA East, said, “Produced By: New York will be an event of discovery, learning and creative inspiration that is built by producers, for producers. We could not be more excited to merge the energy of Produced By with the vitality of the New York producing community.”
Produced By: New York will feature 12 full conference sessions. Additionally, the event will provide intimate mentoring roundtable opportunities where influential producers and creative leaders in the entertainment and media community will gather in small-group settings to share perspectives on the challenges of producing film, television and new media in the 21st century.
Confirmed speakers for PBNY include:
Barbara Hall, producer
Bob Weinstein, co-chairman, The Weinstein Company
Bruce Cohen, producer
Colin Carrier, chief strategy officer, Twitch.tv
Donna Gigliotti, producer
Gary Lucchesi, president of the Producers Guild, president of Lakeshore Entertainment
Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman, The Weinstein Company
James Schamus, producer
Jenni Konner, producer
Keith Arem, president, PCB Productions
Lori McCreary, CEO of Revelations Entertainment, president of the Producers Guild
Lydia Dean Pilcher, president, Cine Mosaic
Mark Gordon, producer
Morgan Spurlock, director-producer
Peter Saraf, co-founder, Big Beach Productions
Stephen Totilo, editor-in-chief, Kotaku
Terence Winter, writer-producer
Tom Fontana, writer-producer