Producers Guild to Launch New York Edition of 'Produced By' Conference

10:59 AM PST 08/19/2014 by Gregg Kilday
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Harvey Weinstein, James Schamus and Morgan Spurlock are coming to the Time Warner Center

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

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