Norman Lear, Bruce Cohen, John Wells Join Produced By Conference

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From left: Norman Lear, Bruce Cohen, John Wells

The Producers Guild of America's annual event will be held June 10-11.

Norman Lear, producer Bruce Cohen and writer-director-producer John Wells are joining the lineup of those participating in the Producers Guild of America’s 9th annual Produced By Conference as speakers, moderators and mentors.

Lear will be part of the Conversation with Jordan Peele; Cohen is joining the Conversations with Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay; and Wells will take part in the Conversation with Damien Chazelle.

The Produced By Conference will be held June 10-11 at the Twentieth Century Fox lot in Century City. Registration is now open at

Additional speakers, moderators and mentors that also have been added to the lineup include:

Doug Belgrad, CEO, 2.0 Entertainment, Peter Rabbit, Bad Boys 3
Janet Brown, executive vp, distribution, Gunpowder & Sky
Gloria Calderon Kellett, One Day at a Time, How I Met Your Mother
Bob Eicholtz, CTO, Technicolor Production Services
DeVon Franklin, Miracles From Haven, The Star
Carolyn Giardina, Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
Mitch Gross, Cinema Product Manager, Panasonic USA
Pete Hammond, awards editor & columnist, Deadline
Jeffrey Hirsch, chief operating officer, Starz
Pearlena Igbokwe, president, Universal Television
Matt Kaplan, president, Awesomeness Films
Jody Kelley, entertainment underwriting specialist, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Rachel Klein, producer/CEO, Fire Starter Studios; 30 for 30: The Fab Five, NEA: United States of Arts
Phil Lelyveld, USC Entertainment Technology Center
Michael Levy, vp business development, Chainsaw
Joe Lewis, head, comedy, drama & VR, Amazon
Steve Lucas, CEO, Across Realitie
David Madden, president, entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company
Mary Ann Marino, head of physical production, Amazon Studios; The Man in the High Castle, Last Flag Flying
Will Mason, co-founder/president, Upload VR
Chris Moore, principal, The Media Farm; Manchester by the Sea, Project Greenlight
Vanessa Morrison, president, 20th Century Fox Animation
Ginny Nugent, senior vp, HBO West Coast Production; Silicon Valley, Fahrenheit 451
Brian O’Shea, CEO, The Exchange; Drive, Rabbit Hole
Frank Patterson, president, Pinewood Atlanta Studios
Kathy Petty, vp, production finance, Universal Pictures
Sarah Platt, international engagement & business development, Wanda Studios; Rules Don't Apply, Source Code
Malia Probst, director of brand development, VRScout
Rena Ronson, head of UTA Independent Film Group
Sarah Schechter, president, film & television, Berlanti Productions; Riverdale, Supergirl
Dr. Paula Schoen, medical doctor, Entertainment Industry Physicians
Mark Schwartzbard, cinematographer, Love, Master of None
Ty Warren, vp, worldwide physical production, Netflix; Stranger Things, The Crown
Steven Wolfe, CEO/producer, Sneak Preview Entertainment; 500 Days of Summer, Twin Falls Idaho

Mentoring Roundtables will be conducted by:

Matt Baer, president, Matt Baer Films, Unbroken, Maggie
Bob Boden, executive vp, production & development, Entertainment Studios
Ian Bryce, principal, Ian Bryce Productions; Transformers franchise, Saving Private Ryan
Lydia Dean Pilcher, CEO/producer, Cine Mosaic, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Queen of Katwe
Tracey Edmonds, CEO and president, Edmonds Entertainment; co-host, Extra; Jumping the Broom, With This Ring
Misha Green, creator, writer and executive producer, WGN America’s Underground
Gary Lucchesi, president of the Producers Guild of America; The Lincoln Lawyer, Million Dollar Baby
Lori McCreary, president of the Producers Guild of America; Invictus, Madam Secretary
Chris Moore, principal, The Media Farm; Manchester by the Sea, Project Greenlight
Joe Pokaski, creator, writer and executive producer, WGN America’s Underground
Hal Sadoff, CEO, Silver Pictures Entertainment

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