Produced By Conference: Mark Gordon, Marshall Herskovitz Join List of Mentors

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The Producers Guild of America announced new speakers, panels and more for its sixth annual event hosted by Warner Bros. Studios on June 7-8.

The Producers Guild of America has announced the lineup of industry producers and executives who will participate as mentors during the roundtable meetings at its sixth annual Produced By Conference. The event, hosted by Warner Bros. Studios, will take place June 7-8.

The confirmed mentors include Cameron Bailey, artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival; Mark Gordon, president of the PGA; Marshall Herskovitz, president emeritus; Gary Lucchesi, vp motion pictures at the PGA and president of Lakeshore Entertainment; Chris Moore, principal at the Media Farm; Lydia Dean Pilcher (Cutie and the Boxer, The Darjeeling Limited); Cathy Schulman, president of Mandalay Pictures; and Scott Stephens (True Detective, Deadwood).

The event also will feature more than 30 conference sessions, panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, networking opportunities, social events and workshops.

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New speakers have also been added to the list, joining the previously announced Seth Rogen, David Fincher, Francis Ford Coppola and Joe Roth. In addition, two new panels will be featured at the conference: "Beyond Blockbusters" and "The Courting of the Female Audiences."

Produced By is chaired by guild members Tracey Edmonds, Herskovitz, Rachel Klein and Lucchesi. Madelyn Hammond serves as programming director, with Barry Kaplan once again serving as the conference’s supervising producer. Diane Salerno returns as sponsorship director, while Lynda Dorf returns as marketing consultant.

The confirmed mentors include:


Melinda Arons, Strategic Partner Development, TV and Film, Facebook
Joshua Astrachan (Short Term 12, Friends With Kids, Gosford Park)
Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival
Sarah Barnett, President and General Manager, Sundance Channel
Jason Constantine, President, Film Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Lionsgate
Tracy Edmonds, CEO, Edmonds Entertainment; (Jumping the Broom, Soul Food, Good Luck Chuck)
Mark Gordon, President of the Producers Guild of America; (Ray Donovan, Grey's Anatomy, Saving Private Ryan)
Marshall Herskovitz, Partner, Bedford Falls Company (Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai, thirtysomething)
Hal Sadoff (The Breed, Hotel Rwanda, Swimfan)


John Heinsen, President, Bunnygraph Entertainment
Gary Lucchesi, VP of Motion Pictures, PGA; President of Lakeshore Entertainment; (Lincoln Lawyer, Million Dollar Baby, Underworld)
Chris Moore, Principal, The Media Farm (Good Will Hunting, American Pie, The Adjustment Bureau)
Lydia Dean Pilcher (Cutie and the Boxer, The Lunchbox, The Darjeeling Limited)
Cathy Schulman, President, Mandalay Pictures (When the Game Stands Tall, Crash, Darfur Now)
Sanjay Sharma, Executive VP, Strategy & Business Development, Machinima
Scott Stephens (True Detective, Deadwood, Enlightened)

Newly added speakers include:

Vijay Advani, EVP, Global Advisory Services, Franklin Templeton
David Alpert, Partner, Circle of Confusion (The Walking Dead, Hellbenders, St. John of Las Vegas)
Melinda Arons, Strategic Partner Development, Facebook
Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival
Mara Brock-Akil, Principal, Akil Productions (Being Mary Jane, The Game, Girlfriends)
Yolanda Cochran, SVP of Physical Production, Alcon Entertainment
Jason Constantine, President, Film Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Lionsgate
Donald De Line, President, De Line Pictures (Pain and Gain, Wayward Pines, The Italian Job)
Daniel Enskat, Warren Enskat Group
David Glasser, COO, The Weinstein Company
Wendy Harrington, EVP, Global Marketing Services, Franklin Templeton
Jenny Hinkey, Producer (Veronica Mars, Flying Lessons)
Paul Holehouse, Entertainment Risk Consultant, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company
Marc Juris, President and General Manager, WE tv
Georgia Kacandes (The Wolf of Wall Street, Hugo, Casino)
Amy Lippman (Masters of Sex, In Treatment, Party of Five)
Chris Moore, Principal, The Media Farm (Good Will Hunting, American Pie, The Adjustment Bureau)
Deborah Moore, Inner Primary Entertainment
Erick Opeka, EVP, Digital Networks, Cinedigm
Quan Phung, President, Scripted Television, Slingshot Global Media
Ellen Schwartz, Black Label Group
Steve Scott, VP of Theatrical Imaging & Supervising Digital Colorist, Technicolor
Sam Toles, VP, Content Acquisitions and Business Development, Vimeo
Morgan Wandell, Head of Drama, Amazon Studios
Matt Warburton (The Mindy Project, The Simpsons, Community)
Ty Warren, EVP, Physical Production, Legendary Entertainment
Peter Wentzel, VP, Production Finance, MRC
Winnie Wong, Senior VP, Momentous Insurance