Produced by Conference unveils speakers
James L. Brooks, Mark Gordon, Gary Goetzman on lineupJames L. Brooks, Mark Gordon, Gary Goetzman, Shawn Ryan, Don Mischer and Fox Sports CEO David Hill are among the producers who will join CNN founder Ted Turner as featured speakers at the second Produced by Conference presented by the Producers Guild of America.
The June 4-6 event at 20th Century Fox Studios will offer more than 30 sessions designed to provide career tools, insights and networking opportunities for television, video and new-media producers.
Conference co-chairs Gale Anne Hurd and Rachel Klein said they drew on TV producers working on everything from scripted programming to reality shows to fashion the lineup. They note the event comes during an "innovative and exciting time for the television industry."
Sessions will include "Better, Faster, Cheaper: The Secrets of Producing Television in 2010," "The Golden Age of Scripted Television," "The Magic of Live Entertainment" and "Get It on Air: Advice on Selling Reality TV Shows." There also will be a "conversation" with the producers of "The Simpsons" featuring Brooks, Al Jean and Matt Selman.
Others announced as participants Thursday were John Ziffren, Nan Bernstein, Dan Dugan, Tim Gibbons, Jeffrey Morton, Jon Pare, Matthew Weiner, Tim Kring, Charlie Haykel, Dan Abrams, Keith Raskin, Mara Brock Akil, Ali LeRoi, David Eick, Tracey Edmonds and Marshall Herskovitz.