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PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA UNVEILS SPEAKER LINEUP FOR THE PRODUCED BY CONFERENCE
JUNE 11-12 AT FOX STUDIO LOT IN LOS ANGELES

Slate of Speakers to Include Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, Seth MacFarlane, Charles D. King, Stephanie Allain, Dan Lin, Betsy Beers, Mike Farah, Jason Richman, and more

LOS ANGELES (May 13, 2022) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the first round of speakers for the 12th annual Produced By Conference on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 at the FOX Studio Lot in Century City. After a two year hiatus, the Producers Guild returns with a can’t miss weekend headlined by the industry’s top producers and talent that will grant participants valuable insights and strategies for the future of production across film, TV and new media. 

The confirmed speakers to date include: Academy Award winner Viola Davis (CEO and Co-Founder, JuVee Productions; The First Lady); veteran producer Julius Tennon (President and Co-Founder of JuVee Productions; The First Lady); animation heavyweight Seth MacFarlane (Founder/CEO, Fuzzy Door, The Orville, Ted & Ted 2, Family Guy); pioneering producer Charles D. King (Founder & CEO, MACRO; Judas And The Black Messiah, Mudbound); tentpole-maker Dan Lin (Founder and CEO of Rideback; The LEGO Movie franchise, Disney’s Aladdin, Netflix’s The Two Popes, The CW’s Walker); legendary producer Stephanie Allain (Homegrown Pictures, Owner; Hustle & Flow, Dear White People); master of television Betsy Beers (Creative Partner, Shondaland); comedy leader Mike Farah (CEO, Funny or Die); IP chief Jason Richman (Co-Head of Media Rights, UTA); producing innovator Mark Kimsey (Co-CEO of Electromagnetic Productions); actor and producer Aml Ameen (Executive Producer/ Actor - The Porter; Actor - I May Destroy You; Producer/ Actor - Boxing Day) with more to be announced soon.

Produced By will feature panels, Q&As, a networking reception, its ever-popular Mentoring Roundtables, and the return of the Pitch Perfect session, during which a handful of pre-selected attendees pitch their projects live in front of an audience of leading producers and executives. 

The confirmed participants in the Mentor Roundtables are: Insecure producer Deniese Davis (CEO, Reform Media Group); producing legend Gary Goetzman (Producer, Playtone); Academy Award-nominated producer Fred Berger (President, Automatik; La La Land, Bad Education); Daniels producer Jonathan Wang (Everything Everywhere All At Once, Swiss Army Man); mover and shaker James Lopez (President/Producer, MACRO); and Mike Farah, with more to be announced.  

New for this year’s conference is the Producers One-on-One engagement, which connects PGA members with an experienced producer for a one-on-one conversation. This is designed for members to seek thoughtful advice about specific projects they are producing. Additionally, for the first time, PGA Create, the Producers Guild’s program supporting emerging and mid-career creative producers from underrepresented backgrounds, will bring together its 35 PGA Create scripted and documentary fellows for a day-long set of networking opportunities supported by the program’s lead sponsor, Google.  

PGA’s Produced By Conference is a networking event and educational forum that reaches across film, television and new media to ignite conversation and action around the most pressing issues facing the industry and how producers are shaping the future of the industry. Produced By’s long-standing session, Pitch Perfect, is back this year providing a platform for selected attendees to pitch projects to experienced producers and executives who will provide feedback.  Registration for Produced By 2022 is available now at ProducedByConference.com.

Confirmed panelists to date are noted below in alphabetical order. Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

  • Stephanie Allain (Homegrown Pictures, Owner; Hustle & Flow, Dear White People)
  • Aml Ameen (Executive Producer/ Actor - The Porter; Actor - I May Destroy You; Producer/ Actor - Boxing Day
  • Trevor Baker (Producer/Editor - Twilight Zone, Outer Range, Castle Rock)
  • Amanda Beggs (CAS, Production Sound Mixer - Lady Bird, Finding Ohana, Legion, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story)
  • Betsy Beers (Creative Partner, Shondaland)
  • Xavier Bernasconi (Visual Effects Supervisor, DNEG)
  • Rick Champagne (Industry Strategy and Marketing, Media & Entertainment, NVIDIA)
  • Viola Davis (CEO and Co-Founder, JuVee Productions; The First Lady
  • Mike Farah (CEO, Funny or Die)
  • Marsha Greene (Executive Producer, Co-Creator and Showrunner, The Porter; Ten Days In The Valley, Mary Kills People
  • Erica Huggins (President, Fuzzy Door; The End Is Nye, Books of Blood, The Spy Who Dumped Me)
  • Steve Jelley (Co-CEO, Dimension)
  • Valerie Johnson-Redrow (Virtual Production Producer, Monolith)
  • Jennifer Kawaja (Executive Producer, Sienna Films/Sphere Media; Sort Of, Transplant)
  • Mark Kimsey (Co-CEO of Electromagnetic Productions)
  • Charles D. King (Founder & CEO, MACRO; Judas And The Black Messiah, Mudbound)
  • Michael Minkler (CAS, Re-recording Mixer - Black Hawk Down, Chicago, Star Wars, Dream Girls,)
  • Karen Baker Landers (MPSE, Supervising Sound Editor - Skyfall, Bourne Ultimatum, Black Hawk Down)
  • Dan Lin (Founder and CEO of Rideback; The LEGO Movie franchise, Disney’s Aladdin, Netflix’s The Two Popes, The CW’s Walker)
  • Seth MacFarlane (Founder/CEO, Fuzzy Door; The Orville, Ted & Ted 2, Family Guy
  • Jason Richman (Co-Head of Media Rights, UTA)
  • Curt Sobel (MPSE, Supervising Music Editor - Ray, Ghostbusters: Afterlife)
  • Joel Sloss (Sr. Program Manager | Microsoft Azure M&E Security and Compliance)
  • Christina Lee Storm (Director of Digital Production, Netflix)
  • Julius Tennon (President and Co-Founder of JuVee Productions; The First Lady)
  • Philipp Wolf (Executive-in-Charge, Corporate Strategy, DNEG)

CONFIRMED MENTORS:

  • Fred Berger (President, Automatik; La La Land, Bad Education)
  • Deniese Davis (CEO, Reform Media Group)
  • Mike Farah (CEO, Funny or Die)
  • Gary Goetzman (Producer, Playtone)
  • James Lopez (President/Producer, MACRO)
  • Jonathan Wang (Everything Everywhere All At Once, Swiss Army Man)

*The above speakers are subject to change. 

The 2022 Produced By Conference is co-chaired by a prominent group of producer Betsy Beers, Creative Partner, Executive Producer Shondaland; Mike Farah, CEO, Funny or Die; and Charles D. King, Founder & CEO, MACRO.  

In addition to host sponsor FOX Studio Lot, conference sponsors to-date include: A+E Studios; Astek; Batch & Bottle; BEN Group Inc.; CBC/Canada-Radio; Cast & Crew; Cinema Audio Society; Coca-Cola; Delta, the Official Airline Partner; DNEG; Film in Georgia; GreenSlate; Heineken; Honolulu Film Office; Josh Wines; Justin’s; Microsoft Azure; Motion Picture Sound Editors; National Geographic Documentary Films; NVIDIA; Produce Iowa; and Sunset Studios. 

The Produced By Conference 2022 team is Supervising Producer, Branden Chapman; Program Directors, Matt Ullian and Jane Sarkin (Boldface Partners); Sponsorship Director, Diane Salerno (Six Degrees Global); and Marketing Consultant, Julie Giles (greenHAT digital); and the PGA’s PR agency of record, Sunshine Sachs Morgan & Lylis.  

To receive news and the latest programming updates for Produced By Conference 2022, please visit the Guild’s official website and follow its social media channels for the event:

Website: www.producedbyconference.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/pga

Instagram: Instagram.com/ProducersGuild

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/producers-guild-of-america

Twitter: @producersguild

YouTube: Youtube.com/user/ProducersGuild

Hashtag: #ProducedBy2022

 

ABOUT THE PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA (PGA)

The Producers Guild of America is a nonprofit trade group that represents and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The Producers Guild has more than 8,000 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits, promoting fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production practices. For more information and the latest updates, please visit the Producers Guild of America website and follow on social media.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:                                                                                        

Matthew Lawrence, Alexandra Anderson, Pipere Boggio             

Sunshine Sachs Morgan & Lylis                        

ProducedBy@sunshinesachs.com

 

SPONSORSHIP CONTACT:

Diane Salerno               

Six Degrees Global   

info@sixdegreesglobal.com

 

TO REQUEST MEDIA CREDENTIALS:

All media interested in covering the 2022 Produced By Conference will need to submit a Press Credential Application. While credentials are not guaranteed due to space limitations, PBC will do its best to grant them to as many outlets as possible. Please email producedby@sunshinesachs.com for more information.