The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that Produced By: New York (PBNY) will feature an in-depth discussion with producer Tina Fey for the event®s headlining ®Conversations With®® series. Additionally, Discovery Communications will serve as the presenting sponsor of the event. For the second year, Time Warner Inc. and HBO sponsor the venue at the Time Warner Center in New York City on Saturday, October 24th, following the highly successful seventh annual Produced By Conference held in Los Angeles in May.
Last year®s Produced By: New York attracted more than 55 influential storytellers including Bonnie Arnold, Darren Aronofsky, Mark Gordon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jon Kilik, Hawk Koch, Jenni Konner, Don Lemon, Peter Saraf, Cathy Schulman, Morgan Spurlock, James Schamus, Harvey Weinstein, Terence Winter, and many more. Speakers for this year®s PBNY will be announced in the coming months.
Lori McCreary and Gary Lucchesi, Presidents of the PGA said, ®The Produced By Conference has proven to be a tremendous opportunity for producers of film, TV and digital media content to share industry acumen with their peers in a collaborative and educational setting. We are thrilled to bring this unique event back to New York.®
Reaching across film, television and new media, the Produced By Conference is an educational forum conducted by acclaimed producers, including numerous Oscar and Emmy Award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. Produced By is held through the Producers Guild of America®s charitable entity, the PGA Foundation, as it epitomizes the Foundation®s core mission to educate those who work in the producing profession. Follow Produced By on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/producedbyconference and www.twitter.com/Produced_By or #Produced_By.
PBNY is chaired by PGA members Bruce Cohen, Blaine Graboyes, Dana Kuznetzkoff, and Debbie Myers. Karen Schwartzman serves as Programming Director with Robin Kramer serving as the conference®s Supervising Producer. Susan McPherson is Sponsorship Director.
For more information about the PGA®s Produced By: New York conference, please visit:
ABOUT TINA FEY
Tina Fey is an award-winning television and film producer, writer, and actress. She was the executive producer, creator and star of three-time Emmy Award-winning comedy series ®30 Rock.® Her performance earned her an Emmy, two Golden Globes, four SAG Awards, and a People®s Choice Award. Prior to ®30 Rock,® Fey spent nine seasons as a writer and cast member on ®Saturday Night Live.® Her film work includes MEAN GIRLS (which she wrote), DATE NIGHT, BABY MAMA, ADMISSION and THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU. Upcoming film projects include SISTERS with Amy Poehler and the film adaptation of Kim Barker's "THE TALIBAN SHUFFLE", both of which she produced through her company Little Stranger. In 2010 she became the youngest recipient of the Mark Twain Award for American Humor. Fey is currently the co-creator and executive producer of the hit Netflix series ®Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," which will return for its second in Spring 2016.
ABOUT DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world®s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. Discovery Networks International distributes 50 international brands via 352 localized feeds, with programming available in 45 languages. For more information please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
ABOUT THE PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA (PGA)
The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The Producers Guild has more than 7,000 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 ProducersGuild.org, www.PGAGreen.org, and www.PGADiversity.org, and follow us on Twitter @ProducersGuild.