The Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) announced today that the 2011 Produced By Conference (PBC) will be held in conjunction with AFCI's Locations Trade Show June 3-5, 2011. More details about the event will be released early next year. Reaching across film, television and new media industries, PBC is an educational forum that attracted more than 1,100 people last year and involves acclaimed producers, including countless Academy Award -winning filmmakers and Emmy Award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. The annual AFCI Locations Trade Show is the largest worldwide gathering of film commissions.
"The Produced By Conference is an important initiative for the Guild as it brings together our amazing producer community for two days of learning and networking. By partnering with AFCI we hope that PBC will be an even more invaluable experience," said PGA President Emeritus and PBC Event Co-Chair Marshall Herskovitz. "We're excited to build upon last year's wildly successful program, and we believe our collaboration with AFCI will enhance learning opportunities and provide the increasingly important global perspective," added PBC Event Co- Chair Gale Anne Hurd. Rachel Klein will also serve as co-chair of next year's PBC event.
"The ability for producers and the industry to network with commissioners that are providing over $2.5 billion in annual funding around the world is a perfect synergy for the entertainment community," said AFCI CEO Lawrence Brownell. All profits from PBC are reinvested into Producer Guild member services, including education, industry promotion, production standards development, market research and legislative advocacy. To review last year's event details and to receive 2011 updates, visit ProducedbyConference.com.
About the Producers Guild of America
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 PGA has over 4,500 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with health benefits, employment opportunities, the creation of fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as promoting sustainable production practices. Visit Producersguild.org and PGAgreen.org for more information.
About the Association of Film Commissioners International
The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) is the global professional organization whose members are film commissioners that assist film, television, and video production throughout the world. It is a non-profit educational association whose network of members serves as city, county, state, regional, provincial, or national film commissioners for their respective governmental jurisdictions. For more information, visit AFCI.org.