JERRY BRUCKHEIMER, ROLAND EMMERICH AND CURTIS '50 CENT' JACKSON
JOIN TOM CRUISE, J.J. ABRAMS, MARK BURNETT AND GALE ANNE HURD AS SPEAKERS
AT THE 5TH ANNUAL 'PRODUCED BY CONFERENCE'
Sessions Announced and Conference Opens for Registration
LOS ANGELES (April 23, 2013) - The Producers Guild of America is pleased to announce that Jerry Bruckheimer, Roland Emmerich and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson will participate as speakers at the 5th annual Produced By Conference (PBC) hosted by 20th Century Fox Studios on June 8-9. They will join some of the entertainment and digital industries' most renowned producers and visionaries, including J.J. Abrams, Mark Burnett, Tom Cruise and Gale Anne Hurd, among many others.
Newly added speakers, in alphabetical order, include:
•Victoria Alonso, Executive Vice President of Visual Effects and Post Production, Marvel Studios (Executive Producer, IRON MAN 3, THOR: THE DARK WORLD, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLIDER, THE AVENGERS)
•Jon Avnet, Co-Creator, WIGS (BLACK SWAN, FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, RISKY BUSINESS)
•Bill Block (Producer, TEN, Executive Producer, ELYSIUM, Producer, W.)
•Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer, THE LONE RANGER, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN franchise, BLACK HAWK DOWN, Executive Producer "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" franchise, "The Amazing Race," "Cold Case")
•Vincent Bruzzese, CEO, Worldwide Motion Picture Group
•Nancy Daniels, Executive Vice President, Production and Development, Discovery Channel; General Manager, Discovery Fit & Health
•Stephanie Drachkovitch, Executive Vice President/Co-Founder, 44 Blue Productions (Executive Producer, "Married to the Army: Alaska," "Split Ends," "Family Court with Judge Penny")
•Roland Emmerich (WHITE HOUSE DOWN, 2012, INDEPENDENCE DAY)
•Rodrigo Garcia, Co-Creator, WIGS (ALBERT NOBBS, "In Treatment," MOTHER AND CHILD)
•Carolyn Giardina, Contributing Editor, The Hollywood Reporter; Editor, Behind the Screen
•Bernie Goldmann (Producer, 300/300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, MIRROR MIRROR, LAND OF THE DEAD)
•Josh Greenbaum (Creator, Executive Producer, Director, "Behind the Mask")
•Phil Gurin, President/CEO, The Gurin Company ("Oh Sit!," "The Singing Bee," "Shark Tank")
•Nancy Hower, Howler Productions (Creator, Executive Producer, Director, "Quick Draw")
•Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (Producer, FREELANCERS, SET UP, Executive Producer, CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE)
•Andrew Jameson, Partner, Primary Wave Media (Executive Producer, "Cee Lo Takes the UK," "Living Lohan," "Bullrun")
•Charlotte Koh, Head of Development, Hulu
•Rob Legato (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, HUGO, THE DEPARTED, TITANIC, APOLLO 13)
•John Lehr, Howler Productions (Creator, Executive Producer, Lead, "Quick Draw")
•Stu Levy, Founder, TOKYOPOP (Director/Producer, PRAY FOR JAPAN, Executive Producer, PRIEST)
•David Linde, CEO, Lava Bear Films (Producer, THE ROVER, Executive Producer, BIUTIFUL, FLOWERS OF WAR)
•Chris Moore (Producer, PROMISED LAND, AMERICAN REUNION, THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU)
•Brian Robbins, Creator, AwesomenessTV ("Smallville," COACH CARTER, "Fred")
•Steve Scott (IRON MAN 3, THE AVENGERS, THE HELP, THE TREE OF LIFE)
•Kurt Sutter (Creator/Executive Producer, "Sons of Anarchy," Executive Producer, "The Shield")
To see the current list of 2013 PBC speakers, please visit www.producedbyconference.com.
The 2013 PBC will feature more than 25 conference sessions, panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, networking opportunities, social events and workshops designed to provide producers with important career tools and insights necessary to compete in today's competitive marketplace. The programming includes the following sessions and workshops:
HIT THE GROUND SHOWRUNNING
Moderator: Marshall Herskovitz (BLOOD DIAMOND, THE LAST SAMURAI, "thirtysomething"). Panelists: Darlene Hunt ("The Big C," "90210," "Save Me"), Jason Katims ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights," "Roswell"), Kurt Sutter ("Sons of Anarchy," "The Shield"), Beau Willimon ("House of Cards," THE IDES OF MARCH)
A CONVERSATION WITH: TOM CRUISE
Tom Cruise (JACK REACHER, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE franchise, THE LAST SAMURAI)
MAKING THE LEAP: PRODUCING TV FOR DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION, Sponsored by Hulu
Moderator: Charlotte Koh, Head of Development for Hulu. Panelists: Josh Greenbaum ("Behind the Mask"), Nancy Hower ("Quick Draw"), John Lehr ("Quick Draw")
A CONVERSATION WITH: JERRY BRUCKHEIMER, Sponsored by Kawasaki Motors USA
Jerry Bruckheimer (THE LONE RANGER, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN franchise, BLACK HAWK DOWN, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" franchise, "The Amazing Race," "Cold Case")
360 PROFILE: 'THE WALKING DEAD' WITH EXECUTIVE PRODUCER GALE ANNE HURD
David Alpert ("The Walking Dead"), Gale Anne Hurd ("The Walking Dead," THE INCREDIBLE HULK, THE TERMINATOR trilogy), Marci Wiseman, SVP, Business Affairs, AMC, Sharon Tal Yguado, EVP, Global Scripted Programming and Original Development, Fox International Channels
MARKET PRICE: THE STATE OF FILM FINANCING
Moderator: Gary Lucchesi (THE LINCOLN LAWYER, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, UNDERWORLD franchise). Panelists: Bill Block, (TEN, ELYSIUM, W.), Cassian Elwes (THE BUTLER, PAPER BOY, MARGIN CALL), David Linde (THE ROVER, BIUTIFUL, FLOWERS OF WAR)
A CONVERSATION WITH: J.J. ABRAMS, Sponsored by Kodak
J.J. Abrams (STAR TREK, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL, SUPER 8). Moderator: Reginald Hudlin (DJANGO UNCHAINED)
THE REAL DEAL: PRODUCERS WHO DIRECT? OR DIRECTORS WHO PRODUCE?
Moderator: Mark Gordon ("Grey's Anatomy," 2012, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN). Panelist: Roland Emmerich (WHITE HOUSE DOWN, 2012, INDEPENDENCE DAY)
WHERE THE STATE OF THE ART RESIDES, Sponsored by ARRI and Technicolor
Moderator: Carolyn Giardina, Contributing Editor, The Hollywood Reporter and Editor of Behind the Screen. Panelists: Victoria Alonso (IRON MAN 3, THOR: THE DARK WORLD, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLIDER, THE AVENGERS), Rob Legato (WOLF OF WALL STREET, HUGO, THE DEPARTED, TITANIC, APOLLO 13), Steve Scott (IRON MAN 3, THE AVENGERS, THE HELP, THE TREE OF LIFE).
A CONVERSATION WITH: MARK BURNETT
Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The Voice," "The Apprentice," "Shark Tank," "The Bible")
REALITY ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE: SELLING NON-FICTION TELEVISION
Moderator: Hayma "Screech" Washington ("The Amazing Race"). Panelists: Nancy Daniels, Executive Vice President, Production and Development, Discovery Channel, Stephanie Drachkovitch ("Married to the Army: Alaska," "Split Ends," "Family Court with Judge Penny"), Phil Gurin ("Oh Sit!," "The Singing Bee," "Shark Tank" )
ARE YOU GETTING YOUR FAIR SHARE? UNDERSTANDING PRODUCER SHARE PARTICIPATIONS
Moderator: David J. Robinson, Senior Manager, Green Hasson Janks LLP. Panelists: Steve Blume, CEO & CFO, Content Partners LLC, Michael J. Kump, Partner, Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump & Aldisert, Steve Sills, Partner, Green Hasson Janks LLP, Ken Ziffren, Partner, Ziffren Brittenham LLP
UNIVERSAL REMOTE: THE (R)EVOLUTION OF DIGITAL CHANNELS
Moderator: Tracey Edmonds (JUMPING THE BROOM, SOUL FOOD, GOOD LUCK CHUCK). Panelists: Jon Avnet (BLACK SWAN, FRIED GREEN TOMATOES, RISKY BUSINESS), Rodrigo Garcia (ALBERT NOBBS, "In Treatment," MOTHER AND CHILD), Brian Robbins ("Smallville," COACH CARTER, "Fred")
360 PROFILE: CROSS-OVER TALENT
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (FREELANCERS, SET UP, CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE), Andrew Jameson ("Cee Lo Takes the UK," "Living Lohan," "Bullrun").
BEYOND HOLLYWOOD: THE PROMISE OF REGIONAL PRODUCTION CENTERS, Sponsored by Steeltown Entertainment Project
Bernie Goldmann (300/300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, MIRROR MIRROR, LAND OF THE DEAD), Carl Kurlander (SAINT ELMO'S FIRE, "Saved By the Bell"), Chris Moore (PROMISED LAND, AMERICAN REUNION, THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU)
Additional speakers, including those for the following sessions, will be announced soon:
- DEVELOPING AND PACKAGING FILMS IN THE BRAVE NEW WORLD
- ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE: BUILDING NEW FRANCHISES THROUGH TRANSMEDIA
- CONVERGED: WHO'S ORDERING WHAT AND WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO ORDER NEXT?
- SMALL WORLD, BIG MONEY: NEW FACTS ON DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION INCENTIVES, Sponsored by Entertainment Partners
- EVERY NUMBER TELLS A STORY: THE POWER OF RESEARCH, Sponsored by Worldwide Motion Picture Group
- THE UNLOCKED PICTURE: GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES IN VFX AND 3D CONVERSION, Sponsored by Prime Focus World
To read descriptions of each session, please visit http://www.producedbyconference.com/index.php?page=2013-attendee-schedule.
Finalists for the 2013 Producers Showcase (ProShow) competition will be revealed in May and invited to Los Angeles to participate in the PBC. While in attendance, they will meet with the ProShow's development partners - 20th Century Fox for Feature Film, Ryan Seacrest Productions for Reality Television and Maker Studios for Online Content - to discuss their projects in detail and compete for the grand prizes. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the Conference.
The 2013 PBC event is chaired by Tracey Edmonds, Marshall Herskovitz, Rachel Klein and Gary Lucchesi. Karen Schwartzman (Creative Axis International) is the 2013 PBC Program Director, Diane Salerno (Six Degrees Global) is the 2013 PBC Sponsorship Director and Lynda Dorf is the 2013 PBC Marketing Consultant.
In addition to 20th Century Fox Studios, many sponsors are already on board including General Motors, the official Automotive Sponsor of the PGA; Delta Air Lines; Entertainment Partners; PRG, Production Resource Group; Kawasaki Motors USA; Quebec Film & Television Council; Abu Dhabi Film Commission; Worldwide Motion Picture Group; Honolulu Film Office; Hulu; Kodak; Prime Focus World; ARRI; Technicolor; Steeltown Entertainment Project; Background Images; Coca-Cola; Heineken; and more.
To register for the Produced By Conference, please visit www.producedbyconference.com.
*Media Credentials: All media interested in covering the 2013 Produced By Conference will need to complete and submit a Press Credential Application. Please email Stefan DeCastroverde at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application. While credentials are not guaranteed due to space limitations, the PBC will do its best to grant them to as many outlets as possible.
About the Produced By Conference
Reaching across film, television and new media, the Produced By Conference (PBC) is an educational forum conducted by acclaimed producers, including numerous Academy and Emmy Award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. The Produced By Conference 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 the 2013 Produced By Conference on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/producedbyconference and www.twitter.com/Produced_By or #ProducedBy.
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 Producers Guild has more than 5,600 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. Visit www.producersguild.org, www.pgagreen.org, and www.pgadiversity.org for more information.