2013 PGA Producers Showcase (ProShow) Winners Announced. The Producers Guild of America (PGA) concluded its 5th annual Produced By Conference (PBC) yesterday. The sold out two-day conference held at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles, had more than 1,000 members of the entertainment producing community in attendance. Reaching across film, television and new media, the Produced By Conference is an educational forum that showcases acclaimed producers, including countless Academy Award®-winning filmmakers and Emmy® Award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs.
J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer, Mark Burnett, Tracey Edmonds, Roland Emmerich, Jon Favreau, Mark Gordon, Marshall Herskovitz, Gale Anne Hurd, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Hawk Koch, Gary Lucchesi, Cathy Schulman, Stacey Sher and Kurt Sutter joined more than 100 of Hollywood and digital media's top producers and business leaders to share their insights, expertise and vision to inspire and inform attendees throughout the two-day conference. Topics covered included global finance and production incentives, distribution, independent film, building new franchises through transmedia, non-fiction television, generation z, digital distribution, showrunning, visual effects and much more.
A sampling of images are attached and include:
-- Mark Gordon, Roland Emmerich, Jon Favreau
-- Jerry Bruckheimer, Mark Burnett, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
-- Mark Burnett
-- J.J. Abrams
-- Gale Anne Hurd
-- Beau Willimon
The 2013 PBC event was chaired by Tracey Edmonds, Marshall Herskovitz, Rachel Klein and Gary Lucchesi. Karen Schwartzman (Creative Axis International) was the 2013 PBC Program Director, Diane Salerno (Six Degrees Global) was the 2013 PBC Sponsorship Director and Lynda Dorf was the 2013 PBC Marketing Consultant.
In addition to 20th Century Fox Studios, sponsors include 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; Starbreeze Studios; International CES; Piksik; Visit Anchorage; Background Images; Don Francisco's Coffee; Coca-Cola; Heineken; and more.
At the Conference, the PGA also revealed the grand prize winners of the 2013 PGA Producers Showcase (ProShow) competition. The goal of the PGA ProShow competition is to facilitate global and local film producers' projects by coordinating business with potential producing partners, film financiers, packagers and distributors, with a particular emphasis on international co-productions. The grand prize winners receive development deals with three partners including Fox International Productions, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Maker Studios. Finalists and winners are:
Feature Film Category -- development sponsor: Fox International Productions
1.) Coming About - Joyce Cox
2.) Fool Me Twice - James D. Brubaker (WINNER)
3.) Jack of the Red Hearts - Lucy Murkajee
4.) The Girl Who Owned the City - Brandi Savitt
5.) Vera - Noam Dromi
Reality Television Category - development sponsor: Ryan Seacrest Productions
6.) The Next Dragon - Janell Vila Smith (WINNER)
7.) Scandalous - Darian Ward
8.) Hollywood Moms - Chris Dupre & Rotimi Rainwater
Online Content - development sponsor: Maker Studios
9.) Cartoon Block - A.J. Vargas & Evan Burse (WINNER)
10.) Double D Girls - Zach Wilson
11.) Supermom - Kelly McKendry & Cheryl Conway
About the Produced By Conference (PBC)
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 (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 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.
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