The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the list of top industry producers and executives who will serve as mentors during the intimate Mentoring Roundtable meetings that will be held throughout the 6th annual Produced By Conference (PBC), June 7-8, hosted by Warner Bros. Studios. Confirmed mentors include:
Saturday, June 7th
®Melinda Arons, Strategic Partner Development, TV and Film, Facebook
®Joshua Astrachan, (SHORT TERM 12, FRIENDS WITH KIDS, GOSFORD PARK)
®Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival
®Sarah Barnett, President and General Manager, Sundance Channel
®Jason Constantine, President, Film Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Lionsgate
®Tracy Edmonds, CEO, Edmonds Entertainment; (JUMPING THE BROOM, SOUL FOOD, GOOD LUCK CHUCK)
®Mark Gordon, President of the Producers Guild of America; ("Ray Donovan," "Grey's Anatomy," SAVING PRIVATE RYAN)
®Marshall Herskovitz, Partner, Bedford Falls Company; (BLOOD DIAMOND, THE LAST SAMURAI, THIRTYSOMETHING)
®Hal Sadoff, (THE BREED, HOTEL RWANDA, SWIMFAN)
Sunday, June 8th
®John Heinsen, President, Bunnygraph Entertainment
®Gary Lucchesi, VP of Motion Pictures, PGA; President of Lakeshore Entertainment; (LINCOLN LAWYER, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, UNDERWORLD)
®Chris Moore, Principal, The Media Farm; (GOOD WILL HUNTING, AMERICAN PIE, THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU)
®Lydia Dean Pilcher, (CUTIE AND THE BOXER, THE LUNCHBOX, THE DARJEELING LIMITED)
®Cathy Schulman, President, Mandalay Pictures; (WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL, CRASH, DARFUR NOW)
®Sanjay Sharma, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Machinima
®Scott Stephens, ("True Detective," "Deadwood," "Enlightened")
The Mentoring Roundtables at the Conference are sponsored by Corbis Entertainment.
In addition to previously announced speakers such as Francis Ford Coppola, David Fincher, Ce®n Chaffin, Norman Lear, Seth Rogen, and Joe Roth, among others, newly added speakers include:
-Vijay Advani, EVP, Global Advisory Services, Franklin Templeton
-David Alpert, Partner, Circle of Confusion; ("The Walking Dead," HELLBENDERS, ST. JOHN OF LAS VEGAS)
-Melinda Arons, Strategic Partner Development, Facebook
-Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival
-Mara Brock-Akil, Principal, Akil Productions; ("Being Mary Jane," "The Game," "Girlfriends")
-Yolanda Cochran, SVP of Physical Production, Alcon Entertainment
-Jason Constantine, President, Film Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Lionsgate
-Donald De Line, President, De Line Pictures; (PAIN AND GAIN, "Wayward Pines," THE ITALIAN JOB)
-Daniel Enskat, Warren Enskat Group
-David Glasser, COO, The Weinstein Company
-Wendy Harrington, EVP, Global Marketing Services, Franklin Templeton
-Jenny Hinkey, Producer; ("Veronica Mars," "Flying Lessons")
-Paul Holehouse, Entertainment Risk Consultant, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
-Marc Juris, President and General Manager, WE tv
-Georgia Kacandes (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, HUGO, CASINO)
-Amy Lippman, ("Masters of Sex," "In Treatment," "Party of Five")
-Chris Moore, Principal, The Media Farm; (GOOD WILL HUNTING, AMERICAN PIE, THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU)
-Deborah Moore, Inner Primary Entertainment
-Erick Opeka, EVP, Digital Networks, Cinedigm
-Quan Phung, President, Scripted Television, Slingshot Global Media
-Ellen Schwartz, Black Label Group
-Steve Scott, VP of Theatrical Imaging & Supervising Digital Colorist, Technicolor
-Sam Toles, Vice President, Content Acquisitions and Business Development, Vimeo
-Morgan Wandell, Head of Drama, Amazon Studios
-Matt Warburton ("The Mindy Project," "The Simpsons," "Community")
-Ty Warren, EVP, Physical Production, Legendary Entertainment
-Peter Wentzel, VP, Production Finance, MRC
-Winnie Wong, Senior Vice President, Momentous Insurance
Two new panels have been added to the recently announced list including:
-The Courting of the Female Audience
-Beyond Blockbusters: Approaches for Growth in Film & Investment Management -- Presented by Warren Enskat Group and Sponsored by Franklin Templeton
Conference sessions are quickly filling up with the 2014 PBC on track to completely sell out again this year. Last year's sold-out event attracted more than 1,400 attendees.
Produced By 2014 is chaired by Producers Guild members Tracey Edmonds, Marshall Herskovitz, Rachel Klein and Gary Lucchesi. Madelyn Hammond (Madelyn Hammond & Associates) serves as Programming Director, with Barry Kaplan (EKG, Inc.) once again serving as the conference's Supervising Producer. Diane Salerno (Six Degrees Global) returns as Sponsorship Director, while Lynda Dorf likewise returns as Produced By's Marketing Consultant.
In addition to Warner Bros. Studios, sponsors to date include: Cadillac, the official Automotive Partner of the PGA; PRG, Production Resource Group; Univision Communications; Entertainment Partners; Corbis Entertainment; ARRI; Technicolor; Momentous Insurance; Warren Enskat Group; Franklin Templeton; Alaska Film Group; Alaska Film Office; Visit Anchorage; Honolulu Film Office; Worldwide Motion Picture Group; Produce Iowa; SAG-AFTRA; SAGIndie; Film West Hollywood; Scarecrow VFX; Marathon Services; Florida Office of Film and Entertainment; Georgia Department of Economic Development; Gavina & Sons; Coca-Cola; and more.
To register for the Produced By Conference, please visit www.producedbyconference.com.
*Media Credentials: All media interested in covering the 2014 Produced By Conference will need to submit a Press Credential Application. Please email Sweety Ghuman at Sweety.Ghuman@42West.Net 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 Produced By 2014 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 producers and the producing team in film, television and new media. Its more than 6,300 members work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and the producing community by providing members with employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits, promoting fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, in addition to other education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production practices. Visit www.producersguild.org, www.pgagreen.org, www.pgadiversity.org for more information.