Produced By: New York Speakers Include Gail Berman, Iain Canning and Others
Producers Guild of America’s Produced By: New York Sets 2018 Speakers Including Gail Berman, Iain Canning, Caryn Capotosto, Bruce Cohen, Julie Cohen, Andrew Form, John Krasinski, Yorgos Lanthimos, Tony McNamara, Steve McQueen, Morgan Neville, Mimi Valdés and Betsy West
5th Annual Conference is Saturday, November 10 at One Time Warner Center
NEW YORK (September 21, 2018) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today its 2018 date and initial programming for the 5th edition of Produced By: New York. In addition to speaker Gail Berman, PGA President and Chairman and CEO of The Jackal Group, the popular session series, “Producing Masterclass: The Creative Collaborations,” returns for a fifth year in an expanded format that will encompass a total of 12 productions, featuring producers and their collaborators from some of the year’s most critically-acclaimed films.
Produced By: New York 2018 is set for Saturday, November 10 with One Time Warner Center in New York serving as the venue for the fifth consecutive year.
“Producing Masterclass: The Creative Collaborations” features a producer from each film taking the stage with a key collaborator – director, writer, actor, cinematographer, production designer, editor or composer – to discuss how their partnerships provided defining elements of their memorable films, setting them on course for the awards season.
This year, for the first time “Masterclass” will be broken out into four distinct sessions, three focused on narrative features and one devoted exclusively to documentaries.
Academy Award®-winning producer Bruce Cohen (American Beauty) and Mimi Valdés (Hidden Figures) will lead the discussions, which to date include: The Favourite director and producer Yorgos Lanthimos and writer Tony McNamara; A Quiet Place director, writer, and executive producer John Krasinski and producer Andrew Form; RBG producers and directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West; Widows director, writer, and producer Steve McQueen and producer Iain Canning; and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? director and producer Morgan Neville and producer Caryn Capotosto.
In addition to the sessions, the Producers Guild will be introducing a new “Speed Networking” opportunity during the scheduled lunch break. This will give attendees a chance to network with other attendees including PGA members and non-members, Guild leadership, and exhibitors and sponsors.
Reaching across film, television and new media, Produced By is an educational forum conducted by acclaimed producers, including numerous Oscar and Emmy Award-winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. It is specifically created by producers, for producers and features a broad range of programming, including workshops and networking events. No other event gives producers so many opportunities to network with and learn from top storytellers and decision-makers in the entertainment industry.
HBO and WarnerMedia are Hosting Sponsors, Delta is the Official Airline Partner and General Motors: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC are the Official Automotive Partners of the conference. Other sponsors to date include: BEN, Branded Entertainment Network; Experient; Buffalo Niagara Film Office; Film in Florida; Film US Virgin Islands; Final Draft; GreenSlate; Honolulu Film Office; Panasonic; Produce Iowa; Suffolk County Film Commission / Discover Long Island; and The Molecule.
For the first time, programming for Produced By: New York will be curated by a team of PGA members, including: Bruce Cohen, Dana Kuznetzkoff, Chris Licht, Debbie Myers, Kristine Pregot, Matteo Stanzani and Mimi Valdés, all of whom are working very closely with PGA East Chairs William Horberg and Kay Rothman. The team also includes Supervising Producer Liz Hart (Liz Hart Events & Design), Sponsorship Director Diane Salerno (Six Degrees Global), and Marketing Consultant Julie Giles (greenHAT digital).
The 2018 Produced By: New York conference is made possible by The PGA Foundation, The Producers Guild of America’s charitable entity. The Produced By conferences are the cornerstone events that epitomize the Foundation’s core mission, to educate and inspire those working in the producing profession. To review highlights from previous conferences and receive news and the latest programming updates for Produced By: New York 2018, please visit the Guild’s official website and follow its social media channels for the event.
About The Producers Guild of America:
The Producers Guild of America is a non-profit trade organization that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The Producers Guild works to protect the careers of producers and improve the producing community at large by facilitating health benefits for members, encouraging the enforcement of workplace labor laws and sustainable production practices, creating fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, and hosting educational opportunities for new and experienced producers alike.