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Produced By: New York Announces ‘Honey Boy’ and ‘Dark Waters’ As Final Masterclass Sessions

Produced By: New York Announces ‘Honey Boy’ and ‘Dark Waters’ As Final Masterclass Sessions

Dan Lin Leads Lineup for Closing Session on “The Future of Producing” for November 9 Conference at Florence Gould Hall in New York City

Additional Speakers Added Include: Michael McCusker, Tracy Letts, A&E’s Elaine Frontain Bryant, Revelations Entertainment’s Lori McCreary, Participant Media’s Elise Pearlstein and Left/Right’s Banks Tarver

Tickets now sold out for the conference

NEW YORK, NY (October 23, 2019) – Today, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced additional panelists for the 2019 Produced By: New York conference, taking place November 9 at Florence Gould Hall. Director and producer Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach) will join producer Daniela Taplin Lundberg (Harriet, Honey Boy) for an in-depth exploration of Shia LaBeouf’s latest film Honey Boy. Mark Ruffalo (Avengers, The Kids are Alright), Pam Koffler (Still Alice, Mildred Pierce, Colette),Christine Vachon (Carol, First Reformed, Vox Lux), and the production team of the 2019 film Dark Waters complete the Masterclass lineup.

Additionally, Academy Award-nominated film editor Michael McCusker (Logan, Walk The Line) and award-winning actor Tracy Letts (Lady Bird, The Big Short) join the previously announced Ford v Ferrari Masterclass. Veteran film producer Elise Pearlstein (Food Inc., The Price of Free) joins the American Factory masterclass to moderate the conversation.

The closing session will feature award-winning producers Dan Lin (Aladdin, The LEGO Movie), Elaine Frontain Bryant (Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at A&E), Lori McCreary (CEO of Revelations Entertainment, Madam Secretary, Invictus), and Banks Tarver (The Weekly, The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth) leading an important conversation on “The Future of Producing”.

Tickets for this year’s conference have been sold out.

Previously announced for Produced By: New York are keynote speakers Scott Stuber, Head of Netflix Film, in conversation with Ron Howard, the Oscar-winning director and Co-founder and Chairman of Imagine Entertainment, and the following Masterclass participants: co-directors and producers Steven Bognar (American Factory, A Lion in the House) and Julia Reichert (American Factory, A Lion in the House); triple threat writer, director, producer James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari); powerhouse producer Debra Martin Chase (Harriet, Zoe Ever After); director and writer, Kasi Lemmons (Harriet, Eve’s Bayou); award-winning actress, singer and songwriter Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, Widows); pioneering director and writer Greta Gerwig (Little Women, Lady Bird); veteran producer Amy Pascal (Little Women, Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse); Oscar-nominated director and writer Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story, The Squid and the Whale); prolific producer David Heyman (Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood); multi-hyphenate director, producer, cinematographer editor Nanfu Wang (One Child Nation, Hooligan Sparrow), and producer Julie Goldman (One Child Nation, Love, Gilda).

This year’s event is designed to offer attendees intimate access to key industry leaders, veteran producers and creative collaborators who are defining the future of producing in the age of streaming and platform proliferation. And to cap off the conference, all attendees will have the opportunity to connect and network with their peers and esteemed participants at an evening reception.

The conference sponsors to date include: Official Airline Partner, Delta Air Lines; Official Automotive Partner, General Motors; Branded Entertainment Network (BEN); Endcrawl; GreenSlate; Honolulu Film Office; Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment; Produce Iowa; and SAG-AFTRA.

The 2019 Produced By: New York conference is chaired by PGA members Bruce Cohen, Lisa Cortés, Donna Gigliotti and Mimi Valdés, with programming support from Laurens Grant and Simon Kilmurry. PGA East Chairs are William Horberg and Kay Rothman. The team producing the conference includes Supervising Producer Liz Hart, Sponsorship Director Diane Salerno (Six Degrees Global) and Marketing Consultant Julie Giles (greenHAT digital).

To review highlights from previous conferences and receive news and the latest programming updates for Produced By Conference 2019, please visit the Guild’s official website and follow its social media channels:

PGA Website:
Twitter: @ProducersGuild

Event Hashtag: #ProducedByNewYork

The Producers Guild of America is a nonprofit trade group that represents and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The Producers Guild has 8,000-plus members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and the community by providing employment opportunities, seeking to expand health benefits, and applying fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits. The Guild also supports education and advocacy efforts such as encouraging sustainable production practices.


Media Contacts:
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Sunshine Sachs

Sponsorship Contact:
Diane Salerno
Six Degrees Global

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