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Produced By: New York Announces First Masterclasses For November 9 Confab

Produced By: New York Announces First Masterclasses For November 9 Confab

Ford v Ferrari, Harriet, Little Women, Marriage Story Announced as First Masterclasses

New York, NY (October 2, 2019) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is thrilled to announce the first round of speakers for its Masterclass series at Produced By: New York conference on Saturday, November 9 at Florence Gould Hall in New York City.

These speakers will be featured in film production masterclasses led by the top producing teams from the 2019 award season’s buzziest films.

Produced By: New York also previously announced that Scott Stuber, head of Netflix Film, will be the keynote speaker and will be in conversation with Ron Howard, the Oscar-winning director and Co-founder and Chairman of Imagine Entertainment.

Those confirmed for the Masterclasses to date include: 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 industry leaders at an evening reception.

The Produced By Conference is presented by the Producers Guild of America’s charitable entity, the PGA Foundation, as it embodies the Foundation’s core mission to educate and empower those who work in the producing profession.

Discounted early-bird registration has been extended through Monday, October 7. 

Confirmed panelists to date are noted below in alphabetical order. Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

  • Amy Pascal (Little Women)
  • Cynthia Erivo (Harriet)
  • David Heyman (Marriage Story)
  • Debra Martin Chase (Harriet)
  • Greta Gerwig (Little Women)
  • James Mangold (Ford v Ferrari)
  • Julia Reichert (American Factory)
  • Kasi Lemmons (Harriet)
  • Nanfu Wang (One Child Nation)
  • Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)
  • Steven Bognar (American Factory)

* The above speakers are subject to change.

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; 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 Elaine Frontain Bryant, 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:
Matthew Lawrence & Alexandra Anderson; Melissa Nyarko & Isabelle Lopez
Sunshine Sachs

Sponsorship Contact:
Diane Salerno
Six Degrees Global

To Request Media Credentials:
All media interested in covering the 2019 Produced By: New York conference will need to submit a Press Credential Application. To request one, please email While credentials are not guaranteed due to space limitations, Produced By: New York will do its best to grant them to as many outlets as possible.

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