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Supporting Sponsordiscovery_2016

8:15am – 9:30 am

After getting your conference badge and schedule in the lobby, head to the Park Café for a continental breakfast sponsored by Cinecittà Studios. At 9:00 am there will be brief welcoming remarks that you wont want to miss.

9:30am – 10:45am


The Future of Producing

In this session, a collection of producers, executives, and professionals on the front lines of content creation discuss the years ahead, and the ways in which they’ve adapted their creative and commercial strategies to account for the changes to come.

11:30am – 12:45pm

12:45pm – 2:45pm

Lunch – Have lunch with one of our sponsors at their table to learn more about their products and services.

1:15pm – 2:15pm


360 Profile: Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea, one of the season’s most eagerly anticipated releases and the third film from acclaimed writer/director Kenneth Lonergan, presents an object lesson in the competing challenges faced by independent producers championing artistically ambitious stories.

2:45pm – 4:00pm


Meet the New Digital Buyers, sponsored by DIRECTV

Digital buyers and distribution platforms reveal what kind of content they licensing, buying and co-producing and innovative ways for producers to work with them.

4:30pm – 5:45pm


Demystifying the Money: Straight Talk about Film Financing, sponsored by Entertainment Partners

Come listen to producers, lawyers, equity & debt financiers, and sales agents analyze hypothetical film and television case studies, discussing the essential elements and key factors that determine how and why a project ultimately gets financed.

Dying is Easy. Comedy is Hard., sponsored by VER

In this session, we bring together a collection of some of the business’ most talented and experienced comic storytellers to talk about the painstaking process of creating work that, at its best, feels fresh, effortless and inspired.

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Cocktail Reception – Please join PBNY attendees, speakers, and sponsors for a networking cocktail reception in the Park Café while enjoying complimentary wine, beer, spirits and food.