Lori McCrearyLori McCrearyMadam Secretary, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, Invictus; President, Producers Guild of America

Lori McCreary is the CEO of Revelations Entertainment, a film, television and digital production company she co-founded with actor Morgan Freeman. The pair first worked together on their critically acclaimed anti-Apartheid film BOPHA! which laid the foundation of Revelations’ mission statement: to reveal truth.

McCreary’s film and television credits include the Award-winning Invictus, 5 Flights Up, the groundbreaking documentary film about cancer, The C Word, and she is currently Executive Producer of CBS’s hit television series Madam Secretary starring Téa Leoni, which recently began production on its fourth season. McCreary also serves as Executive Producer of Discovery Science’s Emmy-nominated series Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, exploring how science pushes the boundaries of our understanding of the universe. Recently awarded Best Non-Fiction Science and Technology program at Realscreen, it is now in production on its seventh season. She is also Executive Producer of the Emmy-nominated and highest-rated series in National Geographic Channel history, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman and its new follow up series Story of Us. 

McCreary is a unique combination: part film producer, part UCLA-trained computer scientist. She maintains a passionate, ongoing dialogue with filmmakers, talent and executives, to combat piracy and works to change the landscape for diversity in film and emerging media. In addition, she is President of the Producers Guild of America and founder of the PGA’s Motion Picture Technology Committee, and served as a Co-Chair of the PGA Awards.  McCreary sits on the Board of Trustees for the American Film Institute, is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and has been profiled by The Wall Street Journal and featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful Women in Hollywood issues.

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The State of Producing, sponsored by Variety

Producing is not for the faint of heart. Producers have to be ready for those crossroads where the next move (whether for a project or a career) isn’t clear or obvious—that’s when your Producers Guild comes in handy. This conversational session is here to provide answers to your producing questions, regarding anything from industry trends to script development, talent attachments, financing, foreign sales, new platforms or soup-to-nuts production. As issues of inclusiveness, power imbalance and appropriate professional conduct have recently taken center stage in our profession, speakers may share their personal approaches to these topics and the role that the Producers Guild hopes to play in addressing them. .
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The Power to Shake it Up, sponsored by Deadline

It’s no longer “business as usual” in the entertainment industry. For too long, studios and financiers have undervalued stories by and about women. But in development and on set, producers are taking control, creating a space for fresh voices to tell stories that audiences haven’t heard before. This session provides a platform to producers and their teams that are actively creating opportunities for women in all aspects of production and challenging the status quo head-on.