Lydia Dean Pilcher

Lydia Dean Pilcher has produced numerous award-winning independent feature films, most recently, The Immortal LIfe of Henrietta Lacks for HBO Films; Queen of Katwe for the Walt Disney Company, and, and 2014’s Academy Award nominated Cutie And the Boxer, and the Sony Pictures Classics release of the international co-production, The Lunchbox, directed by Ritesh Batra. Lydia has produced over 35 feature films including eleven movies in a long-standing collaboration with director Mira Nair and other films including The Darjeeling Limited directed by Wes Anderson, and You Don’t Know Jack directed by Barry Levinson.

She is the founder and president of Cine Mosaic, one of New York’s leading independent production companies and has forged relationships with a wide range of talent and business partners in the US, Europe, India, Turkey, Africa and the Middle East. Pilcher is Vice President of Motion Pictures of the Producers Guild of America, and is Founder and Chair of the PGA Women’s Impact Network, and PGA Green, an active committee since 2006 dedicated to supporting sustainability in the entertainment industry, and winner of the 2011 EMA Green Production Award.



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. .