‘Empire’ Producers, Reese Witherspoon Set for PGA Conference

The producers of “Empire,” Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria have been selected as speakers for the Producers Guild of America’s seventh annual Produced By Conference on May 30 and 31 at the Paramount lot.

Empire” executive producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brian Grazer and Ilene Chaiken will discuss the diverse challenges of producing their popular Fox show.

The “Conversations With …” series will also include Tyler Perry, Kevin Smith and Witherspoon’s producing partner Bruna Papandrea. Other notable panelists include PGA co-presidents Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary, Carlton Cuse, Mark Gordon, Grant Heslov and PGA exec director Vance Van Petten.

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