Christopher Nolan tops Produced By conference

Emma Thomas joins 'Dark Knight' cohort at PGA confab

“The Dark Knight Rises” producers Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas have come onboard the upcoming Produced by Conference to discuss the creative demands involved in producing.

The Producers Guild of America unveiled the lineup Thursday for the fourth annual conference, to be held at Sony on June 8-10. The Nolan-Thomas panel will be moderated by PGA exec director Vance Van Petten.

Brian Grazer and “Battleship” producer-director Peter Berg are onboard for a “Passion Projects” discussion, and TV producers Shonda Rhimes, SallyAnn Salsano and Bill Lawrence will talk with moderator Rob Kenneally about a typical day in their business lives.

Mark Cuban will discuss “Media Disruption: The Future of Content and Distribution,” and SnagFilms CEO Rick Allen will moderate a discussion of the indie sector with Sarah Green, Grant Heslov and Lynette Howell.

Kevin McCormick will moderate a discussion on franchises with Debra Martin Chase, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Nina Jacobson and Todd Phillips. Conference co-chair Gary Lucchesi will discuss Lionsgate with vice chairman Michael Burns.

Michael Shamberg will talk with Cean Chaffin, Michael De Luca, Mark Johnson and Doug Wick about the key elements of a “game-changing” film. William Stuart, co-chairman of the PGA international committee, will cover global production with Ashok Amritraj, Graham King, Jon Jashni and Walter Parkes.

Co-chair and moderator Tracey Edmonds will talk with Barry Mendel, Will Packer, Christina Steinberg and Scott Stuber about getting a film greenlit, the dealmaking process and the interconnected dynamics of distribution, marketing and merchandising. Lawrence Gordon is holding a “No press allowed” panel on the nature of producing and working in Hollywood.

SAG-AFTRA will present a panel with co-presidents Roberta Reardon and Ken Howard, national exec director David White and union execs Joan Halpern Weise, Ray Rodriguez and Darren Michele Gibson about the process of hiring union talent and the contractual obligations of using professional performers.

JD Walsh and Hagai Shaham, the respective creator and exec producer of Hulu’s first original scripted series, “Battleground,” will discuss their experience developing and producing the show with Hulu’s Charlotte Koh. Cinedigm topper Chris McGurk will lead a discussion titled “Digital Cinema: Armageddon for Old-Time Thinkers.”

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