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Jason Blum Set for PGA ‘Produced By’ Conference

The Producers Guild of America has added horror specialist Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions team for a panel discussion at its seventh annual Produced By conference on May 30-31 at the Paramount lot.

Blumhouse has produced the “Paranormal Activity,” “Purge,” “Insidious” and “Sinister” franchises. The panel will include Jessica Rhoades, head of television; Jeanette Brill, head of production; and Phillip Dawe, head of post-production.

The PGA also announced that the “The Art and Craft of Pitching for Film” panel will include Stephanie Allain (“Dear White People”), Marshall Herskovitz (“The Last Samurai”) and Laurence Mark (“Dreamgirls”). “The Art and Craft of Pitching for Television” includes producers Kenya Barris (“Black-ish”), Howard Gordon (“Homeland”), and Sarah Timberman (“Masters of Sex”).

The PGA previously announced that the producers of “Empire,” Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria have also been selected as speakers.

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