UPDATED: After a two-year hiatus, the Producers Guild of America is returning for its 12th annual Produced By Conference — to be held on June 11 and 12 at the Fox Studio Lot in Century City — and has announced a number of prominent speakers and panel sessions.
Recently-added speakers include Peter Friedlander, DanTram Nguyen, Megan Colligan, Mark Resteghini, Devin Griffin, Barry Jossen, Mark Gill, Aaron Hart, Catherine Tait, Chris Thomes and Yvette Nicole Brown.
Earlier confirmed speakers include Academy Award winner Viola Davis, her husband and producing partner, veteran producer Julius Tennon (“The First Lady”), “Family Guy” creator MacFarlane, television producer Betsy Beers (creative partner at Shondaland) and comedy leader Mike Farah (CEO, Funny or Die).
The conference will feature a networking reception, panels, Q&As and its signature Mentoring Roundtables. This year’s Produced By will also feature the return of the Pitch Perfect session, which sees a handful of pre-selected attendees pitching their projects in front of an audience of producers and executives.
Confirmed participants in this year’s Mentor Roundtables are: “Insecure” producer Deniese Davis, producing legend Gary Goetzman, Academy Award-nominated producer Fred Berger, Daniels producer Jonathan Wang (“Everything Everywhere All At Once”), James Lopez (president and producer at MACRO), and Mike Farah, with more participants to be announced.
This year’s conference features the debut of PGA’s Producers One-on-One engagement, an opportunity for PGA members to have a one-on-one conversation with an experienced producer. Also for the first time, PGA Create, PGA’s program that supports emerging and mid-career producers from underrepresented backgrounds, will connect its 35 PGA Create scripted and documentary fellows for a day of networking opportunities supported by Google, the program’s leading sponsor.
Additional speakers for this year include Jason Richman (co-head of media rights, UTA); Mark Kimsey (co-CEO of Electromagnetic Productions); actor and producer Aml Ameen, King (founder and CEO, MACRO); Lin (founder and CEO of Rideback); producer Stephanie Allain (Homegrown Pictures, Owner), with more to be announced.
A full list of speakers and sessions is available at the ProducedBy website.