The lineup for the fourth annual Produced by Conference this year has just been announced. To be held at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City on June 8-10, the confab will feature the following events:
PASSION PROJECTS: MAKING FILMS EVERYONE SAYS WILL NEVER GET MADE
With Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, American Gangster) and Peter Berg (Battleship, Hancock, Friday Night Lights)
TV’S “MEGA PRODUCERS”: STORYTELLING ACROSS MULTIPLE SERIES AND NETWORKS
Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal), SallyAnn Salsano (Jersey Shore, Repo Games, Nail Files) and Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town, Scrubs, Spin City) talk with moderator Rob Kenneally (television agent, CAA)
A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTOPHER NOLAN AND EMMA THOMAS (SPONSORED BY KODAK)
Nolan and Emma Thomas talk with moderator and PGA national executive director Vance Van Petten.
MEDIA DISRUPTION: THE FUTURE OF CONTENT AND DISTRIBUTION
AXS TV from Cuban’s HDTV discusses what developments might be looming on the horizon — and who should be worried about them.
KICKSTART YOURSELF: GETTING INDEPENDENT FILMS MADE
Rick Allen (CEO, SnagFilms) moderates a discussion with Sarah Green (The Tree of Life), Grant Heslov (The Ides of March) and Lynette Howell (Blue Valentine)
THE NEW NETWORKS: THE FUTURE OF ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
With Robert Kyncl (global head of content partnerships, Google/YouTube), Ross Levinsohn (executive vp global head of media, Yahoo), Ted Sarandos (chief content officer, Netflix), Andy Forssell (senior vp content, Hulu) and moderator Allen DeBevoise (chairman and CEO, Machinima)
FRANCHISE BUILDING: CREATING AND SUSTAINING STUDIO TENTPOLES
Moderator Kevin McCormick (The Lucky One) joins Debra Martin Chase (Sparkle), Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Transformers), Nina Jacobson (The Hunger Games) and Todd Phillips (The Hangover)
TODAY’S HIT BUSINESS: A CONVERSATION WITH MARK GORDON
Moderator David Picker (board member, PGA, and chair emeritus, PGA East) talks with PGA president Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy)
THE MILLION-CHANNEL UNIVERSE: CREATING POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT IN THE YOUTUBE AGE (SPONSORED BY YOUTUBE)
Tim Shey (director, YouTube Next Lab) examines how to grow audiences of scale and sustainable businesses that can succeed and build hits and brands online.
SMALL WORLD: THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL PRODUCTION (SPONSORED BY RALEIGH STUDIOS)
Moderator William Stuart (co-chairman, PGA international committee) with Ashok Amritraj (chairman and CEO, Hyde Park Entertainment), Graham King (Hugo), Jon Jashni (president and chief creative officer, Legendary Pictures) and Walter Parkes (Men in Black 3)
THE COMPLETE PACKAGE: MAKING MOVIES IN THE STUDIO SYSTEM
PBC co-chair and moderator Tracey Edmonds (Jumping the Broom) talks with Barry Mendel (Bridesmaids), Will Packer (Think Like a Man), Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians) and Scott Stuber (Battleship)
NO EXCUSES! WITH LAWRENCE GORDON
Legendary producer Lawrence Gordon (Die Hard) returns to the stage for his always-popular presence at the PBC to deliver insight into the nature of producing and working in Hollywood with his trademark candidness and humor. No press allowed.
GREENING SCREENS: SUSTAINABILITY & INNOVATION
PGA president Hawk Koch (Wayne’s World) moderates a session revealing how PGA green initiatives, in collaboration with the six major studios, are leading the entertainment industry forward in the reduction of carbon emissions.
ON THE LOT AND IN THE CLOUD: BRINGING YOUR TEAM TOGETHER AT SONY (SPONSORED BY SONY PICTURES STUDIOS & SONY PICTURES TECHNOLOGIES)
Charles Falcetti (executive vp production services, Sony Pictures Studios) presents Sony Pictures Studios’ all-inclusive services, including incentive plans and rebates on bundled services. John Vickery (Sony Pictures Technologies)
GLOBAL PRODUCTION INCENTIVES: AROUND THE WORLD IN 75 MINUTES (SPONSORED BY ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS)
Entertainment Partners executives John Hadity (executive vp financial solutions) and Joe Chianese (senior vp tax, business development and production planning) discuss domestic and international production incentives
CLOUD PRODUCTION: REAL-WORLD STORIES OF PRODUCING IN THE CLOUD (SPONSORED BY SCENIOS)
Five-time Emmy winner Jeff Wurtz (Inside the Actors Studio), Hunter Gray (Another Earth) and moderator Mark Davis (CEO, Scenios)
SMART CONTENT AND CONSUMERS: NEW CONSUMPTION TRENDS (SPONSORED BY PACKETVIDEO CORP.)
With Jim Rondinelli (senior vp corporate development, PacketVideo)
HOW MUSIC HELPS TELL YOUR STORY: MUSIC SUPERVISOR & PRODUCER PARTNERSHIPS (SPONSORED BY THE GUILD OF MUSIC SUPERVISORS)
With Dondi Bastone (The Descendants), Jim Burke (Descendants), Liza Richardson (Friday Night Lights) and Jason Katims (Parenthood)
AS SEEN ON(LINE) TV: PRODUCING FOR AN ON-DEMAND WORLD (SPONSORED BY HULU)
JD Walsh and Hagai Shaham, the respective creator and executive producer of Hulu’s first original scripted series, together with Hulu head of development Charlotte Koh
DIGITAL CINEMA: ARMAGEDDON FOR OLD-TIME THINKERS (SPONSORED BY CINEDIGM)
Led by Chris McGurk (chairman and CEO, Cinedigm)
VISUAL EFFECTS: NEXT-GENERATION STORYTELLING (SPONSORED BY DREAMWORKS ANIMATION)
DreamWorks Animation leads a discussion with feature and visual effects producers
For the complete list of speakers and panels visit ProducedByConference.com.