PGA & AFCI Produced By Conference Huge Success

From: AFCI.org –

LOS ANGELES (June 6, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) announced today that more than 2,200 people attended the third annual Produced by Conference (PBC) in conjunction with the AFCI Locations Show held June 4-5, 2011 at The Walt Disney Studios. For the first time, the 2011 PBC brought acclaimed producers and industry veterans along with hundreds of film commissions together to interact with an astonishing number of participants—more than double the number of attendees from last year’s PBC. With speakers like Harvey Weinstein, Lawrence Gordon, Kevin Smith, Mark Gordon, Darren Star, Robert Greenblatt, Tim Gibbons and many more, over 100 masters of their craft shared their expertise as attendees were endlessly inspired throughout the two-day celebration. In addition to riveting panel sessions and conversations, attendees were delighted with the unique exposure and interaction with film commission exhibitions from around the globe spread throughout the Disney lot.

Reaching across film, television and new media industries, the annual Produced By Conference is an educational forum that involves acclaimed producers, including countless Academy Award®-winning filmmakers and Emmy Award® winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. The AFCI Locations Show is an annual gathering of film commissions from around the globe representing over $2 billion in financing and incentives. The PBC event was chaired by Marshall Herskovitz, Gale Anne Hurd and Rachel Klein. Further information on this year’s event can be found at www.producedbyconference.com.

With an impressive list of speakers, moderators and participants, discussions intrigued audiences with topics such new media, global finance, producer/director collaboration, distribution, independent film, scripted television, reality television, digital content, brand identity and much more.

A sampling of images from the conference can be found here; additional images available upon request:

  • PBC 1 / Caption: PGA Presidents Mark Gordon and Hawk Koch
    Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss
  • PBC 2 / Caption: Chair of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt speaks to the crowd at the 2011 PBC
    Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss
  • PBC 3 / Caption: Featured PBC speaker, producer Gary Lucchesi participates in the “Global Finance for Global Cinema” panel discussion along with Macdara Kelleher and Rena Ronson
    Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss
  • PBC 4 / Caption: Hungary exhibition booth, one of the many international exhibitors at the 2011 event
    Photo Credit: Todd Williamson
  • PBC 5 / Caption: The Chevy Volt Lounge at the 2011 Produced By Conference presented by PGA official sponsor, General Motors
    Photo Credit: Todd Williamson
  • PBC 6 / Caption: Executive VP of ABC Studios Barry Jossen, Executive Director of the PGA Vance Van Petten and producer Rod Perth at the Opening Night Kick-Off Party
    Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss
  • PBC 7 / Caption: Ian Bryce, Ralph Winter, Bonnie Arnold, Kevin Feige and Lauren Shuler Donner speak to the crowd about “Raising Your Tentpole: Producing Motion Picture Franchises”
    Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss
  • PBC 8 / Caption: Moderator Cynthia Littleton along with PBC speakers Marc Cherry, Damon Lindelof, Andrew Marlowe and Darren Star participate in the “ABC Showrunners” panel discussion
    Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss
  • PBC 9 / Caption: Signage from the third annual Produced By Conference
    Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss
  • PBC 10 / Caption: PBC speaker, producer/director/writer/actor Kevin Smith discusses “The Sky’s the Limit: Entrepreneurial Media and Indie Innovators”
    Photo Credit: Todd Williamson
  • PBC 11 / Caption: Producers Harvey Weinstein, John Hadity and Mark Gordon speak to the crowd for a candid conversation
    Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss
  • PBC 12 / Caption: SAG President, Ken Howard introduces the “Big Names, Small Budgets” panel discussion
    Photo Credit: Todd Williamson
  • PBC 13 / Caption: Producers Lori McCreary, Morgan Freeman and David Picker at the 2011 PBC
    Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss
  • PBC 14 / Caption: Featured PBC speakers, Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman along with moderator, David Picker speak to the crowd for a candid conversation session
    Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss
  • PBC 15 / Caption: Featured PBC speaker, Lawrence Gordon speaks to the crowd for a candid Q&A session
    Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss
  • PBC 16 / Caption: AFCI President, Mary Nelson and Interim Executive Director of AFCI, Martin Cuff at the 2011 PBC
    Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss
  • PBC 17 / Caption: Moderator Richard Gladstein with featured PBC speakers Albert Berger, Todd Black, Donald De Line, Steve Golin and Cathy Schulman discuss the “Evolving Role of the Creative Producer”
    Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss
  • PBC 18 / Caption: Featured PBC speakers Justine Bateman, Paul Kontonis and Erin McPherson discuss “Unlimited Channels: Digital Content, Brand Identity, Unmined Resources”
    Photo Credit: Todd Williamson
  • PBC 19 / Caption: John Sloss, Erik Feig, moderator Jason Blum, Eli Roth and Keri Putman gather after their “Smaller Stories on Bigger Screens” discussion
    Photo Credit: Todd Williamson
  • PBC 20 / Caption: Producer, Lauren Shuler Donner and PGA President Emeritus and PBC Co-Chair, Marshall Herskovitz at the Opening Night Kick-Off Party
    Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss
  • PBC 21 / Caption: Morgan Freeman interacting with the Abu Dhabi commission exhibition booth
    Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss
  • PBC 22 / Caption: Attendees gather for “On the Ground With…” Conversations
    Photo Credit: Todd Williamson

Additional photos available upon request. Please email Brittany.Geldmacher@42West.net with questions or issues.

Major corporate and industry sponsors participated in this year’s event including General Motors, Westfield on Location, Coca-Cola, Entertainment Partners, Cinedigm, Avid, Cast & Crew, Hertz Rentals, KOCCA (Korea Creative Content Agency), SAG, SAG Indie, Scenios, Raleigh Studios, Baseline, PRG, Kodak, LA 411, Heineken, Quebec Film and Television Council, and more.

About The Producers Guild of America
The Producers Guild of America is the non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The PGA has over 4,500 members who work together to protect and improve their careers, the industry and community by providing members with health benefits, employment opportunities, the creation of fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, as well as other education and advocacy efforts such as promoting sustainable production practices. Visit www.producersguild.org and www.pgagreen.org for more information.

About The Association of Film Commissioners International
The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) is the official professional organization for film commissioners who assist film, television and video production throughout the world. It is a non-profit educational association whose members serve as city, county, state, regional, provincial or national film commissioners for their respective governmental jurisdictions. Visit http://www.afci.org/index.htm for more information.

 

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