By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 23, 2010 at 6:18AM
The Producers Guild is not only mounting a second Produced By Conference (June 4 to 6 at the Fox Studio), but will also launch at the same time the first International Film Co-Production Showcase (CoProShow) competition.
Last year Produced By programmed a series of high-profile panels on film, television and new media for its members featuring the likes of Clint Eastwood, Gale Anne Hurd, James Cameron and Kathleen Kennedy; this year it plans 30 conference sessions on "financing, distribution, development, brand integration, green productions, scripted and reality television, live entertainment, 3D and transmedia storytelling, new media and videogame development," stated the PGA, which for the first time is inviting international producers to join the confab in order to "engage in an open dialogue with their U.S. counterparts":
CoProShow is a feature film project market that will provide an opportunity for five talented, international producers to bring their film projects to PBC and have one-on-one, co-production meetings with American producers. CoProShow, which is open to international film producers (non-US residents), represents the first co-production showcase competition to be held in Los Angeles. This showcase aims to help international producers initiate business relationships, co-develop compelling projects and spearhead investment.
The PGA invites international film producers to submit a screenplay synopsis for a feature-length project currently under development by April 30. It will be reviewed by a panel of American producers who will select five finalists to travel to LA to attend the Produced By conference. Register here.