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Produced By Conference 2012 Speakers: Grazer, Jacobson, De Luca, Nolan, Phillips & More

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 22, 2012 at 12:02PM

The Producer's Guild of America has lined up an impressive Hollywood roster to participate in the fourth annual Produced By Conference, June 8-10 at the Sony Pictures Studio lot. .
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Produced By Conference 2012

The Producer's Guild of America has lined up an impressive Hollywood roster to participate in the fourth annual Produced By Conference, June 8-10 at the Sony Pictures Studio lot. PBC co-chair Tracey Edmonds says the speakers will "provide attendees with a ‘360 experience’ of education, inspiration and unique business opportunities,” giving insight into today's competitive marketplace.

Among the producers and execs who will share their wisdom during some twenty-five sessions, panels, roundtables, workshops and networking opportunities: Michael Burns, Mark Cuban, Debra Martin Chase, Michael De Luca, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Lawrence Gordon, Mark Gordon, Brian Grazer, Sarah Green, Grant Heslov, Lynette Howell, Nina Jacobson, Graham King, Hawk Koch, Christopher Nolan, Todd Phillips, Ted Sarandos, Gary Shapiro, Scott Stuber and Emma Thomas. The complete list of initially confirmed speakers is below:

The PGC was set up to not only generate funds for the PGA, but to "to explore and celebrate the crucial role that a producer plays in telling, shaping and sharing stories with the world," said co-chair Rachel Klein.


2012 PBC speakers - In alphabetical order:
    •    Andrew Adashek (Television Creative Partnerships, Twitter)
    •    Anthony Batt (President, Katalyst)
    •    Michael Burns (Vice Chairman, Lionsgate)    
    •    Ceán Chaffin (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, FIGHT CLUB)
    •    Debra Martin Chase (JUST WRIGHT, THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELLING PANTS 2, THE PREACHER'S WIFE)
    •    Mark Cuban (Owner, HDNet)
    •    Allen DeBevoise (Chairman and CEO, Machinima)
    •    Michael De Luca (MONEYBALL, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, 21)
    •    Bob DiBetteto (President and General Manager, A&E Network and BIO Channel)
    •    Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (TRANSFORMERS films, GI JOE, RED)
    •    Tracey Edmonds (JUMPING THE BROOM, SOUL FOOD, GOOD LUCK CHUCK)
·         Andy Forssell (Senior Vice President of Content, Hulu)
·         Lawrence Gordon (WATCHMEN, HELL BOY films, DIE HARD)
    •    Mark Gordon (2012, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, “Grey’s Anatomy”)
    •    Brian Grazer (A BEAUTIFUL MIND, APOLLO 13, AMERICAN GANGSTER)
·         Sarah Green (THE TREE OF LIFE, FRIDA, TAKE SHELTER)
·         Grant Heslov (THE IDES OF MARCH, THE AMERICAN, GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK)
    •    Lynette Howell (BLUE VALENTINE, HALF NELSON, TERRI)
    •    Nina Jacobson (THE HUNGER GAMES, ONE DAY, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID films)
    •    Graham King (HUGO, THE DEPARTED, THE AVIATOR)
    •    Hawk Koch (SOURCE CODE, PRIMAL FEAR, WAYNE’S WORLD)
    •    Robert Kyncl (Global Head of Content Partnerships, Google)
·         Bill Lawrence (“Cougar Town,” “Scrubs,” “Spin City”)
    •    Ross Levinsohn (Executive Vice President. Americas, Yahoo!)
·         Gary Lucchesi (THE LINCOLN LAWYER, UNDERWORLD films, MILLION DOLLAR BABY)
·         Kevin McCormick (THE LUCKY ONE, ARTHUR, HARDBALL)
·         Barry Mendel (BRIDESMAIDS, SERENITY, THE SIXTH SENSE)
    •    Christopher Nolan (THE DARK KNIGHT films, INCEPTION, THE PRESTIGE, MEMENTO)
    •    Todd Phillips (THE HANGOVER films, DUE DATE, OLD SCHOOL)
    •    Ted Sarandos (Chief Content Officer, Netflix)
·         Michael Shamberg (CONTAGION, ERIN BROCKOVICH, PULP FICTION)
·         Gary Shapiro (President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association)
    •    Scott Stuber (BATTLESHIP, SAFE HOUSE, COUPLES RETREAT)
    •    Emma Thomas (THE DARK NIGHT films, INCEPTION, THE PRESTIGE, MEMENTO)
    •    Doug Wick (THE GREAT GATSBY, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, GLADIATOR)
 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.