The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced additional programming and speakers added to the line-up for the for the 5th edition of Produced By: New York. Film producer and PGA co-president Lucy Fisher has also been added to the growing list of renowned speakers, as well as Kevin Feige, Joi McMillon, John Penotti, Becky Read, Adele Romanski, and Tim Wardle, who will be joining the previously announced session series “Producing Masterclass: The Creative Collaborations.” This year’s program will include a new session, “Late-Night Laughs,” which represents Produced By: New York’s first delve into the city’s robust world of late-night. Produced By: New York 2018 will be held on Saturday, November 10 at One Time Warner Center in New York.

“Producing Masterclass: The Creative Collaborations” is a popular feature of Produced By: New York and spotlights a producer from each film taking the stage with a key collaborator–– director, writer, actor, cinematographer, production designer, editor or composer––to discuss how their partnerships provided defining elements of their memorable films, setting them on course for the awards season. New additions to the session include: “Black Panther” producer Kevin Feige; “Crazy Rich Asians” producer John Penotti; “If Beale Street Could Talk” producer Adele Romanski and editor Joi McMillon; and “Three Identical Strangers” producer Becky Read and director Tim Wardle. They will join previously announced panelists: “The Favourite” director and producer Yorgos Lanthimos and writer Tony McNamara; “A Quiet Place” director, writer, and executive producer John Krasinski and producer Andrew Form; “RBG” producers and directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West; “Widows” director, writer, and producer Steve McQueen and producer Iain Canning; and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” director and producer Morgan Neville and producer Caryn Capotosto. Academy Award®-winning producer Bruce Cohen (“American Beauty”) and Mimi Valdés (“Hidden Figures”) will lead the discussions.

“Late-Night Laughs” features a discussion with executive producers and showrunners from established and upcoming shows about the unique challenges of producing the funny on different platforms. Chris Licht (Executive Producer and Showrunner, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”) will moderate the discussion, which to date includes: Jen Flanz (Executive Producer and Showrunner, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”), Mike Shoemaker (Producer, “Late Night with Seth Meyers”) and Prashanth Venkataramanujam (Co-Creator and Executive Producer, “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj”).

Reaching across film, television and new media, Produced By is an educational forum conducted by acclaimed producers, including numerous Oscar and Emmy award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. It is specifically created by producers, for producers and features a broad range of programming, including workshops and networking events. No other event gives producers so many opportunities to network with and learn from top storytellers and decision-makers in the entertainment industry. Discounted early bird registration available now at

HBO and WarnerMedia are Hosting Sponsors, Delta is the Official Airline Partner and General Motors: Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC are the Official Automotive Partners of the conference. Other sponsors to date include: BEN, Branded Entertainment Network; Buffalo Niagara Film Office;  Experient; Film in Florida; Film US Virgin Islands; Final Draft; GreenSlate; Honolulu Film Office; Media Central; Panasonic; Produce Iowa; SAG-AFTRA; Sagafilm Iceland; Savannah Film Office; Suffolk County Film Commission / Discover Long Island; and The Molecule.

For the first time, programming for Produced By: New York will be curated by a team of PGA members, including: Bruce Cohen, Dana Kuznetzkoff, Chris Licht, Debbie Myers, Kristine Pregot, Matteo Stanzani and Mimi Valdés, all of whom are working very closely with PGA East Chairs William Horberg and Kay Rothman. The team also includes Supervising Producer Liz Hart (Liz Hart Events & Design), Sponsorship Director Diane Salerno (Six Degrees Global), and Marketing Consultant Julie Giles (greenHAT digital).

The 2018 Produced By: New York conference is made possible by The PGA Foundation, The Producers Guild of America’s charitable entity. The Produced By conferences are the cornerstone events that epitomize the Foundation’s core mission, to educate and inspire those working in the producing profession. To review highlights from previous conferences and receive news and the latest programming updates for Produced By: New York 2018, please visit the Guild’s official website and follow its social media channels for the event:

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The Producers Guild of America is a non-profit trade organization that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media. The Producers Guild works to protect the careers of producers and improve the producing community at large by facilitating health benefits for members, encouraging the enforcement of workplace labor laws and sustainable production practices, creating fair and impartial standards for the awarding of producing credits, and hosting educational opportunities for new and experienced producers alike.