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Paramount Studios Hosts Produced By 2015 with Array of Producers, Talent

Paramount Studios Hosts Produced By 2015 with Array of Producers, Talent

This year the Produced By Conference will present at the Paramount studio a range of programming from mentoring roundtables and workshops to networking events. 

Besides the most-popular “Conversations With…” series with top producer/filmmakers such as Reese Witherspoon, Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels, Marshall Herskovitz and Brian Grazer, Produced By conference sessions will cover an array of topics: life story adaptations, indie features, burgeoning Chinese markets and investors, non-fiction television, the writer-producer collaboration, horror storytelling, video games, and evolving social media. 

PBC participants so far include:

  • Richard Abramowitz – President, Abramorama
  • Keith Arem – Creative Director and President, PCB Productions (“Call of Duty,” “Titanfall”)
  • Craig Armstrong – Co-Founder and CEO, 5X5 Media (“Survivor,” “King of the Nerds”)
  • Matthew Baer – Principal, Matt Baer Films (UNBROKEN, CITY BY THE SEA)
  • Justin Berenbaum – Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Relations, 505 Games
  • Arianna Bocco – SVP, Acquisitions and Production, IFC Films
  • Lisa Bruce – (THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, NO STRINGS ATTACHED)
  • Ian Bryce – Ian Bryce Productions (WORLD WAR Z, TRANSFORMERS franchise)
  • Ilene Chaiken – Principal, Little Chicken Inc. (“Empire,” “The L Word”)
  • Jeffrey Chan – Director & Chief Operating Officer, Bona Film Group
  • Joe Chianese — Executive Vice President, EP Financial Solutions
  • Carlton Cuse – Principal, Carlton Cuse Productions (“Bates Motel,” The Strain”)
  • Lee Daniels – CEO, Lee Daniels Entertainment (“Empire,” LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER)
  • Charlie Ebersol – Founder and CEO, The Company (“The Profit,” “NFL Characters Unite”)
  • Tracey Edmonds – CEO and President, Edmonds Entertainment (JUMPING THE BROOM, “With this Ring”)
  • Ellen Eliasoph – President and CEO, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group Asia
  • Lauren Gellert – Executive VP, Development & Original Programming, WE tv (“Braxton Family Values,” “Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars”)
  • Mark Gordon – Principal, Mark Gordon Company (“Ray Donovan,” SAVING PRIVATE RYAN)
  • Brian Grazer – Chairman, Imagine Entertainment (“Empire,” A BEAUTIFUL MIND)
  • Marshall Herskovitz – Partner, Bedford Falls Company (THE LAST SAMURAI, “thirtysomething”)
  • Grant Heslov — Partner, Smokehouse Pictures (ARGO, GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK)
  • Holly Hirzel – Experience PM, Microsoft HoloLens (“1 vs 100 Xbox Live”)
  • Rachel Klein — Producer/Partner Solaris Entertainment (“30 for 30: The Fab Five,” “30 Days in May”)
  • Hawk Koch – Principal, The Koch Company (SOURCE CODE, PRIMAL FEAR)
  • Stuart J. Levy – Founder & CEO, TOKYOPOP (PRIEST, PRAY FOR JAPAN)
  • David Linde – Founder/Producer, Lava Bear Films (SHUT IN, FLOWERS OF WAR)
  • Eva Longoria – Founder/Producer, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment (“Devious Maids,” “Telenovela”)
  • Gary Lucchesi – President of the Producers Guild of America (MILLION DOLLAR BABY, THE LINCOLN LAWYER)
  • Laurence Mark –Producer, Laurence Mark Productions (DREAMGIRLS, JULIE & JULIA)
  • Lori McCreary – President of the Producers Guild of America (INVICTUS, “Madam Secretary”)
  • Brent Montgomery – CEO, Leftfield Entertainment (“Pawn Stars,” “Tiny House Nation”)
  • Chris Moore – Principal, The Media Farm (GOOD WILL HUNTING, AMERICAN PIE)
  •  Ted Mundorff – President and CEO, Landmark Theatres
  • Mark Owens — Chief Revenue Officer, Corbis Entertainment
  • Tyler Perry – Chairman, The Tyler Perry Company (“If Loving You Is Wrong,” DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN)
  • Brant Pinvidic – CCO, 3 Ball Entertainment (“Extreme Weight Loss,” “Bar Rescue”)
  • Bruna Papandrea – Co-Founder, Pacific Standard (WILD, HOT PURSUIT)
  • Bennett Pozil – EVP, Head of Corporate Banking, East West Bank
  • Elsa Ramo – Founding Partner, Ramo Law PC
  • Bruce Robertson – EVP, Creative Strategy, ITV Studios America (“#RichKids of Beverly Hills,” “The Chase”)
  • Kevin Smith – President, SModCo (YOGA HOSERS, CLERKS III)
  • Danny Strong – (“Empire,” LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER)
  • Vance Van Petten — National Executive Director, Producers Guild of America
  • Adrian Ward – Division Manager, Entertainment Industries Division, Pacific Mercantile Bank
  • Sophie Watts – President, STX Entertainment
  • Reese Witherspoon – Co-Founder, Pacific Standard (WILD, HOT PURSUIT)
  • Winnie Wong – SVP, Momentous Insurance Brokerage
  • Vince Zampella – CEO, Respawn Entertainment (“Titanfall,” “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 &2”)
  • Ed Zobrist – General Manager, Games Division, RockYou (“The Walking Dead” Facebook game, “The Fast & Furious” Facebook game)
Returning to the PBC team are Supervising Producer Barry Kaplan, Program Director Madelyn Hammond, Marketing Consultant Lynda Dorf, and Sponsorship Director Diane Salerno of Six Degrees Global.
 

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