Viola Davis, Seth MacFarlane and Julius Tennon Among Speakers Set for PGA Produced By Conference

King (Founder & CEO, MACRO; "Judas And The Black Messiah," "Mudbound") Charles D.
Below is the current list of speakers and mentors, in alphabetical order. The list will be updated as more speakers and mentors are announced.
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Erica Huggins (President, Fuzzy Door; "The End Is Nye," "Books of Blood," "The Spy Who Dumped Me")
Mike Farah (CEO, Funny or Die)
Mark Kimsey (Co-CEO of Electromagnetic Productions)
Steve Jelley (Co-CEO, Dimension)
Christina Lee Storm (Director of Digital Production, Netflix)
Gary Goetzman (Producer, Playtone)
Aml Ameen (Executive Producer/Actor – "The Porter"; Actor – "I May Destroy You"; Producer/ Actor – "Boxing Day")
Marsha Greene (Executive Producer, Co-Creator and Showrunner, "The Porter"; "Ten Days In The Valley," "Mary Kills People")
Jonathan Wang ("Everything Everywhere All At Once," "Swiss Army Man")” />
Philipp Wolf (Executive-in-Charge, Corporate Strategy, DNEG)
Karen Baker Landers (MPSE, Supervising Sound Editor – "Skyfall," "Bourne Ultimatum," "Black Hawk Down")
Valerie Johnson-Redrow (Virtual Production Producer, Monolith)
Betsy Beers (Creative Partner, Shondaland)
Amanda Beggs (CAS, Production Sound Mixer – "Lady Bird," "Finding Ohana," "Legion," "Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story")
Viola Davis (CEO and Co-Founder, JuVee Productions; "The First Lady")
This year’s conference features the debut of PGA's Producers One-on-One engagement, an opportunity for PGA members to have a one-on-one conversation with an experienced producer. Also for the first time, PGA Create, PGA's program that supports emerging and mid-career producers from underrepresented backgrounds, will connect its 35 PGA Create scripted and documentary fellows for a day of networking opportunities supported by Google, the program’s leading sponsor.
The conference will feature a networking reception, panels, Q&As and its signature Mentoring Roundtables. This year's Produced By will also feature the return of the Pitch Perfect session, which sees a handful of pre-selected attendees pitching their projects in front of an audience of producers and executives.
Michael Minkler (CAS, Re-recording Mixer – "Black Hawk Down," "Chicago," "Star Wars," "Dream Girls")
James Lopez (President/Producer, MACRO)
After a two-year hiatus, the Producers Guild of America  is returning for its 12th annual Produced By Conference — to be held on June 11 and 12 at the Fox Studio Lot in Century City — and announced on Friday the first round of speakers.
Mentors:
The confirmed speakers include Academy Award winner Viola Davis, her husband and producing partner, veteran producer Julius Tennon ("The First Lady"), "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, television producer Betsy Beers (creative partner at Shondaland) and comedy leader Mike Farah (CEO, Funny or Die).
Jason Richman (Co-Head of Media Rights, UTA)
Curt Sobel (MPSE, Supervising Music Editor – "Ray," "Ghostbusters: Afterlife")
Julius Tennon (President and Co-Founder of JuVee Productions; "The First Lady")
Seth MacFarlane (Founder/CEO, Fuzzy Door; "The Orville," "Ted" and "Ted 2," "Family Guy")
Rick Champagne (Industry Strategy and Marketing, Media & Entertainment, NVIDIA)
Deniese Davis (CEO, Reform Media Group)
Xavier Bernasconi (Visual Effects Supervisor, DNEG)
Mike Farah (CEO, Funny or Die)
Confirmed participants in this year's Mentor Roundtables are: "Insecure" producer Deniese Davis, producing legend Gary Goetzman, Academy Award-nominated producer Fred Berger, Daniels producer Jonathan Wang ("Everything Everywhere All At Once"), James Lopez (president and producer at MACRO), and Mike Farah, with more participants to be announced.
Stephanie Allain (Homegrown Pictures, Owner; "Hustle & Flow," "Dear White People")
Fred Berger (President, Automatik; "La La Land," "Bad Education")
Jennifer Kawaja (Executive Producer, Sienna Films/Sphere Media; "Sort Of," "Transplant")
Dan Lin (Founder and CEO of Rideback; "The LEGO Movie" franchise, Disney’s "Aladdin," Netflix’s "The Two Popes," The CW’s "Walker")
Trevor Baker (Producer/Editor – "Twilight Zone," "Outer Range," "Castle Rock")
King (founder and CEO, MACRO); Dan Lin (founder and CEO of Rideback); producer Stephanie Allain (Homegrown Pictures, Owner), with more to be announced. Additional speakers for this year include Jason Richman (co-head of media rights, UTA); Mark Kimsey (co-CEO of Electromagnetic Productions); actor and producer Aml Ameen, Charles D.

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