Produced By

Presented by the Producers Guild of America, the Produced By podcast exists to educate listeners about one of the most misunderstood creative roles in entertainment – the Producer. By placing producers at the center of the conversation, each episode offers a unique perspective on how content is created, from development through distribution.
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Jun 17, 2020

In this session, the decision makers from both established platforms and new ones on the way will share their perspectives on the digital marketplace.

Learn how the many online distribution channels vary from each other and why digital demand for content is exploding.

Session sponsored by General Motors.


Agnes Chu

Senior Vice President, Content, Disney+

Craig Erwich

Senior Vice President of Content, Hulu

Michael Wright

President, EPIX

Vernon Sanders

Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios


Chris Thomes

Vice President, Marketing Strategy, ABC Studios
Jun 2, 2020

Times may change, but the pitch remains the critical component of Hollywood salesmanship.

It’s the first — and sometimes only—opportunity for your idea to sink or swim.

Throughout the years, this session has been one of the Produced By Conference ‘s most popular, and we are excited to provide attendees an extraordinary opportunity to refine their pitching skills with help from some of the most seasoned pros in the business.


Barry Jossen

Head of A+E Studios

Gail Berman

President, Producers Guild of America; Chairperson, SIDECAR

James F. Lopez

President, Will Packer Productions

Mike Farah

Chief Executive Officer, Funny Or Die
May 19, 2020

Seems like everyone wants a piece of the podcast pie.

Here’s an opportunity to learn from creatives who are breaking barriers when it comes to podcast content.

Whether it’s a solo story or a show with a cast, hear from the producers, actors, comedians and entrepreneurs making waves in this fast-growing field.


Alexandra Cunningham

Dirty John, Chance

Chris Giliberti

Head of Gimlet Pictures, Gimlet Media

Eli Horowitz


Yeardley Smith

Small Town Dicks, All Square


Sanjay Sharma

Founder & CEO, Marginal Mediaworks
May 4, 2020

Featuring Ava DuVernay, Cindy Holland, Jane Rosenthal, Jonathan King & Berry Welsh

It was a shocking crime that made headlines from coast to coast — a jogger brutally raped in New York’s Central Park in 1989.

Five Black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were wrongly convicted of the attack.

The men were finally exonerated in 2002 but not before they were vilified in the media and forced to serve time for a crime they did not commit.

When They See Us tells the heartbreaking story of this miscarriage of justice in a miniseries for Netflix, created by Ava DuVernay. DuVernay also serves as a writer and director on the series.

Learn about the challenges and the journey she and her producing partners faced to bring this compelling chapter in our history to television.



Ava DuVernay

When They See Us, Queen Sugar

Berry Welsh

Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Tribeca Productions

Cindy Holland

Vice President for Original Content, Netflix

Jane Rosenthal

CEO and Chairwoman of Tribeca Enterprises

Jonathan King

President, Narrative Film & TV, Participant Media


Franklin Leonard

Founder and CEO, The Black List
Apr 21, 2020

Sponsored by Variety

Just as there is no one way to produce a story, there is no one way to finance a film.

Raising money for your project can be a complex path to navigate.

These panelists will help streamline the process and give advice on not only how to come up with the capital but what kinds of projects they’re looking to finance.



Jesse Sisgold

President & Chief Operating Officer, Skydance Media

Kip Konwiser

Co-Founder, The Money Pool

Mark Gill

President & CEO, Solstice Studios

Poppy Hanks

Senior Vice President, Development & Production, MACRO

Stacey Wolf

Vice President of Business Affairs, CNN Worldwide


Gary Lucchesi

President, Lakeshore Entertainment
Apr 7, 2020

Where do we go from here?

Never before in the history of entertainment have there been so many avenues for creating content or such a wildly diverse audience to consume it.

This generation of viewers is looking to the next generation of producers to come through for them.

Hear from some of the top people doing just that: Dan Goor, co-creator and EP of Golden Globe winner Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dee Harris-Lawrence EP and showrunner on OWN’s David Makes Man, Leslye Headland co-creator and EP of Netflix’s Russian Doll, Alexandra Rushfield, the EP and showrunner on Hulu’s Shrill, and Hayden Schlossberg, co-creator of the YouTube hit Cobra Kai.



Dan Goor

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation

Dee Harris-Lawrence

David Makes Man, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G

Hayden Schlossberg

Counterbalance Entertainment; Cobra Kai, Blockers

Leslye Headland

Russian Doll, Sleeping with Other People


Stephanie Allain

Principal, Homegrown Pictures
-session from Produced By Conference 2019
Mar 24, 2020

There’s never been more productions that are making a statement about society and the times in which we live.

From examining race relations to shattering stereotypes, these voices are producing some of the most thought-provoking content and truly making a difference across the globe.

Sponsored by The Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television


Alana Mayo

President of Production and Development, Outlier Society Productions

Bonnie Abaunza

Founder/Impact Producer, Abaunza Group

Michael B. Jordan

Principal, Outlier Society Productions; Black Panther, Creed Franchise

Scott Z. Burns

The Report, An Inconvenient Truth

Shivani Rawat

Founder & CEO, ShivHans Pictures


Kia Kiso

Founding Member, Producers Guild of America Social Impact Entertainment Task Force; Producer, Zaza Productions
Mar 10, 2020

The Hollywood and tech industry moguls discuss their new premium short-form mobile streaming service, Quibi, which is short for “quick bites.” Think Hollywood meets Silicon Valley. A launch date has been set for April 2020, with plans to host more than 100 pieces of original content each week. Hear this dynamic duo provide insights into how disruptive technologies are changing the future of the entertainment industry.

Session Sponsored by Delta Air Lines

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Meg Whitman

Feb 25, 2020

Horror films are among the most popular genre at the box office.

In this session, attendees will hear from innovative producers who have gone beyond the traditional “slasher flicks” and taken a new, sophisticated approach to thrilling and scaring audiences.



Dustin Thomason

Castle Rock, Manhattan


Ian Cooper

Creative Director, Monkeypaw Productions


Kate Krantz

Chief Content Officer, Crypt TV


Marci Wiseman

Blumhouse Co-President of Television


Sam Shaw

Castle Rock, Manhattan


Trevor Macy

The Haunting of Hill House, Doctor Sleep


K.J. Matthews

Entertainment Journalist & TV Producer
Feb 11, 2020

Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito have been friends since they were up-and-coming actors in New York in the 1960s. They have worked together for decades on such popular films as War of the RosesRomancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile.

Douglas won an Academy Award for producing One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and DeVito was nominated for an Academy Award for producing Erin Brockovich.

The two recently got to work together again on the award-winning Netflix series The Kominsky Method.

With over 900 combined film and television credits, these entertainment industry legends will share stories from their decades of acting, directing and producing.

Jan 24, 2020

Mindy Kaling, who skyrocketed to fame on The Office, is an Emmy-nominated writer and producer. She created and starred in the popular romantic comedy The Mindy Project, which ran for six seasons on FOX before being picked up by Hulu for its final seasons. Kaling’s much-anticipated comedy Late Night, starring Oscar® winner Emma Thompson, will be hitting theaters nationwide on June 7.

Mindy makes her first appearance at the Produced By Conference, alongside revered director and producer Nancy Meyers. For decades, Myers has been ahead of the curve when chronicling social trends and relationships, particularly when it comes to telling stories from a female point of view. She’s consistently delivered such hit films as It’s ComplicatedSomething’s Gotta GiveWhat Women Want and The Intern. The blockbusters Myers has helmed have grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, a figure on par with the most popular superhero movies.

Jan 14, 2020

The heads of film and TV for Warner Bros. weigh in on the future of development across various platforms.

The successful studio hit it big with Crazy Rich AsiansA Star Is Born and Aquaman in 2018. This year looks to be just as hot with two horror thrillers on the horizon: Annabelle Comes Home hits theaters at the end of June and IT: Chapter Two is set for release this fall.

In TV, the studio produces nearly 120 series for multiple outlets, including Young SheldonThe FlashCastle RockChilling Adventures of SabrinaThe Ellen DeGeneres ShowQueen SugarThe Voice and Westworld, to name just a few. And viewers this year celebrate the final season of blockbuster hit comedy The Big Bang Theory, one of the most popular shows of all time and longest-running multi-camera comedy in TV history.

session sponsored by General Motors