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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Jan 9, 2018

Hutch Parker joins me to discuss his latest film Logan, and sheds some light on what filmmakers should be thinking about as they consider working with major studios.

About Hutch Parker

Hutch Parker is a film and television producer whose recent projects include the critically-acclaimed features, Logan starring Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in the box office hit, and Patriots Day starring Mark Walberg in the true-life story about the heroes of the Boston Marathon bombing. He is currently on location producing X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the latest installment in the long-running franchise. Other producing credits include X-Men: Apocalypse, Fantastic Four, as well as the blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past, and The Wolverine

Hutch currently has an overall producing deal at 20th Century Fox, where he previously spent 1995-2008 -- the bulk of his career -- as a film executive. He served as President and subsequently Vice Chairman of the Film Group, overseeing all of 20th Century Fox film operations including the animation division. During Hutch’s tenure at Fox, the studio enjoyed six record breaking years with films such as Avatar, the X Men franchise, Master and Commander, Die Hard: Live Free or Die Hard, Taken, Minority Report, Borat, Kingdom of Heaven, The Day After Tomorrow, Ice Age, Cheaper by the Dozen, I Robot, Night at the Museum, and There’s Something About Mary.

In 2008 Hutch was appointed co-chairman of New Regency Entertainment (co-owned by 20th Century Fox) heading film and television operations. New Regency was responsible for projects such as Mister and Mrs. Smith, Marley and Me, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Love and Other Drugs, Knight and Day, among others.

Prior to Fox, Hutch held the positions of Senior Vice President of Production at HBO and Senior Vice President of Orion Pictures. Hutch was born in New York and graduated from Princeton University.

*The views, opinions, statements, advice (legal or otherwise) and/or other information expressed or otherwise shared by the podcast participants are attributable solely to the podcast participants and do not reflect the opinions, viewpoints or policies of, or any endorsement by, the Producers Guild of America.


Dec 22, 2017

Academy award-winning producer Mark Johnson (Rain Man, Breaking Bad, Downsizing) joins me in studio to talk about working with Academy award-winning director Alexander Payne (Nebraska, Sideways, Downsizing) on Downsizing. We also talk about his transition from feature films into TV, and how he got his start working on films in Spain.

About Mark Johnson

Producer Mark Johnson won the Best Picture Academy Award® for the 1988 drama Rain Man and two Emmys® for Outstanding Drama Series (2013 and 2014) for Breaking Bad. His career as a producer of more than 40 feature films includes DinerThe NaturalGood Morning, Vietnam; Best Picture nominee Bugsy, which earned a total of 10 Oscar® nominations; Clint Eastwood’s A Perfect World; Alfonso Cuaron’s A Little Princess; Mike Newell’s gangster drama Donnie Brasco starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp; the sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest starring Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver; The Notebook, adapted from Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling novel; and the Chronicles of Narnia franchise. He is currently in post-production on the Alexander Payne film Downsizing starring Matt Damon; Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky starring Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig; and the Australian indie film Breath, based on the novel of the same name by lauded Australian author Tim Winton.

In the television space, Johnson was an executive producer of the Peabody®, Golden Globe®, and Emmy® award–winning drama Breaking Bad from the beginning of the series. The first season of Breaking Bad’s acclaimed spinoff series Better Call Saul was widely praised by fans and critics alike, garnering seven Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, two Critics Choice Television Awards, and named Outstanding New Program as awarded by the Television Critics Association. In 2016, the second season of Better Call Saul won an AFI Award for TV Program of the year and garnered six Emmy® Award nominations, a Producers Guild nomination, and a Golden Globe® nomination. Mark Johnson‘s television achievements also include the Sundance Channel’s first scripted series Rectify, which won the coveted Peabody® Award and garnered three Critics Choice Television Award nominations in 2016, including Best Drama Series. Along with Better Call Saul, he is currently also executive producing AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, which begins production on its fourth season this year, and Hulu’s Shut Eye.

Johnson currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Motion Picture Academy representing the Producers’ Branch and is the Chair of the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Selection Committee.

Dec 5, 2017

Nina K. Noble, and her producing partner David Simon, have created some of the most groundbreaking television series in the modern age. In this episode, Nina talks about her work as a Producer, and what it takes to re-create a 1970s Times Square for her latest project HBO’s The Deuce.

About Nina K. Noble

Nina K. Noble is a freelance producer, and producing partner of David Simon’s Blown Deadline Productions. With Simon, she has produced 2 long running series and 3 miniseries for HBO- The Wire, for which she won a DGA and Peabody award as well as a BAFTA nomination, and Treme, the Emmy nominated, Peabody award winning Post- Katrina series set in New Orleans. Miniseries include The Corner, which won the 2000 Emmy for best miniseries, Generation Kill, and Show Me A Hero. Her latest project is HBO’s The Deuce, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal which recently completed filming its first season.

Nina was previously a field Producer/ Production Manager/ 1st A.D. for the Levinson/Fontana company, working on a variety of pilots and movies for TV., including NBC’s Homicide: life on the street.

Nina began her career as an assistant director on feature films, including Basic Instinct (dir. Paul Verhoeven), Angel Heart (dir. Alan Parker), Enemies: A Love Story (dir. Paul Mazursky), and Bull Durham (dir. Ron Shelton).

On all of her productions, Nina makes community outreach and inclusion a priority, especially focusing on exposing young people to the industry.

Member, Director’s Guild of America

Founding Board Member, Maryland Film Industry Coalition

Mentor, Morgan State Univ. screenwriting and animation program Consultant, Baltimore School for the Arts Film and Visual Storytelling program

Speaker at various organizations on the subject of job skills for free lancers, creating diverse workplaces, and community inclusion. 

This episode was recorded during the 2017 Produced By: New York conference, where NIna was a participant on the panel:

Scripted Series Content: From Pitch to Post

The path from idea to edit room is never an easy one, filled with obstacles and uncertainties. With its abundance of potential storytelling platforms and formats, from multi-part narrative events to traditional 22-episode seasons, the scripted series requires producers to consider more opportunities than ever before. This session brings together producers, showrunners and producing talent to share insights into their strategies for every leg of the process.

*The views, opinions, statements, advice (legal or otherwise) and/or other information expressed or otherwise shared by the podcast participants are attributable solely to the podcast participants and do not reflect the opinions, viewpoints or policies of, or any endorsement by, the Producers Guild of America.


Dec 1, 2017

For the last few years both content creators and consumers have gotten used to hearing the terms Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), but so many still don’t really understand what these terms actually mean. In this episode, AR/VR expert Adaora Udoji sits down with me to discuss what it all means, and how we can access the technology to tell our stories.

About Adaora Udoji

Adaora Udoji is an award-winning storyteller who produces and manages media at the intersection of emerging technology (digital video, virtual reality and augmented reality).  She’s an adviser of the VRAR Association-NYC Chapter, an adjunct professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and an angel investor. 

Adaora worked across both the creative and business sides of television, radio, internet, corporate and venture capital. Her work has been recognized by:  Inc magazine, Top 20 Tech Speakers 2017, Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University and Peabody Awards (CNN); The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ABC News); and Essence Magazine named her among the 25 most influential African-Americans. She’s a graduate of the University of Michigan and the UCLA School of 

This episode was recorded during the 2017 Produced By: New York conference, where Adoara was a participant on the panel:

Five Things Every Producer Needs to Know about Virtual Reality.

Is VR here to stay?  Who is watching it?  Is it getting easier to make?  Should I be focused on AR (Augmented Reality)?  And who is actually making money at this stuff?  If you find yourself asking these types of questions, then we hope that you’ll join us for this session, featuring a panel of producers, investors, and journalists intimately familiar with the emerging VR industry.

*The views, opinions, statements, advice (legal or otherwise) and/or other information expressed or otherwise shared by the podcast participants are attributable solely to the podcast participants and do not reflect the opinions, viewpoints or policies of, or any endorsement by, the Producers Guild of America.


Nov 3, 2017

In this episode, I’m joined by Jason Berger (Founder/Executive Producer) and Amy Laslett (Producer/President) from the L.A. based production company Kids at Play. Our conversation starts by us talking about the origins of their unique COO, but soon turns to the business behind collaborating with producers, brands, agencies, networks, top talent, and other entertainment companies to create engaging content.

Oct 11, 2017

Produced By: New York Podcast 

Produced By: New York chairs Bruce Cohen, Dana Kuznetzkoff, and Debbie Myers dial in to give us a preview of what to expect during the 2017 conference.

For more information, or to register, go to

If you want to submit question ideas for the speakers, you can email us at

About Produced By: New York

Reaching across film, television and new media, Produced By: New York 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 mentoring roundtables, 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.

Aug 3, 2017

In this episode, Producers Gigi Pritzker and Rachel Shane drop by the studio to talk about their latest film Landline, a movie about two sisters dealing with discovering their fathers infidelity. Directed by Gillian Robespierre and stars Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn, Edie Falco, Jay Duplass, and John Turturro.

They also talk about their lives as producers, and Gigi shares what is possibly the best producing story ever told.

In this episode:

Gigi Pritzker
Landline, Hell or High Water, Genius


Rachel Shane
Landline, Genius, Lawless



Jul 18, 2017

In this episode taped during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, I speak to Co-Founders of the Queer Producers Collective Jessica Devaney and Sam Tabet and Outfest Program Manager Lucy Murkerjee-Brown about how their organizations support LGBTQ storytellers. We also discuss the importance of authenticity in storytelling and the challenges of bringing LGBTQ stories to the marketplace.

In this episode:

Sam Tabet
Co-Founder, Queer Producers Collective; Love the Sinner, Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

Jessica Devaney
Co-Founder, Queer Producers Collective; Love the Sinner, Speed Sisters

Lucy Murkerjee-Brown
Director of Programming, Outfest & Newfest; Mr. Church, Jack of the Red Hearts


Jun 10, 2017

This year two films set out to draw attention to the Armenian Genocide. The Promise is a love story set at the beginning of the genocide that follows a group of characters as they deal with the persecution of the Armenian people. Embedded in the production of The Promise is Intent to Destroy, a documentary that weaves the production of the the narrative film with the history of the events. 

Joining me in studio to talk about the unique relationship between these to films are: 


Eric Esrailian, Producer Intent to Destroy and The Promise

William Horberg, Producer, The Promise

Joe Berlinger, Producer and Director, The Promise

Carla Garapedian, The Promise 


May 13, 2017

Produced By Conference Program Director, Madelyn Hammond joins us in studio to give us a preview of what to expect at the conference on June 10th and 11th on the 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles.

For more information, or to register for the conference visit


Learn from and network with top producers and decision makers in film, television and digital media. The ninth annual Produced By Conference is set for June 10th & 11th, 2017, and will be hosted by 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles.

The Produced By Conference, a signature event of the PGA, showcases influential decision-makers in the entertainment industry who represent the best of the vibrant and diverse Hollywood creative community working in film, television, and digital. This event is truly for producers, by producers.

Attendees have the opportunity to network with Oscar-winning filmmakers, Emmy-winning showrunners, and the next generation of creative entrepreneurs during a full weekend of panel discussions, group mentoring sessions, and networking opportunities.

Produced By is held through the Producers Guild of America’s charitable entity, the PGA Foundation, as it epitomizes the Foundation’s core mission to educate those who work in the producing profession.

Mar 28, 2017

When the Blair Witch Project project premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, it arrived amongst a whirlwind of viral marketing. In this episode, Producer Mike Monello talks about how they took advantage of emerging digital technologies, and how those decisions influenced the theatrical pickup of the film. 

Mar 8, 2017

Transmedia isn't just about marketing an existing property, it's also about telling stories in ways that engage audiences that aren't possible in the traditional broadcast model. 

In this episode of Produced By, Campfire's Vice President of Creative, Mike Monello; Creative Director, Nick Braccia; and Creative Technologist, Mark Harris drop by to discuss the production and technology behind Campfire's multi-CLIO award winning project Possession Begins. 


Feb 10, 2017

For this episode, I am joined by Nancy Buirski, Sarah Green, and Peter Saraf, who along with their fellow nominees Ged Doherty, Colin Firth, and Marc Turtletaub, were awarded the 2017 Producers Guild Stanley Kramer award for their work on Loving, an intimate portrait of Mildred and Richard Loving, the couple behind the landmark Supreme Court Case Loving v. Virginia. 

Feb 5, 2017

In this quick take episode, I talk to 2017 PGA Award Winning producers Marc Platt and Jordon Horowitz about their film La La Land. This interview took place during the Nominees Breakfast where representatives from all the PGA Award Nominated films come together for a candid and informal discussion sharing the stories of how their successful films came together.

For a complete list of 2017 PGA Awards Recipients, visit the Guild’s website at, and don’t forget to subscribe, comment, and like us wherever you get your podcasts.

Jan 24, 2017

In this episode, I talk to members of the producing team behind the Amazon Prime Video series, The New Yorker Presents:

Executive Producer, Kahane Cooperman

Supervising Producer, Jack Lechner

Line Producer, Dana Kuznetzkoff

Story Producer, Kay Rothman

Produced by Jigsaw Productions and Condé Nast Entertainment, this series brings the pages of The New Yorker magazine alive through a series of short films based on stories from America’s most award-winning magazine. All ten episodes are currently streaming via Amazon Prime.


Jan 17, 2017

In this bonus Quick Take episode, Ira Deutchman talks about the definition of being an independent producer and why he chooses to stay out of the studio system. Visit your podcast feed to download the whole interview with Ira where we discuss amongst other things the reality of producing credits, and what he sees is the future of theatrical distribution.

For more information on the Producers Guild, visit, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, @ProducersGuild.

Jan 10, 2017

On this episode we talk to independent filmmaker, marketer, and distributor Ira Deutchman about the roles of the producing team and the future of content creation.  

Dec 13, 2016

In a second episode recorded at the 2016 Produced By: New York conference, guest hosts Amita Patel and Sean David Johnson, interview Marvel’s Luke Cage creator and Executive Producer, Cheo Hodari Coker about his highly successful series. Since taping the interview Netflix has announced that the show has been renewed for a second season.

Relevant Links:

Producers Guild of America

Inside Pop

The Perfect Podcast

Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix

Nov 29, 2016

In this special episode recorded at the 2016 Produced By: New York conference, guest hosts Amita Patel and Sean David Johnson, are joined by Eric Orme (Head of Amazon Video Direct) and Meaghan Wilson (Senior Producer, HBO Digital and Social Media), to discuss how networks and content producers use various platforms to reach their audience.

Relevant Links:

Inside Pop

The Perfect Podcast 

Amazon Video Direct

HBO Digital

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