Jordan Peele, Damien Chazelle, Oprah to Headline Produced By 2017

Ava DuVernay, Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos also join Los Angeles PGA conference

Last Updated: March 23, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

Breakout filmmaking sensation Jordan Peele, reigning Best Director Oscar winner Damien Chazelle and icon Oprah Winfrey lead an impressive pack of speakers for the 2017 Produced By Conference.

The annual Los Angeles get-together from the Producer’s Guild of America brings together content-makers to talk challenges, network and take victory laps — this year at the 20th Century Fox, from June 10-11.

Those luminaries will be joined by Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, and 21 Laps Entertainment Founder Shawn Levy.

Peele will sit for a breakout conversation on his racial horror phenomenon “Get Out,” his Peabody Award-winning Comedy Central series with Keegan-Michael Key and the future of his Monkeypaw Productions.

Oprah and DuVernay will talk their creative partnership as executive producers on the critically-acclaimed OWN series “Queen Sugar,” and other topics like leadership in a changing media landscape. 

Levy and 21 Laps principals Dan Cohen and Dan Levine (fresh off “Arrival”), Chazelle and Sarandos will also discuss their respective gigs and the industry at large.

See TheWrap’s previous ProducedBy Conference coverage, and read the 2017 program descriptions here:

“360 Profile: 21 Laps Entertainment” is a roundtable with the production company’s Founder and Principal Shawn Levy, President Dan Levine and Executive Vice President Dan Cohen, to discuss projects such as the Oscar®-nominated feature film “Arrival,” the hit box office franchise “Night at the Museum,” and the critically-acclaimed Netflix series “Stranger Things.”

“Conversation With: Damien Chazelle” features an in-depth discussion with the Academy Award®-winning filmmaker about the director/producer collaboration on his critically-acclaimed films “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench,” “Whiplash,” and “La La Land.”

“Conversation With: Jordan Peele” invites the Emmy®-winning producer/director/writer/actor to share reflections on creating such widely admired projects as his directorial debut “Get Out” and the popular Peabody Award-winning TV sketch series “Key & Peele,” as well as diving into the future for his Monkeypaw Productions.

“Conversation With: Ted Sarandos” features an in-depth discussion with Netflix’s Chief Content Officer who led the transformation of the digital company into an original content powerhouse that is changing the rules of how serialized television is produced, released and distributed globally.

“Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay” brings together the global media leader and Oscar-nominated filmmaker for a discussion about their creative partnership as executive producers on their critically-acclaimed OWN television show “Queen Sugar,” and their approach to leadership both on the set and within the industry.

Produced By 2017 features a broad range of programming, including mentoring roundtables, workshops and networking events. In addition to the “Conversations With…” and “360 Profile” series, PBC’s conference panels encompass an incredible variety of topics. The program to date includes the following sessions: “360 Profile: 21 Laps Entertainment” is a roundtable with the production company’s Founder and Principal Shawn Levy, President Dan Levine and Executive Vice President Dan Cohen, to discuss projects such as the Oscar®-nominated feature film “Arrival,” the hit box office franchise “Night at the Museum,” and the critically-acclaimed Netflix series “Stranger Things.”

“Conversation With: Damien Chazelle” features an in-depth discussion with the Academy Award®-winning filmmaker about the director/producer collaboration on his critically-acclaimed films “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench,” “Whiplash,” and “La La Land.”

“Conversation With: Jordan Peele” invites the Emmy®-winning producer/director/writer/actor to share reflections on creating such widely admired projects as his directorial debut “Get Out” and the popular Peabody Award-winning TV sketch series “Key & Peele,” as well as diving into the future for his Monkeypaw Productions.

“Conversation With: Ted Sarandos” features an in-depth discussion with Netflix’s Chief Content Officer who led the transformation of the digital company into an original content powerhouse that is changing the rules of how serialized television is produced, released and distributed globally.

“Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay” brings together the global media leader and Oscar-nominated filmmaker for a discussion about their creative partnership as executive producers on their critically-acclaimed OWN television show “Queen Sugar,” and their approach to leadership both on the set and within the industry.

Produced By 2017 features a broad range of programming, including mentoring roundtables, workshops and networking events. In addition to the “Conversations With…” and “360 Profile” series, PBC’s conference panels encompass an incredible variety of topics.