Mark Gordon, Tracy Edmonds, Gary Lucchesi Added to ‘Produced By’ Conference Lineup

Lori McCreary, Ian Bryce and Marshall Herskovitz also join event set for May 30-31 at the Paramount Pictures lot

Mark Gordon, Lori McCreary, Will Packer and Arianna Bocco are among those joining the lineup of participants in the 7th Annual Produced By Conference, Producers Guild of America announced Thursday.

Ian Bryce, David Glasser, Carlton Cuse, Tracy Edmonds, Marshall Herskovitz, Gary Lucchesi and TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman were also added for the mentoring roundtables, panels and workshops at the event, which is takes place Saturday May 30 and Sunday, May 31, on the Paramount Pictures lot.

Additionally, the event will feature more than 40 conference sessions, discussions, networking opportunities, and social events designed to provide producers with important career tools.

Here is the list of names added Thursday:


·         David Alpert -President, Skybound Entertainment (“The Walking Dead” franchise, “Outcast”)

·         Steven P. Arkle (Sparkle) – Senior Digital Colorist, Technicolor

·         Debra Bergman – Senior Vice President, Scripted Production, Fremantle Media

·         Oliver Bokelberg – ASC (“Survivors Remorse,” “Scandal”)

·         Lisa Callif – Partner, Donaldson Callif

·         Brandon Calvillo  – Celebrity Viner

·         Jeremy Carver – (“Supernatural,” “Being Human”)

·         Greg ‘Klarity’ Davis, Jr. – Celebrity Viner

·         Shirley Davis  – Vice President, Physical Production, Alcon Entertainment

·         Laurence Franks – Director, Production Finance, Netflix Inc.

·         Dan Gilroy – (“Nightcrawler,” “The Bourne Legacy”)

·         David Glasser – COO and President, The Weinstein Company

·         Larry Karaszewski – (“Big Eyes,” “Ed Wood”)

·         Josh Kline – Head of Media & Entertainment, Box Consulting

·         Jason Mante — Head of User Experience, Vine

·         Tim Minear  – (“American Horror Story,” “Firefly”)

·         Jeffrey Nachmanoff – (TRAITOR, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW)

·         Walter Newman – Director of Comedy Development, Adult Swim

·         Dave Waters  – Vice President of On-Location Services, Technicolor


·         Matt Baer – Principal, Matt Baer Films (UNBROKEN, CITY BY THE SEA)

·         Arianna Bocco – SVP, Acquisitions and Production, IFC Films


·         Ian Bryce – Ian Bryce Productions (WORLD WAR Z, TRANSFORMERS franchise)

·         Carlton Cuse – Principal, Carlton Cuse Productions (“Bates Motel,” “The Strain”)

·         Tracey Edmonds – CEO and President, Edmonds Entertainment (JUMPING THE BROOM, “With this Ring”)

·         Lauren Gellert – Executive Vice President, Development & Original Programming, WE tv (“Braxton Family Values,” “Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars”)

·         Marshall Herskovitz – Partner, Bedford Falls Company (THE LAST SAMURAI, “thirtysomething”)

·         Gary Lucchesi – President of the Producers Guild of America (THE AGE OF ADALINE, THE LINCOLN LAWYER)

·         Lori McCreary – President of the Producers Guild of America (INVICTUS, “Madam Secretary”)

·         Will Packer – Producer & Founder, Will Packer Productions (RIDE ALONG, THINK LIKE A MAN)

·         Hanny Patel – Senior Director, Digital and Emerging Markets, DIRECTV

·         Bennett Pozil – EVP, Head of Corporate Banking, East West Bank

·         Hal Sadoff – (THE NICE GUYS, HOTEL RWANDA)

·         Russell Schwartz – President, Pandemic Marketing

·         Sarah Timberman – Timberman/Beverly Productions (“Masters of Sex,” “Justified”)


·         Keith Arem – CEO/President, PCB Productions (“Call of Duty,” Titanfall”); Panel: EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GAMES, BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

·         Debra Birnbaum – Executive Editor, Television, Variety Panel: ;SCARY 3.0: THE NEW HORROR

·     Marc Cherry – (“Desperate Housewives,” “Golden Girls”) Panel: CONVERSATION WITH: EVA LONGORIA

·         Joe Chianese – Executive Vice President, EP Financial Solutions Panel: PRODUCTION INCENTIVES AND THE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PRODUCER Sponsored by Entertainment Partners

·         Carolyn Giardina – Contributing Editor, Tech, The Hollywood Reporter; Panel: PICTURE CLARITY: MAKING SENSE OF NEW CAMERA AND WORKFLOW OPTIONS Sponsored by ARRI and Technicolor

·         Mark Gordon – Principal, Mark Gordon Company (STEVE JOBS, “Ray Donovan”) 2 panels: THE ART AND CRAFT OF PITCHING FOR TELEVISION Sponsored by Stars United Network LLC and THE ART AND CRAFT OF PITCHING FOR FILM

·         Pete Hammond – Chief Film Critic and Awards Columnist, Deadline Hollywood; Panel: 360 PROFILE: EMPIRE Sponsored by Illinois Film Office

·         Hawk Koch – Principal, The Koch Company (SOURCE CODE, PRIMAL FEAR); Panel: THE WORLD’S (SOON-TO-BE) BIGGEST MARKET: A PRODUCER’S GUIDE TO OPPORTUNITIES IN CHINA Sponsored by East West Bank

·         Gary Lucchesi – President, Producers Guild of America (THE AGE OF ADALINE, THE LINCOLN LAWYER); Panel: THE STATE OF FINANCING FILMS TODAY Sponsored by Pacific Mercantile Bank

·         Jade McQueen – Managing Director, Media & Entertainment, Box Panel: PRODUCING A HIT WITH YOUR WORKFLOW IN THE CLOUD Sponsored by Box

·         Ted Mundorff – President and CEO, Landmark Theatres; Panel: INDEPENDENT FILM: THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN Sponsored by DIRECTV

·         Will Packer – Producer & Founder, Will Packer Productions (RIDE ALONG, THINK LIKE A MAN);;Panel: CONVERSATION WITH: REESE WITHERSPOON & BRUNA PAPANDREA

·         Sanjay Sharma – President and Chief Operating Officer, All Def Digital


·         Vance Van Petten – National Executive Director, Producers Guild of America; Panel: ALL THINGS PRODUCING: ASK THE PROS

·         Hayma “Screech” Washington – (“The Amazing Race,” “Hurricane Hunters”); Panel: UNSCRIPTED AND UNCENSORED: MEET THE BUYERS OF NON-SCRIPTED TV

·          Sharon Waxman – CEO and Editor in Chief, TheWrap; Panel: BASED ON A TRUE STORY

·          Winnie Wong – SVP, Momentous Insurance Brokerage; Panel: HOW NOT TO GET SUED Sponsored by Momentous Insurance