“Jason Bourne” star Matt Damon will become the latest marquee Hollywood name to speak at the Producers Guild of America’s third-annual “Produced By: New York” conference, joining the likes of Chris Rock and Tina Fey at the Oct. 29 event.
Damon will participate — by remote video link — in a panel about “Manchester by the Sea,” Amazon Studios’ drama about tragedy in a small New England town that Damon produced. He will join fellow producers Kimberly Steward, Lauren Beck, Chris Moore, and Kevin J. Walsh on the panel, titled “360 Profile: Manchester by the Sea,” which the guild said will provide a “multifaceted look” into the making of the movie in a Friday statement announcing the latest crop of speakers.
In addition to Damon, other new names include Blair Breard, Cheo Hodari Coker, Donna Gigliotti, Julie Goldman, William Horberg, Jon Kilik, Brian Koppelman and David Levien, Franklin Leonard, John Lyons, Lori McCreary, Chris Moore, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Joshua Safran and Allyn Stewart.
Fey and Rock had been previously announced, and both are also the focus of panels at the event. Fey will be participating in “Triple Threat: Conversation with Tina Fey” and Rock will take the stage for “Dying is Easy. Comedy is Hard.”
Produced By: New York is hosted by Time Warner and HBO, and will take place at the Time Warner Center in New York. The program features 24 offerings including panel discussions, roundtables and workshops.
The confrence is chaired by PGA members Bruce Cohen, Dana Kuznetzkoff and Debbie Myers. Diane Salerno of Six Degrees Global is its sponsorship director and Laura Danford Mandel of LDM PR serves as programming pirector. Produced By: New York’s supervising producer is Liz Hart of Liz Hart Events & Design.