Tina Fey, Chris Rock Named Featured Speakers for Produced By: New York

Conference will take place on Oct. 29 at the Time Warner Center

The Producers Guild of America’s third annual “Produced By: New York” conference will feature Tina Fey and Chris Rock as speakers.

The conference, which will take place on October 29, 2016, at the Time Warner Center, is an annual forum led by a number of Oscar- and Emmy-nominated producers that is dedicated to educating those working in the industry.

An award-winning actress, writer and producer, Fey will lead a discussion titled “Triple Threat: Conversation with Tina Fey.”

Rock, who has won four Emmys and three Grammys, will lead another discussion called “Dying is Easy. Comedy is Hard” along with Stuart Cornfeld of Red Hour Films.

Tina Fey and Chris Rock are each living proof that you can be an excellent producer while being the funniest person in the room,” Producers Guild of America Presidents Lori McCreary and Gary Lucchesi said in a statement. “We are looking forward to each speaker’s unique insight into their careers as actors, writers, storytellers and the path which led to them becoming producers.”

Previous conference speakers have included Tom McCarthy, Michael Moore, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Effie Brown, Barbara Hall, John Hoffman and Navid Khonsari.

Additional speakers for the 2016 conference will be announced at a later date by PGA.

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