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Conference sessions subject to change.

Saturday, June 8, 2024

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration & Networking Coffee

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

followed by

From Pitch to Screen
Sponsored by HBO|Max

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM’s Jeff Schaffer and John Wilson of HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON join Amy Gravitt, EVP and Head of HBO|Max Original Comedy Programming, in conversation on the first pitches and final seasons of the trailblazing HBO Original series. Then, Sarah Aubrey, Head of Max Original Programming, dives into the development of breakout Max Original series TOKYO VICE with J.T. Rogers and Alan Poul, followed by Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky of HACKS.

followed by

The State of Producing

Producers are accustomed to the concept of pivoting – both on set and within the dynamic landscape of film and television production. The State of Producing panel delves into the critical challenges that are facing producers in the current industry. What considerations and strategies are producers implementing in response to these hurdles? We will unravel the complexities and opportunities facing producers in today’s evolving entertainment ecosystem.

11:20 AM

Networking Break

11:45 AM

AI: What Every Producer Needs To Know

There are many open questions facing producers as they navigate incorporating AI into their productions. Every producer must make their own decisions about where and in what manner they are utilizing these tools as well as how they are choosing to portray the use of AI on screen. This session will discuss the practical, legal and ethical considerations producers face when using and including AI in their projects.

12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

2:00 PM

The Future of Producing

Producers have witnessed the drastic shift of the film and television landscape in a post-strike, post-pandemic, AI-booming world. So, where do we go from here? Entering a new age of entertainment, producers continue to find innovative ways to thrive and adapt. The Future of Producing panel will empower producers with insights into the strategies and mindset needed to excel in the future of film and television.

3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM

Elevating Your Project Using AI

Which tools are producers using to add value and make an impact across their productions? From indies through the majors, how are producers maximizing their use of the current tools across development, production, post and release?

followed by

From Pitch to Screen
Sponsored by FOX

The showrunner and executive producer of the hit FOX crime anthology series ACCUSED, Howard Gordon, President of FOX Television Network, Michael Thorn, and Head of Creative at Sony Pictures Television Studios, Lauren Stein discuss the exciting process of creating ACCUSED, which features a fresh storyline with an all-new cast each week for broadcast television. They also peel back the curtain on the development process and how ACCUSED took a crime drama genre and turned it upside down by revealing the crime within the first few minutes of each episode, utilizing flashbacks to tell unique stories of passion and unfortunate moments that lead up to that day in court.

followed by

Closing Remarks

5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Networking Party

Everyone who registers will be notified when the final session schedule for the Conference has been released.

Special Event

11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Body of Mine | VR Experience

BODY OF MINE is an award-winning VR experience that allows you to step into the body of another gender and discover the stories of transgender individuals. Bldg. 104 at Fox Studio Lot, running on the half-hour from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM. PGA members can pre-register; all others are first come, first served on-site.