Ava DuVernay to Interview Tyler Perry for PGA Event
Willie Grace | 5/27/2015, 1:12 p.m.
Ava DuVernay is among the newest additions to PGA’s Produced By Conference, set for May 30-31 on the Paramount lot in Hollywood.
The “Selma” producer-director will sit for “A Conversation With Tyler Perry,” according to Deadline.com.
DuVernay is currently collaborating with Oprah Winfrey on “Queen Sugar,” an OWN series about a medical student who reinvents herself after her husband is sent to prison.
As previously reported, the’s also working on “For Justice,” a TV movie about a female FBI agent.
Perry, who credits Winfrey with inspiring him to become a writer, is behind OWN’s signature series “The Haves and Have Nots” and also produces “If Loving You is Wrong” and “Love Thy Neighbor” for the network.
His chat with DuVernay is set for 9:30 a.m. on May 31.
Also of note, Deadline.com’s Pete Hammond will moderate a panel discussion about Fox’s breakout hit “Empire” with executive producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Ilene Chaiken. That panel is set for 3:45 p.m. on May 31.
Additionally, “Ride Along” and “Think Like A Man” producer Will Packer will participate in a panel on May 30 at 11:15 a.m.
This year’s Produced By Conference will feature 110 speakers and more than 40 sessions of panel discussions, workshops, and mentor roundtables.
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