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July 9, 2008 5:19 PM

Welcome to the new NATPE blog on TVWeek.com. We want to thank the TVWeek editors for recognizing that NATPE is a year-round organization offering opportunities to connect and do business around the world and throughout the calendar.

Each week you’ll be hearing from diverse members of the NATPE community as they share their attitudes and opinions about the content business – today and tomorrow. These will be the leaders in multiplatform video production, distribution, acquisition, advertising, law, finance and sales.

For 46 years, in addition to the annual market and conference in January, NATPE has offered year-round activities. We know there are many imposters in the marketplace promising access and connections to the video content business while filling their pockets with cash. However, NATPE’s formidable relationships create a unique and one-of-a-kind environment for the best talent available in the world of digital media to meet and develop opportunities for the buying, selling and sharing of content and creative ideas.

Our non-profit status allows us to not only offer all of these activities at no cost or low cost, but also provide worthwhile programs that support diversity in our industry through the Diversity Fellowship program, professional development for university and college educators through our Faculty Development Grant and the next generation of media professionals by hosting bi-annual career workshop in the top 50 markets across the U.S.

Coming up next on our slate is the second annual NATPE LATV Fest being held July 30 through August 1 in Hollywood. This highly dynamic and information packed three-day festival encompasses the Digital Day and the Content Industry Forum (formerly the TV Producers’ Boot Camp) including the Pitch Pit and Schmoozefest.

We’d like to offer a special NATPE TVWeek blog discount of 30% off an all access pass to the festival. Register now and be sure to use promo code TVWAA.

We hope you’ll find our weekly NATPE posts worthwhile, interesting and thought-provoking. Please be sure to give me and the NATPE team your feedback and comments.

— By Rick Feldman, NATPE president and chief executive officer


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is NAPTE what it use to be. well things have changed but the LATV week is a great show case. a lot of content deals are moving online to premium video sites with tv content and popular video clips. sites like www.hulu.com, www.zoogatv.com and www.tidaltv.com so there is certainly a shift that is on the move

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