Road to NATPE: NATPE Highlights

Jan 24, 2005  •  Post A Comment

It may only be three days long, but NATPE can be a marathon of panels, discussions and speeches. Below is a list of some of the more notable events. All events are at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort.


8:45-11:20 a.m.

Event: Opening session fea-turing Ted Turner and NATPE

President/CEO Rick Feldman

Location: Ballroom K

Noon-1 p.m.

Event: Cable session: “Age 19 Forever: Maturing Cable Nets Shoot for the Hip.” Panel includes Ted Harbert, president/CEO, E! Networks; Bonnie Hammer, president, USA Networks; Peter Liguori, president/CEO, F

Location: Ballroom K

1:15-2 p.m.

Event: “Chat Room I.” Conver-sation with Carole Black,

president/CEO, Lifetime Location: Reef D

2:45-3:35 p.m.

Event: “Predicting the Next Big Hit.” Panel includes Stacey Lynn Koerner, executive VP, Initiative Media; Mark Hoebich, CEO/

founder, TVtracker.com

Location: Ballroom I


Event: “Chat Room III.” Conversation with Terry Wood,

president, creative affairs and development, Paramount Domestic Television

Location: Reef D

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Event: Broadcasting session:

“Is Over the Air Over?” Panel includes David Barrett, president/CEO, Hearst-Argyle Television, Deb McDermott, president, Young Broadcasting. “The Insider’s” Pat O’Brien moderates

Location: Ballroom K

6-8 p.m.

Event: Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards. Honors executive

Carole Black, sitcom director Jim Burrows and “Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf

Location: Lagoons G & H


9-10 a.m.

Event: Legislative session: “The Regulatory Landscape.” Features remarks from Michael Copps, Federal Communications Commission. Panel includes Dennis FitzSimons, chairman/president/CEO Tribune Co.; Andrew Schwartzman, president, Media Access Project

Location: Ballroom K

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Event: “Anatomy of a Hit: ‘Two and a Half Men.'” Panel includes Chuck Lorre, co-creator and executive producer; Peter Roth, president, Warner Bros. Tele-vision; cast members Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer. Alex Ben Block, editor, TelevisionWeek, moderates.

Location: Ballroom K

12-1 p.m.

Event: Programming session: “The Reality of Reality.”

Panel includes Gregory Lipstone, senior VP, William Morris Agency; Andrea Wong, executive VP, alternative programming, specials and late-night, ABC; Tom Gutteridge, CEO,

FremantleMedia North America

Location: Ballroom K

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Event: Business session: “TV’s Next Top Model.” Panel includes Bruce Rosenblum, executive VP, Warner Bros. Television; Nancy Tellem, president, CBS Entertainment; Tony Vinciquerra, president/CEO, Fox Networks Group

Location: Ballroom K


8-8:45 a.m.

Event: “Coffee With …” David Janollari, president of entertainment, The WB; Robert Greenblatt, president of entertainment, Showtime Networks

Location: Reef D

2-3 p.m.

Event: Producers’ session: “The Independent Independent: How to Succeed.” Panel includes Kevin Beggs, president, Lions Gate Television; Philip Gurin, The Gurin Co.; Gay Rosenthal, Gay Rosenthal Productions

Location: Ballroom K

3-4 p.m.

Event: “TV Producers’ Boot Camp: Will It Play in Peoria?” Panel includes Edward Leon, VP, production, SiTV; Zig Gau-thier, VP, original programming, GSN; Lynne Kirby, VP, alternative programming, Court TV

Location: Reef D