TelevisionWeek and America Online are teaming to present seven Power Breakfast events, to be held in Los Angeles and New York throughout 2005.
The series kicks off April 13 with “Superproducers and Showrunners: An Inside View from TV’s Top Creators,” at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Panelists will be Neal Baer, showrunner for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”; Don Bellisario, creator and executive producer of “NCIS” and executive producer of “JAG”; Greg Berlanti, executive producer of The WB’s “Jack & Bobby” and “Everwood”; Ann Donahue, executive producer and co-creator of “CSI: Miami”; and Paul Attanasio, executive producer of “House” on Fox and creator of “Homicide: Life on the Street.” The seminars will be moderated by TelevisionWeek Editor Alex Ben Block.
“Our Power Breakfasts have fostered an important dialogue among key industry leaders and provided news, information and ideas that have really informed industry professionals,” Mr. Block said. “Once again, this year we will present speakers who are not only tops in their field but are also at the forefront of creating the next generation of television entertainment.”
“We’re delighted to be joining forces with TelevisionWeek to present the Power Breakfast series,” said Patricia Karpas, VP and general manager of AOL Television. “It is an opportunity that perfectly aligns with our role as a key partner to the television industry. We look forward to creating exciting dialogues with television’s best and brightest executives on topics that are top of mind with our business today.”
“We could not be more pleased partnering with AOL for this series of Power Breakfasts,” said Chuck Ross, publisher of TelevisionWeek. “AOL Television has become a key destination for those interested in unique and exclusive TV content, so we know they’ll bring a fresh and innovative perspective to the Power Breakfast series.”
Upcoming Power Breakfast topics will include reality television, the state of TV comedy and the controversy over indecency. For registration information, go to www.tvweek.com/breakfast or call Kurt Gardner, 323-370-2411. Admission to each Power Breakfast is $50.