NATPE 2009 Highlights

Jan 25, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Monday, Jan. 26

Sixth Annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards

6-8 p.m., Ballroom F

Disney-ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney, NBC Entertainment & Universal Media Studios Co-Chairman Ben Silverman, actor-writer-director-producer Tyler Perry and Chuck Lorre, executive producer/co-creator of “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory,” will receive accolades for their achievements in the television industry at the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards. Tickets for the event are $100.


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Tuesday, Jan. 27

Keynote Address: Jon Feltheimer, co-chairman and CEO of Lionsgate

8:45-10 a.m., Ballroom K

Jon Feltheimer will address the state and health of the media industry while talking about what’s on tap for Lionsgate as the company prepares to launch a multiplatform entertainment venture with Paramount, MGM and Viacom in October.

Think Tank: Whose Reality Is It Anyway?

1:30-2:30 p.m., Ballroom K

Fox Reality Channel’s Bob Boden, E!’s Lisa Berger, truTV’s Marc Juris and MTV’s Tony DiSanto talk with TelevisionWeek editor Greg Baumann about the future of reality television as cable networks look to explore the realm of reality programming.

Think Tank: Reality Recession

3-4 p.m. Ballroom K

TelevisionWeek’s Josef Adalian sits down with ABC’s Vicki Dummer, Fox Reality Channel’s David Lyle, FremantleMedia/Brilliant Entertainment’s David Goffin, NBC’s Paul Telegdy and Reveille’s Mark Koops to discuss the lack of a new reality hit on broadcast TV the past several years. Where does the problem lie, and how will the industry need to change in order to reignite the genre?

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Newsmaker Address: Avoiding the Demise of TV Advertising

9-10 a.m., Ballroom K

TiVo CEO Tom Rogers calls the television and advertising industries to action as DVRs and commercial avoidance continue to grow in popularity. The rise in DVR usage will end up leaving those companies in the dust that don’t quickly adapt to the changing viewer landscape.

Insight Arena: Digital Studios: Where’s the $$$?

12:30-1:30 p.m., Ballroom H

TelevisionWeek contributing writer and new-media expert Daisy Whitney leads a discussion that examines Web studios and how they can satisfy viewers and advertisers with their content. The panel features Web studio heads including 7 Robot’s Sarah Szalavitz, Electric Farm Entertainment’s Brent Friedman, 60Frames’ Brent Weinstein, Generate’s Jordan Levin and Worldwide Biggie’s Albie Hecht.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Industry Insight: Developing a Network Web Series from Start to Finish

9:30-10:15 a.m., Theater on the Floor

TelevisionWeek’s Daisy Whitney, “Novel Adventure” executive producer-creator-writer Jonathan Prince and CBS Interactive Senior VP of Entertainment and Lifestyle Anthony Soohoo lay out exactly how to get a network Web series off the ground.


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