NATPE 2009 Market & Conference
The annual NATPE Conference & Exhibition is the only American program market serving the worldwide television community. This three-day convention and marketplace is recognized throughout the world as a key media event. If you buy, sell, develop, finance, advertise, market or license content; implement technology; exploit rights; or leverage media assets, the annual conference and exhibition is the best place to be for success today and growth tomorrow. Tom Rogers, President and CEO of TiVo Inc., will deliver the NATPE 2009 Newsmaker Address entitled "Avoiding the Demise of Advertising," at the Market & Conference on Wednesday, January 28 at 9 a.m. Conference sessions include: "In Conversation with BermanBraun," with Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun. Berman, a former president of Paramount Pictures and Fox Television, and Braun, former chairman of ABC Entertainment Group, are credited with developing some of the most iconic hits of the past decade, including AMERICAN IDOL, 24, HOUSE, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, LOST, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and GREY'S ANATOMY. Berman and Braun will discuss their views on the television business today, the role of content suppliers in the digital world, and what we can expect from BermanBraun. The "Sizzle Reel Simulations" panel will includes Thom Beers, Original Productions, Gary R. Benz, GRB Entertainment, Philip Gurin, The Gurin Company, Craig Piligian, Pilgrim Films and Television, Eric Schotz, LMNO Productions. A project can come to life and seal its own deal with a sizzle reel. One size may fit all but one reel does not. Vet producers take the same show and produce a 1-minute sizzle reel each for a different network. These pros flip the script, presenting tricks of the trade to court the first audience - those with the power to green-light projects. The "Syndication by the Numbers" panel includes Ritch Colbert, Program Partners, Inc., Emerson Coleman, Hearst-Argyle Television, Sean Compton, Tribune Broadcasting Company, Neal Sabin, Weigel Broadcasting, Ken Werner, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.