Thursday, Jan. 26

Seminar Schedule

Coffee With Gregg and Evan Spiridellis
8 a.m., Ballroom J
Q&A with founders of Jib Jab Media
Hosted by Andrew Wallenstein, Hollywood Reporter

Think Tank: The Change Agents
9 a.m., Ballroom H
Panelists discuss bringing new media and old media together to create business opportunities for content creators.
Moderator: Chris Gaither, Los Angeles Times
Panelists: Jennifer Feikin, Google; Patricia Karpas, AOL TV; Blake Krikorian, CEO, Sling Media; Ira Kurgan, Yahoo; Kevin Wall, CEO, Network Live

Presentation Theater: The Future of TV Opening Address
9:30 a.m., Ballroom I
TV content is an anywhere proposition now – mobile, broadband, VOD, IPTV, portable devices. What does all this mean to top TV programming execs, producers and rights holders?
Speaker: Dan York, exec VP, programming, SBC Communications

Presentation Theater: The Future of TV I: Programming Cross Platform Content
9:50 a.m., Ballroom I
Learn the key components necessary for creating content that successfully moves through and monetizes multiple platforms.
Moderator: David Jensen, exec VP, Zetools
Panelists: Jeff Bartee, VP, Idetic; Stephen Nuttall, director of business development,; Dina Roman, VP, Brightcove

Chat Room: J.D. Roth
10:15 a.m., Reef F
Q & A session with exec producer of “Going Hollywood,” 3 Ball Productions
Hosted by Ross Crystal, entertainment editor, KFWB radio

Think Tank: The Research Revolution
10:30 a.m., Ballroom H
Learn how to maximize the potential value of content across all the digital platforms and how to best use the new technologies.
Moderator: David Poltrack, exec VP, CBS
Panelists: Rex Briggs, managing partner, Marketing Evolution; Bill Katz, exec chairman, VisibleWorld; Stacey Lynn Koerner, exec VP, director, Global Research Integration; David Mumford, exec VP planning & operations, Sony TV; Ken Papagan, exec VP, Rentrak

Presentation Theater: The Future of TV II: Advent of Broadband TV & IPTV
11 a.m., Ballroom I
Panelists discuss advent of Broadband TV & IPTV
Moderator: Brian Hurst, CEO, Opportunity Management Co.
Panelists: Channing Dawson, senior VP, Scripps Networks; Bruce Eisen, president, CinemaNow

Boot Camp: Carry on Content Part 1: Nonscripted Programming the Networks Want
11 a.m., Ballroom J
Buyers give predictions and insider info on what types of nonscripted programming they will be developing in 2006-07.
Moderator: Ray Solley, cable program consultant, the Solley Group
Panelists: Jayson Dinsmore, VP, alternative programming, NBC Universal; Zig Gauthier, VP, original programming, GSN; Robyn Lattaker-Johnson, VP, development, BET; Curt Northrup, senior VP, nonscripted programming, Granada

Chat Room: Roma Khanna
11:45 a.m., Reef F
Q & A session with senior VP of content, Chum
Hosted by Elizabeth Guider, executive editor, news, Variety

Think Tank: The Brand People
Noon, Ballroom H
Panelists discuss new opportunities in research, branded programming and technology.
Moderator: Michael Kassan, Media Link
Panelists: Daryl Evans, VP, Cingular; Peter Moore, VP, Microsoft; John Raven, manager, , Mazda; John Ross, VP, Home Depot; Alan Rutherford, head of worldwide media, Unilever

Presentation Theater: Interactive Television Goes Mainstream
12:30 p.m., Ballroom I
Learn how home networking, mobile devices and technologies that work together can give viewers the programming they want.
Moderator: Marcia Zellers, director, AFI Digital Content Lab
Panelists: Mimi Belt, VP, NBC/Telemundo; Rose Karpel, video project manager, Reuters; Bob Kernen, advanced media projects manager, A&E; Tom Nguyen, technology & innovation strategist, Reuters

Boot Camp: Buzz Marketing: How to Become the Next Big Thing in Hollywood
12:30 p.m., Ballroom J
Learn why network and cable television have turned to buzz and other non-traditional word of mouth marketing campaigns.
Presenter: Jeff Greenfield, exec VP, 1st Approach

Chat Room: James Makawa
1 p.m., Reef F
Q & A session with founder and CEO, the Africa Channel
Hosted by Elizabeth Guider, executive editor, news, Variety

Think Tank: Indies Go Digi
1:30 p.m., Ballroom H
Panelists discuss new and emerging digital platforms and the opportunities both here and abroad for independent producers.
Moderator: Melissa Grego, managing editor, TelevisionWeek
Panelists: Vin Di Bona, chairman, Vin Di Bona Prods.; Tracy Green, exec VP, Lion TV USA; Bruce David Klein, president, Atlas Media; Gary Lico, CEO, CABLEready; Eric Schotz, CEO, LMNO Prods.

Boot Camp: Carry on Content Part 2: Scripted Programming the Networks Want
2 p.m., Ballroom J
Buyers and sellers give predictions and insider info on what comedy and drama series they expect to develop in 2006-07.
Moderator: Mark Hoebich, CEO/Founder,
Panelists: Jane Francis, senior VP, Fox 21; Tony Optican, VP, Sci Fi Channel

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