'Mad Men's' Weiner, 'Betty's' Gaitan amoung honorees
NATPE is awarding its 9th annual Brandon Tartikoff legacy award to four execs: “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner; FreeMantle Media North America CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz; “Ugly Betty” creator Fernando Gaitan; and Fox Television Stations’ prexy of station operations, Dennis Swanson.The award will be presented at NATPE on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at a reception co-sponsored by NBCUniversal and Broadcasting & Cable/ Multichannel News. NATPE has begin a new chapter in Florida. This coming year’s market & conference will be the org’s second in Miami, where it has shifted focus to accomodate more international content creators and distribs — especially those, like Gaitan, based in South America, Central America, or Mexico. Many Spanish-language nets have HQs in Miami. NETPE will take place at the Fontainebleau Resort from Jan. 23-25.