Gale Anne Hurd spoke Tuesday to a NATPE aud of creatives and not a few fans about "The Walking Dead."
The exhibition floor on the opening day of the NATPE confab had plenty of local Miami flavor, and plenty of sights, sounds and at least one interesting smell.
For syndication, these are the best of times and the worst of times: Off-net sitcoms are selling for record-setting prices, while firstrun programs struggle to find buyers.
Frugal TV stations -- some bitten by the tough 2009 recession -- want more locally-produced programming. Most of this will come in the form of news and lifestyle programming.
TV stations have tons of cash on hands these days -- but they aren't all that committed to spending it yet.
From NATPE to its many members: Bienvenido a Miami.
The annual TV confab NATPE has tapped WPP chief exec Martin Sorrell as the keynote speaker for its January gathering in Miami.
There's an end-of-an-era feeling to this year's NATPE confab.
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