Sunday – January 18

Opening Session
9-10 a.m.

Chris Matthews presents “Boss Tube Beats Out Boss Tweed: How the Elec-tronic Media Took Over Electoral Politics,” handicapping election year 2004 and discussing TV events that changed presidential political history.

Pitch Pit Sign Up
11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Booth #2419

Sign up for a one-on-one pitch meeting with a top Hol-lywood decision-maker. Meetings last no more than 10 minutes. Cost is $25 per person with a one-meeting limit. Participating companies are Banyan Prods., Granada America, Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, Paradigm and UTA.

Television: A Brief History. . . 1452 to the Present
11:30 a.m., Booth #688

This workshop will explore the newest TV technology.

The Chat Room
Noon, Bellini 2101A-B

Audience Q&A session with TV personality Robin Leach.

Head to Head: German Television — What Lies Ahead?
Noon, Bellini 2102-2104

This session will be an opportunity to better understand the dynamics and growth prospects of the German market, the second largest in the world.
Moderator: Elizabeth Guider, executive editor, Variety
Panelists: Urs Rohner, prexy-CEO, ProSiebenSat 1 Media, and Roland Steindorf, head of executive management, Kabel Deutschland

Shortcuts Through the Maze: How to Get Your Show Produced
1 p.m., Booth #688

Bring your cable or firstrun syndicated show ideas and the Exchange will help you get them produced. The Exchange is a Hollywood-based net-working org comprising more than 200 showbiz professionals.

Outlook 2004: Boom, Gloom or Doom?
2 p.m., Titian Ballroom

A state-of-the-industry overview of the hot issues confronting the television business.
Moderator: Jack Myers, editor & publisher, Jack Myers Reports
Panelists: Irwin Gotlieb, GroupM; Mark Itkin, William Morris; Caryn Mandabach, Carsey-Werner-Mandabach; Janice Marinelli, Buena Vista TV; Tony Vinciquerra, Fox Networks Group

The 2004 L.A. Screenings: An Insider’s Sneak Peek
2:30 p.m., Booth #688

The panel will offer a look at the hot new series buyers and sellers will likely be viewing in May 2004.
Moderator: Mark Hoebich, TVtracker.com
Panelists: Carolyn Finger, TVtracker.com; Stacey Lynn Koerner, Initiative North America; Lisa Melching, NBC Entertain-ment; Pamela Parker, Sony Pictures Television Intl.

The Chat Room
3:15 p.m., Bellini 2101A-B

Audience Q&A session with Brenda Hampton, creator & ex-ecutive producer of “7th Heaven” and supervising producer of “Mad About You.”

The Hit Seekers
3:30 p.m., Titian Ballroom

The world’s top TV buyers discuss buying trends, how im-ported product fares overseas and what types of programs they are looking to acquire at NATPE.
Moderator: Anna Carugati, World Screen News
Panelists: June Dromgoole, Channel 4 TV; Remi Jacquelin, TF1; Kenichiro Kon-dou, NHK Broadcasting; Pedro Lascurain, TV Azteca; Carlo Sartori, RAISAT ; Jay Switzer, Chum

World’s Smallest TV Festival
4 p.m., Booth #688

Tim Scannell of BigDigit and Teppo Paavola of Polayo Oy discuss which techniques work and which do not in creating mo-bile content that relates to current TV production. Also Monday.

TV Producers’ Boot Camp Workshop
5 p.m., Titian Ballroom

Ellen Sandler, an Emmy-nominated writer-producer whose credits include “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Coach,” lets you in on secrets that will make you and your pitch unique and appealing.

Managing Your Career
5 p.m., Booth #688

Professionals who specialize in executive recruiting will dis-cuss the strategic, tactical and logistical aspects of managing a ca-reer in the TV and entertainment industries.
Moderator: William Simon, Korn/Ferry
Panelists: Arnold Peter, Lord, Bissell & Brook; Fran Pomer-antz, Pomerantz Group; Peter Winkler, PricewaterhouseCoopers

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