Tuesday – January 20

Coffee With Peter Bart and Peter Guber
9 a.m., Titian Ballroom

Bart, editor-in-chief of Variety, and Guber, chairman of Mandalay Entertainment Group, co-host AMC’s “Sunday Morning Shootout.” Their guest is Norm Pattiz, chairman of Westwood One, who will discuss the U.S. government’s launch of the Middle East TV network in the spring.

It’s the Year 2004: Do You Know Where Your Audience Is?
10:30 a.m., Titian Ballroom

Industry veter-ans address the factors that are fueling the problem of audience erosion.
Moderator: Rich Frank, Integrated Enter-tainment Partners
Panelists: Geoffrey Frost, Motorola; Marc Goldstein, MindShare North America; Jordan Levin, WB Network; David Salzman

Dare to Go Tapeless: Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Digital Distribution Technology
10:30 a.m., Booth 688

A comprehensive examination of emerging technologies for digital content distribution.
Moderator: Carolyn Giardina, Shoot
Panelists: Christopher Stefanidis, Buena Vista Television; Jim Toten, Tribune Entertainment; Gavin Schutz, Ascent Media Group

Chasing the Benjamins: The Shifting Economics of TV Content
Noon, Titian Ballroom

A discusssion of strategies for new uses of TV content, such as on-demand and multiplay.
Moderator: Diane Mermigas, TelevisionWeek
Panelists: Derek Baine, Kagan World Media; David Goldhill, Universal TV Group; David Grant, Fox TV Studios; Michael Kupinski, A.G. Edwards & Sons; Steve Mosko, Sony Pictures TV

The Chat Room
Noon, Bellini 2101A-B

Q&A with Bert Van Munster, exec producer of “The Amazing Race.” Hosted by Ross Crystal, KFWB-AM.

How to Produce Emmy – Caliber Interactive Television
Noon, Booth 688

A discussion of the creative and collaborative processes and technical requirements for producing award-winning interactive TV programming.
Moderator: Brian Seth Hurst, Opportunity Management Co.
Panelists: Erin Flood, American Film Institute; David Jensen, Zetools; Karen Lennon, Beyond Z Interactive Media; Jeffrey Pollack, NASCAR

The Chat Room
2 p.m., Bellini 2101A-B

Q&A with Stuart Krasnow, exec producer of “Average Joe.” Hosted by Ross Crystal, KFWB-AM.

World’s Smallest TV Festival Awards Presentation
2:30 p.m., Booth 688

BigDigit announces the winners of the World’s Smallest TV Festival competition.

Great Expectations: New Opportunities With VOD & HDTV
2:45 p.m., Titian Ballroom

Panel members share their views and experiences about revenue-generating opportunities in video-on-demand (VOD) and HDTV
Moderator: Matt Stump, Multichannel News
Panelists: Kevin Corcoran, Anime Network; Mark Cuban, HDNet; Mark Greenberg, Showtime; Judy Meyka, Adelphia; Bob Thompson, Fox Sports

From Womb to Living Room: The Development Process
4 p.m., Titian Ballroom

Agents, development execs and producers share their experiences of success and failure while developing TV projects.
Panelists: Zig Gauthier, Fox Sports ; Jacquie Jordan, producer; Bob Kosberg, producer; Pat Quinn, Paradigm; Scott Sternberg

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