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Noteworthy NATPE panels

Convention offers diversity in topics

MONDAY, JAN. 25

10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
It’s Not Too Late: Grow Your Audience With Live Streaming Video
Panelists: Chad Rogers, Stickam.com; Cy Cary, director, digital development, MTV/VH1, MTV Networks; Aaron Novak, Stickam; Marc Chambers, digital content manager, CBS Radio

10:30 a.m. to noon
All-Access Mentor Round Robin – Unscripted
Panelists: Bertram van Munster, exec producer, director and co-creator, “The Amazing Race”; Eric Schotz, CEO and president, LMNO Prods.; Andy Stabile, agent, alternative, CAA; Philip Gurin, founder and exec producer, the Gurin Co.; Douglas Ross, president, Evolution Media; Ken Mok, president and founder, 10×10 Entertainment

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fans & Brands: Success Stories in Co-Creation and Connectivity
Panelists: Van Vandegrift, founder-exec producer, Matrixx; Oren Katzeff, VP-general manager, Demand Media Entertainment; Arthur Chan, exec VP, Palisades Interactive, Palisades MediaGroup; Steven Amato, partner, Omelet; Laurel Bernard, sr. VP of marketing, Fox Broadcasting Co.

1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
The New Frontier: When a TV Show Becomes a Branded Business Proposition
Panelists: John Couch, entertainment and technology consultant, Titanium Sky; Lisa Hsia, sr. VP, digital media, Bravo; Kim Niemi, sr. VP, Music, DVD and consumer products, NBC Universal – TV Group; David Norton, sr. VP brand integration, Ladder Up Media

1:30 to 2:15 p.m.
Creative Keynote: Michael Eisner
Moderator: Cynthia Littleton, deputy editor, Variety

2:00 to 2:45 p.m.
Producer’s Toolbox: The Technologies Unlocking Mobile Content
Panelists: Brian Gratch, CEO, Sixteen30; Aamer Ghaffar, exec VP, mobile solutions, ViralMesh; Jeff Knowlton, producer, 34 North 118 West; Miguel Gonzalez, digital management, content and creative director, MHz Digital

2:30 to 3:15 p.m.
There Is Profit in the Recovery
Panelists: Sean Compton, sr. VP, programming and entertainment, Tribune Broadcasting Co.; Emerson Coleman, VP, programming, Hearst Television; Brooke Spectorsky, president and general manager, WKYC and sr. VP, Gannett Television; Doug Lowe, exec VP, Meredith Corp. Broadcast Group

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Lights, Camera, Lawsuit!
Panelists: Lincoln Bandlow, partner, Lathrop & Gage; Jamie Lichtman, sr. VP, litigation and policy, NBC Universal Television Group; Kirk Schenck, president and general counsel, RDF Media USA

4:15 to 5:00 p.m.
Cable 360: A Discussion of All Things Cable
Panelists: Jeff Wachtel, president of original programming/co-head of content, USA Network and Universal Cable Prods.; Michael Wright, exec VP, head of programming, TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies, Turner Broadcasting; Tony DiSanto, president of programming, MTV; Kevin Beggs, president, television, Lionsgate

TUESDAY, JAN. 26

11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
Here, There and Everywhere – Syndication Changes the Economic Equation
Panelists: Vivi Zigler, prexy, NBC U Digital Entertainment; Albert Cheng, exec VP, digital media, Disney ABC; Ben Weinberger, CEO and co-founder, Digitalsmiths

11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
Keynote: Mass Marketing in a World Without Mass Media
Speaker: Esther Lee, sr. VP, brand marketing and advertising, AT&T

1:00 to 1:30 p.m.
From Traditional to Digital: Top Five Do’s and Do’nts
Presenter: Peter Murrieta, exec producer, Walt Disney Channel/FM78.tv/Bang Comedy Theater

1:15 to 2:45 p.m.
All-Access Mentor Round Robin – Scripted
Panelists: Neal Baer M.D., exec producer, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”; Kim Moses, exec producer, Sander/Moses Prods.; Ian Sander, exec producer, Sander/Moses Prods.

1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Reality TV: Building a Blockbuster
Panelists: Elise Doganieri, exec producer, World Race Prods.; Mark Cronin, exec producer, co-owner, 51 Minds; Jonathan Murray, chairman, Bunim/Murray Prods.; Lisa Berger, exec VP, entertainment programming, E! Entertainment Television

3:15 to 4:00 p.m.
Private Equity and Hollywood: After Years of Flirting, Are They Finally Ready to Get Serious?
Panelists: Michael Kelley, partner, Advisory Entertainment and Media, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Richard Bressler, managing director, THL; Spencer Neumann, principal, Providence Equity Partners; Kevin Mayer, exec VP, corporate strategy, Business Development and Technology Group, the Walt Disney Co.; Ed Wilson, CRO, Tribune Co., prexy, Tribune Broadcasting

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Cable: Go Deep Not Wide
Panelists: Nancy Dubuc, prexy-general manager, AETN/History; Dave Howe, president, Syfy; Marc Juris, exec VP and general manager, TruTV/In Session; Ryan O’Hara, prexy, TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
International Keynote and Q&A: Elisabeth Murdoch
Moderator: Anna Carugati, group editorial director, World Screen

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
A Brave New World – A Window Into the International Co-Production Explosion
Panelists: Chris Grant, prexy, Shine Intl., managing director, head of worldwide distribution, Reveille; Chris Coelen, former CEO, RDF Media USA; Rola Bauer, partner/managing director, Tandem Communications; John Morayniss, CEO, E1 Television

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Where’s the Inventory: Buying Online Video Advertising
Panelists: Brian Walsh, founder and CEO, Castfire; Michael Mathieu, CEO, YuMe; Brett Wilson, co-founder and CEO, TubeMogul; Tod Sacerdoti, CEO, BrightRoll

11:45 to 12:30 p.m.
World-Class Content: Latin American Style
Panelists: Pedro Torres, CEO, Mediamates; Cristina Palacio, partner-production manager, Be-TV; Sebastian Ortega, TV producer-Director, Ideas del Sur S.A.; Diego Suarez, sr. VP, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution

1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
Reaping the International Format Harvest
Panelists: Michel Rodrigue, intellectual property adviser and broker, EMC; Karrie Wolfe, sr. VP, RDF USA and Pangea; John Brunton, prexy and executive producer, Insight Production Co..; Philip Gurin, founder, executive producer, the Gurin Co.; Ludo Poppe, president, American Division, Zodiak Entertainment

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
How Will We All Make Money in 2012?
Panelists: Douglas Scott, prexy, OgilvyEntertainment; Marco Argenti, VP, media & games, Nokia; Beth Roberts, exec VP, NBC U Cable Entertainment and UCP Business Affairs, NBC Universal; Hans Schiff, television agent, CAA

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