Agenda - Scripted 2017

W Hollywood Hotel | Los Angeles

November 7-8, 2017

Agenda

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Tuesday, November 7

8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast in Station Hollywood

8:45 AM

Meet an Expert: Agents

The Loft

As part of our networking series to grow your connections, we’ve assembled some of the top agents in scripted entertainment and made them available for you to meet with.

During the Meet an Expert session you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with up to 3 table hosts. Please note delegates at each table will be asked to rotate in 20-minute increments to be seated with a new table host, so be sure to show up on time to get the most out of your networking experience.

These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity

*Advance sign up is required*

Sign ups open Wednesday, October 25 at 11:00am ET

** Please show up 15 minutes before the start time or you will run the risk of losing your spot**

Featuring:

Michael Charny, Table host
Agent, TV Literary
ICM Partners

Mike Goldberg, Table host
Motion Picture & Television Literary Agent
APA

Arvand Khosravi, Table host
Agent, Global TV
Endeavor Content

Brad Rosenfeld, Table host
VP/Co-Head of Literary
Abrams Artists Agency

10:00 AM

Keynote Conversation: Sandra Dewey, TBS & TNT

Great Room

In our opening keynote conversation, Sandra Dewey, president of Studio T and TBS & TNT Business Operations, will speak about how network deals are changing in relation to the new model of TV viewing. Dewey will also cover the complete top-to-bottom rebuilds of TBS and TNT over the past two years in their quest to reach younger audiences, feature premium programming and address the rapidly changing viewing habits that are transforming the business.

Featuring:

Sandra Dewey
President, Business Operations and Productions HBO Max, TNT, TBS & truTV
Turner Entertainment Networks

Meg James, Interviewer
Corporate Media Reporter
Los Angeles Times

11:00 AM

Networking Coffee Break

11:15 AM

Meet the New Buyers

Great Room

The competition for worldwide hits is greater than ever and new buyers, from telcos to techcos and TV networks, are making waves in the digital content arena. In this session, we’ll talk to some of the players in VOD, and find out the type of programming they’re looking for, as well as valuable intel on how to successfully work in the digital-first content space.

Moderating:


Jeff Gaspin
President
Primary Wave Entertainment

Featuring:

Dustin Davis
Head of Comedy Development & Current Programming
YouTube Red

Julie McNamara
EVP, Head, Programming, CBS All Access
CBS: All Access

Steve Woolf
Head of Programming, OTT Video
go90

11:30 AM

30 Minutes With: Chris Salvaterra, HBO

Sponsored by

Studio 1

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand scripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 40 delegates in order to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity.
Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early!
These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity

Featuring:

Chris Salvaterra
SVP, Miniseries & Cinemax Programming
HBO

12:00 PM

Lunch

Luncheon Roundtables

The Loft

You have the option over lunch to sign up for a luncheon roundtable hosted by select network and production executives. Luncheon roundtables are an informal affair and a chance for producers to learn a little more about the broadcaster or production company they've selected.  This may be their chance to meet the producer that will work with them to deliver their next big hit!

These sessions are a fantastic networking opportunity, and are NOT pitch sessions, please refrain from pitching your project during Luncheon Roundtables.

*Advance sign up is required - A total of one (1) Luncheon Roundtable spot can be reserved*

Sign ups open Wednesday, October 18th at 11:00am ET

** Please show up 15 minutes before the start time or you will run the risk of losing your spot**

Featuring:

Helen Asimakis, Table host
Senior Director, Drama
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Dana Gotlieb-Carter, Table host
VP, Scripted Development
MTV Networks

Robin Neinstein, Table host
Manager of Original Content – Scripted, Factual & Kids
Corus Entertainment

Morgana Rosenberg, Table host
VP, Scripted
VH1

Billy Wee, Table host
VP, Original Programming
TBS

1:15 PM

Shopping your show: What's right for your production?

Sponsored by

Great Room

How do you decide to get into business with a broadcast, cable network, or SVOD, and what does each option provide with regards to financing and rights retention?  Who are the current players in the distribution business and how to they differ, and what should you consider when producing a show for an overseas network?  From financing, to disruption, and global reach, we’ll explore what it’s like being an independent production company shopping a show today.

Moderating:


Alan Gasmer
Co-President
Alan Gasmer & Friends / Veritas Entertainment Group

Featuring:

Pippa Lambert
Founder
Endeavor Content

Nina Lederman
EVP, Global Scripted Development & Programming
All3Media America

Julie Meldal-Johnsen
EVP Global Content
ITV Studios Global Entertainment

Katie O'Connell Marsh
CEO
Platform One Media

1:30 PM

30 Minutes With: Brad Gardner, Paramount Network & TV Land

Sponsored by

Studio 2

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand scripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 40 delegates in order to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity.
Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early!
These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity

Featuring:

Brad Gardner
SVP, Development & Original Programming
Paramount Network & TV Land

30 Minutes With: Kristin Jones, AMC/Sundance TV

Sponsored by

Studio 1

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand scripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 40 delegates in order to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity.

Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early!
These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity

Featuring:

Kristin Jones, Host
EVP, International Programming & Programming Innovation
AMC/SundanceTV

2:00 PM

Networking Break

2:15 PM

New Funds, New Initiatives: Keeping up with the drama boom

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Great Room

The thirst for premium drama continues to need quenching, and new funds and commissioning initiatives are being announced regularly, opening the door to opportunities to make your high-end drama dreams a reality.  Here, we’ll speak to the representatives of a few of these initiatives to explore how they differ, how to think creatively about sourcing funding for your production, and what opportunities these initiatives provide for U.S. producers.  


Moderating:


Carrie Stein
EVP, Global Scripted Series

Featuring:

Helen Jackson
Chief Content Officer
BBC Worldwide

Quinn Taylor
Creative Consultant
Atrium TV

Simon Vaughan
Chairman & Joint CEO
Lookout Point

2:30 PM

30 Minutes With: Gaye Hirsch, The CW

Sponsored by

Studio 1

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand scripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 40 delegates in order to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity.
Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early!
These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity

Featuring:

Gaye Hirsch
EVP, Development
The CW

30 Minutes With: Dustin Davis, YouTube Red

Sponsored by

Studio 2

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand scripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 40 delegates in order to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity.
Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early!
These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity

Featuring:

Dustin Davis
Head of Comedy Development & Current Programming
YouTube Red

3:00 PM

Networking Coffee Break

3:15 PM

Commissioners Roundtable

Sponsored by

Great Room

Our yearly exploration of what the world’s leading drama commissioners are buying, and the opportunities and challenges they currently face in the global TV marketplace. Join us as we dive into the world’s content and co-production hot spots, and what our panelists’ respective networks are looking for in television with international appeal.

Moderating:


Damian Keogh
Managing Director
Lookout Point

Featuring:

Rebecca Eaton
Executive Producer
MASTERPIECE

Kristin Jones
EVP, International Programming & Programming Innovation
AMC/SundanceTV

Chris Salvaterra
SVP, Miniseries & Cinemax Programming
HBO

Philipp Steffens
Head of Fiction
RTL

Piers Wenger
Controller, Drama Commissioning
BBC

3:30 PM

30 Minutes With: Drew Worobow, IFC

Sponsored by

Studio 1

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand scripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 40 delegates in order to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity.
Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early!
These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity

Featuring:

Drew Worobow
VP Original Programming
IFC

30 Minutes With: Gabriel Marano, FOX

Sponsored by

Studio 2

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand scripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 40 delegates in order to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity.
Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early!
These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity

Featuring:

Gabriel Marano
SVP, Drama Programming & Development
Fox Broadcasting Company

4:15 PM

Networking Break

4:30 PM

Comedy Spotlight: Bliss

Great Room

Join us as we chat with Bliss creator, director and executive producer, David Cross (Arrested Development), Big Talk Productions' Kenton Allen (Friday Night Dinner, Raised By Wolves), Merman’s Clelia Mountford (Todd Margaret, Catastrophe), executive producer and writer Jonathan Glatzer (Better Call Saul, Bloodline) and Sky’s Head of Comedy, Jon Mountague about the creation of the Heather Graham and Stephen Mangan-starrer, premiering on Sky Atlantic early 2018. Here, we’ll explore questions to help you understand writing and producing in the UK, including the differences in writing for a U.S. versus a UK production, what you need to know about securing U.S. talent for a UK production as well as the differences in writer’s guild rules that you need to know to successfully navigate the process.


Moderating:


Christian Vesper
EVP & Creative Director, Global Drama
FremantleMedia

Featuring:

Kenton Allen
CEO
Big Talk Productions

David Cross
Executive Producer, Creator
Bliss

Jonathan Glatzer
Executive Producer, Writer
Bliss

Jon Mountague
Head of Comedy
Sky

Clelia Mountford
Co-Founder
Merman

5:15 PM

Opening Cocktail Reception

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Wednesday, November 8

8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast in Station Hollywood

8:45 AM

Meet an Expert: Distributors

The Loft

As part of our networking series to grow your connections, we’ve assembled some of the top distributors in scripted entertainment and made them available for you to meet with.

During the Meet an Expert session you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with up to 3 table hosts. Please note delegates at each table will be asked to rotate in 20-minute increments to be seated with a new table host, so be sure to show up on time to get the most out of your networking experience.

These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity

*Advance sign up is required*

Sign ups open Wednesday, October 25 at 11:00am ET

** Please show up 15 minutes before the start time or you will run the risk of losing your spot**

Featuring:

Lisa Fahrenholt, Table host
VP, International Development, Scripted
Endemol Shine International

Sally Habbershaw, Table host
EVP, Americas
all3media International

Cathy Hare, Table host
Director, Acquisitions, North America, International Distribution
Entertainment One

Sam Harowitz, Table host
VP, Digital Content Licensing
FremantleMedia North America

Agapy Kapouranis, Table host
President, International Television & Digital Distribution
Lionsgate Entertainment

Gillian Rose, Table host
SVP, Sales & Acquisitions, U.S.
Sky Vision

10:00 AM

Keynote Conversation: Steve Stark, MGM Television

Sponsored by

Great Room

Join us for a special in conversation with Steve Stark, President of Television Production & Development at MGM, where we’ll connect with him about the studio’s award-winning success on some of today’s most talked about series, as well as his thoughts on the expanding landscape of the scripted television business; from how to create loud, buzz-worthy content, to navigating the new opportunities to showcase high-quality series across multiple platforms, and what it means for creators today.


Featuring:

Debra Birnbaum, Interviewer
Director of Awards
Variety

Steve Stark
President, MGM & UA Television
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

11:00 AM

Networking Coffee Break

11:15 AM

One Year Later

Great Room

If you were tracking new programming over the last year, you might notice a number of trends: political dramas and military dramas, underrepresented families, and a gravitation towards happy stories.  How is both the direction and popularity of content shifting in relation to the social and political climates in the U.S. and abroad? Was there a strategy at play in revealing this content now, or does it simply come down to good timing?

Moderating:


Christina Davis
President, Original Programming
Maniac Productions

Featuring:

Jeremy Gold
Co-President
Blumhouse Television

Tana Nugent Jamieson, Panelist
Senior Vice President
A+E Studios

Sarah Timberman, Panelist
Partner
Timberman/Beverly Productions

Elizabeth Yost, Panelist
SVP, Programming & Development
Hallmark Channel

11:30 AM

30 Minutes With: Joanna Klein, Lifetime

Sponsored by

Studio 1

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand scripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 40 delegates in order to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity.
Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early!
These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity

Featuring:

Joanna Klein
SVP, Scripted Development
Lifetime

12:00 PM

Lunch

Luncheon Roundtables

The Loft

You have the option over lunch to sign up for a luncheon roundtable hosted by select network and production executives. Luncheon roundtables are an informal affair and a chance for producers to learn a little more about the broadcaster or production company they've selected.  This may be their chance to meet the producer that will work with them to deliver their next big hit!

These sessions are a fantastic networking opportunity, and are NOT pitch sessions, please refrain from pitching your project during Luncheon Roundtables.

*Advance sign up is required - A total of one (1) Luncheon Roundtable spot can be reserved*

Sign ups open Wednesday, October 18th at 11:00am ET

** Please show up 15 minutes before the start time or you will run the risk of losing your spot**

Featuring:

Sally Habbershaw, Table host
EVP, Americas
all3media International

Bob Leighton, Table host
SVP, Programming
Liberty Global

Alex Maggioni, Table host
Head of Development
Amblin Television

Kelly Martin, Table host
CEO
South Pacific Pictures Ltd

Carolyn Newman, Table host
Director, Scripted Co-License & Original TV
Entertainment One

Lucienne Papon, Table host
EVP, Creative Affairs
ITV Studios America

1:15 PM

In Conversation With: David Alpert, Skybound Entertainment & Circle of Confusion

Great Room

Join us for an in conversation with prolific TV producer David Alpert, whose television credits include The Walking Dead, and its companion series, Fear The Walking Dead,Outcast, Five Year, and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.  In this session, Alpert will discuss the international success of his hit series, Skybound’s recent overall deal signed with Amazon Studios, as well as upcoming projects his team is working on, spanning linear, digital and virtual reality platforms.

Featuring:

David Alpert
CEO
Skybound Entertainment / Partner, Circle of Confusion

Liz Shannon Miller, Interviewer
TV Editor
IndieWire

1:30 PM

30 Minutes With: Kate Kristensen, NBCU Cable

Sponsored by

Studio 1

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand scripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 40 delegates in order to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity.
Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early!
These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity

Featuring:

Kate Kristensen
VP, Scripted Content
NBCU Cable

2:00 PM

Networking Break

2:15 PM

The New Alchemy of a Hit

Great Room

Everyone wants the hottest talent making the loudest buzz, but recent breakout hits are proving that the next hot, sustainable talent may be where you aren't looking. The right chemistry of creative voices leading the direction of a show is imperative in creating content that strikes a chord with audiences, from producer to writer to director, but how do you achieve the magic formula to make it all click?  Is it finding creative partners based on personal background, is it their experience, or does it all come down to passion?  Are you seeking talent who think differently about how to best tell a story, or have the drive to produce it in a unique and compelling way?  Here, we’ll take a look at how cultivating diverse voices is good for business, and how out-of-the-box thinking when choosing who should champion your production can fuel the formula for creating a hit.

Moderating:


Bryn Elise Sandberg
Staff Writer
The Hollywood Reporter

Featuring:

Jacquie Katz, Panelist
Agent, TV Literary
Creative Artists Agency

Joanna Klein
SVP, Scripted Development
Lifetime

Kari Skogland
CEO
Mad Rabbit

Aisha Summers
VP, Scripted Programming
Warner Horizon Television

2:30 PM

30 Minutes With: Ken Segna, Starz

Sponsored by

Studio 1

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand scripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 40 delegates in order to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity.
Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early!
These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity

Featuring:

Ken Segna
SVP, Original Programming
Starz

30 Minutes With: Arturo Interian, History

Sponsored by

Studio 2

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand scripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 40 delegates in order to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity.
Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early!
These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity

Featuring:

Arturo Interian
SVP, Scripted Programming
History

3:00 PM

Networking Coffee Break

3:15 PM

Beyond the Books: Alternative Sources of IP

Great Room

With the ability to share a wealth of content online comes the opportunity for new inspiration, and hits from the digital world have been making their way to television. Here, we’ll look at alternative sources of intellectual property, from webseries, to podcasts and online storytelling, and how producers are bringing new life to tried and true stories in their search for must-see TV.

Moderating:


Jocelyn Johnson
Director of Membership & Digital Video News
Videoink

Featuring:

Chris Giliberti
Head of Multiplatform
Gimlet Media

Brett-Patrick Jenkins
Executive Producer & Creator
Propagate Content

Aron Levitz
Head of Wattpad Studios
Wattpad

Drew Worobow
VP Original Programming
IFC

3:30 PM

30 Minutes With: Robin Gurney, Showtime Networks

Sponsored by

Studio 1

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand scripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 40 delegates in order to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity.
Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early!
These are NOT pitch sessions - just a fantastic networking opportunity

Featuring:

Robin Gurney
SVP, Programming
Showtime Networks

4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:15 PM

Drama Spotlight: American Gods

Great Room

In a case study on international hit American Gods, we'll be joined by executive producer Fremantlemedia's Stefanie Berk, co-showrunner Michael Green and series star Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon) where we'll dive into topics ranging from the years of creative development of the series, collaborating with the author of the best-selling novel, to finding the right talent to bring the IP to life. Here, we'll explore what has made the show resonate with audiences worldwide, and insights into how it will be brought back for future seasons.


Featuring:

Stefanie Berk
EVP, Scripted Development
FremantleMedia North America

Michael Green
Executive Producer, Showrunner
American Gods

Ricky Whittle
Actor
American Gods

5:15 PM

Closing Cocktail Reception

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