Agenda - Scripted 2017

W Hollywood Hotel | Los Angeles

November 7-8, 2017


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Tuesday, November 7

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.


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

Meg James, Interviewer
Corporate Media Reporter
Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, November 8

10:00 AM

Keynote Conversation: Steve Stark, MGM Television

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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.


Debra Birnbaum, Interviewer
Director of Awards

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

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.


David Alpert
Skybound Entertainment / Partner, Circle of Confusion

Liz Shannon Miller, Interviewer
TV Editor

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