Agenda - Scripted 2018

W Hollywood Hotel | Los Angeles

November 6-7, 2018

Agenda

Panel

Tuesday, November 6

11:00 AM

New Players and gamechangers: navigating today's content biz

Great Room

With telcos and techcos diving into original content, and the demand for shows at an all-time high, the ecosystem of the television business is constantly evolving and more players are getting deeper into the content game.  ‘Mergermania’ is creating larger power players and gamechangers are expanding their business to gain more control of the pipeline...and profitability.

Here, we’ll explore what the changing landscape means for producers looking to get their shows off the ground, and how executives in the middle of these seismic shifts are adapting to rapid change.


Moderating:


Jocelyn Johnson
Director of Membership & Digital Video News
TheWrap.com

Featuring:

Eben Davidson
EVP Scripted Programing
Blumhouse Television

Lorenzo De Maio
Partner
Endeavor Content

David Ellender
CEO
Sonar Entertainment

Elisa Ellis
Chief Creative Officer
Platform One Media

1:30 PM

Getting to Season Two

Great Room

You’ve got the next great idea, but without an audience, your great idea may not survive past season one. How to you plan, beyond the story, for your program to last more than one season? Is it a must to have big name talent on board to make a show a success? What marketing trends are networks and producers using to build their fan base?  Here, we’ll explore the recipe for success to get to season two and beyond.


Moderating:


Ron West
Managing Partner
Thruline Entertainment

Featuring:

Dante Di Loreto
President, Scripted Programming
Fremantle

Jonathan Frank
EVP, Current Programming
FX Networks

Tracy Katsky
Executive Producer
KatCo

Clelia Mountford
Co-Founder
Merman

2:30 PM

Examining the three A's: Algorithms, analysis and audience

Great Room

Audience research and ratings measurement have experienced rapid change with the help of technological advances, and in a scripted industry that’s bursting with content, with bigger budgets and bigger risks, the need to find your audience and how to effectively reach them is at an all-time high. From big data and algorithms, to neuroanalysis and artificial intelligence, we’ll examine how the TV industry is continuing to evolve in the examination of viewing habits and emotional response...and what now determines a hit.


Moderating:


Wendy Lee
Digital Media Reporter
Los Angeles Times

Featuring:

Jorge Barraza
CTO, Co-Founder
Immersion Neuroscience

Rebekah Zabarsky
Product Marketing Director
Parrot Analytics

3:30 PM

Changemakers: Creating a positive path for inclusion

Great Room

Industry leaders are spearheading initiatives to support the call for a more diverse and inclusive TV industry, and they want change now.  What’s working, what isn’t and what needs to happen to make it better?

Join us as we explore some of these initiatives, both new and established, how they are working, and the best practices you too can action to support a more inclusive industry.  


Moderating:


Brandon Lawrence
Television Literary Agent
CAA

Featuring:

Deniese Davis
COO
ColorCreative

Tanya Lopez
EVP Movies, Limited Series & Original Movie Acquisitions, Lifetime & LMN
Lifetime

Benjamin Lopez
Executive Director
National Association of Latino Independent Producers

Marissa Ronca
EVP & Head of Original Programming & Development
truTV

4:30 PM

Series Spotlight: The Little Drummer Girl

Great Room

In this case study, we will be joined by The Ink Factory’s Simon and Stephen Cornwell, as well as AMC & SundanceTV’s Kristin Jones, as they walk us through the development and production of the television adaptation for the star-studded The Little Drummer Girl for AMC and the BBC, based on John le Carré’s best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name.

Moderating:


Debra Birnbaum
Director of Awards
Variety

Featuring:

Simon Cornwell
Co-CEO
The Ink Factory

Stephen Cornwell
Co-CEO
The Ink Factory

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

Wednesday, November 7

10:00 AM

Series Spotlight: Mystery Road

Great Room

Kicking off day two will be an exploration of Australian hit TV series, Mystery Road, a gripping missing-persons Indigenous drama that premiered in June on ABC TV. Here, we’ll dive into the process behind adapting the award-winning films to television as well as the importance of bringing diverse voices to the small screen, and how powerful, authentic storytelling translated into a hit.

Moderating:


Jenn Kuzmyk
Executive Director, BANFF & Associate Publisher, Playback
Banff World Media Festival

Featuring:

Steven McGregor
Writer/Director
Tamarind Tree Pictures

Greer Simpkin
Producer
Bunya Productions

11:00 AM

International Commissioners Roundtable

Great Room

Our yearly exploration of what the world’s leading drama commissioners are looking for in international partnerships, 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:


Rebecca Segal
SVP
Sky Entertainment & Networks

Featuring:

Médéric Albouy
Head of Series & Drama International Co-Productions
France Télévisions

Jeff Cooke
VP of Programming, International Digital Networks
Starz

Michelle Daly
Senior Director, Comedy
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Philipp Steffens
Head of Fiction
RTL Television

1:30 PM

It's a Small World After All

Great Room

Our wide world of content doesn’t seem so far away with the ability to immerse ourselves in programs reflective of different countries and cultures, and no matter the language or locale, a good story is a good story.  Here, we’ll take a look at how strong local stories from around the world are gaining attention in the U.S., including non-English language programs and subtitles, a concept that would have seemed unimaginable only a few short years ago.  What does this shift mean for buyers looking to open their schedules to new possibilities in programming?


Moderating:


Nina Lederman
EVP, Global Scripted Development & Programming
All3Media America

Featuring:

Pascal Breton
Founder & CEO
Federation Entertainment

Matt Creasey
EVP, Sales & Acquisitions
Endemol Shine International

Camila Jimenez Villa
CEO & Co-Founder
The Immigrant

Alon Shtruzman
CEO
Keshet International

2:30 PM

Going Indie: Return of the pilot

Great Room

While straight-to-series orders reverberate through the headlines and the idea of TV pilots seemingly disappearing, experienced writers and producers are venturing into the creation of independent TV pilots to get their passion projects off the ground, without a buyer attached to fund it.  How are they making it work? Is it putting the cart before the horse in today’s scripted content landscape or does it matter in a market where you can share content anywhere?


Moderating:


Colby Gaines
Founder
Back Roads Entertainment

Featuring:

Luke Kelly-Clyne
Development Head
Big Breakfast

Rick Rosenthal
Producer/Director
Whitewater Films

Marc Zicree
Writer/Director/Producer
Space Command Studios

3:30 PM

Roadshow: Writers working abroad

Great Room

With a demand for more content comes a demand for great talent, and writers are discovering opportunities to showcase their expertise abroad. Here, we’ll talk to writers working in other countries about rules and rights, how they adapt to different cultures and tastes when navigating new territories and how the increased desire for globally appealing content is enhancing their international success.


Moderating:


Melissa Grego
CEO
Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS)

Featuring:

Anne Kenney
Writer/Executive Producer
Me2U Productions

Jacquelin Perske
Writer & Producer
Five Forks

David Wolstencroft
Writer/Showrunner

4:30 PM

Series Spotlight: The Good Doctor

Great Room

Join us as we go behind-the-scenes with the Executive Producers of The Good Doctor, where we’ll explore how the South Korean format was developed into the U.S. broadcast ratings hit it is today.  Here, we’ll explore story and character development, as well as their insights on adapting stories from the global market, and how the production team worked together to bring success to the series in North America.

Moderating:


Jo Disante
Senior Editor
ABC

Featuring:

Erin Gunn
Head of Development & Production
Shore Z Productions

Daniel Dae Kim
Executive Producer
3AD Media

Sebastian Lee
Executive Producer
EnterMedia Content

David Shore
Executive Producer, The Good Doctor
Shore Z Productions

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