The February 16 Event Salutes Black History Month
As Part of Ongoing Schedule of NATPE VIRTUAL Monthly Conferences in 2021

Los Angeles, February 3, 2021 – The premiere global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers, and buyers across all platforms, National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced that Jonathan Capehart (The Washington Post’s PostPartisan and host of MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart” as well as contributor to the Brooks and Capehart segment on the “PBS NewsHour.”) will keynote this month’s event spotlighting the business of black television. The event titled – NATPE Virtual: Segregation, Segmentation and Storytelling – will take place on February 16, 2021 as part of Black History Month. 

Others slated as keynote interview guests include leading media agency executive Monique Nelson, the Chair & CEO, of UWG (UniWorld Group, a subsidiary of WWP); plus acclaimed TV producer, music manager and businesswoman, Mona Scott Young, CEO, of Monami Productions. Among others scheduled for the event are key TV network executives including Brett Dismuke, President, All Black; and Detavio Samuel, COO, Revolt TV. The event will be hosted by Carlos Greer, Entertainment Reporter from “Page Six.” 

The virtual event will feature a series of discussions that each take a bold approach toward advancing the conversation around the impact of segregation practices on the evolution of the Black TV business, the importance of Black audience segments to advertisers, and the significant role of the Black voice in television content.  Attendees are expected to reflect network executives, talent, showrunners and producers, distribution sales and program acquisitions executives, brand advertisers and media buying agencies, marketers, as well as students. 

NATPE’s President and CEO JP Bommel, comments, “NATPE’s mission is to advance the conversation in the evolution of content and to embrace, engage and educate global audiences. In that respect NATPE is gathering outstanding leaders to have important discussions that celebrate Black voices in television.  We are also coming together to discuss the business of Black TV during Black History Month.”

NATPE VIRTUAL, which powered NATPE Miami as well, will continue its schedule of events after NATPE Virtual: Segmentation, Segregation and Storytelling with two more events in March and April, respectively. NATPE Virtual:  The Business of Live Sports will take place on March 23 and NATPE Virtual: News will take place on April 7. 

For more information and complimentary tickets visit www.NATPE.com on this prestigious event. 

About NATPE

NATPE is the largest U.S-based global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events, including NATPE Miami Marketplace + Conference, L.A. Screenings Independents, NATPE Budapest International and NATPE Streaming Plus, LA Virtual Screenings 2021. Having launched NATPE Virtual, the global, year-round platform, the organization is fulfilling its mission to be one-stop shop for content. NATPE V-Fronts™ is a stand-alone, custom-curated opportunity for all distributors and producers globally to provide screenings and showcases anywhere and at any time. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE, with a history of over five decades, is committed to representing the needs of its evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to be the indispensable resource in the evolution of content as the conduit to connectivity, business insights and opportunity. 

###

Media Contacts:
Kevin Broderick
The Lippin Group (LA)
natpe@lippingroup.com
323.965.1990