Propagate Chairman Ben Silverman, and SiriusXM Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein, Joined by Brian Baumgartner (The Office), to Open NATPE ContentCast Discussion on the Evolution of Podcasting as an Industry Force

Leading Executives from Audible, GroupM, iHeartMedia, RoosterTeeth, ViacomCBS, Wolf Entertainment, Triton Digital, and more take the Virtual Stage on July 14th

Los Angeles, June 9, 2021 – The premier global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers, and buyers across all platforms, National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today revealed some of the industry executives that will speak at NATPE Virtual: ContentCast – The Business of Podcasting Content. In its first event from the organization dedicated to audio and its place in the content industry, NATPE will lead a discussion on the intersection between audio and television, both in taking IP from podcast to screen, and as a powerful tool for television brands to service their audience.

To register, go to NATPE.com/ContentCast/Attend

Opening the virtual conference will be the “State of the IP Union” featuring Propagate Chairman & Co-CEO Ben Silverman and SiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer, Scott Greenstein, joined by Brian Baumgartner, star of “The Office” and host of the “Office Deep Dive” podcast. Andrew Wallenstein, President and Chief Media Analyst of Variety Intelligence Platform will be sitting down to discuss their perspectives on audio as a growing piece of the content industry. Propagate has a first look deal with SiriusXM for oral history podcasts based on iconic entertainment properties. Additional executives from companies with insights into the audio industry will be featured at the event, including Audible, Black Love Inc., Edison Research, GroupM, iHeartMedia, Imperative, RoosterTeeth, Triton Digital, ViacomCBS, Wolf Entertainment, and Wonder Media Network. More names and companies will be revealed as the show approaches. Moderators for the sessions include top minds covering the audio industry including Nick Quah (HotPod) and James Cridland (Podnews).

NATPE’s President and CEO JP Bommel, comments, “The NATPE’s mission as the indispensable resource of content is to provide, inform and connect on new opportunities for our constituency. It is without question that podcasting has grown into a powerful force, attracting new audiences, support from brands, and investments from major media and tech companies.

This event is about the monetization these opportunities presented by the business of podcasting content.”

NATPE ContentCast is the next of a string of events being produced under the NATPE VIRTUAL banner, followed by NATPE Budapest International, NATPE StreamingPlus, and NATPE Miami 2022.

For more information and tickets visit www.NATPE.com for more information 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.  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.

For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.

###

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

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

LA Virtual Screenings 2021 Hits Records for Attendance and Engagement

After four weeks, LA Virtual Screenings 2021 confirmed new records in attendance for the event series: 4,300 participants (1,558 buyers) from 128 countries generating over 10,000 views

A brand-new VS event, labeled Virtual Screenings Worldwide (VSWW), has been confirmed for September 21-30, 2021.

Los Angeles, CA – June 8, 2021 – Prensario International and NATPE revealed today that the of LA Virtual Screenings 2021 edition of the event series hit records in attendance for all aspects of the show. After the official dates for the show (May 11-20), organizers added two more weeks extending the event until June 4. LAVS 2021 gathered 4,300 visitors (1560 buyers) from +125 countries, and recorded over 10,000 video views.

Nicolas Smirnoff, managing director, Prensario International, underlined: “The market days of LAVS were so successful that we decided to extend the date, giving the opportunity to other executives to register and enter the platform to watch the programming offered by 65 exhibitors.”

Commented JP Bommel, President and CEO, NATPE, “The engagement and activity on the Prensario site during the LA Virtual Screenings is a living proof that, as content distribution evolves, demand for content is at an all-time high. NATPE will continue to be the conduit for connectivity and opportunities in the commerce of content.”

The decision to extend the show had a positive impact on the final numbers of the event, which can be summarized in the chart below:

“The platform has been so vital that after the market concluded on May 20, a large number of users and interactions continued to join the platform over the following two weeks. All in all, over 10,000 were recorded, which is a milestone for Virtual Screenings,” concluded Smirnoff.

Prensario International has also confirmed that the second edition of the event series for 2021 will take place on September 21-30 under a new title: Virtual Screenings Worldwide (LAWW). The booking of virtual booths has begun and will be continue in the next weeks.

About Prensario International

With almost 50 years in business, Prensario International is a leading trade publication for the global content market. Traditionally focused on the music industry, it quickly transformed into an entertainment media powerhouse covering the different business segments: first, the booming Pay TV in the ’80, then the programming and content business at the beginning of the ’90 with the big expansion of Latin telenovela all across the world, and now as a referent of the digital and 360-degree businesses in all genres and territories.

About NATPE

NATPE is a global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events; all specially curated for the content industry. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE’s rich history, spanning nearly six decades, cements its roots as the largest U.S.-based global content association. NATPE is committed to representing the needs of our evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to shape the future of the business of content. It organizes three trade shows: NATPE Miami, the #1 global content show in the Americas; NATPE Streaming Plus, NATPE Virtual sessions including the Business of Black TV, News and Sports, LA Screenings Independents, with focus in Latin America and US Hispanic; and NATPE Budapest, the ultimate destination for companies targeting CEE and CIS. 

###

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

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

LA Virtual Screenings 2021: Marketplace, Education and Networking Platform Remains Open Until June 4

Los Angeles, CA – May 24, 2021 – After 10 successful days, LA Virtual Screenings (LAVS) has completed the official market days on Friday, May 21, however the platform will stay open for two more weeks, closing on June 4th. The platform includes the marketplace, educational conference sessions on-demand, and other networking tools.

LAVS was very well attended, as with the previous VS events, (4000 people, 8400 screenings), but the difference from previous VS events was a more intense usage of the platform: the buyers entered more times and viewed more screenings; many of those viewings being binge-watching. This reaction underlines how the VS format, which makes a focus on content and has no commitments for buyers, is strongly preferred by buyers.

The behavior graphics further shows the favorability of the platform by the buyers: more than 50% of them visited 50% or more of the booths, with many visiting 75% or more. On average, buyers visited 12 booths (60 pieces of content).

It is also interesting to analyze how the buyers spent time not only at the VS Market, but also in the other sections of the event. VS Billboard was one section seeing the largest amount of growth. Buyers often opened four to five of the 10 recommended pieces of content per visit. With the VS Figures rankings and the content lines at VS Market, 3,000 screenings were generated outside the booths, while 4,000 inside. In previous VS events these synergies were much weaker.

The Top 15 countries of attending buyers illustrates that LAVS is a fully global event. It generated amazing interest not only in America, but also in the major territories of Europe and Asia. Germany, France and Japan surpassed their previous buyer delegations.

VS Next, the educational conference portion of the events, was again a great success and provided insight into market trends beyond the content screenings. The conference covered a variety of topics including big OTTs, the streaming business, and eSports as one of the new topics.

During the first week, there was a very strong desire for Latin American content suppliers, following the tradition of LA Screenings. On the second week, European distributors (Germany, France, Spain and Turkey) placed behind the leaders (big US brands and big Latins). Platinum exhibitors are always on top, because they get more screenings per buyer visit.

In regards to the content demand, the last day ViacomCBS International Studios’ Parot took the lead, in a close race with Once we were six from Globo (Brazil). And after them, there were many contents from Gold and Bronze’ booths. The binge-watching buyers first visited the big brands, then second tier options and third, entered as many booths as they can.

Regarding genres, drama was clearly the leader, but with the pandemic it was notice a bigger demand for thrillers/suspense, as well as documentaries/factual and kids programming, which are easier to produce with safe protocols. Docs are the new trend in OTTs.

To conclude, LAVS 2021 has proven that virtual events can be a good experience, if companies make focus on what works in digital: screenings, panels, and ‘inbound’ marketing: the interaction with buyers surges from their preferences and requests, not before.

About Prensario International

With almost 50 years in business, Prensario International is a leading trade publication for the global content market. Traditionally focused on the music industry, it quickly transformed into an entertainment media powerhouse covering the different business segments: first, the booming Pay TV in the ’80, then the programming and content business at the beginning of the ’90 with the big expansion of Latin telenovela all across the world, and now as a referent of the digital and 360-degree businesses in all genres and territories.

About NATPE

NATPE is a global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events; all specially curated for the content industry. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE’s rich history, spanning nearly six decades, cements its roots as the largest U.S.-based global content association. NATPE is committed to representing the needs of our evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to shape the future of the business of content. It organizes three trade shows: NATPE Miami, the #1 global content show in the Americas; NATPE Streaming Plus, NATPE Virtual sessions including the Business of Black TV, News and Sports, LA Screenings Independents, with focus in Latin America and US Hispanic; and NATPE Budapest, the ultimate destination for companies targeting CEE and CIS. 

###

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

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

LA Virtual Screenings 2021: Formats, Distribution & Edutainment

 The last round of conference sessions, co-produced with LAVS partners, highlight major topics such as entertainment formats, content distribution and edutainment

Significant regions such as Latin America and Asia Pacific are also represented

Los Angeles, CA – May 4, 2021- VS Next, the conference portion of LA Virtual Screenings (May 11-20), has completed its lineup with 18 curated panel & sessions. Two sessions per day will be presented from May 11 to May 19 featuring some of the most important global decision makers discussing the hottest worldwide trends. The conference is sponsored exclusively by Roku and produced by Juan Pablo Morales, from Nuevos Medios Entertainment. The last set of panels, announced today by Prensario International and NATPE,  will offer key speakers from APAC, Latin America and around the world a platform to talk about entertainment formats, distribution, animation & kids programming, as well as the top global trends. With one week left before the show, LAVS has surpassed the 1000-participants barrier with 850+ buyers from 70+ countries already registered. 

New Sessions Confirmed:

  • “APAC: Ahead in the Global Content Business” – May 14: Asia Pacific has become one of the most dynamic regions in the global audiovisual business. Key executives from Japan, Korea and The Philippines talk about the moment the market is in right now and explain how Asian talent are more and more involved in key international projects. Speakers Hirosuke Usui, Senior Expert, Media Business Dept., Media Strategy & Planning Office, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television Inc. (Japan), Cirilo Ruel Bayani, Head of International Production of ABS-CBN Corporation (The Philippines) and Jin Woo Hwang, President / Executive Producer, Something Special (Korea) will share insights. The session will be moderated by Fabricio Ferrara, International Business Director, Prensario International.
  • Latin America: Relevance & Recognition of a Drama Gem” – May 17: Drama distribution has evolved into a more challenging business worldwide, with newcomers bringing top productions to market. Latin America remains a key provider and is showing its evolution. The Covid-19 impact and beyond, co-productions and business diversification are the hot topics described and discussed by María Lucia Hernández, head of sales, RCN (Colombia), Mario Castro, sales director Asia and Africa, Televisa International (Mexico), Angela Colla, head of sales, Globo (Brazil). The moderator is Nicolás Smirnoff, Managing Director, Prensario International
  • “Content for Children, Present and Future – May 18: A dialogue on the structural change in the distribution and diffusion of children’s content. This sesión will investigate the new waters where the players of the segment navigate in Latin America, Europe and the rest of the world. The panel, coproduced with Paul Vaca, Executive Director at Ci Edutainment, features Yago Fandiño, Head of Children’s Content at Clan, RTVE (Spain), Genaro Diaz, Coordinator of Planning, Image and Advertising, Televisa (Mexico), and Cielo Salviolo, Director, PakaPaka (Argentina)
  • “The Future of TV – Global Content Distribution Trends” – May 19: Using the latest data, Jack Davison, EVP, 3Vision takes a fast-paced look at the significant developments to the distribution ecosystem and TV industry trends including, Studio D2C, Broadcaster Digital Evolution and SVOD growth.
  • “Globo Presents: “Once We Were Six” – Exclusive Launch Showcase” – May 11. The second showcase at LAVS will featureGlobo (Brazil) who is launching its brand new telenovela, Once We Were Six, adapted from a hit novel in Brazilian that has been conquering audiences for decades and will be presented for the first time to the international market. One We Were Six is family drama about resilience – a story of a matriarch who struggles to maintain unity and harmony in her family despite life obstacles. The presentation is in charge Marina Melo, Sales Manager, Globo, and Angela Chavez, Author.

About Prensario International

With almost 50 years in business, Prensario International is a leading trade publication for the global content market. Traditionally focused on the music industry, it quickly transformed into an entertainment media powerhouse covering the different business segments: first, the booming Pay TV in the ’80, then the programming and content business at the beginning of the ’90 with the big expansion of Latin telenovela all across the world, and now as a referent of the digital and 360-degree businesses in all genres and territories.

About NATPE

NATPE is a global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events; all specially curated for the content industry. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE’s rich history, spanning nearly six decades, cements its roots as the largest U.S.-based global content association. NATPE is committed to representing the needs of our evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to shape the future of the business of content. It organizes three trade shows: NATPE Miami, the #1 global content show in the Americas; NATPE Streaming Plus, NATPE Virtual sessions including the Business of Black TV, News and Sports, LA Screenings Independents, with focus in Latin America and US Hispanic; and NATPE Budapest, the ultimate destination for companies targeting CEE and CIS. 

###

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

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

NATPE Board Adds HBO MAX Head of Original Content Sarah Aubrey; Nielsen Chief Growth Officer and President, International Sean Cohen; ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group President Dan Cohen; and Avalon CEO Laura Kennedy

Pioneering Organization Adds Top Executives to Continue its Evolution and Position as The World’s Leading Content Association 

LOS ANGELES – May 4, 2021 – The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced the election of Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max; Dan Cohen, President, Global Distribution Group, ViacomCBSSean Cohan, Chief Growth Officer and President, International; Nielsen; and Laura Kennedy, CEO, Avalon to its Board, effective immediately.

The announcement was made today by Andy Kaplan, NATPE Chairman of the Board and JP Bommel, President and CEO of NATPE. The new appointees will serve a term of three years.

Representing streaming, global distribution, data, and analytics, international production, and talent management, these new Board members bring additional expertise and connections to NATPE that has 41 members from all areas of the content industry.

Remarked Kaplan, “The addition of these four executives to our strong, diverse and experienced board embraces our objective through the next three years to continue to reflect the industry’s content and distribution while actively increasing the diversity of our membership.”

Sarah Aubrey is Head of Original Content for HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform, where she oversees a distinctive slate of drama, comedy, unscripted, documentary and animation. Prior to HBO Max, Aubrey was Executive Vice President of Original Programming for TNT and played an integral role in the network’s evolution into a destination for prestige original dramas. Aubrey has also enjoyed a career as a television and film producer. Throughout her tenure, she has prioritized diversity, equity and inclusion in front of and behind the camera and across executive ranks.

Sean Cohan is responsible for overseeing Nielsen’s Global Strategy, Corporate Development, Growth Partnerships and all International, including Measurement, Outcomes, Sports, and Gracenote Content Services across 80+ countries. Prior to Nielsen, Sean spent decades in the media business, including a 15-year tenure at A+E Networks, most recently as the President, International and Digital. He is a Corporate Director at H&R Block (NYSE – HRB) and AccuWeather.  Sean is a Trustee/Board member at the Parrish Art Museum, the Banff World Media Festival and the Opportunity Network, which helps develop underrepresented high school students on their paths to and through college into their careers. He also is the Vice Chair on a content committee of UJA Federation of New York.

Dan Cohen is President of the ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, where he leads the company’s global content licensing and distribution operations. He is responsible for monetizing a large and growing portfolio of original content that airs on the CBS Television Network, The CW, Paramount+ and SHOWTIME, as well as programming from the MTV Entertainment Group, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television Studios, Paramount Players, Paramount Animation, CBS Studios, CBS News, CBS Media Ventures and Miramax. He also oversees the distribution of the industry’s largest library of film and television titles and runs worldwide home entertainment for the company.

Laura Kennedy is CEO of Avalon, the talent management, production and distribution group based in London, Los Angeles and New York.  Avalon represents a prolific roster of artists including comedians, actors, writers, and directors and produces numerous award-winning television shows. Current shows include Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), Breeders (FX), Everything’s Gonna Be Okay Freeform), Taskmaster (Channel 4), Flatbush Misdemeanors (Showtime) and Starstruck (HBO Max).

More details on upcoming events, including the four-day NATPE INTERNATIONAL BUDAPEST, one of the largest marketplaces in central Europe taking place both virtually and at the Intercontinental Budapest, August 30 – September 2, 2021, can be found at www.natpe.com.

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.  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.

For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.

#  #  #

Press Contacts:
Kevin Broderick
The Lippin Group/LA
kevin@lippingroup.com

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

LA Virtual Screenings 2021: Drama, eSports and Female Talent

A third round of panels have been announced for VS Next. Just 15 days ahead of the show, organizers have already announced 14 key panels & sessions produced along with the event partners and highlighting key themes such as drama, eSports and female talent in the industry. 

Los Angeles, CA – April 27, 2021- LA Virtual Screenings (May 11-20) is getting closer with 900 buyers from 80 countries confirmed to attend. 60 exhibiting companies have reserved their virtual booths to exhibit 300+ brand new hours of programming, and more than a dozen conference panels have been announced.

This week, organizers Prensario International and NATPE confirmed five new sessions for VS Next, which are being added to the program. The last four panels & sessions will be announced on May 4, bringing to the total number of sessions to 18 for the event. Registration is open now for global players at www.virtualscreenings.com

New Sessions Confirmed:

  • “European Drama Gains Global Momentum” – May 13: Drama has been a top genre in the Global market, but European has taken the lead outside the US. For this continent specifically, more newcomers are taking the scene, following Spain, Germany and Nordics, among others. In this panel, co-organized with Conecta FICTION some of Europe’s leading producers are gathered to discuss new emerging business models, co-production and the impact of the EU plan for the economic recovery on the industry. Maria Valenzuela, SVP International Strategy and Business Development, Buendía Estudios (Spain), Cristina Vaz Tome, Member of the Executive Committee, CRO, Grupo Impresa/SIC (Portugal), Robert Franke, VP Drama, ZDF Enterprises (Germany), Nicola de Angelis, ‎Head of development and international co-productions, Fabula Pictures/Federation Entertainment (Italy) and Nadia Rekhter-Gareva, Development Producer and Head of International Department, Star Media (Russia) are being moderated by Geraldine Gonard, Conecta FICTION’s founder and director.
  • “The Global Esports and Game-Related Live-Streaming Ecosystem” – May 13: From market and audience sizing to key developments, this Newzoo session is a deep-dive into the esports and game-related live-streaming market, offering a realistic estimate of the ecosystem’s current and future performance. Isadora dos Santos, Junior Market Analyst of the eSports-specialized consultancy company will describe the impact of major trends that have further accelerated the interest in esports, streaming, and gaming as a whole.
  • “US Hispanic: The Promised Land” – May 18: Hispanics spend 113 hours a week using their devices. Consider that they are responsible for more than half of the growth of the US population, it can be assured that they are responsible for 40% of video consumption in the country. Audiences will take a look at this amazing market through some of their key players: Jorge Balleste, VP of Content Partnerships and Acquisitions, Univision, Guillermo Sierra, Head of Television and Digital Services, HITN, and Doris Vogelmann, VP of Programming and Operations, Vme Media. The moderator will be Richard Middleton, editor, TBI.
  • “WAWA: Female Talent for Export” – May 19: Female talent behind some of the most successful international  IP. This topic will be covered through an interview produced by Worldwide Audiovisual Women Association (WAWA) with Camilla Hammerich, Executive Producer, Nordisk Film Production, and creator of Scandi blockbusters The Killing and Borgen.
  • “Globo Presents: “Once We Were Six” – Exclusive Launch Showcase” – May 11. The second showcase at LAVS will featureGlobo (Brazil) who is launching its brand new telenovela, Once We Were Six, adapted from a hit novel in Brazilian that has been conquering audiences for decades and will be presented for the first time to the international market. One We Were Six is family drama about resilience – a story of a matriarch who struggles to maintain unity and harmony in her family despite life obstacles. The presentation is in charge Marina Melo, Sales Manager, Globo, and Angela Chavez, Author.

About Prensario International

With almost 50 years in business, Prensario International is a leading trade publication for the global content market. Traditionally focused on the music industry, it quickly transformed into an entertainment media powerhouse covering the different business segments: first, the booming Pay TV in the ’80, then the programming and content business at the beginning of the ’90 with the big expansion of Latin telenovela all across the world, and now as a referent of the digital and 360-degree businesses in all genres and territories.

About NATPE

NATPE is a global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events; all specially curated for the content industry. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE’s rich history, spanning nearly six decades, cements its roots as the largest U.S.-based global content association. NATPE is committed to representing the needs of our evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to shape the future of the business of content. It organizes three trade shows: NATPE Miami, the #1 global content show in the Americas; NATPE Streaming Plus, NATPE Virtual sessions including the Business of Black TV, News and Sports, LA Screenings Independents, with focus in Latin America and US Hispanic; and NATPE Budapest, the ultimate destination for companies targeting CEE and CIS. 

###

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

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

LA VIRTUAL SCREENINGS 2021: Digital & Content Production in Key Regions

 A new series of panels and sessions have been added to the VS Next agenda for LA Virtual Screenings (May 11-20). The main topics continues to be digital and content production with a focus in key regions, where those businesses are getting stronger: MENA and Latin America  

Los Angeles, CA – April 20, 2021- Prensario International and NATPE announced a new raft of conferences for the LA Virtual Screenings portion, VS Next, produced by Nuevos Medios Entertainment. The market continues to gain global attention with new participants/buyers and exhibitors recently added: 900 executives registered, from which close to 750 are buyers from +70 countries.

Along with the first five sessions revealed from last week, more sessions and round-tables have been confirmed, including key topics such as digital business and content production in strategic regions: Latin America and MENA. VS Next is exclusively sponsored by Roku.

More Sessions Added to the Program:

Additional programming will be announced in the run up to LAVS. Some highlights being revealed today include:

  • “How to Successfully Expand Revenue Streams for Content Assets” – May 14: Traditional borders between content platforms and geographies are falling apart. This erosion means entertainment leaders can now monetize content over a wide variety of options ranging from SVOD and AVOD platforms to consumer products, gaming, theatrical releases and traditional pay and linear TV models. Senior executives from Warner Media and Parrot Analytics will share their insights on how to develop content strategies that tap into wider sources of revenue streams. Attendees of this panel discussion will walk away with knowledge of shifting audience demand trends as well as actionable steps they can take to leverage content to drive revenue growth. Alejandro Rojas, director of Applied Analytics, Parrot Analytics will present and moderate the presentation with Alex Nempeque, Data & Insights Director, WarnerMedia Latin America
  • “Content, Formats and Rights Protection: the new landscape” – May 16: An exclusive panel produced by Prensario International and the Format Recognition and Protection Association (FRAPA), an entity with than two decades supporting the format protection in the global marketplace. The panel will give describe the state of the format marketplace as it stands right now in the shadow of the pandemic.  Hayley Babcock, FRAPA Advisory Board member, and owner of Hayley Babcock Media Consulting (HBMC), Carlotta Rossi Spencer, FRAPA Advisory Board member and Head of Acquisitions Banijay Group, and Maria Grechishnikova, CEO, Star Media LLC (Russia) will participate. The moderator will be Phil Gurin, FRAPA co-chairman and CEO of The Gurin Company.
  • “MENA Content Trends: Identifying Opportunities” – May 16: OTT investment in original production and acquisition increasing three-fold over the past year in MENA, four of the regional players discuss their upcoming projects and content strategies. Join this strategic panel co-produced with Heba Korayem, content marketing consultant, H.Consult, moderator, and featuring Walid Finan, CEO, TenTime (Iraq), Nadine Samra, Chief Business Officer, Weyyak (UAE), Abe Shady Aboul Naga, General Manager, Viu, and Kamel Weiss, Strategic Business Development Director, GNAM/Spacetoon TV.
  • “Adapting to Covid-19: Business Twists to Evolve” – May 17: Key Latin American broadcasters share their experience of producing entertainment shows during the lockdown by restructuring existing formats, generating new ideas for format adaptions, and launching new Covid-proof shows. This panel will have a wide array of examples about how to work together, providers & clients, and go through the crisis. The panel is formed by Guillermo Pendino, VP Brand Head South Cone, ViacomCBS Networks America/Telefe (Argentina), Susana Umbert, production manager, Latina (Peru), and Patricia Daujotas, Content Director, Canal 10 (Uruguay). The moderator will be Michelle Wasserman, SVP, Latin America, USH and Brazil, Banijay Rights.

Registration to LA Virtual Screenings is opened for free for global executives and can be done directly in the website: www.virtualscreenings.com.

About Prensario International

With almost 50 years in business, Prensario International is a leading trade publication for the global content market. Traditionally focused on the music industry, it quickly transformed into an entertainment media powerhouse covering the different business segments: first, the booming Pay TV in the ’80, then the programming and content business at the beginning of the ’90 with the big expansion of Latin telenovela all across the world, and now as a referent of the digital and 360-degree businesses in all genres and territories.

About NATPE

NATPE is a global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events; all specially curated for the content industry. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE’s rich history, spanning over five decades, cements its roots as the largest U.S.-based global content association. NATPE is committed to representing the needs of our evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to shape the future of the business of content. It organizes three trade shows: NATPE Miami, the #1 global content show in the Americas; LA Screenings Independents, with focus in Latin America and US Hispanic; and NATPE Budapest, the ultimate destination for companies targeting CEE and CIS. 

###

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

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

LA VIRTUAL SCREENINGS 2021: Global Decision Makers & Top Trends at VS NEXT

 VS Next will offer close to 20 curated panels & sessions featuring global decision makers discussing the industry’s most pressing issues during LA Virtual Screenings (May 11-20). The conference section is exclusively sponsored by Roku.

Los Angeles, CA – April 13, 2021- With less than a month until kick-off, LA Virtual Screenings (LAVS) is attracting attention from the global market. Organized by Prensario International in association with NATPE, the event has already registered close to 700 executives from around the world. Of those, 500 attendees are buyers from more than +60 countries representing linear TV channels, digital platforms and content producers, but also investors, tech companies, agents and advertising agencies/brands. 

LAVS organizers have announced the production of almost 20 conference sessions for the VS Nextportion of the event, which will lead a conversation on the industry most pressing topics and feature a robust selection of the key global executives. Attendees can expect around two sessions each day during the 10-day event. The full conference section, VS Next, is exclusively sponsored by Roku.

There will be 40-minute roundtables, covering topics such as streaming, television, production and distribution and kids & teens. There will also be 20-minute panel sessions highlighting trends and data on formats, eSport and digital. VS Next is being produced by Nuevos Medios Entertainment (Colombia) and its executive producer, Juan Pablo Morales.

New Sessions Revealed

Additional programming will be announced in the run up to LAVS. Some highlights being revealed today include:

  • “The Future of Streaming: What’s next” – May 11: This stellar session will be co-produced with global research firm OMDIA, which will offer key data & insights and will discuss with leading global OTTs. Moderated by Maria Rua Aguete, senior research director, the panel will be joined by Mirjam Laux, VP International Platform, Roku, Marco Nobili, SVP of Marketing, Streaming Division, ViacomCBS Networks International, Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global (India), and Jeff Cooke, VP of Programming, International Digital Networks, STARZ.
  • “Turkish Showcase Reloaded” – May 12: After the huge success at VS Autumn 2020, Turkish powerhouse producers will promote their new Spring releases in a showcase presented by Carolina Acosta-Alzuru, College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia. This unmissable session for Turkish drama buyers will offer pitches and trailers from Mikaela Pérez, manager, Kanal D International; Fredrik Af Malmborg, managing director, Eccho Rights; Emre Görentaş, Content Sales Deputy Manager, ATV; Özlem Özsümbül, Head of Sales, MADD Entertainment; Can Okan, CEO, Inter Medya; Aysegul Tuzun, managing director, MISTCO; and Jose Luis Gascue, EVP, Calinos Entertainment.
  • “K7’s Entertainment Predictions for 2021” – May 12:  British consultancy company K7 Media will bring to LAVS participants fresh trends on the entertainment formats market with Ella Turner, client manager, and Trang Nguyen, Asia Pacific researcher.
  • “Room for Everyone? The Independent OTTs in Key Territories” – May 15: This roundtable discussion will give voice to the leading local streamers that are battling with major streamers for the attention of their audiences. Fabricio Ferrara, international business director, Prensario International, will moderate a conversation with Fyodor Grechaninov, Strategy and Business Development Director, oll.tv/Media Group Ukraine (Ukraine), Vanessa Rosas, COO, BlimTV/Grupo Televisa (Mexico) and Mansi Shrivastav, SVP, Content Acquisitions, Alliances & Syndication, MX Player (India).
  • “The Studio Business: Beyond Latin America” – May 15: The second panel of the day will feature some of the most important producers in Latin America. Fernando Gaston, VP of Content, ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS), Patricia Jasin, VP of Azteca Estudios, and Catalina Porto, Executive Manager of Production, Caracol TV will talk on co-productions and international alliances, as well as the evolution of the regional content meeting the international demand. Nicolás Smirnoff, managing director, Prensario International, will moderate the panel.

More panels and sessions will be announced in the coming weeks. The executives interested in being part of LAVS 2021, market and conference, must register at www.virtualscreenings.com to get their free login and password.

Robust Progress at the Marketplace

Regarding the VS Market portion of LAVS, almost 50 distributors, producers and associations have confirmed a booth at the online marketplace. From them, three are umbrella associations include: TV France International, Brazilian Content and Worldwide Audiovisual Women Association (WAWA).

Also confirmed to attend are Banijay Rights and Entertainment One from UK, Ampersand (France), CDC United (Belgium), ORF Enterprises (Austria), ZDF Enterprises (Germany), Star Media (Russia), SIC (Portugal) and Spanish companies RTVE, Atresmedia, Filmax, Onza and Goldbee (Spain). From the Turkish drama sector, Kanal D, Eccho Rights, Calinos, MISTCO, ATV and MADD have confirmed, while from Latin America attendees can expect to see Globo (Brazil), Televisa and TV Azteca from Mexico, RCN, Caracol and Telecolombia from Colombia, and Tondero (Peru), Pol-ka, Laflia and Onceloops (Argentina).

From the US there is an important number of independent distributors confirmed to attend such as GRB Studios, Castalia Communications, Vision Films, Ledafilms, American Cinema International, Snap Media, WWE, RMVISTAR and Latin Hollywood Films. From Asia Pacific, Nippon TV and TBS (Japan) and GoQuest (India) are registered. Three dubbing houses have also registered to attend: Universal Cinergia and The Kitchen from USA and Caja de Ruidos (Argentina). Most of these attendees are returning to the event for their second or third time.

About Prensario International

With almost 50 years in business, Prensario International is a leading trade publication for the global content market. Traditionally focused on the music industry, it quickly transformed into an entertainment media powerhouse covering the different business segments: first, the booming Pay TV in the ’80, then the programming and content business at the beginning of the ’90 with the big expansion of Latin telenovela all across the world, and now as a referent of the digital and 360-degree businesses in all genres and territories.

About NATPE

NATPE is a global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events; all specially curated for the content industry. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE’s rich history, spanning over five decades, cements its roots as the largest U.S.-based global content association. NATPE is committed to representing the needs of our evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to shape the future of the business of content. It organizes three trade shows: NATPE Miami, the #1 global content show in the Americas; LA Screenings Independents, with focus in Latin America and US Hispanic; and NATPE Budapest, the ultimate destination for companies targeting CEE and CIS. 

###

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

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations to Deliver Opening Keynote at NATPE Virtual: News Television – April 20, 2021

AccuWeather, Axios, CNN, Newsmax, and Tubi Among Other Companies Joining the Conversation Hosted by Gio Benitez, ABC News Transportation Covering the Business of Televised News Both Locally and Nationally

Greg Kelly (Newsmax’s Greg Kelly Reports) and PBS News Hour to Receive the First-Ever NATPE News Awards

Los Angeles, April 6, 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 Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, will deliver the opening keynote at NATPE Virtual: News Television. The new, free and fast-paced event will be hosted by Gio Benitez, ABC News Transportation Correspondent, and take place on April 20, 2021.

To register, go to https://www.natpe.com/news/attend/

Attendees can expect keynotes, firesides, and panel discussions covering news franchises, streaming, sponsorship sales, and different concentrations including sensationalized breaking news, politics, crime, health, financial, entertainment, sports, weather, special interests, and much more. Notable companies participating in a variety of ways include AccuWeather, Axios, CNN, Newsmax, PBS, and Tubi, with more to be announced in the coming weeks. 

Also planned for the event will be the inaugural NATPE News Awards honoring excellence in TV news reporting. Being recognized for excellence as an anchor is Greg Kelly (Greg Kelly Reports). With his unique combination of charisma and experience, while delivering news that real people care about, Greg has made a successful transition from local morning news to become a powerful primetime voice of America’s fastest growing cable news network. PBS Newshour is being honored for excellence as a news program. For over 45 years PBS Newshour has provided news, analysis, top headlines, and live coverage to a broadcast TV and digital audience.

NATPE’s President and CEO JP Bommel, comments, “News is at the core of the television experience, and we are thrilled to bring together such great minds as we dig into how the space is changing as the industry evolves.”

NATPE Virtual News Television is the next of a string of events being produced through NATPE VIRTUAL, which for example powered NATPE Miami and NATPE’s single day event on The Business of Live Sports last month.

For more information and tickets visit www.NATPE.com for more information 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.  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.

For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.

###

Press Contacts:
Kevin Broderick
The Lippin Group
natpe@lippingroup.com
323.965.1990

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

LA VIRTUAL SCREENINGS 2021: What do global buyers want?

  • More than 100 international buyers reveal insights into the main content trends in the global marketplace
  • Series, dramas and digital rights lead the buyer demand, according to the “Global Buyers Survey”
  • Scripted takes again the lead compared to Unscripted, but Unscripted has grown considerably compared to VS Autumn 2020
  • With less than a month since its launch, 500+ participants have already registered for LAVS 2021

Los Angeles, CA – March 25, 2021- Prensario International, a pioneering media company with almost 50 years in the entertainment business, and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today revealed some of the main trends in the global content marketplace, based on the answers provided by 100+ key decision makers that participated in Prensario’s annual “Global Buyer Survey”.

Acquisitions, production and programming executives, including those from streamers, TV networks and producers, from all around the world, completed the poll and provided fresh, updated information on this season’s trends.

The majority of the answers came from North and South America (35%), followed by Europe (30%), APAC-MENA-Africa (20%), and worldwide platforms (15%). Buyers were able to select more than one answer on the four different questions proposed. 8 to 13-episode series was the top selected format, while drama remains to be the most requested genre worldwide.

The survey shed light over what type of rights, formats and genres buyers will be looking for LAVS, which takes place on May 11-20. The market is taking excellent shape with 500+ participants registered, from which +400 are buyers from 60+ countries.

When asked the “Type of Company” the buyers represented, SVOD was the top option with 55%, followed by Free TV with 47.5% and Pay TV with 37.5%. AVOD (32.5%), TVOD (30%) and Producers (25%) rounded out the responses, while 10% of the answers have come from Telcos/ISP/Mobile. There was also a new category this year, tech companies (apps), which added 5%.

In terms of the destination for the acquired content, “Digital Rights”, which covers business models such as SVOD, AVOD, TVOD and Telcos/ISPs/Mobile/Tech, have overtaken linear, free and pay, television. Moreover, following the individual answers it can be asserted that there is a large synergy between platforms. The majority of the linear TV buyers are also acquiring rights for their digital platforms on web, apps and other type of ad-supported services.

When asking buyers about “Type of Content”, 13-episodes series is by far the #1 format with 72.5% of the answers, followed by Movies with 55%, Formats with 45% and Miniseries with 37.5%. As for Linear TV, the classic telenovela of 60+ episodes continues to be relevant with 30% of the answers. Short format only received 17.5% of the answers.

Three clear changes have been noticed in this question, compared to VS Autumn 2020:

  • Series remain the top format of the industry;
  • Movies have grown from third to second position in demand;
  • Formats have skyrocketed: they did appear in the ranking last year, and this year have come in as the third largest option, topping miniseries.  

By “Genres”, Drama was top answer in VS Autumn 2020, followed by Thriller and Suspense/Action. This Spring, the difference from the first to the second and third option is minimum. Drama received 70% of the answers, while Thriller and Suspense/Action 65% each, followed by Comedy (50%).

All in all, Scripted programming is the most in demand genre but, again in this question, Unscripted confirms it has strong momentum coming in with 39% of the responses. Other big demands are Documentaries/Factual (35%) Kids& Teens (22.5%), Paranormal (15%) and Education (10%). But before all them, another thematic stands strong: Family content with 37.5%

With less than a month from its official launch, LA Virtual Screenings is already taking the attention of the global market. More than 500 executives from 60+ countries have already registered, and from them, 430 are buyers, including TV Channels, OTTs and Producers, but also investors, tech companies, agencies and advertising/brands.  

Free registration is open and content professionals from around the world are welcome to participate and live the VS Experience, by registering at the website www.virtualscreenings.com for free.

About Prensario International

With almost 50 years in business, Prensario International is a leading trade publication for the global content market. Traditionally focused on the music industry, it quickly transformed into an entertainment media powerhouse covering the different business segments: first, the booming Pay TV in the ’80, then the programming and content business at the beginning of the ’90 with the big expansion of Latin telenovela all across the world, and now as a referent of the digital and 360-degree businesses in all genres and territories.

About NATPE

NATPE is a global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events; all specially curated for the content industry. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE’s rich history, spanning over five decades, cements its roots as the largest U.S.-based global content association. NATPE is committed to representing the needs of our evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to shape the future of the business of content. It organizes three trade shows: NATPE Miami, the #1 global content show in the Americas; LA Screenings Independents, with focus in Latin America and US Hispanic; and NATPE Budapest, the ultimate destination for companies targeting CEE and CIS. 

###

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

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus Tapped to Deliver Opening Keynote at NATPE Virtual: The Business of Live Sports – March 23, 2021

New Event to Tackle the Landscape Live Sports Production, the Rise of Sports Gambling, eSports, the Importance of Sports to Local Broadcasters and More

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 Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, will deliver the opening keynote at NATPE Virtual: The Business of Live Sports. The new event will be free, fast-paced, and take place over a lightning quick three hours on March 23rd.

To register, go to https://www.natpe.com/sports/attend/

Topics slated to be covered include the promotion of live sports, the distribution of live sports to streaming fans, the changing playing field of sport sponsorship, the power of pay per view, as well as the rise of sports gambling, international fandom, local broadcasters, and sports, and more.

Additional executives taking the stage, with more to be announced at the virtual event include:

  • Wyatt Hicks, the Managing Director of Digital Media at NASCAR and Miheer Walavalkar, the CEO of LiveLike discussing ways of engaging fans around live sports in 2021.
  • Jennifer Storms, Chief Marketing Officer, Entertainment and Sports at NBCUniversal speaking on her promoting live sports viewership.
  • Ray Warren, President, Telemundo Deportes, who will join a panel of other programmers and streaming service providers, who discuss the benefits of distributing live sports to streaming fans everywhere.
  • Julian Mintz, Head of West & Central Brand Sales at Roku, and John Stainer, Managing Director, North America, Nielsen Sports in separate conversations will discuss trends in where the money is flowing in live sports.
  • Gavin Bridge, Senior Media Analyst at Variety presenting a case study about Variety Sports’ New TV Formula.

NATPE’s President and CEO JP Bommel, comments, “The importance of Live Sports as a key element to Broadcast and advertising revenues worldwide makes this new NATPE Virtual event focused on the Business of Live Sports extremely timely and relevant. It is spot on our mission to deliver business intelligence, connectivity and opportunity through a series of high-level of keynote speakers and topics.”

The Business of Live Sports is the next of a string of events being produced through NATPE VIRTUAL, which powered NATPE Miami. The next event in the calendar is NATPE News, which will take place on April 20th.

For more information and tickets visit www.NATPE.com for more information 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.  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.

For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.

###

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

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

LA Virtual Screenings 2021 takes shapes with new design and conference

· The redesigned online content showcase will take place on May 11-20
· A dozen panels, sessions in production featuring leading content executives
· +100 participants have already registered in less than a month from the launch

Los Angeles, CA – February 25, 2021Prensario International, a pioneer media company with almost 50 years in the entertainment business, and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) are collaborating on this year’s LA VIRTUAL SCREENINGS 2021, which will take place over ten days from May 11th to May 20th.

The third edition of Virtual Screenings is already getting global attention with more than 100 industry executives registered (buyers, sellers, producers) and twelve distributors and producers that have confirmed a booth at the online marketplace: TV France International, Caracol TV (Colombia), RTVE (Spain), Snap Media (USA), WWE (USA) and CDC United (Belgium), as well as Turkish drama leaders Kanal D International and MADD Entertainment, Nippon TV (Japan), SIC (Portugal), ORF Enterprises (Austria) and GoQuest (India). Most of them are returning to the event for their second or third time.

The brand-new design put a strong emphasis on the incredible creativity that is embedded in Los Angeles and the Hollywood industry. LAVS 2021 offers remarkable first look at new shows, connectivity with creators and buyers who would normally gather around the iconic May Screenings organized by the Studios “We are very pleased with the evolution of LA Virtual Screenings so far. Everything seems to be in favor as we build the success of the two first editions last year and continue our alliance with NATPE,’, said Nicolas Smirnoff, director, Prensario International.

“Although there are many online events nowadays, just a few of them are successful, and the industry takes note. LAVS will be again surpass expectations,” he added.

JP Bommel, President and CEO, NATPE, remarked: “As we navigate the pandemic, we are delighted to expand our partnership with Prensario to continue to be the global source for content. This partnership elevates our connectivity with top buyers in all sectors of the industry who delight in seeing first-hand fresh content available for distribution in May and in the fall. We look forward to resuming our physical events in Q3 with Budapest in late summer, Miami in Jan and resuming our partnership with Isabella Marquez in May 2022”

The event platform, which has also powered VS Autumn in September 2020, is user-friendly and will give buyers access to five sections. One of the platform’s top innovations has been VS Next, gathering more than a dozen of panels and sessions, as well as remarks from some of the key global executives.

Topics for the conference portion include: The Streaming War and the OTT evolution; the changes in the distribution business; the newcomers in drama production (CEE, Russia, Spain, Japan), as well as audience and content trends in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Both LAVS and VS Autumn will be curated by Prensario and produced along with the event partners, including global consultancy companies, trade media and other organizations.

Registration for LAVS 2021 is now open and we welcome content professionals from around the world to participate in the VS Experience by registering at the website www.virtualscreenings.com for free.

About Prensario International

With almost 50 years in business, Prensario International is a leading trade publication for the global content market. Traditionally focused on the music industry, it quickly transformed into an entertainment media powerhouse covering the different business segments: first, the booming Pay TV in the ’80, then the programming and content business at the beginning of the ’90 with the big expansion of Latin telenovela all across the world, and now as a referent of the digital and 360-degree businesses in all genres and territories.

About NATPE

NATPE is a global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events; all specially curated for the content industry. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE’s rich history, spanning over five decades, cements its roots as the largest U.S.-based global content association. NATPE is committed to representing the needs of our evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to shape the future of the business of content. It organizes three trade shows: NATPE Miami, the #1 global content show in the Americas; LA Screenings Independents, with focus in Latin America and US Hispanic; and NATPE Budapest, the ultimate destination for companies targeting CEE and CIS. 

###

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

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

NATPE Gathers Industry’s Top Talent to Discuss the Business of Black TV at New Virtual Event on February 16

Event Features Jonathan Capehart (MSNBC & PBS), Kevin Frazier and Nichelle Turner (“Entertainment Tonight”), Soledad O’Brien, and Speakers from AMC, Monami Entertainment, REVOLT Media & TV, Tyler Perry Studios, and More

Los Angeles, February 12, 2021 – In a salute to Black History Month, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) is putting the spotlight on the business of Black TV during a new event created to spark compelling discussion around key industry topics on an international stage.  The premier global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers, and buyers across all platforms, NATPE has programmed a stellar line-up of talent and executives, who will speak to an audience spanning network executives, showrunners and producers, distribution sales and acquisitions executives, brands, agencies and students. 

To attend the February 16 event, titled NATPE Virtual: Segregation, Segmentation and Storytelling, get complimentary tickets and more information at www.NATPE.com

Hosted by Page Six Reporter Carlos Greer, the event kicks off with a keynote interview of Jonathan Capehart (MSNBC, PBS, The Washington Post).  This culture and public affairs commentator discusses his career journey including the early challenges as well as his ongoing effort to reflect the integrity of his opinions as one Black voice in the television industry. He’ll be interviewed by event producer and President, Schramm Marketing Group, Joe Schramm.

Packing a full day’s topics into three hours, the keynote will be followed by an advertising discussion – “Engaging Black TV Viewers to Loyal Brand Customers”, and an engaging conversation with leaders from AMC’s ALLBLK!/WE tv, Sean “Diddy” Combs’ REVOLT TV & Media, and Tyler Perry Studios discussing the ins and outs of their programming strategies.

The program continues with four fast-paced, fireside discussions with leading television executives or personalities who talk about their personal obligation to authentically represent a Black perspective or “Voice” in their programs.

NATPE Virtual: Segregation, Segmentation and Storytelling speakers: 

  • Jonathan Capehart – The Washington Post’s PostPartisan and host of MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart” as well as contributor to the “PBS NewsHour”
  • Hanelle Culpepper – Film director, film producer, screenwriter and television director
  • Brett Dismuke – President, ALLBLK! and GM, WE tv
  • Scott Evans – Host of “Access Hollywood,” “Access Daily,” “All Access,” “Access Weekend,” “World of Dance”
  • Kevin Frazier – Host of “Entertainment Tonight”
  • MaryAnne Howland – Founder & CEO Ibis Communications & Global Diversity Leadership Exchange
  • Monique Nelson – Chair & CEO, of UWG (UniWorld Group, a subsidiary of WPP)
  • Soledad O’Brien – Anchor of “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien”
  • Janine Rubenstein – Host, “PEOPLE Every Day” podcast; Editor-at-Large, PEOPLE
  • Detavio Samuels – Co-Lead and Chief Operating Officer, REVOLT Media & TV
  • Michelle Sneed – President of Production & Development, Tyler Perry Studios
  • Mona Scott-Young – acclaimed TV producer, music manager and businesswoman, and CEO of Monami Productions.
  • Jazz Tangcay – Senior Artisans Editor, “Variety”
  • Nischelle Turner – Correspondent and Weekend Co-Host, “Entertainment Tonight”

NATPE’s President and CEO JP Bommel, commented, “As the industry’s leading content organization, NATPE reflects the community at large and to do so authentically, there is no better time to put a Spotlight on BlackTV.  We couldn’t be more proud of the line-up and hope the dialogue pushes the dialogue and creates the new norm.”

According to Joe Schramm, the event’s producer, the virtual event features discussions that “take a bold approach toward advancing the conversation around the impact of segregation on the evolution of the Black TV business, the importance of Black audience segments to advertisers, and the role of the Black voice in television content”  

NATPE VIRTUAL, which also powered this year’s NATPE Miami, will continue its schedule of events with two more events in March and April. NATPE Virtual:  The Business of Live Sports will take place on March 23 and NATPE Virtual: News will take place in April. 

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

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart to Keynote NATPE Virtual: Segregation, Segmentation and Storytelling – The Business of Black TV

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

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

Prensario and NATPE Team-up Launch LA Virtual Screenings 2021

Prensario International and NATPE confirm a new Virtual Screenings event as the premiere digital event for international content during the traditional LA Screenings season – May 11-20

Los Angeles, CA – January 18, 2021- Prensario International, a pioneer media company with almost 50 years in the entertainment business, and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) will work together to organize LA Virtual Screenings this year. This will be the third digital event of its kind, created by Prensario, with two successful events already taking place in 2020.

LA Virtual Screenings 2021 (LAVS) will take place over ten days from May 11th to May 20th. This partnership is part of a larger strategic deal announced last December that includes creation of a VIP Global Buyers’ Club overseen by Prensario for NAPTE Miami Virtual 2021 (Jan. 19-29).

Nicolas Smirnoff, director, Prensario International, underlined: “Virtual Screenings was our top news of 2020, a very successful initiative and a real contribution for the content business that allowed the global industry to go through the pandemic much better. Witnessing the difficult scenario of 2021, being again allies with NATPE takes the VS experience to the next level. We’ll push everything further and deeper”.

JP Bommel, President and CEO, NATPE, added: “We are delighted to continue and grow our extremely productive partnership with Prensario for the benefit of our buyers and sellers. Prensario has been at the forefront of providing business intelligence and connectivity during the pandemic and was an early adopter of virtual events, which was critically acclaimed by the industry.”

LAVS 2021 platform will be on the line of VS Autumn, which took place in September 2020. The platform is very simple and buyers who register for free will have access to all the five sections.

Acquisitions, programming, and production executives attending the virtual marketplace will be able to:

  • Watch trailers, previews, or complete episodes of the shows being offered,
  • Go through the company information via an exhibitor directory and,
  • Utilize complementary digital tools and services to connect with global content providers.

Content providers expected to attend include those from Hollywood studios, independent producers, leading Latin American, Turkish, APAC and MENA and African distributors. Buyers from all across the world can already register at www.virtualscreenings.com.

Prensario’s Virtual Screenings have grown upon each outing. The first VS saw 4000 participants, including over 1300 buyers. The VS Autumn in September 2020 surpassed the first attendance number of 4000 participants and saw a 15-20% growth in number of buyers (+1500), screenings, countries, and cities compared to the Spring edition. 

About Prensario International

With almost 50 years in business, Prensario International is a leading trade publication for the global content market. Traditionally focused on the music industry, it quickly transformed into an entertainment media powerhouse covering the different business segments: first, the booming Pay TV in the ’80, then the programming and content business at the beginning of the ’90 with the big expansion of Latin telenovela all across the world, and now as a referent of the digital and 360-degree businesses in all genres and territories.

About NATPE

NATPE is a global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events; all specially curated for the content industry. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE’s rich history, spanning over five decades, cements its roots as the largest U.S.-based global content association. NATPE is committed to representing the needs of our evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to shape the future of the business of content. It organizes three trade shows: NATPE Miami, the #1 global content show in the Americas; LA Screenings Independents, with focus in Latin America and US Hispanic; and NATPE Budapest, the ultimate destination for companies targeting CEE and CIS. 

###

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

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

NATPE Expanding Its Content Focus to Embrace Global Ecosystem Role of MVPDs Initiative Kicksoff With NATPE V-Fronts Session December 15th And Will Continue Throughout 2021 Including NATPE Virtual Miami in Janaury

Industry Organization To Also Form MVPD Committee Led By Innovative Industry Executives

LOS ANGELES, DECEMBER 9, 2020 – NATPE, taking into account the integral role MVPD’s play in the global content distribution ecosystem, is launching a broad new initiative to embrace this industry sector that will continue throughout 2021 and beyond. In addition to forming a soon to be named MVPD committee and conducting special MVPD-focused keynotes and sessions during the NATPE Virtual Miami conference in January (19-21) there is a kickoff event planned for December 15th.

Content Distribution on a Global ScaleMVPD’s and the Worldwide Content Market will take a deep dive to explore where the industry’s global MVPD content sector is going, during the next NATPE V-Front presentation. Hosted by TV5MONDE USA, the free, one-hour (1:00pm/EST – 10:00am/PST) virtual event on December 15th will address this topic and more. Registration for this event can be accessed via: HERE

Moderated by Horowitz Research President and longtime MVPD observer Howard Horowitz the session will feature comments and insights from Verizon Consumer Group Chief Content Officer Erin McPherson, Liberty Latin America VP Chief Programming Officer Stephane David and Virgin Media, Liberty Global Head of Programming David Bouchier.

Remarked Chair of the NATPE MVPD committee and COO of TV5 USA Patrice Courtaban, “TV5MONDE is pleased to support NATPE in launching this new MVPD initiate and hosting this exciting first event. With the executives in charge of content acquisition for three global MVPD’s Erin, Stephane and David fielding Howard’s probing questions, I anticipate a very lively and informative discussion that provides a wide range of strategic insights.

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. 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)
kevin@lippingroup.com

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

NATPE Announces 2021 Virtual Conference Slate Starting with Fully Digital NATPE Miami

NATPE Miami – January 19-22 (Marketplace 19-29th)
NATPE Segregation, Segmentation & Storytelling – February 16
NATPE Sports – March 23
NATPE News – April 7

LOS ANGELES – October 29, 2020 – The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), the premier global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers and buyers across all platforms today announced the creation of three new events and completely virtual NATPE Miami. Due to circumstances and restrictions surrounding the ongoing pandemic, NATPE Miami will be held entirely online. Each of these events are a full component of the NATPE Virtual platform, a highly interactive experience designed to address the current content business environment as demonstrated by both NATPE Streaming Plus and NATPE Budapest International earlier this year that delivered the highest audience engagement.

The NATPE calendar of events for the first part of 2021 is as follows:

NATPE Virtual Miami – January 19-22 (Marketplace 19-29), 2021 – The first and largest virtual marketplace + conference of the year will start on Tuesday through Friday with each day featuring a full schedule of sessions focused on content business drivers.  Key themes for each day will cover Revenue (Investment, Advertising, & Subscription), Audience (Research, Marketing & Promotion), Content (Acquisition & Distribution Sales), and Production (New content). Additional topics will include Station Groups, Web Series, Global, Latin Summit and the renowned industry awards shows.  Exhibition will be open from Tuesday, January 19th through Friday, 29th.  More details to be announced in the coming months.

NATPE Segregation, Segmentation & Storytelling (NEW) – February 16, 2021 – A spotlight on the business of BlackTV, this summit advances the conversation about the business of Black talent, Black perspectives, and Black “voices” in television programming, as only NATPE can! Explore the role of Black talent, writers, showrunners, producers and directors, and the impact of their work on TV audiences and advertisers, today.

NATPE Sports (NEW)March 23, 2021 – This 2-hour, jam packed event will focus onthe changes and adjustments to the production of live sports content for TV and video, and the growth struggle to attract new sponsors and fans and retain traditional television audiencesand advertisers.

NATPE News (NEW)April 7, 2021 – ‘Out with the old and in with the News,’ this one-day event will explore the paradigm of “Fake News,” “disinformation,” and “bots” disrupting the traditional news cycle.  This timely event will look through the lens of post-election insights and will highlight best-practices grounded in journalistic integrity to provide attendees with a look at what’s to come.   Discussions focus on the preparation behind news perspectives, the influence and impact of advertisers, and the shifting audience and their taste for various news topics. 

“True to our mission to provide connections, business intelligence and new opportunities, NATPE is facing head-on the new reality by launching NATPE Virtual Miami, the first and largest content event of the year,” said President and CEO JP Bommel.  “This is a people’s business and until we can get together in-person, and we will, our plans are to continue to pivot and produce a compelling and engaging virtual series of events to serve our members and the expanded content community.

The NATPE brand has long been recognized as a one-stop-shop in the global content marketplace, and even during challenging times, its goal remains the same: to be an ultimate resource for producers and distributors as the one-stop-shop for the business of content.  NATPE Virtual delivers the key elements that make NATPE’s physical experience a must attend 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.  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)
kevin@lippingroup.com

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

Kids Insights Announces Membership With NATPE

Kids Insights becomes a NATPE member, sparking a new arrangement to promote research in the content industry.

MANCHESTER, 19 October 2020 – Kids Insights, part of The Insights People, is delighted to announce membership with The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). Kids Insights – part of The Insights People – specializes in research and insights on kids and their ecosystems. It surveys more than 5,000 children every week, across five continents and 13 countries, or more than 277,000 children a year.

NATPE is the largest US-based global content association and professional membership organization, which is committed to leading the future of content. The association has roots dating back more than 50 years and has a variety of platforms at its disposable to execute its content strategies. Marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events – including NATPE V-Fronts™, NATPE Miami Marketplace + Conference, L.A. Screenings Independents, NATPE Budapest International and NATPE Streaming Plus amongst others – are organized by NATPE to meet the needs of its evolving members and constituents.

Kids Insights becoming a NATPE member will continue to highlight the importance of research in the content industry. The collaboration is just the beginning as Kids Insights aims to predict future content trends for NATPE members. By providing reliable data on the attitudes, behaviors and consumption for the new generation of content consumers, means the content industry companies will be able to tailor their advertising, content, licencing, marketing, product and sales strategies.

Based on Kids Insights data, since lockdown, the amount of American kids watching more online TV streaming and video viewing platforms has increased by 5%. Interestingly, kids’ favorite TV shows can also influence purchasing habits. Nearly half (44%) of kids aged 3-12 purchase toys related to their favorite TV show. This opens avenues for exciting licensing and merchandising opportunities for brands.

Now is the perfect time for Kids Insights and NAPTE to join together, prior to the launch of NATPE’s Analytics & Addressability conference, a virtual event held at the NAB Show in New York. The event is being sponsored by Kids Insights as part of the new relationship with NATPE. The aim of the event is to discuss how usable intelligence attracts viewers and drives engagement – a topic that Kids Insights can provide an abundance of knowledge on.

Nick Richardson, founder and CEO of The Insights People says:

“We are delighted to be working with NATPE. With the after Coronavirus (AC) world forcing events to go online, NATPE launched NATPE Virtual and teamed up with renowned trade fair, NAB. This was an attractive package for us, as we continue to expand our reach in the US market, and at the same time, we feel we have a lot to offer the members of NATPE. We are excited to see what the Analytics & Addressability conference brings to the table on 22 October.”

NATPE is not only excited to be welcoming Kids Insights but is also happy to be working alongside the NAB Show for the first time.

Under the terms of this new arrangement, NATPE members will be entitled to an exclusive subscription discount for The Insights People services, which includes bespoke projects, regular independent insights-led content, reports and online sessions to facilitate wider industry conversations.

Kids Insights will be hosting a case study-based webinar with its US client, PBS Kids during the Analytics & Addressability conference on 22 October. To register to attend the conference, please visit: www.natpe.com/analytics-and-addressability/attend

The Manchester based company have just released its inaugural Trends Across the Planet report which identifies some of the key trends in the kids, tweens and teens marketplace and is available to download at: www.kidsinsights.com/natpe

ENDS

For all media enquiries, interview requests with founder and CEO, Nick Richardson, or for any other information, please contact Rachael Rogerson.

Email: rachael@theinsightspeople.com  

Notes to Editors

PR accompanied by TIP & NATPE logo © The Insights People

About The Insights People & Kids Insights

theinsightspeople.com 
www.kidsinsights.com

Kids Insights specializes in research and insights on kids and their ecosystems. Kids Insights now survey more than 5,000 children every week, across five continents and 11 countries, or more than 240,000 children a year. Our real-time portal is continually updated to allow our clients to spot the latest trends before their competitors do. Our market intelligence is used by companies such as the Amazon, Crayola, Formula 1, LEGO, Ofcom, Pokémon, SEGA, Turner and Warner Bros.

LinkedIn
Twitter

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

NATPE and NAB Show New York Present New Analytics & Addressability Program

–Claudio Marcus, VP Strategy, Comcast Advertising to deliver opening keynote–

–Five session program, hosted by Carlos Greer of Page Six, starts at noon ET on Thursday, October 22–

Washington, D.C./Los Angeles, CA || October 15, 2020 — The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) is partnering for the first time with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to offer a unique and timely program focused on data analytics and addressability. Claudio Marcus, vice president of Strategy at Comcast Advertising, will deliver the opening keynote. Produced by NATPE, the new Analytics & Addressability online forum will be presented October 22 as part of NAB Show New York.

The NATPE Virtual event is designed for experts in audience research, data technology, brand advertising, programming, and promotional marketing. The forum will address key questions related to brands, data, addressable TV, content development and audience measurement.

The fast-paced two-hour program starts at 12:00 p.m. ET with host Carlos Greer, the entertainment journalist and recent co-host of the syndicated entertainment news TV program, Page Six. The Analytics & Addressability track will feature five succinct sessions, 15 and 30 minutes in length.

“One session that attendees will especially enjoy features a case study by PBS Kids about the use of data and its influence on sales of licensed merchandise. The session is featuring Andrea Schutzman, director of audience insights at PBS and Jonathan Watson, CPO at Kids Insights,” said JP Bommel, CEO and president of NATPE.

“The addition of NATPE’s Analytics & Addressability program brings this timely and relevant topic to the forefront at NAB Show New York in a format that is sure to inform and engage,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “We are pleased to partner with NATPE in adding this new track targeted specifically for content developers, audience research professionals and data-driven decision makers.”

Other sessions include the opening conversation about shifts in consumer attitudes since the beginning of the pandemic, entitled “Is What We Knew No Longer True?”. Another discussion focuses on strategic applications for abundantly available data on television viewers and video consumers. Panelists will also explore optimal data for use in making content decisions and best practices for applying data analytics to addressable consumer advertising.

Bommel added, “We are thrilled to be partnering with NAB Show New York to offer advertising tech and sales executives, media planners, brands, producers and network programmers as well as data technology experts, the opportunity to discover how to best leverage the latest tech updates and effectively utilize the overwhelming amount of viewer data now available.”

Registration is $99 for this first-time collaboration.

Qualified press are encouraged to register to receive complimentary access to this session and more.

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. 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.

About NAB Show New York

Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters, the 2020 NAB Show New York is a 10-day online event showcasing advances in next-generation technology and featuring conferences, workshops and exhibits focused on television, film, online video, live events, advertising, corporate A/V, production and post. The interactive digital event takes place October 19 – 29, 2020. More information is available at NABShowNY.com.

About NAB

The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

###

NAB Contact
Ann Marie Cumming
(202) 429-5350

NATPE Contact
Kevin Broderick
(323) 965-1990

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

NATPE Streaming Plus, Featuring Speakers From CBS All Access, FOX, GroupM, HBO MAX, PBS, Pluto TV, Quibi, Roku, Tubi, Univision, and More – September 14-17, 2020

Tubi CCO Adam Lewinson to Tackle the Advantages of Niche Programming and the Future of FAST Platforms

LOS ANGELES, CA|September 11, 2020 – The premiere global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers, and buyers across all platforms, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) will take place next week with top decision-makers from the leading global streaming destinations, influential producers, and advertising executives, including, CBS All Access and ViacomCBS Digital, FOX, GroupM, HBO Max, PBS, Pluto TV, Quibi, Roku, Tubi, Univision, Vice, and more. Available to a worldwide audience, the second annual iteration of the Streaming Plus and will take place as part of NATPE VIRTUAL from September 14-17. The final agenda is available now at www.natpe.com.

Kicking off day three of the four-day virtual confab will be Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer at Tubi – FOX Entertainment’s ad-supported streaming platform, The moderated conversation is set to discuss topics such as the importance of niche programming to audience acquisition, and the future paths FAST platforms may take as the streaming ecosystem evolves.

“The seminal conversation on the state of the streaming industry is upon us and we are confident that even though we will be meeting virtually, the second year of Streaming Plus will continue to entertain and educate. We look forward to our speakers making headlines with their appearances next week,” said JP Bommel, CEO and President, NATPE.

Early registration will begin at $99 for complete access to the conference. For more information and tickets visit https://www.natpe.com/streamingplus/register for more information on this 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.  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.

For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.

###

Press Contacts:
Kevin Broderick
The Lippin Group
natpe@lippingroup.com
323.965.1990

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

NATPE and CEETV announce winner of PITCH & PLAY LIVE! 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA | August 8, 2020 – NATPE and CEETV are delighted to announce that the winning format of the fifth edition of PITCH & PLAY LIVE!, as voted for by an expert jury during NATPE Virtual Budapest, is Russia’s CHILDREN VS. ADULTS.

CHILDREN VS. ADULTS is a family show in which two generations compete with each other. One team consists of children from 10 to 16 years old and the other team consists of their parents or other close relative of 50 or more years old. In each competition adults answer to tricky questions about the twenty first century and children answer to questions about the last century. Also, the participants guess stars, songs, movies and things from the time which is unfamiliar to them. A team that has the highest score will go to an unusual quest room. To get the main prize the participants will have to complete all trials in a limited time.

The winning format owner receives complimentary registration and accommodation for NATPE Miami Marketplace + Conference 2021, as well as a series of development meetings with leading distributors in attendance.

The winning format was selected among three finalists, which included CHILDREN VS. ADULTS (CTC, Russia); reality show FASHION DESIGNERS (Kanal 2, Estonia) and entertainment format MADE IN QUARANTINE (RTL Klub, Hungary).

Following live presentations by the creators of all three shortlisted formats during the PITCH & PLAY LIVE! session, CHILDREN VS. ADULTS was chosen as the winner by an expert jury consisting of Daiva Andrade Gonzalez, Senior Content Acquisitions Manager, TV3 Group, Izzet Pino, Founder and CEO, Global Agency, and Taliah Shahar, Head of International Sales, Acquisitions and Partnerships, United Studios of Israel.

This year PITCH & PLAY LIVE!’s top three formats were shortlisted from a selection of ten brand-new original formats from CEE and EMEA. Each of the ten formats was evaluated based on three criteria: originality (how original is the idea for the format); universality (does the format idea show flexibility for changes and development) and internationality (does the format have the potential to be sold internationally). A selection committee, comprising industry professionals reviewed each format and voted in all three criteria with scores from 1 to 5. The final ranking was determined from the accumulated sum of all scores of the five selection committee members.

For more information about the Pitch & Play Live! event, please go to: http://pitchplay.tv/pplive

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. 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)
kevin@lippingroup.com

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

NATPE and CEETV Announce Finalists for Fifth Edition of ”Pitch & Play Live 2020!” In Advance of NATPE Virtual Budapest – August 24-27

400 Buyers and New Exhibitors Join Virtual Event Delivering Critical Marketplace and Conference Elements in Comprehensive Digital Portal

LOS ANGELES, August 18, 2020 – The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), the premier global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers and buyers across all platforms, and CEETV are proud to announce the three finalists for the fifth edition of PITCH & PLAY LIVE! 2020, which will take place during NATPE Virtual Budapest – August 24th through 27th, 2020.

Following a remarkably close vote, the 3 finalists this year are: CHILDREN VS. ADULTS (CTC, Russia); MADE IN QUARANTINE (RTL Klub, Hungary) and FASHION DESIGNERS (Kanal 2, Estonia). The three finalist formats will be presented live by their creators during the PITCH & PLAY LIVE! session on Monday, August 24 at 15:00 CET. The jury, consisting of Izzet Pinto, Founder and CEO, Global Agency; Daiva Andrade Gonzalez, Senior Content Acquisitions Manager, TV3 Group, and Taliah Shahar, Head of International Sales, Acquisitions and Partnerships, United Studios of Israel, will review the top finalists and vote for one winner of the competition which will be announced live during NATPE VIRTUAL BUDAPEST.

With 400 buyers and a slew of new exhibitors attending, the weeklong NATPE Budapest Virtual is the digital iteration of this year’s NATPE Budapest International. The marketplace and conference remains the ultimate meeting of the television industry servicing the MENA and CEE regions. The NATPE VIRTUAL platform, which has been created in partnership with RightsTrade, Perigon, and Vision Events, is a single portal destination that encompasses the most comprehensive ecosystem of customized tools to empower creators and distributors of all backgrounds and experience.

STUDIOCANAL is slated to present the first of their new draft “The King of Warsaw”. Produced by Aurum Film for NC+, “The King of Warsaw” is CANAL+ Poland’s biggest TV series production to date, featuring a prestigious Polish cast. Based on the bestselling novel by Szczepan Twardoch and directed by Jan P. Matuszyński, The King of Warsaw, is cleverly set at a powerful turning point in history rarely seen on screen – right before the onset of WWII and the Holocaust.

The key elements that make NATPE’s physical experience a must attend event were carefully considered when building out the virtual event strategy as online networking and marketplaces become commonplace. Utilizing the digital space created by NATPE VIRTUAL and its partners, exhibitors will be able to guide buyers through the content licensing journey from discovery, to screening, to signing terms all digitally.

Additional Information on PITCH & PLAY LIVE 2020:

This year PITCH & PLAY LIVE’s Top 3 formats were selected from among nine brand-new original formats from CEE and EMEA, which were evaluated by the selection committee that included Darren Asamoa, Director of International Productions, SYCO Entertainment; Angelos Karagiannis, Acquisitions Manager at Antenna TV; Adva Avichzer, Head of Distribution at Gil Formats; Dann Novak, Content Executive, NATPE, and Georgi R. Chakarov, President and CEO of TVBIZZ and CEETV.

Each format was evaluated based on three criteria: originality (how original is the idea for the format); universality (does the format idea show flexibility for changes and development), and internationality (does the format have the potential to be sold internationally).

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. 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)
kevin@lippingroup.com

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

CBS All Access’ Marc DeBevoise and Julie McNamara Join NATPE Streaming Plus as Headliners – September 14-17, 2020

Duo to Discuss the Service’s Evolution and Upcoming Rebrand

ViacomCBS’ Pluto TV to Kick Off NATPE’s Day Two Programming

NATPE’s Virtual Event to Also Feature Execs from FOX, GroupM, HBO Max, Quibi, PBS, Tubi, Univision, Vice, and More

Los Angeles, August 13, 2020 –  The premiere global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers, and buyers across all platforms, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced that Marc DeBevoise, Chief Digital Officer, ViacomCBS and CEO & President, ViacomCBS Digital, and Julie McNamara, EVP and Head of Programming, CBS All Access will participate in a headlining keynote conversation together at NATPE Streaming Plus. DeBevoise and McNamara take the stage on the conference’s opening day after the recent news that ViacomCBS has begun the expansion of CBS All Access across the ViacomCBS brands and in advance of the service’s upcoming rebrand in early 2021.

Available to a worldwide audience, the second annual iteration of the Streaming Plus and will take place as part of NATPE VIRTUAL from September 14-17.

NATPE’s President and CEO JP Bommel, comments, “The amazing addition of Marc and Julie is further proof that we are building the preeminent conversation about the streaming industry. As the content industry continues to evolve, NATPE is at the forefront of the conversations which will dig into the questions we are all asking about the future of video content programing, distribution, and monetization.” 

Pluto TV will kick off day two in a two-part session. In the first part, CEO and co-founder Tom Ryan, will address the future of Pluto TV and AVOD. In the second part Amy Kuessner, SVP Content Strategy and Global Partnerships; and Scott Reich, SVP, Programming, will speak to the intersection of programming and acquisitions and how they work together.

NATPE Streaming Plus includes top decision-makers from the leading global streaming destinations, influential producers, and advertising executives, including, FOX, GroupM, Quibi, PBS, Pluto TV, Tubi, Univision, and Vice, with more to be announced prior to the event.

Early registration will begin at $99 for complete access to the conference. For more information and tickets visit https://www.natpe.com/streamingplus/register for more information on this 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.  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.

For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.

###

Press Contacts:
Kevin Broderick
The Lippin Group
natpe@lippingroup.com
323.965.1990

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

NATPE Taps HBO MAX’s Acquisitions Head Michael Quigley For Opening Keynote At NATPE Streaming Plus – September 14-17, 2020

Top Execs from FOX, GroupM, Pluto TV, Tubi, Univision, and More Join Virtual Conference Focusing on Monetization, Audience Creation, and the State of the Streaming Industry

Los Angeles, July 29, 2020 –  The premiere global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers, and buyers across all platforms, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced that Michael Quigley, EVP, Content Acquisitions will be the Opening Keynote at NATPE Streaming Plus.

Available to a worldwide audience, the second annual iteration of the Streaming Plus and will take place as part of NATPE VIRTUAL. From September 14-17, the conference is set to facilitate the preeminent conversation for the streaming industry that will shape and define the future of video content programming & distribution, and monetization. 

NATPE Streaming Plus includes top decision-makers from the leading global streaming destinations, influential producers, and advertising executives, including Pluto TV, Tubi, and the below advertising panel, with more to be announced prior to the event.

Another highlight underlines NATPE’s continued mission to incorporate the advertising community into the conversation with a session featuring Marianne Gambelli, President Advertising Sales, FOX Corporation, Matt Sweeney – Chief Investment Officer, GroupM U.S., and Steve Mandala – President of Advertising Sales and Marketing, Univision. Together they will discuss the state of the marketplace and what the future may hold for both ad-supported streaming platforms and traditional television.

NATPE’s President and CEO JP Bommel, comments, “As a centerpiece event of our recently launched NATPE Virtual platform, we are thrilled to announce that the 2nd edition of NATPE Streaming Plus will be all virtual, boasting over four full days of sessions from industry leaders, which are now available to an expanded global audience.” 

Early registration will begin at $99 for complete access to the conference. For more information and tickets visit https://www.natpe.com/streamingplus/register for more information on this 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.  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.

For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.

###

Press Contacts:
Kevin Broderick
The Lippin Group
natpe@lippingroup.com
323.965.1990

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

NATPE Budapest International Brings Back “Pitch And Play Live!” Online And Moves Event Fully Virtual

International Content Conference and Marketplace Expands to Four Days and Shifts to the NATPE Virtual Platform

LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2020 – The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), the premiere global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers and buyers across all platforms today will utilize every aspect of the recently announced NATPE VIRTUAL platform for  NATPE Budapest International. The marketplace and conference will also expand to four days and will now begin on 24 August running through 27 August 2020. For this year, NATPE Budapest International will not have a physical footprint at the Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest, Hungary due to ongoing issues surrounding the global pandemic.  Registration is now open. More details can be found at https://www.natpe.com/budapest/attend/

The highly anticipated format competition, “Pitch & Play Live” will be returning to NATPE Budapest International for a 5th straight year as part of the virtual production. “Pitch & Play Live” showcases original format ideas from the CEE/EMEA region with international potential.  Previous winners have successfully achieved ongoing distribution for their shows worldwide. Learn more at http://ceetv.net/pitchplay.

The NATPE Budapest International Conference agenda will include exclusive World Premieres from major global studios. The program includes a deep dive into case studies on various properties with top talents, producers and executive content creators spotlighting how they are innovating the production and distribution of programming today and adapting forward.

The event, in its virtual form, will continue to be an ultimate resource for producers and distributors as the one-stop-shop for the business of content. Through a highly intuitive NATPE VIRTUAL digital experience, which is a custom-built virtual event space, attendees will receive the same one-stop-shop for the global content marketplace they expect of NATPE’s physical events. NATPE VIRTUAL’s platform utilizes the most comprehensive ecosystem of customized tools to empower creators and distributors of all backgrounds and experience.

“In light of the travel restrictions imposed by Hungary preventing some of our largest global buyers and exhibitors to attend, we have made the strategic decision to switch to NATPE VIRTUAL, a portal that delivers our renowned conferences, online marketplace and online licensing from start to end. So far, we have 300 regional buyers registered and our top distributors are excited to shift to a virtual model offering multiple and cost-effective options such as NATPE V-Fronts™, immersive branding and online screenings,” said JP Bommel, President and CEO, NATPE.

NATPE Budapest International has grown exponentially in the last few years to become a must-attend event for the global content community from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and The Americas. The virtual shift will provide an opportunity for these territories to participate and screen their shows.

NATPE Budapest International’s virtual conference and marketplace will take place on Monday, 24 August, 10am-8pm, CEST and then Tuesday, 25 through Thursday, 27 August:  6am – 8 pm, CEST (Central European Summer Time).

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.  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)
kevin@lippingroup.com

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

NATPE Sets New 2020 Dates For NATPE Budapest International (August 25-27) And NATPE Streaming Plus (September 15)

LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2020 – The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), the premier global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers and buyers across all platforms today announced the rescheduling of NATPE Budapest International to August 25th through 27th, 2020, and NATPE Streaming Plus to September 15, 2020 as a result of Covid-19. 

NATPE Budapest International will still take place at the InterContinental Hotel in Budapest, Hungary.  Last year, the annual Marketplace, Screenings + Conference included attendees from 70+ countries, including more than 470 buyers and more than 160 promotional and production companies. 

NATPE Streaming Plus is following up on a very successful inaugural event in Los Angeles, California last year, where it had major streaming players like CBS All Access, Hulu, Netflix, Pluto TV and YouTube all take the stage at the conference. The one-day event will again be held at the W Hollywood on the newly rescheduled date. 

NATPE Miami, the organization’s annual tent-pole event will, as planned, take place January 19-21, 2021 at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami, Florida. 

“Our first thoughts and prayers go to the NATPE community of those affected by this devastating crisis.  From a business perspective, NATPE recognizes that the industry faces unprecedented marketplace challenges; we want to be part of the solution and bring to bear experiences that will help our constituency continue to do business to their fullest potential,” said JP Bommel, President and CEO, NATPE. 

For more information on NATPE’s schedule of events and how to register, please visit www.natpe.com.

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.  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.

###

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

Prensario, NATPE and Events TM Team Up to Launch “Virtual Screenings 2020”

Prensario International, in association with NATPE and Events TM to create “Virtual Screenings 2020,” a digital market that will replace the LA Screenings and with efforts to expand to other cancelled markets

Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2020 – Partners in the project include Prensario International, a pioneering publication with almost 50 years in the entertainment business, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), and Events TM’s Isabella Márquez, the traditional organizer of the suites for LA Screenings Independents at the Intercontinental Hotel. The organized e-meetings will recover the personal interaction and flow of business lost to the content industry from the canceling trade shows and marketplaces.

Nicolas Smirnoff, director, Prensario International, explained: “Virtual Screenings 2020 will take place the same days that LA Screenings, both independent and majors: from May 12 to 21. It will target about 5,000 key buyers from around the world, who will access to content screenings of the main providers of the international market, in a very easy and friendly way.”

Isabella Márquez, CEO, Events TM, added: “Now is a time for us to be creative and find new ways to come together. The desire for content, which has never been higher than in 2020 has not changed just because of the world’s event. I am so happy to work with such amazing partners to present an alternative solution to this year’s LA Screenings.” 

JP Bommel, CEO, NATPE, concluded: “My first thought goes to the safety and health of the distributors, buyers and partners who were planning to attend LA Screenings Independent in May, they are a part of our family. At NATPE, our mission is to be the indispensable resource in the evolution of content as the conduit to connectivity, business insights and opportunity. In these challenging times, I am pleased that we will be able to fulfill that promise by delivering a virtual alternative to the market through this great partnership with Prensario and Events TM. We want our clients and partners to know that we are in this crisis together and we’ll continue to find ways for them to do business.”

The interface of the platform aims to be very simple. Buyers will register themselves for free to allow access to a home page with the logos of the distributors. Once there, they will be able to watch trailers, previews or complete episodes of the contents offered, along with the company information and complementary digital tools and services.

All global distributors are invited to participate. This includes the Hollywood studios to independent producers, also leading distributors in Latin America, Turkey, Europe and Asia.

“The response from the industry has been great. In fact, we launched the initiative pushed by many customer requests. We want not only to replace the cancelled markets, but also to create new, empowered tools for the digital era. The ‘Virtual Screenings’ must recover the business flow and add important digital value’, concluded Smirnoff.

About Prensario International

With almost 50 years in business, Prensario International is a leading trade publication for the global content market. Traditionally focused on the music industry, it quickly transformed into an entertainment media powerhouse covering the different business segments: first, the booming Pay TV in the ’80, then the programming and content business at the beginning of the ’90 with the big expansion of Latin telenovela all across the world, and now as a referent of the digital and 360-degree businesses in all genres and territories.

About Events TM

Events TM‘s ultimate objective is to provide a fully personalized service which guarantees that our events will always exceed our client’s expectations and goals. Whether your company is looking for an interesting venue, a unique event or just an adventure, Events TM always comes up with innovative ideas. No matter how large or small, we design events that are unique and distinctive and will reflect your company’s image. Events TM offers an unparalleled management and administrative services for the organization of: Events TM‘s ultimate objective is to provide a fully personalized service which guarantees that our events will always exceed our client’s expectations and goals. Whether your company is looking for an interesting venue, a unique event or just an adventure, Events TM always comes up with innovative ideas. No matter how large or small, we design events that are unique and distinctive and will reflect your company’s image. Events TM offers an unparalleled management and administrative services for the organization of Business Meetings, Tradeshows, Corporate Events, Conventions, Grand Openings, Awards Ceremonies, Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, Celebrity Appearances, Social Events, Brochures, flyers, invitations, etc.

About NATPE

NATPE is a global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events; all specially curated for the content industry. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE’s rich history, spanning over five decades, cements its roots as the largest U.S.-based global content association. NATPE is committed to representing the needs of our evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to shape the future of the business of content. It organizes three trade shows: NATPE Miami, the #1 global content show in the Americas; LA Screenings Independents, with focus in Latin America and US Hispanic; and NATPE Budapest, the ultimate destination for companies targeting CEE and CIS. 

JP Bommel, CEO, NATPE
Isabella Márquez, CEO, Events TM
Nicolas Smirnoff, director, Editorial Prensario

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares
CITVC - NATPE Navigating Content

CITVC Signs Partnership Deal With NATPE

June 19th, 2019 Beijing, China & Los, Angeles, CA U.S.A.: China International Television Corporation (“CITVC”), the international business division of China Media Group, announced the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) for cooperation with the National Association of Television Program Executives (“NATPE”) U.S.-based global content association and professional membership organization.

The signing of the MOU marks that CITVC and NATPE have become official partners. Together, they will implement an all-round, multi-level and wide-ranging cooperation in exhibition publicity, guest invitations and international promotion for the China International Film & TV Programs Exhibition (“CIFTPE”) organized by CITVC and several international festivals organized by NATPE.

CIFTPE - NATPE Budapest International - NATPE Miami

The CIFTPE, hosted by China Media Group, guided by the National Radio and Television Administration, and organized by CITVC and the China Radio, Film & Television Programs Exchanging Center, has been increasingly becoming an important international platform for cultural exchange and exhibition promotion of film and television programs. The 15th CIFTPE in 2018 attracted more than 300 media institutions and companies from more than 50 countries and regions; exhibited 80,000 program episodes, and received more than 200 overseas news reports in major international media, covering more than 81 million overseas audiences. The 16th CIFTPE, to be held in Beijing at the National Convention Center from September 11 to 12, 2019, will focus on the outstanding works and the development achievements of media integration of China.

Ms. Jianing Shen, Executive Vice President of CITVC and General Manager of CHNPEC, stated: “CITVC is thrilled to partner with such a prestigious organization as NATPE. CEO JP Bommel and NATPE have been instrumental in our global content relationship-building. We have already produced several events with NATPE’s support in Los Angeles within the last year and appreciate their input and extensive contacts. On our side, we look forward to welcoming the NATPE community to the 16th CIFTPE this September and introducing them to many creative Chinese production and broadcast executives.”

“International co-productions and global content distribution are at the core of NATPE’s identity. Working with CITVC while expanding our relationships with the leading broadcasters and largest producers in China is a catalyst to our global strategy. We look forward to working closely with Ms. Jianing Shen and CITVC to create new events and activate at different marketplaces around the world, including in Los Angeles, in the years to come,” said JP Bommel, President and CEO, NATPE.

ABOUT  CITVC & CHNPEC

Founded in 1984, China International Television Corporation (CITVC) is a large state-owned enterprise, and the business division of CCTV/China Media Group. As a subsidiary to CITVC, China Radio, Film & Television Programs Exchanging Center (CHNPEC), is among China’s largest organizations specializing in marketing films and TV programs and publishing and distributing video/audio products. Over the years, in cooperation with Chinese and foreign media organizations, the company has carried out copyright marketing, international co-production, multi-lingual translation, and has built localized commercial channel operations. It has also created the “Film and TV Import & Export Association”, “Belt and Road Media Community.” Its marketing network coverage reaches more than 150 countries and regions on five continents. Every year the company provides more than 20,000 hours of high-quality television dramas, documentaries, cartoons, and variety to the international media, as well as introducing a large number of outstanding films and television series to Chinese audiences.

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, L.A. Screenings Independets, NATPE Budapest International and the inaugural NATPE STREAMING PLUS. 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 shape the future of the business of content.

CITVC Media Contacts:
(Ms.) MJ Sorenson, MJ Global Communications
256 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
T: +1-646-225-6590   mj@mjglobalcommunications.com

(Ms.) Panayiota Pagoulatos, MD, Pink Orchid International
450 Lexington Avenue, suite 3343, New York, NY 10163
T: +1-212-235-1870   panayiota@pinkorchidinternational.com

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares
Remembering Lew Klein

The Passing of NATPE’s Founder Lew Klein

NATPE Statement from Chairman Andy Kaplan.

“It is with the deepest regret that we inform you that Lew Klein (91), NATPE’s founder and guiding light, has passed away. Lew was the soul and inspiration for NATPE and was tireless in his work and support of both NATPE and the NATPE Foundation, which he founded and served as president until his passing.

Our condolences go out to Janet, Lew’s wife, who was by his side for a lifetime and always present at NATPE events, and to Lew’s entire family.  We will dearly miss his wise counsel, smiling face and his class. He was one of a kind.”

A Word from NATPE President and CEO, JP Bommel.

“Good night Lew!”, said JP Bommel. “You enriched the life of thousands of students and certainly mine. You were not only a mentor but also a good friend. I am grateful for the laughter we shared with Janet and that we got to work together on important issues. As you said to the students it’s not who you know but who knows you, in that respect I am honored to have shared those moments with you. I will miss you forever, you are in my heart but you took a piece of all of us with you today.”

NATPE Corporate

Los Angeles, June 13, 2019 — The world of broadcast television would be a different place without Lew Klein, who started his career in the 1950’s in the programming department of WFIL (now WPVI) in Philadelphia. From 1984 to 1993, Lew served as President of Gateway Communications, Inc., which owned four CBS affiliate stations in New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He was the executive producer of the popular dance show “American Bandstand” and of the award-winning series “Frontiers of Knowledge and College News Conference.”

Following his passion for teaching a new generation about the industry, Mr. Klein held the position of Adjunct Professor at the School of Communications at Temple University in Philadelphia for 65 years. Klein was honored several times at Temple for his service to the university and in 2017 the university’s School of Media and Communication was renamed the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication.

Mr. Klein was the recipient of NATPE’s President’s Award and the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Gold Medal. He was also named “Broadcaster of the Year” by the Broadcast Pioneer’s Philadelphia Chapter and earned the Distinguished Education Service Award from the Broadcast Education Association.

Mr. Klein is the founder and former president of NATPE, the world’s largest non-profit content association, and the founder and president of the NATPE Educational Foundation.

Mr. Klein is survived by his wife, Janet, his children Ellen and Stephen, granddaughter Anna and her husband, John, and great-grandchildren Oscar and Miriam. A memorial service will be held for Mr. Klein (date to be determined). 

Press Contact:
Jennifer Price/The Lippin Group
jprice@lippingroup.com/(323) 965-1990

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares
Streaming Plus

NATPE ANNOUNCES L.A.-BASED STREAMING PLUS WITH FOUR MAJOR STREAMERS

CBS ALL ACCESS, HULU, NETFLIX, YOUTUBE
ALL CONFIRMED TO ADDRESS DELEGATES IN JULY

Los Angeles, May 21, 2019 –  As the industry’s authoritative voice of content, National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) presents STREAMING PLUS, the preeminent exchange where streamers will shape and define the future of video content programming & distribution at the W Hollywood on July 30th. This must-attend, one day event navigates the market-wide disruption by delivering thought leaders from major and emerging platforms who will provide the competitive advantages necessary to grow and succeed.

Delivering insightful keynote sessions during the one-day confab will be Julie McNamara, EVP Original Content, CBS All Access; Heather Moosnick, SVP of Content Partnerships, Hulu; Amy Reinhard, VP of Content Acquisitions, Netflix and Ben Relles, Head of Innovation, YouTube Originals and Sharon Rechter, Co-Founder and President, First Media.

NATPE Streaming Plus includes top decision-makers from the most popular global streaming destinations has been strategically crafted to propel insights as D-to-C engagement builds momentum, creating audience + monetization models that are re-engineering the architecture of our industry.

NATPE’s President and CEO JP Bommel, comments, “We are thrilled to welcome four of the leading global streaming players to our newly created event. Their individual corporate viewpoints and their combined knowledge of the streaming space will give every delegate in the room a head start and will be of huge value to businesses both large and small as they navigate this dynamic new age for programming.”

He adds, “NATPE’s mission is to be the indispensable resource in the evolution of content as the conduit to connectivity, business insights and opportunity and with the launch of NATPE Streaming Plus we solidify this objective.”

Other event highlights include the participation of French television network, TV 5 Monde, which will sponsor a panel dedicated to MVPDs and the future of content delivery. NATPE STREAMING PLUS will also present a bespoke data presentation as well as many opportunities for networking.

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

About NATPE

Celebrating more than 55 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE inspires the growth and success of content development, creation, production, financing and distribution across all platforms through interdependent marketplaces where industry powers gather to offer insight and make deals. NATPE is the largest U.S. based global content association and a leader in developing international markets and conferences for the entire spectrum of the dynamic content business.

For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.

###

Press Contacts:
Kevin Broderick/Megan Levy
The Lippin Group/LA
natpe@lippingroup.com
+1 323.965.1990

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Omni-Cultural TV Fest

Co-Founder and Producer Cindy Cowan Announces Omni-Cultural TV Festival’s Debut on May 1st at Egyptian Theater in Hollywood

The event supports independent producers as they present projects directly to television and internet executives.

Los Angeles, CA/ Feb. 12, 2019 — The Omni-Cultural TV Festival, in partnership with the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), will debut on May 1st, 2019 at the iconic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The event provides a groundbreaking multicultural platform for independent content creators and producers to pitch new projects directly to legitimate buyers.     The day will include screenings, panels and networking opportunities, culminating with an award show and gala.

“This is an exciting opportunity for new voices,” said Kiki Melendez, co-founder and CEO of the Omni-Cultural TV Festival. “We are thrilled to provide an inclusive way for independent producers and industry leaders to connect, bridging the gap between creators and executives.”

Melendez and Cowan joined forces in October of 2018 to launch this
event.

CINDY COWAN is an award-winning film producer with Emmy nominations for Rent-A-Kid and If These Walls Could Talk, and the coveted United Nations Award for Savior. Additionally, she financed the film Traffic, which went on to win four Oscars. Cowan has recently signed a deal with Sony Pictures and has several other projects set up at various studios. Cowan has plans to branch into the TV space and will be announcing a series very soon.

Melendez, along with JEAR Entertainment, previously hosted the Latin Hollywood Films Upfronts in New York and LA with which attracted more than 1,800 industry professionals.

On Friday, March 1st Omni-Cultural TV Fest in Partnership with NATPE will be holding a Press Conference/Cocktail Party Hosted by OCTVF Exec Producers Julia Carias Linares and Meiling Macias Toro at San Juan Restaurant in the heart of NYC. It is an event that will offer the east coast tri-state area more information on submissions, partnerships and event schedule. For Press Passes Omniculturaltvfest@gmail.com

Kiki Melendez, will be available for interviews in NYC from February 27th to March 2nd.

View the promotional video at Omni Cultural TV Fest

Tickets are now on sale and the deadline for submissions is March 15. For more information please visit www.omniculturaltvfest.com.

About NATPE

Celebrating over 55 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE continues to redefine itself and the services it provides to meet the needs of its members and the industry. What has remained constant is NATPE’s commitment to encouraging the growth and supporting the success of video content development, creations, production, financing, and distribution across all platforms. For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.

————
Generated by Elif Cercel
Contact:
91 Public PR
Nathaniel Reyes

OMNI CULTURAL TV FEST
2934 Beverly Glen Circle Suite 262 Bel Air, CA 90077
Phone: 424-238-8890 – Email: Omniculturaltvfest@gmail.com

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    5
    Shares

NATPE Taps Charlie Weiss as Head of Business Development heading into NATPE MIAMI 2019

NATPE Corporate

Former Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News Publisher Brings Years of industry Experience and Expert Knowledge to the Organization

Los Angeles, CA – December 4, 2018 – The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) announced today the appointment of Charles Weiss as SVP, Business Development. The announcement comes a few months before NATPE Miami commences in January of 2019. The three-day event will take place from January 22nd until the 24th at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami and has confirmed keynote addresses from newly tapped NBC Co-Chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy.

Weiss joins NATPE from Future Plc where he served as Vice President, Group Publisher for Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. There, he successfully presided over their advertising sales division and extensive event portfolio, including the B&C Hall of Fame, MCN Wonder Women, and NYC Television Week.  His overarching responsibilities included sales management, business development, client media solutions, custom event sponsorship, digital transition, new platform innovation, marketing and strategic content.

Weiss currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Broadcaster’s Foundation of America. Prior to Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News, Weiss held executive-level positions at Backstage, Nielsen Business Media and Reed Business Information. In his previous roles, Weiss was responsible not only for sales and marketing, but for providing cross-platform solutions and management for evolving entertainment industry trade media and event businesses.

“We are excited to have Charlie join us here at NATPE. He brings with him invaluable experience and insight that align perfectly with NATPE’s mission to steer the business of content said JP Bommel, President and CEO of NATPE. “Charlie is one of the most respected executives in our business and we are proud to have him join our team to grow the organization year-round. He’s uniquely qualified to navigate the constant change in our industry”.

“I’m privileged be joining NATPE – a highly respected organization that stands synonymous with growth and innovation. As our industry continues to evolve, fueled with the inertia of content creation and distribution, NATPE has remained at the forefront of ambition and relevance. I look forward to building on their decades of amazing work of education and connectivity, and to providing our clients with the strongest opportunities, vehicles, and value industry-wide.”

About NATPE

Celebrating over 55 years of service to theever-evolving global television industry, NATPE inspires the growth and successof content development, creation, production, financing and distribution acrossall platforms through interdependent marketplaces where industry powers gatherto offer insight and make deals. NATPE is the largest U.S. based global contentassociation and a leader in developing international markets and conferencesfor the entire spectrum of the dynamic content business. For more information,please visit www.natpe.com.

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Living The Dream: A Career In Content

Tyler Perry To Keynote Event For Students And Young Professionals On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

First-Ever Event Presented By NATPE In Association With The NAACP And The NHFA

“Living the Dream: A Career in Content” Featuring Esai Morales, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Benjamin Lobato and more in Miami on January 21, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 9, 2018)NATPE, the National Association of Television Program Executives, will present the first ever “Living the Dream: A Career in Content” event in partnership with the NAACP, (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and the NHFA (National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts). The event will be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, 2019, one day before NATPE Miami 2019 commences, at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach Florida.

The special event is designed to assist students, young professionals and others with a desire to enter the entertainment and media industries to learn more about how their dreams can become a reality. Both the NHFA and the NAACP are committed to raising awareness of diversity and inclusion in front and behind the camera as well as in all creative content with the overall mission to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The organizations both have programs to inspire today’s youth and are committed to furthering awareness of multi-cultural content, diversity in media, and inspiring youth to follow their dreams.

World-renowned producer, director, actor and screenwriter Tyler Perry, will deliver the Keynote Address. Mr. Perry is an outstanding example of an individual who began his career with very little and through extraordinary talent and dedication has risen to the top of the industry in all areas of his multi-talented skills. Mr. Perry’s remarks will be followed by a panel headlined by CSI: Los Angeles’ Esai Morales, showrunner for USA’s “Queen of the South”, Benjamin Lobato and Netflix’ “One Day at a Time” showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett, as well as other leading talent, executives, producers and writers who have imbedded storylines of diversity in their works. The final portion of the day’s presentations will be followed by a “Celebration of Creativity”, in which three pre-selected students will present story ideas dealing with diversity live onstage to a panel of industry-leading development executives. The three budding young filmmakers will be selected from the NAACP’s Hollywood Bureau film education program, which searches the country for talented young people in a variety of disciplines, and the NHFA’s whose PitchDC and PitchNY programs showcase authentic and original content ideas from NHFA student scholars, alumni and associates.

“This will be a very special day. A day to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and to inspire and empower young people as they begin a career in entertainment and media. We are honored to be presenting this event, headlined by Tyler Perry, and in association with two of the most respected organizations in America,” said JP Bommel, President and CEO, NATPE. “I know that those that will attend will be enriched with greater knowledge about the opportunities that lie before them.”

“Martin Luther King, like Cesar Chavez, spent their lives working to become the change they asked us all to become in our beloved country,” said Felix Sanchez, NHFA Chairman and Co-founder, “during these trying times, we look to storytellers to reveal the true narrative of our nation. We applaud NATPE for its leadership to advance these principles.”

“Joining forces with NATPE on Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday is right in line with the efforts we put forth to bring diversity to the forefront of everyone’s minds, especially in the world of entertainment,” said Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP. “We are honored to bring students together to hear from one of the greatest creative and business minds of our generation in Tyler Perry, and are excited to reveal the rest of the programming, which will feature top talent and executives from television, as we draw closer to the event.”

All proceeds from the event will go to the NATPE Educational Foundation to support educational initiatives. NATPE will invite students from Miami-area universities and high schools who are interested in getting into the entertainment/media business to the event. Industry execs attending NATPE will also be in attendance to network and engage with students. The NATPE Educational Foundation and its programs are focused on creating new professional opportunities for young professionals looking to pursue a career in Hollywood.

About NATPE
Celebrating over 55 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE continues to redefine itself and the services it provides to meet the needs of its members and the industry. What has remained constant is NATPE’s commitment to encouraging the growth and supporting the success of video content development, creations, production, financing, and distribution across all platforms. For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.

About NAACP
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here.

About the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA)
Founded by actors Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales, Sonia Braga, Merel Julia, and Washington D.C. attorney Felix Sanchez, the NHFA addresses the underrepresentation of Latinos in entertainment through education initiatives, audience and industry outreach, content and talent development, diversity and civil rights advocacy.

In keeping with their dedication to education and the arts, in their 21 year span the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts has provided over $10 million in mentoring and outreach, including college scholarships to more than 400 Latino Students from nine elite universities and colleges. Such beneficiaries include young and emerging talent such as NYU’s award-winning director Alfonzo Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, 2015), and Yale’s Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, whose writing credits include television shows Glee, Big Love, Looking, as well as films Carrie (2013), The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) and Spider-man on Broadway, NYU’s Rashaad Ernesto Green, Gun Hill Road (2011) and Reinaldo Marcus Green, Stop (2015), Sundance Institute Grant recipient (2017) and Monsters and Men (2018), and Benjamin Daniel Lobato, supervising writer, USA Network’s Queen of the South (2018).

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  • 9
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    9
    Shares

NATPE Adds Netflix VP Original Content Cindy Holland, Facebook Head of Development Mina Lefevre, Universal Television President Pearlena Igbokwe and CBS SVP Alternative Programming Sharon Vuong to Its Board

Organization Dedicated to Helping the Industry Navigate Content Also Forms NXTGN Advisory Board, Made up of Top Executives Focused on Emerging Media and New Business Models

LOS ANGELES, October 26, 2017 – The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced the election of Netflix Vice President, Original Content Cindy Holland, Universal Television President, Pearlena Igbokwe, Facebook Head of Development Mina Lefevre, and CBS Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming, Sharon Vuong to its Board, effective immediately. This was jointly announced today by Andy Kaplan, NATPE Chairman of the Board and JP Bommel, President and CEO of NATPE. The new appointees will serve a term of two years.

Representing broadcast and digital streaming services of the business, these new Board members round out an already robust group of content industry executives to position NATPE for continued evolution. With four new members representing broadcast/networks and OTT/platforms, these categories are now the second largest groups of representation on the Board.

Cindy Holland is the VP for Original Content at Netflix where she is responsible for acquiring and launching original series for the over 109 million users. Pearlena Igbokwe was named President, Universal Television in June 2016 and oversees creative programming for one of the country’s largest and most successful production companies. Mina Lefevre is currently Head of Development & Programming for Facebook’s original content initiative. She oversees the development and production of scripted and unscripted shows for Watch on Facebook. Sharon Vuong is the Senior Vice President of Alternative Programming at CBS Entertainment. Vuong oversees development of new alternative programs, including reality series, game shows and other non-scripted programming.

“We are delighted to welcome such a diverse group of leaders who are helping to redefine today’s changing television landscape. At NATPE, we strive to represent the future of the industry and are gratified that our board is comprised of executives at the center of these evolutionary shifts,” said Andy Kaplan, Chairman of the Board, NATPE and President, Sony Pictures Television Networks.

NATPE also announced the formation of a new NXTGN (Next Gen) Advisory Board, populated by a group of top executives across digital media with the mission to identify new trends in the media and entertainment content industry. 

The NXTGN Advisory Board will be year-round through events, meetings and educational opportunities, leading a dialogue with content creators, brands, advertisers, distributors and buyers. It will focus on the emergence of new platforms and business models in TV, OTT, digital, mobile, gaming, AR, VR and AI. “Our goal at NATPE is to be at the forefront of our constantly evolving business, lead content ecosystem dialogue, and create marketplace evolution that breeds new business opportunities. The mission of the NATPE NXTGN Advisory Board is to impact the business and creative communities, help navigate content across all platforms in creation, distribution and acquisition,” said JP Bommel, President and CEO, NATPE. “Creating an excellent resource like NXTGN Advisory Board is just one piece of the puzzle and we are excited to reveal more plans.” 

Inaugural NATPE NXTGN Advisory Board Members:

Eric Berger, EVP, Digital, Sony Pictures Television Networks & GM, Crackle
Nick Buzzell, CEO, NBTV Studios (Chair)
Susan Brooks, Founder & Owner, Forefront Media Strategies
Dan Donahue, COO, All3Media America
Peter Levin, President – Interactive Ventures, Games & Digital Strategy, Lionsgate
Jay Levine, EVP, Warner Bros. Digital Networks
Peter Naylor, SVP Advertising Sales, Hulu
Kate Robinson, SVP Business Development, Bustle
Vivian Yin, CEO, FremantleMedia China

Additional details on upcoming events, including the three-day NATPE MIAMI Marketplace & Conference from January 16-18, 2018 will be released soon. NATPE BUDAPEST, one of the largest marketplaces in central Europe, takes place June 25-28, 2018 at the Intercontinental Budapest. More information on the organization including registration for both events can be found at www.natpe.com

About NATPE 
Celebrating 55 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE inspires the growth and success of content development, creation, production, financing and distribution across all platforms through interdependent marketplaces where industry powers gather to offer insight and make deals. NATPE is the largest U.S. based global content association and a leader in developing international markets and conferences for the entire spectrum of the dynamic content business. For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.

# # #

Press Contacts:

Kevin Broderick/Megan Levy
The Lippin Group/LA
kevin@lippingroup.com
megan@lippingroup.com 

323.965.1990

Debbie Lawrence
The Lippin Group/London 
dlawrence@lippingroup.com
+44.777.185.0580

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

JP Bommel Named President & CEO of NATPE

Top Priorities Include Expansion of Membership and Creation of Year-Round Events

LOS ANGELES, February 28, 2017 – JP Bommel has been named NATPE’s President and CEO, effective today, according to Andy Kaplan, NATPE Chairman. Mr. Bommel previously held the position of Managing Director and COO at the association, a pioneer in the television and content industry.

“NATPE Miami 2017, the first with JP at the helm, was a huge success with compelling new tracks and record numbers of international attendees. JP has a strong track record and I’m excited to continue working with him on our shared vision for NATPE, building on its substantial reach and relevance as the industry continues to evolve around the world and across platforms,” said Andy Kaplan, Chairman of NATPE and President, Worldwide Networks at Sony Pictures Television.

The announcement comes on the heels of a successful NATPE Miami 2017 in January, which was the first under the direction of Mr. Bommel.  Among the highlights from the conference were the addition of three new programming tracks: NATPE Music, NATPE Scripted, and the NATPE Station Group Summit.

Looking toward the future, Mr. Bommel will focus his priorities on the establishment of new membership tiers, the creation of new 365-day-a-year experiences for members, and the expansion of its 2017 NATPE Budapest Market and Content Summit (June 19-22). 

Mr. Bommel has served as the managing director and chief operating officer of NATPE since August 2015. Prior to joining NATPE, he founded Barton Creek Intl., which developed global events and created strategic partnerships; served as vice president, business development, entertainment for Reed Midem from 2005-2013, where he was responsible for significant sales activity and new business development for entertainment conferences such as MIPTV/MIPCOM and MIDEM (Music); and served as vice president, global marketing for EMI/Capitol, Sony Music, and BMG. Mr. Bommel received his education in Paris and holds both U.S. and EU citizenship.

About NATPE
Celebrating over 55 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE continues to redefine itself and the services it provides to meet the needs of its members and the industry. What has remained constant is NATPE’s commitment to encouraging the growth and supporting the success of video content development, creations, production, financing, and distribution across all platforms. For more information, please visit  www.natpe.com

###

Press Contacts:

Kevin Broderick/Megan Levy
The Lippin Group/LA
kevin@lippingroup.com
megan@lippingroup.com 

323.965.1990

Debbie Lawrence
The Lippin Group/London 
dlawrence@lippingroup.com
+44 203 008 5406

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

UTA Partner Dan Erlij Elected To NATPE Board Of Directors

Erlij Joins Diverse Collection of Leading Entertainment and Media Industry Executives

LOS ANGELES, January 15, 2016 – The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) announced today the addition of Dan Erlij, Partner, United Talent Agency (UTA), to its board of directors, effective immediately. It was jointly announced today by Andy Kaplan, NATPE chairman of the board and Rod Perth, President and CEO. Mr. Erlij will serve a term of two years. 

“We are delighted that Dan has agreed to join NATPE’s terrific board. He will add tremendous value to NATPE as the industry adapts to the changes in the ways content is developed, produced and distributed across every international platform.” Kaplan stated. 

“Dan’s lit and scripted expertise will provide valuable guidance on how NATPE increasingly serves the creative sector of television as well as online delivered content. We are delighted that he will be on our board.” added Perth. 

Dan Erlij is a partner and long-time agent in the Television Literary Department at United Talent Agency, where he represents many television creators, showrunners and writer-producers. In addition, he is currently on the board of Inner-City Arts.

Erlij joined UTA in 1996 in UTA’s Agent Training Program. He was promoted to agent in the television literary department in 1998 and was upped to Partner in April of 2008. Prior to joining UTA, Erlij practiced law for several years as a litigator at the Herzfeld & Rubin law firm in New York City. He left the legal practice to move to Los Angeles and enter the entertainment industry.

Erlij is an instrumental part of UTA’s TV Lit Department, known for his adept instincts for identifying gifted artists, building exceptional careers for clients and discovering great material, as well as developing and packaging successful network and cable series.

The annual NATPE Miami Market and Conference returns to Miami Beach next week, January 19 – 21, 2016. This year’s newly expanded campus will include both the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and neighboring Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort. The conference will operate under the banner theme “Be Creative. Be Fearless. Be Ready.” encouraging attendees to be imaginative, tenacious, and equipped to succeed in the ever-expanding, interdependent content community. Please visit natpe.com for updates.

About NATPE 
Celebrating 54 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE inspires the growth and success of content development, creation, production, financing and distribution across all platforms through interdependent marketplaces where industry powers gather to offer insight and make deals. NATPE is the leader in developing international markets and conferences for the entire spectrum of the dynamic content business. For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.

###

Press Contacts:

Kevin Broderick/Megan Levy
The Lippin Group/LA
kevin@lippingroup.com
megan@lippingroup.com

323.965.1990

Debbie Lawrence
The Lippin Group/London 
dlawrence@lippingroup.com
+44 203 008 5406

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

NATPE Announces New Additions to Board of Directors

LOS ANGELES, November 23, 2015 – The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) announced the election of 10 leading entertainment and media industry executives to its board of directors, effective immediately. It was jointly announced today by Andy Kaplan, NATPE chairman of the board and Rod Perth, President and CEO. The new appointees will serve a term of two years. NATPE also announced the newly constituted executive committee. 

“The new board members represent a very talented and experienced group of executives who will make our board even more diverse and whose counsel will be of great value to our organization,” Kaplan stated. 

“The selection process was a difficult one given the number of terrific people who expressed interest in serving on the NATPE board,” added Perth. “The interest is a testimonial to the important role NATPE plays in our industry both domestically and internationally, and this board continues to reflect our commitment to virtually every sector of our incredibly diverse business.” 

The new NATPE board members include: 

Jack Bamberger, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Agency Development, AOL  
Nicole Bernard, Executive Vice President, Audience Strategy, The Fox Group      
Charlie Corwin, Co-Chairman & Co-CEO, Endemol Shine North America   
Mark Greenberg, President & CEO, EPIX     
Keli Lee, Executive Vice President, Talent and Casting, ABC Entertainment Group      
Armando Nuñez, President & CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group      
Eric Rovner, Agent, WME (International Focus)      
Luis Silberwasser, President, Telemundo Network      
Simon Sutton, President, HBO International and Content Distribution      
Marta Voda, West Coast Talent Acquisition Director, Viacom

The newly constituted NATPE executive committee includes: 

Rod Perth, President and CEO, NATPE      
• Andy Kaplan, President, Worldwide Networks, Sony Pictures Television  
Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group      
Deborah Bradley, EVP, Networks Optimization, Content Strategy & Commercialization, Turner Broadcasting System      
Emerson Coleman, Vice President, Programming, Hearst Television     
Robert Friedman, CEO, Bungalow Media + Entertainment      
Philip Gurin, President, The Gurin Company      
Jordan Levin, Chief Content Officer, NFL      
Dick Lippin, Chairman & CEO, The Lippin Group      
Bruce David Klein, President and Executive Producer, Atlas Media Corp. 
Lew Klein, President, Educational Foundation, NATPE

Previous elected members of the NATPE board include: 

Jack Abernethy, CEO, Twentieth Television      
Rola Bauer, President/Partner, STUDIOCANAL      
Ira Bernstein, Co-President, Debmar-Mercury      
Alberto Ciurana, President, Programming and Content, Univision Communications, Inc.      
Scott Donaton, Chief Content Officer, Digitas LBi      
Craig Hunegs, President, Business and Strategy, Warner Bros. International Television      
Michael Kassan, Chairman & CEO, MediaLink LLC      
Ross Levinsohn, Executive Chairman, Scout Media, Inc. 
Greg Lipstone, CEO, All3Media America 
Erin McPherson, Independent 
Hans Schiff, Television Agent, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) 
Tim Spengler, Independent 
Peter Tortorici, Senior Executive, GroupM Entertainment Global 
Lauren Zalaznick – Independent

The annual NATPE Miami Market and Conference returns to Miami Beach January 19 – 21, 2016. This year’s newly expanded campus will include both the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and neighboring Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort. The conference will operate under the banner theme “Be Creative. Be Fearless. Be Ready.” encouraging attendees to be imaginative, tenacious, and equipped to succeed in the ever-expanding, interdependent content community. Please visit natpe.com for updates. 

About NATPE 
Celebrating 54 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE inspires the growth and success of content development, creation, production, financing and distribution across all platforms through interdependent marketplaces where industry powers gather to offer insight and make deals. NATPE is the leader in developing international markets and conferences for the entire spectrum of the dynamic content business. For more information, please visit www.natpe.com

###

Press Contacts:


Kevin Broderick/Megan Levy
The Lippin Group/LA
kevin@lippingroup.com
megan@lippingroup.com

323.965.1990

Debbie Lawrence
The Lippin Group/London 
dlawrence@lippingroup.com
+44 203 008 5406

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

NATPE Names Matt Palmer to Newly Created Chief Marketing Officer Position

Los Angeles, CA (September 10, 2015) – NATPE President and CEO Rod Perth today named Matt Palmer to the newly created position of Chief Marketing Officer, effective immediately.  Mr. Palmer, a former senior marketing and business development executive for companies including Disney, Viacom, Universal, Discovery Communications, Demand Media, Exclusive Resorts and Blue Man Group, will lead global strategy and creative for NATPE’s marketing, branding, digital, research, public relations and strategic planning initiatives. 

Mr. Perth stated, “Matt’s extensive industry background and strategic competencies both in traditional and digital sectors make him a perfect fit for this newly created role. We anticipate he will make many contributions to our marketing efforts as we approach our tent pole market and conference in Miami this January. I have also given him the responsibility of expanding our overall marketing efforts throughout the year, both domestically and internationally.”

Mr. Palmer commented, “Quality content has never been in greater demand across multiple platforms and I am thrilled to join the premier organization that recognized early the importance of putting Content First. NATPE has long been at the forefront of setting the agenda for the issues confronting the industry and I am grateful to Rod, JP and the team for giving me this opportunity to help shape the messaging that is so crucial to NATPE’s future.”

An award-winning senior executive, Mr. Palmer has served in numerous senior strategic/brand marketing and business development roles across the entertainment and hospitality industries for more than 25 years. His work has been instrumental in the launch and growth of many well-known, award-winning hit TV shows like “The Ren & Stimpy Show,” “Rugrats,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Trading Spaces,” “Hannah Montana,” “Phineas and Ferb,” and “High School Musical,” the latter for which he was named Ad Age’s “Entertainment Marketer of the Year.” A few of his appointments have included senior vice president and general manager of Demand Media, where he led the development and launch of a new content solutions division; senior vice president, marketing, Disney Channel at the Disney/ABC Cable Networks Group; vice president, strategic marketing, at Discovery Communications. He also held executive marketing roles with Blue Man Group and Nickelodeon. 

Most recently, he served as an independent consultant with a wide-ranging scope of engagement and projects in live entertainment, theme parks, urban residential and entertainment, early-stage video ad tech, seed-stage transportation aggregation and a long-form TV animation property.
Celebrating 54 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE inspires the growth and success of content development, creation, production, financing and distribution across all platforms through interdependent marketplaces where industry powers gather to offer insight and make deals. NATPE is the leader in developing international markets and conferences for the entire spectrum of the dynamic content business. For more information, please visit www.natpe.com

# # #

Press Contacts:
Lindsay Lopez / Megan Levy
The Lippin Group (Los Angeles)
llopez@lippingroup.com / megan@lippingroup.com 
323-965-1990 

Debbie Lawrence
The Lippin Group (London)
dlawrence@lippingroup.com
+44 (0) 20 3008 5406

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Andy Kaplan Elected Chairman of NATPE

Los Angeles, CA (August 25, 2015) – NATPE President and CEO Rod Perth today announced that Andy Kaplan, President, Worldwide Networks for Sony Pictures Television (SPT), has been elected chairman of the board of NATPE, effective immediately. Mr. Kaplan previously served as vice chairman of the board. He succeeds Jordan Levin who served as NATPE’s chairman for four years.

“Andy is one of the most respected television executives in the business and we are delighted that he will serve as our new chairman,” Mr. Perth said. “Andy’s extensive knowledge of the domestic and international TV and burgeoning VOD and subscription VOD markets, as well as the multi-platform online entertainment network space, will provide NATPE with an enormously valuable perspective as we further expand our global reach. His vast expertise in Latin America, Asia and India further strengthens our relationships with content creators from those important regions. He is an incredible asset to our association.”

Mr. Perth added, “I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the extraordinary contributions Jordan Levin has made to NATPE.  Jordan has contributed so much to our organization in terms of his time, wise counsel and dedication.  We are extremely grateful to have had his leadership for so many years.”

Mr. Kaplan said of his new role, “I have enjoyed my long association with NATPE as a member and, most recently, as an officer and member of the executive committee.  I am honored that the board has elected me to lead this vital, relevant industry association and I look forward to working closely with Rod and our new COO JP Bommel.  With Rod’s dedication to enhancing content creation and distribution across the entire television and digital ecosystem at our annual global markets and conferences, NATPE is well positioned for the future. I also deeply appreciate the commitment Jordan has made to NATPE and am delighted he will remain a member of our executive committee.”

In his current role as president, Worldwide Networks, Sony Pictures Television (SPT), Kaplan heads SPT’s global cable and satellite television networks and investments, as well as broadband, video-on-demand and subscription video-on-demand services from the company’s headquarters in Culver City, California. Globally, Kaplan oversees SPT’s branded networks AXN, Sony Entertainment Television (SET), Sony Channel, ANIMAX, and ONE, as well as a portfolio of channels in India.  He also oversees Crackle, the studio’s multi-platform video entertainment network available in 21 countries. Domestically, Kaplan oversees Sony Movie Channel (SPT’s first U.S. multi-platform television network), as well as Cine Sony Television and the broadcast digi-net getTV. He is also responsible for SPT’s equity interest in multimedia entertainment company GSN, which offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment via its 80-million subscriber television network and online game sites. He continues to lead the overall growth of SPT’s network portfolio by expanding the channels’ footprint and building new network brands worldwide, in several countries spanning Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa.

Celebrating 54 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE inspires the growth and success of content development, creation, production, financing and distribution across all platforms through interdependent marketplaces where industry powers gather to offer insight and make deals. NATPE is the leader in developing international markets and conferences for the entire spectrum of the dynamic content business. For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.

# # #

Press Contacts:

Lindsay Lopez / Megan Levy
The Lippin Group (Los Angeles)
llopez@lippingroup.com / megan@lippingroup.com
323-965-1990 

Debbie Lawrence
The Lippin Group (London)
dlawrence@lippingroup.com
+44 (0) 20 3008 5406

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

JP Bommel Named Managing Director And Chief Operating Officer of NATPE

Los Angeles, CA. (August 7, 2015) – JP Bommel, former vice president of business development, entertainment for Reed Midem, with extensive experience with global media and entertainment firms, has been named managing director and chief operating officer of NATPE. The announcement was made today by Rod Perth, President and CEO of the international non-profit association. Mr. Bommel will officially join NATPE in September.

The announcement of Mr. Bommel’s appointment follows NATPE’s disclosure in March of this year that Mr. Perth was extending his contract through February 2016 as head of NATPE during which he would oversee the transition to new leadership and then join NATPE’s Board of Directors at the expiration of his contract.  This was all part of a strategic succession plan designed to sustain the organization’s momentum, and to ensure a seamless transition.

“Over the last three years, NATPE has experienced a re-birth, and the response to our recent events is extremely gratifying,” Mr. Perth stated. “Industry leaders that represent diverse yet increasingly interdependent businesses realize the international benefit and relevance of participating with NATPE, because they value our complete dedication to content. Without a doubt, content across every platform is the single most important factor in the growth of the global entertainment community.”

Mr. Perth continued, “I am very pleased that after interviewing many candidates, the Board and I have selected JP to fill this newly-created position. He is highly qualified to serve NATPE and its members in the most effective ways possible. JP and I will be working closely together so that he is able to learn every aspect of our association. JP has already served in a consultancy capacity with our organization, so that experience provides a head start on the learning curve.  He has talent, experience and drive, and I’m confident he will be instrumental in continuing our commitment to being nimble and always dedicated to content.”

Prior to joining NATPE, Mr. Bommel was the founder of Barton Creek Intl., which developed global events and created strategic partnerships and, before that, he served as vice president, business development, entertainment for Reed Midem from 2005-2013, where he was responsible for significant sales activity and new business development for entertainment conferences such as MIPTV/MIPCOM and MIDEM (Music). He previously also served as vice president, global marketing for EMI/Capitol, Sony Music and BMG. Mr. Bommel received his education in Paris and holds both U.S. and EU citizenship.

NATPE is a global, non-profit organization committed to serving as a catalyst for the content revolution. Evolving to meet the needs of a changing media landscape, NATPE, through its many activities including exclusive videos, live streaming events and vibrant annual markets, is at the nexus of the multiplatform content world. For more information, please visitwww.natpemarket.com

# # #

Press Contacts:
Lindsay Lopez / Megan Levy
The Lippin Group (Los Angeles)
llopez@lippingroup.com / megan@lippingroup.com
323-965-1990

Debbie Lawrence
The Lippin Group (London)
dlawrence@lippingroup.com
+44 (0) 20 3008 5406

Share this:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •