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NATPE’s 13th Annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award Will Honor Steve Harvey, Doug Herzog, Quincy Jones, Sophie Turner Laing and Norman Lear

Special Awards Reception to be Held on January 20 at the 2016 NATPE Market and Conference in Miami Beach

LOS ANGELES, October 26, 2015 – Steve Harvey, Doug Herzog, Quincy Jones, Sophie Turner Laing and Norman Lear will receive NATPE’s 13th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award at a special reception on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach. The announcement was made today by NATPE President and CEO Rod Perth.

The award ceremony will take place during the annual NATPE Miami Market and Conference, which returns to Miami Beach January 19 – 21, 2016.  Operating under the banner theme “Be Creative. Be Fearless. Be Ready,” this year the conference will debut a newly expanded campus that includes both the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and neighboring Eden Roc resort, encouraging attendees to be imaginative, tenacious and equipped to succeed in the ever-expanding, interdependent content community. Schedule and speaker announcements will be made in the coming weeks; please visit https://www.natpe.com/market/ for updates.

Named in honor of Brandon Tartikoff, one of the most esteemed programmers in the history of television, the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award was created to recognize a select group of television professionals who exhibit extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision in the process of creating television programming. The Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award is presented each year at a special reception in association with Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News during the annual NATPE Market and Conference.

Event tickets are available for $190 per ticket, $2,200 for a table, benefiting the NATPE Educational Foundation, and can be purchased online at https://www.natpe.com/market/register.

“Each of these honorees has had enormous impact on our culture and our business, which is dedicated to celebrating content excellence across multiple platforms,” says NATPE President and CEO Rod Perth. “Steve Harvey, Doug Herzog, Quincy Jones, Sophie Turner Laing and Norman Lear are fearlessly creative innovators and we can’t think of a more fitting group to honor for this year’s Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award. We look forward to honoring their achievements in television at this momentous event at NATPE Miami 2016.”

“It would have meant so much to Brandon that NATPE has kept alive his love for what has become a new world of entertaining content that now reaches across every platform,”  said Lilly Tartikoff.  “Norman, Quincy, Sophie, Doug, and Steve embody the creative brilliance and passion for the business that was his trademark. I wish warm congratulations to each of them!”

The 2016 Legacy Award recipients are recognized for exhibiting extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision in the process of creating compelling content.

Steve Harvey is a comedian, businessman, radio mogul, TV personality and best-selling author. He is the host of the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show Steve Harvey currently in its fourth season. Harvey has led the hit talk show to win back-to-back Emmys for “Outstanding Talk Show/Informative” (2014 & 2015) and NAACP Image Awards for “Outstanding Talk Series” (2014 & 2015). As host, Harvey was awarded the People’s Choice Award in 2013 for “Favorite New Talk Show Host” and an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Host” in 2015. In addition to hosting his eponymous daytime show, Harvey is also at the helm of FremantleMedia’s long-running hit syndicated game show, Family Feud. In 2016, Feud will be celebrating its 40th anniversary and Harvey’s milestone 1000th episode as host. Most recently, Harvey helmed the primetime celebrity version of the show on ABC. Celebrity Family Feud debuted as the top-rated series launch of summer 2015 and came in as the #2 show of the summer overall. Harvey is also the host of the #1 rated nationally syndicated morning radio show, Steve Harvey Morning Show. His first book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” was released in 2009 and became an international bestseller, spending 64 weeks on the prestigious New York Times Best Seller list. In December 2010, Harvey’s follow up, “Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man,” debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. The hit film based on Harvey’s book, Think Like A Man, debuted in 2012 as the #1 movie in America and grossed $33.6 million its opening week. Harvey’s latest book, “Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success” (2014) debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Doug Herzogis the President of Viacom’s Music & Entertainment Group, which includes Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, and Logo. Over the course of his career, Herzog has launched some of television’s most successful and culturally resonant original series, including The Daily ShowSouth Park, The Colbert ReportMalcolm in the MiddleBroad CityKey & PeeleInside Amy SchumerHot in Cleveland, and Lip Sync Battle. In April 2015, Herzog’s network portfolio expanded to include MTV, VH1, and Logo, in addition to Comedy Central and Spike, with the merging of Viacom’s Music & Entertainment Groups. Herzog began his career at CNN before joining MTV in 1984 to create MTV News.

During his first tenure at MTV, he developed groundbreaking MTV series including The Real WorldUnplugged and Road Rules, as well as the network’s signature MTV Video Music Awards and MTV Movie Awards.

Over the years, multi-media entrepreneur Quincy Jones‘ career has encompassed the roles of composer, record producer, artist, film producer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist, TV producer, record company executive, magazine founder, best-selling author and humanitarian. Currently celebrating more than 60 years performing and being involved in music, Jones has won 27 Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy’s Trustees Award and the Grammy Living Legend Award.  He also holds the record for the most Grammy nominations with a total of 79.  He is an Emmy winner and seven-time Oscar nominee, and was recently honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with their Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.  In 1997, he formed the Quincy Jones Media Group (QJMG) which develops and produces feature films, television, live entertainment, direct response marketing, and cross-media projects for home entertainment and educational applications.

Sophie Turner Laing, Chief Executive Officer, Endemol Shine Group, oversees a network of more than 120 creative production companies in over 30 markets with a portfolio of approximately 600 revenue-generating titles across scripted and non-scripted genres. With productions in over 50 languages for multiple platforms around the world, Endemol Shine Group’s best-known international hits include Big BrotherBlack MirrorBroadchurch, Bron (The Bridge), Deal or No DealHell on WheelsHumansHuntedThe IslandMasterChefMr. BeanPeaky BlindersThe Biggest LoserThe FallThe Money Drop and many more.  Prior to taking up her current role in in December 2014, Turner Laing held a number of senior positions at Sky in the UK, including Director of Movies and Managing Director, Content. She was instrumental in forging Sky’s ground-breaking partnership with HBO, which led to the launch of Sky Atlantic and was also the driving force behind Sky’s commitment to increase investment in original British programming to £600m a year, achieved in 2014. Sophie also helped set up Hit Entertainment and held a number of senior roles at the BBC, including Acting Director of Television.  She began her TV career at Henson International Television where she worked on programmes like The Muppet Show and rose to become Sales Director.

Norman Lear, producer, writer, director and author – Act III Communications, has enjoyed a long career in television and film, and as a political and social activist and philanthropist. Lear began his television writing career in 1950, producing the iconic series All in the Family, which in its nine seasons on CBS, garnered four Emmy Awards for Best Comedy series and a Peabody Award in 1977. The series was followed by a succession of other television hit shows, including MaudeSanford and SonGood TimesThe JeffersonsOne Day at a Time, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Lear founded People For the American Way, a non-profit organization designed to speak out for Bill of Rights guarantees and to monitor violations of constitutional freedoms. Additionally, he formed other nonprofit organizations, including the Business Enterprise Trust (1989-2000), which spotlighted exemplary social innovations in American business; the Norman Lear Center at the USC Annenberg School for Communication (2000-present), a multidisciplinary research and public policy center dedicated to exploring the convergence of entertainment, commerce and society; and with his wife, Lyn, and Alan and Cindy Horn, co-founded the Environmental Media Association (1989-present). Lear is the author of a best-selling memoir, “Even This I Get to Experience”, now available in paperback.

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

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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

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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.

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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

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Free HOUSTON Media Career Day and Station Tour

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

HOSTED FIRST AT 10AM (Doors open at 9AM)
University of Houston
Wortham Theater
3351 Cullen Blvd, Houston
Metered parking in Lot 16

AND THEN HOSTED AT 2 PM

KPRC  NBC 2
8181 Southwest Freeway
Houston (Free Parking on Station Lot)

Sorry, but transportation to UH and KPRC is not provided.

Scholarships will be awarded by drawings between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.
Eligibility is limited to students who have previously sent an RSVP, have received a confirmation, and show their current college photo ID at the Registration Desk.

*Complete rules: Available on request

Questions? Please contact:

Dick Block
NATPE Scholarship Foundation Career Day Producer
dblock@earthlink.net
1 (310) 452-3355

NOTE: Due to response, you may experience a delay before receiving your event confirmation email.

EVENT CANCELLED.  Please check back for our next event!


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