Bob Greenblat, Dan Cohen, Jeff Sagansky, Jessica Reif Ehrlich, Kevin Beggs, Kathleen Finch, Pearlena Igbokwe, Kevin Mayer among those Set to Speak

Sessions to Tackle Linear, Streaming and International Content Investment, Marketing, Distribution, and More

LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2022 – The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), the premier global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers and buyers across all platforms, has revealed the full conference agenda for first-ever NATPE Hollywood. Taking place all day on June 1, 2022 at the W Hollywood Hotel, it will kick-off with welcoming remarks at 9:00 AM PT.   

The opening conversation at NATPE Hollywood will focus  on the evolving business of content since the introduction of streaming from a financial perspective. Matthew Belloni, Founding Partner of Puck News, will moderate a session featuring Lionsgate Television Group Chair, Kevin Beggs; Candle Media Co-CEO Kevin Mayer; and Managing Director and Senior Media & Entertainment Analyst at BofA Securities Global Research Jessica Reif Ehrlich

Additional speakers taking the stage in fireside chats and panel discussions include:

  • Former Chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment, Chairman of NBCUniversal Television Group, and founder of the production studio The Green Room, Bob Greenblatt, interviewed by Pearlena Igbokwe, Chairman, Universal Studio Group. 
  • President, ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, Dan Cohen
  • Eagle Equity Investment Partner, Jeff Sagansky, interviewed by Robert Friedman, CEO, Bungalow Media + Entertainment;
  • Founder and Director, Center for the Digital Future, Jeffrey Cole;
  • Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer, Discovery Inc., Kathleen Finch; and more. 

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International Production Takes Center Stage

Another major focus of the event  will be a deep dive into the inner workings of international content production. Teresa Fernández-Valdés, Executive Producer, Bambú Producciones, a STUDIOCANAL Company; Firat Gulgen, CEO and Founder, Calinos; and Luca Bernabei, CEO and Producer, Lux Vide will be on stage for a session titled “Global Drama 2022: Where In-Language Originals Dominate.”

Immediately following this session, Françoise Guyonnet, Executive Managing Director TV Series, STUDIOCANAL; Matt Creasey, EVP, Sales, Coproductions & Acquisitions, Banijay Rights; Ana Bond, SVP & Managing Director, Intl Productions, LATAM & U.S. Hispanic, Sony Pictures Entertainment and; Christian Vesper, President of Global Drama, will take the stage for a panel titled “The Transformation of International Co-Productions”. 

Unscripted Execs Tackle the Changing Times

Covering the shifting nature of the unscripted industry the conference will close with a mega-panel moderated by Bruce David Klein, Founder and Executive Producer, Atlas Media Corp., and Phil Gurin, President & CEO of The Gurin Company, and Co-Chairman FRAPA. The session will feature Max Einhorn, SVP, Acquisitions and Co-Productions, FilmRise; Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and Head of Programming, A+E Networks; Peter Markham, CEO, Estrella Media; Ben Samek, President & Chief Operating Officer, Endemol Shine Americas; and Courtney White, President, Food Network. 

Premiering a Scripted Series in 2022

Any new scripted series for 2022 faces increased competition for building a loyal audience. Hear about AMC’s plans to tap new audiences for “Dark Winds,” a noir thriller series about two Navajo police, lead by a Native American writing team. This fireside chat features the series’ creator, Graham Roland, star, Zahn McLarnon, and leading exec at AMC Studios, president of Entertainment, Dan McDermott.

Said JP Bommel, President and CEO, NATPE, “As NATPE returns to in-person events, the  inaugural edition of NATPE Hollywood is a must attend event as we have gathered a massive list of influential content executives and key-decision makers in one-place, for one day, for a thought leadership summit on the competitive business of content. NATPE Hollywood is the place to meet with the players and reconnect with your peers.”


National Association of Television Program Executives (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.

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