NATPE Global Panels 

Latin America: The Big Picture 
Latin America is famous for quality television shows which have captured audiences around the world, and in 2017 the region will once again be amazed by the offerings for Latino viewers as well as global audiences. NATPE17 welcomes Latin America’s top television executives, participating in an informative session which will offer a thorough update on the state of the region’s media market. This discussion will look closely at the issues impacting the local industry and preview what opportunities exist for the future domestically and internationally. Among the key topics to be explored: What are the most successful, Latin American programming trends? How are production plans and budgets prioritized among formats and platforms, from long-form telenovelas and super-series to short-form content for the web and mobile users? How are Latin American companies synchronizing in terms of co-productions and international distribution? The health of the broadcast network and cable channel businesses depends on new ways of working with advertisers; which strategies have proved strongest? These Latin American media leaders manage changing viewing habits, produce engaging content across multiple devices and screens and capitalize on the impact of social media to further the connection with audiences around the world. Learn how they do it by attending this detailed and important overview session.

Speakers Confirmed To Date:
Anna Carugati, Group Editorial Director, WORLD SCREEN
Henry Martinez, President and General Manager, Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic
Benjamin Salinas, CEO, TV Azteca

Latin American Town Hall 

Aligning the Co Production
With the globalization of television, international co productions have permeated the scripted market. There are many different ways and points at which co productions form during the development and production process. With the various models of co productions, what is the most opportune time during the creative, development & production process to line up co production partners?


Speakers Confirmed To Date:
Nina Lederman, EVP, Scripted Programming, All3Media America

Turkish Drama in Latin America: How Great Television Crosses Boundaries
In the global competition of TV drama, Turkey has in the last few years grown from nowhere to rank as the world’s 2nd largest exporter of drama series behind the US. In recent years, the success of Turkish drama in Latin America has been phenomenal, with dubbed versions of Turkish originals in the Top 5 list of most-watched TV shows in each country across the continent. What are the differences in story-telling between Latin American and Turkish drama, and why do Turkish series work so well? Will the success last, or the hype fade out? What are the next hit series? Will the import for prime time from Turkey be followed by Korean and Indian series?


Speakers Confirmed To Date:
Fredrik Af Malmborg, Managing Director, Eccho Rights

Biopics: The Global Success of Latin American Stories
Latin American history and culture is populated by larger than life characters from all walks of life who are either beloved or controversial. Television has become the outlet where stories of these icons are being told. From musical superstars (Celia Cruz, Juan Gabriel, Sandro) to cultural icons (Blue Demon), drug dealers (Pablo Escobar, El Chapo) and even politicians (Hugo Chavez), these biopics are resonating with TV audiences globally thanks in part to somewhat familiar stories where true events are stranger and more fascinating than fiction and the timelessness of human trials and tribulations.


Bruno del Granado, Agent, Music Department, Creative Artist Agency

Speakers Confirmed To Date:
Mary Black, Chief Operating Officer, Somos Productions
Guillermo Borensztein, Head of Co-productions and New Business Development, Telefe (Television Federal S.A.) 

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