NATPE Scripted Panels 

Crossing the Traditional/Digital Divide: In Conversation with Facebook’s Matt Jacobson and Lionsgate’s Kevin Beggs
Lionsgate Television Group Chairmen and NATPE Board Member Kevin Beggs will interview Facebook employee #8, Matt Jacobson, who serves as Facebook’s head of Marketing.

Speakers:
Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group
Matt Jacobson, Head of Market Development, Facebook



The Impact of Digital Storytelling and Binge Watching on Audience Behavior
Old habits die fast. The proliferation of short-form video content and fast growing trends like binge viewing are transforming both audience behavior, as well as the way TV creators serve that audience. In this session, we’ll explore how story lines are enhanced/challenged by “binge watching,” how plot points and characters can be amplified episodically, and what, if any, are the implications of negative audience behavior.

Moderator: 
Jon Erlichman, BNN Anchor, CTV News Correspondent, Bell Media

Speakers Confirmed To Date:
Al Roker, Owner/CEO,  Al Roker Productions, Inc.
Nancy Tellem, Executive Chairman, Interlude
Peter Benedek, UTA



The Producer’s Responsibility in Storytelling
In addition to telling stories that entertain, it is a producer’s ethical and social responsibility to tell stories that matter; while simultaneously representing the culture past and present, with respect to race, class, age and gender. Join this panel of industry creatives and executives as they discuss the current, “Golden Age” of television content and access to it; as well as, how responsible programming has impacted the political and social climate of today.  

Moderator: 
Brent Miller, Executive Producer / SVP of Development, Act III Communications

Speakers Confirmed To Date:
Mike Royce, Executive Producer/Co-Showrunner, ONE DAY AT A TIME
Kenya Barris, Creator, EP, Showrunner - BLACKISH



Women In Storytelling



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