In January 2020, NATPE Miami was staged at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach resort. Scant discussion of an Asian health scare called COVID-19 was had.
Today, NATPE Miami is dead. In its place is a new one-day event scheduled for June 1 in Los Angeles.
Introducing “NATPE Hollywood,” an event that perhaps condenses the Florida affair set to take place at the W Hollywood Hotel.
An 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;
- Chairman and Chief Content Officer, U.S. Networks Group for Warner Bros. Discovery, Kathleen Finch
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; Enrique Guillen, EVP, International Strategy, NBCUniversal; 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.
NATPE President/CEO JP Bommel commented, “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.”