The event will take place on June 1 at the W Hollywood Hotel, featuring conversations with leading executives about market trends and content production.

The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) 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;
Chairman and Chief Content Officer, U.S. Networks Group for Discovery/WarnerMedia., Kathleen Finch; and more.

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 & US 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.

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.”