The term ‘media convergence’ has been bandied about since analog VHS was the standard. The bright, bold future has arrived! with 7000 + content producers, distributors, marketing mavens and digital dignitaries from Google, YouTube & Twitter joining forces with traditional top TV station execs who have historically call NATPE home. All are playing for keeps on the internet. Suggested attire for the mid-winter Miami Beach market includes bathing suits, Bermuda shorts and sunblock.
Ft Lauderdale, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/28/2014 -- Submitted by Cristiane Roget-VIPictures, South Florida, January 25, 2014 – The January 27-29 celebrity driven, 52nd annual NATPE, No Barriers-New Business conflag joins captains of the television, multi media and the digital content industries. Held in Miami Beach’s grand dame Fontainebleau Hotel & Resort, Eden Rock and Grand Beach Hotels. Although all three properties are sold out NATPE is partnered with Stage and Screen Travel Services to offer additional housing options for last minute registrants.
Distinguished producer’s, TV personalities, content providers, distributors and those seeking acquisitions from arounnd the world will meet, greet and expect to do robust business during the National Association of Television Production Executives Annual gathering. If the attending program directors are seeking U.S or international shows of any form, they will find them at this market/conference. The menu of choices are endless, with reality based programs that include 80’s rock stars, wine vintners, revved up Hot Rods, Sister Mexican senoritas, culinary travelogues to Bali and high profile dramas for syndication. There is a diversity of programming being offered for every taste, budget and palette.
NATPE-Content First President and CEO Rod Perth announced steady increases in registration for domestic and international buyers, exhibitors and general attendees for the upcoming 2014 NATPE market and conference. Mr. Perth confirmed the conference lineup is comprised of leaders from the content, advertising and technology sectors.
This event has become one of the formost forums for industry leaders from across the landscape of linear and digital platforms that shape the content business today. Speakers in the Game Changers track include Sean Atkins, SVP/GM, Digital Networks & Commerce, Discovery Communications; Drew Buckley, COO and Head of Digital, Electus; Alex Carloss, Global Head of Entertainment, YouTube; Fred Graver, Head of TV, Twitter Media; Erin McPherson, Chief Content Officer, Maker Studios, Inc.; Jim Packer, President, Worldwide Television & Digital Distribution, Lionsgate; Babs Rangaiah, VP, Global Media Innovation & Ventures, Unilever; and Valari Dobson Staab, President, NBC-Owned Television Stations, NBC Universal Television Stations.
Guest industry leaders for one on one interview also include Andy Donkin, Head of Worldwide Brand and Mass Marketing, Amazon.com; David Levy, President, Turner Broadcasting; and Bryan Thoensen, Director, Head of Brand Content, Hulu.
Registration for both domestic and international buyers is pacing well ahead of last year with double digit growth. Forty-four percent of the registered buyers are international, representing 46 different countries. In addition, 28 station groups are participating.
There are currently 225 exhibitors, 34 of which are attending NATPE for the first time. For the second year in a row, each of the major studios will be at NATPE. The exhibitors come from 23 different countries, including increased participation from the UK, France, Spain and Germany.
“With this being my second year as CEO of NATPE, we’ve seen a lot of growth. We continue to deliver on our mission to break down the traditional barriers within our industry, and create an environment where deals get done, across every platform,”says Perth.
The theme “No Barriers. New Business”, reflects NATPE’s commitment to creating the first and most important must-attend market of the year for the linear and digital content communities, and increasingly, for advertisers and brand builders. NATPE aims to break down the barriers within the industry by creating a big-tent environment where deals are consummated in a relaxed, intimate and festive atmosphere.
For registered NATPE guests Conference Sessions are set to include The Storytellers Who Have Shaped Pop Culture featuring Oscar- and Emmy-winning writer, director and producer James L. Brooks in conversation with writer and producer Phil Rosenthal (“Everybody Loves Raymond”); Andy Cohen, “Watch What Happens Live!”; Marta Kauffman, writer and creator, “Friends”;Documentary producer Morgan Spurlock;and Terence Winter, executive producer, “Boardwalk Empire”.
The lineup of Global Navigators includes Emilio Azcarraga Jean, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, Televisa Internacional; Alberto Ciurana, President, Programming and Content Univision Networks, Andy Kaplan, President SPT Networks, Sony Pictures Television; and Andrew Zein, SVP, Creative, Format Development and Sales, Warner Bros. International Television Production. "The opening night gala will be co-hosted in part by by Cisneros Group and Venevision", confirms Todd Michael Jamison.
To view the complete schedule and information regarding registration, visit www.natpe.com.
NATPE is the most important international "must-attend" content market and conference held in the U.S. This year's theme, "No barriers. New business.", reflects a commitment to creating a market for the linear and digital communities, as well as advertisers and brands. NATPE breaks down the barriers by setting new expectations and possibilities, and creates the environment where deals get done across every platform.
The annual Market and Conference will once again be held at the Fontainebleau Resort, Miami Beach (January 27-29, 2014). NATPE also produces NATPE||Europe, Prague Hilton Hotel, Czech Republic (June 23-26, 2014) the premier market for the dynamic and evolving content industry centered in the CEE. Visit us at www.natpe.com.
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