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NATPE to Feature Sessions with Jane Fonda, Dear White People Producers


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NATPE Miami is gearing up for its 2018 edition with a schedule that includes a one-on-one discussion with actress Jane Fonda and a case study featuring the producers of Netflix’s Dear White People.

The session, Dear White People: A Deep Dive, is a case study on the critically-acclaimed Lionsgate-produced and Netflix-distributed series. The panel will consist of Chris Selak, the executive VP and head of worldwide scripted television at Lionsgate; Justin Simien, creator and executive producer; and Yvette Lee Bowser, executive producer and showrunner.

Fonda, who is a recipient of the 2018 Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards, will participate in a one-on-one discussion. NATPE Miami will also present a mega-session on international production featuring Rola Bauer of STUDIOCANAL TV, Jane Turton of all3media and Özge Bulut Maraşli of Kanal D.

The View from the Street: How Investors Interpret Change in the Media Industry session will be led by the head of Lionsgate investor relations, James Marsh, and will include Morgan Stanley’s Benjamin Swinburne, J.P. Morgan’s Alexia Quadrani, MoffettNathanson’s Michael Nathanson and Macquarie’s Amy Yong.

Adriana Cisneros, the CEO of Cisneros, will join Parrot Analytics CEO Wared Seger and Parrot Analytics Board Director Bruce Tuchman for a special presentation on audience demand measurement in the Latin American market. Olympusat President and CEO Tom Mohler will deliver a Global Keynote on the market’s closing day. Additionally, journalist and SiriusXM host Maria Menounos will host the 15th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards.

NATPE will also present the Unscripted Breakthrough Awards in the categories of competition, documentary, docusoap, factual, game shows and innovation.

JP Bommel, the president and CEO of NATPE, said, “This year’s conference is loaded with speakers and topics which are shaping today’s ecosystem to stay ahead of this changing industry. We have created enhanced networking opportunities and built a marketplace which is driven by opportunities to solidify deals through concrete takeaways.”



About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at salessi@worldscreen.com.

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