'Desperate Housewives' creator Marc Cherry to deliver keynote at Pitchcon 2012

MUMBAI: Natpe||Content First has announced that Marc Cherry has been confirmed as the Keynote speaker for PitchCon 2012, which is slated for 7-8 June.

Cherry, the creator and executive producer of ‘Desperate Housewives‘, will participate in a one-on-one keynote conversation on 7 June, discussing his path to success and providing insight for conference attendees, most of which are emerging and established independent producers.

Natpe senior VP marketing Beth Braen said, “It is truly a pleasure to have Marc Cherry serve as PitchCon’s Keynote speaker this year and a fitting opportunity to reflect on his tremendous success to date as the eighth and final season of ‘Desperate Housewives’ comes to a close. This is a fantastic opportunity for attendees to hear directly from one of the industry’s best about what it takes to succeed in this business."

From his days as a writer on ‘Golden Girls‘ to ‘Desperate Housewives‘ and now onward to a new show he has in development for ABC called ‘Devious Maids‘, Cherry will share his perspective on the past, present and future of the content business.

Meanwhile, Natpe is working with entertainment studio and distributor My Damn Channel on a contest exclusively for PitchCon attendees called "Get Your Video On!” My Damn Channel is currently accepting submissions for original comedy videos, which will be reviewed by My Damn Channel’s creative team and other top industry leaders.

The winning video, which will be announced during the closing PitchCon Innovator Award luncheon honoring “The Glee Project” on 8 June, will appear on one of My Damn Channel’s widely viewed web locations and may be developed by My Damn Channel as a web series. The contest, which is being spearheaded by My Damn Channel director of content and executive producer Jesse Cowell, has been launched and the deadline for all submissions is 1 June.

My Damn Channel, part of YouTube’s major original channels initiative, is premiering more than 30 new original comedy series in 2012, including My Damn Channel LIVE, a live, daily comedy show that airs every weekday at 4 pm ET on and

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