Recently appointed Natpe Content First president, CEO Rod
Perth has announced preliminary numbers for room reservations
at the market and conference are pacing ahead of last year.
increase comes as all of the major domestic distributors have
committed to attend the 2013 NATPE Market and Conference from
28-30 January 2013 in Miami, marking its 50th anniversary
with a forward-looking agenda built around the theme of moving
noted that each of the major studios will be joined at Natpe
2013 by independent distributors, producers, networks and
program representation firms covering all platforms, including
Debmar-Mercury/Lionsgate, Banijay, Electus, CableReady, Content
Media Corp., FremantleMedia, Globo TV, Hasbro Studios, Lionsgate
International, MGM Worldwide Television, Televisa, Univision
and Venevision, to name a few.
year's Natpe theme, 'Beyond Disruption', describes how content,
advertising and technology are now interdependent ecosystems
that are encouraging reinvention of tomorrow's business models.
adds that over the past half century it has transitioned from
a domestic syndication programme selling forum into a global,
multi-platform content market and conference. In that time,
it has played an integral role in the success of some of the
greatest and longest-running shows in television history.
said, "We're grateful to provide all who attend the chance
to celebrate NATPE's important role in the history of the
television business, as well as to be able to take a thoughtful,
reflective, service-oriented approach to exploring the many
exciting opportunities and serious challenges that lie ahead.
Our objective is to encourage a sense of optimism and reason
to the conversation. With the 50th Anniversary celebration
providing the perfect opportunity to honor the early foundations
of the industry and map out its future, we look forward to
a fantastic market and conference in January."
addition, Perth announced Natpe's 10th annual Brandon Tartikoff
Legacy Award. The honorees will include Steve Levitan, creator
of ABC's comedy series 'Modern Family'; John Langley, the
'Godfather of Reality Television' as creator/executive producer
of COPS; and Debra Lee, CEO of BET, the TV network aimed at
African-American audiences, which currently reaches more than
90 million households worldwide.
in honour of Brandon Tartikoff, arguably one of television's
greatest programmers, the award was created to recognize a
select group of television professionals exhibiting extraordinary
passion, leadership, independence and vision in the process
of creating television programming. The Legacy Award ceremony
will be presented during a special reception in Miami.
will explore the 'Beyond Disruption' theme in a new conference
format encompassing panel discussions, thought-provoking one-on-one
conversations and individual 20-minute presentations that
take a close look at disruption and, more importantly, what
comes next. Highlights include:
Changers" - Spotlighting leaders from some of the world's
top companies that have continually challenged mainstream
thinking, moving beyond traditional business models and
seeking innovative partnerships to find the intersection
of disruption and opportunity.
of Messaging - Featuring top brand executives, production
companies, studios and ad solution providers.
That Shape Pop Culture" - Pairing television's top
icons and creators in a "Chat with
That Fuel Multi-Platform Content - Examining the explosion
of video and broadcast capabilities across all screens.
- Viewing the media world through the eyes of innovators,
content creators, advertisers, technology experts, research
analysts and entertainers who will deliver ten 20-minute
Navigators - Focusing on international content and programming
including international channels, formats, global production
solutions and cross cultural brand strategies.
will be announced in the months ahead.