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NATPE 2001 Highlights

1/21/2001 07:00:00 PM Eastern

All events at Las Vegas Convention Center.


Monday, Jan. 22

11:30-12:45 p.m.

Third Annual Cable Connection Producing Quality Shows on a Budget

Pavilions 1-3

Panelists include Jana Bennett, TLC; Susan Cohen-Dickler, Banyan Productions; Marc Juris, AMC; Robb Weller & Gary Grossman, Weller/Grossman Productions.

Tuesday, Jan. 23

7:30-8:30 a.m.


Coffee With...Darren Star

Pavilions 1-3

8:45-10 a.m.

Opening Session

Conrad Ballroom

Jerry Seinfeld receives the Chairman's Award, followed by "The Hit Makers," a panel including Michael Davies and Adrian Woolfe, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?; Brenda Hampton, 7th Heaven; Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect; and Aaron Sorkin, The West Wing.

10:15-11:30 a.m.


Chasing the Almighty Ad Dollar

Ballroom A

Panelists discussing new vs. traditional media include Kayne Lanahan, News Corp One; Rich LeFurgy, WaldenVC/Internet Advertising Bureau; Dave Martin, PentaCom; Joe Ostrow, CAB (Cable television Advertising Bureau); Chris Rohrs, TVB (Television Advertising Bureau); Warren Siddall, Smithkline Beecham.

11:45-1 p.m.


Formats: The New Reality

Ballroom A

Panelists include Mark Burnett, Survivor; Gary Carter, Endemol Entertainment; Trina McQueen, CTV Television; Ben Silverman, William Morris Agency

11:45-1 p.m.

Minority Programming in the Era of Consolidation

Pavilions 1-3

Moderators: Kweisi Mfume, NAACP, and Don Cornelius, Soul Train.
Panelists include Byron Allen, CF Entertainment; Suzanne de Passe, De Passe Entertainment; Judge Mablean Ephriam, Divorce Court;
Kevin Fortson, Telepictures Productions; Don Jackson, Central City Productions; Jacqueline Kong, HotPopTV.com/ AAMD (Asian America Media Development)

2-6 p.m.


HD Workshops & Screenings

HD Theatre, Post/DTV Pavilion, Booth 2656, North Hall

Wednesday, Jan. 24

7:30-8:30 a.m.


Coffee With...Merv Griffin

Pavilions 1-3

8:45-10 a.m.


Super Panel: The Women of TV

Conrad Ballroom
Moderator: Leeza Gibbons, host of Extra.

Panelists: Whoopi Goldberg, Judge Judy, Rosie O'Donnell, and Cristina Saralegui.

10:15-11:30 a.m.


Picking the Winners: A Capital Idea

Pavilions 1-3

2-3 p.m.


HD Workshop: Adding Value With Digital

HD Theatre, Post/DTV Pavilion, Booth 2656, North Hall

3:15-4:15 p.m.

Content Production and Distribution in the Interactive Age

South Hall

Participants include Gareth Branwyn, Digital Living Today; Sean Carton, Digital Living Today;
Eric Scholl, Yahoo! Finance Vision; Dara-Lynn Weiss, Studio One Networks and Stan Woodward, Yahoo! Inc.

Thursday, Jan. 25

10-11 a.m.

Taking Your Content Interactive

South Hall

 

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