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NATPE 2001 Highlights

1/14/2001 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 (Cabletelevision 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 & ScreeningsHD 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


What's new in first-run? Diversity is the key component to this year's first-run offerings, with a little bit of everything available.

Show Clearance Barter Distributor

Talk

Ananda

70%

10.5/3.5

King World Productions

Caroline

70%

6/8

Paramount Domestic TV

Iyanla

60%

3.5/10.5

Buena Vista Television

The Tom Leykis Show

N/A

N/A

Warner Bros. Domestic TV

The Other Half

60%

11/3

NBC Enterprises and Syndication

Games

Show

Clearance

Barter

Distributor

Card Sharks

N/A

3.5/3.5

Pearson Television

Pyramid

N/A

N/A

Columbia Tri-Star

Who Wants To Date A Hooters Girl?

N/A

3.5/3.5

Lions Gate/Mercury

Relationships

Show

Clearance

Barter

Distributor

Cheaters

N/A

7/7

Western International Synd.

Elimidate

N/A

N/A

Telepictures Distribution

Fifth Wheel

N/A

3.5/3.5

Universal Worldwide TV

Rendez-View

N/A

3.5/3.5

Paramount Domestic TV

Shipmates

N/A

N/A

Columbia TriStar

Talk or Walk

55%

3.5/10.5

Tribune Entertainment

Reality

Show

Clearance

Barter

Distributor

The Bravest

N/A

7/7

Hearst Entertainment

Crossing Over With John Edwards

N/A

1.5/5.5

Studios USA Domestic

News/Magazine

Show

Clearance

Barter

Distributor

Hot Ticket

N/A

3.5/3.5

Paramount Domestic TV

Urban Latino

N/A

3.5/3.5

Litton Inc.

Drama

Show

Clearance

Barter

Distributor

Chicken Soup For The Soul

N/A

3.5/3.5

Litton Inc.

What About Your Friends?

N/A

N/A

Connection III Ent./Baruch

Action

Show

Clearance

Barter

Distributor

The Adventures of Jules Verne

N/A

N/A

Promark Entertainment

Collosseum

N/A

N/A

Pearson Television

Hard Knox

N/A

7/7

New Line Television

Lean Angle

N/A

N/A

Pearson Television

Mutant-X

71%

8/6

Tribune Entertainment

Tracker

N/A

7/7

Lions Gate/Mercury


Heading for off-net / The off-net market is sitcom heavy, but dramas such as Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and West Wing attract their share of attention.

Show Distributor Terms Clearance Debut

Comedy

Becker

Paramount

N/A

N/A

2003

Dharma & Greg

Twentieth

N/A

90%

2002

Everybody Loves Raymond

King World

N/A

94%

2001

For Your Love

Warner Bros.

N/A

N/A

2003

Futurama

Twentieth

N/A

N/A

2003

The Hughleys

Twentieth

N/A

N/A

2002

Just Shoot Me

Columbia TriStar

N/A

95%

2001

Kids Say the Darndest Things

King World

N/A

N/A

N/A

King of the Hill

Twentieth

N/A

95%

2001

King of Queens

Columbia TriStar

N/A

N/A

2003

The Larry Sanders Show

Columbia TriStar

N/A

B'cast N/A*

2001

Malcolm in the Middle

Twentieth

N/A

N/A

2003

Norm

Warner Bros.

N/A

N/A

2003

The Parkers

Paramount

N/A

N/A

2003

Sports Night

Buena Vista

N/A

N/A

2003

The Steve Harvey Show

Columbia TriStar

N/A

50%

2001

That 70's Show

Carsey Werner

N/A

94%

2002

Titus

Twentieth

N/A

N/A

2004

Two Guys and a Girl

Twentieth

N/A

N/A

2001/2002

Will & Grace

Warner Bros.

N/A

85%

2002

Ally McBeal (one hour)

Twentieth

N/A

N/A

2002

Mad TV (one hour)

Telepictures

N/A

N/A

2001

DRAMA

Show

Distributor

Terms

Clearance

Debut

Angel

Twentieth

N/A

N/A

2003

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer

Twentieth

N/A

B'cast 90%**

2001

Charmed

Paramount

N/A

N/A

2002

Dawson's Creek

Columbia TriStar

N/A

N/A

2002

Family Law

Columbia TriStar

N/A

N/A

2003

Judging Amy

Twentieth

N/A

N/A

2003

Law & Order: SVU

Studios USA

N/A

N/A

2003

Once & Again

Buena Vista

N/A

N/A

2004

The Practice

Twentieth

N/A

B'cast 90%**

2001

Providence

NBC

N/A

N/A

2003

Roswell

Twentieth

N/A

N/A

2003

Seven Days

Paramount

N/A

N/A

2002

West Wing

Warner Bros.

N/A

N/A

2003

Third Watch

Warner Bros.

N/A

N/A

2003

*sold to Bravo cable network

** sold to FX cable network
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