The NAB Show, the annual conference and expo for professionals who create, manage and distribute entertainment across all platforms, has announced a keynote conversation with the chairmen of Twentieth Century Fox Television (TCFTV), Gary Newman and Dana Walden. The 2010 NAB Show takes place April 10-15, in Las Vegas.
Los Angeles Times reporter Joe Flint will moderate the Keynote Conversation with Walden and Newman, which will center on how they have built Twentieth into a leading provider of TV blockbusters while navigating the challenges and opportunities facing media companies today. The panel will take place on Monday, April 12 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
"As the chairmen of Twentieth Century Fox Television, Gary and Dana are established leaders in broadcast media, and have also been pioneers in developing exciting new ways to bring content to consumers," said Chris Brown, executive vice president, Conventions & Business Operations for the NAB Show. "Our attendees expect to see the biggest names in media when they attend the NAB Show, and I'm delighted that expectation will be met with what I'm sure will be a lively and informative discussion."
Walden and Newman were named presidents of TCFTV in 1999 and were promoted to chairmen of the studio in 2007. Together they have led the studio to unparalleled success across all media, from broadcast and cable television to syndication, mobile, broadband and beyond. Walden and Newman recently delivered three of the biggest hits of the season to Fox and ABC with Ryan Murphy's "Glee," Seth MacFarlane's "The Cleveland Show" and Steven Levitan & Christopher Lloyd's "Modern Family." Their "Sons of Anarchy," co-produced with FX Productions, exploded in its second season to become the No. 1 rated series among young adults in all of basic cable. Overall, the pair has been hugely instrumental in building TCFTV into a leading supplier of blockbuster television programming.
Executives who have spoken at past NAB Shows include James Cameron; Barry Diller, chairman and CEO, IAC; David Eick, co-creator and executive producer, "Battlestar Gallactica;" Roger Enrico, chairman of the board, DreamWorks Animation; Jason Kilar, CEO, Hulu; and Sumner Redstone, chairman of the board, Viacom and CBS Corporation; to name a few.
About the 2010 NAB Show
The NAB Show will take place 10-15 April, 2010 in Las Vegas (exhibits open 12 April). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.
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