Variety is pleased to announce the return of Tune In: The TV Summit 2016. With audiences so divided across content channels, the TV Summit will explore how to best engage today’s viewers to support the future growth of the TV industry. Networks, advertisers, showrunners, production companies, digital channels and services will explore what it means to develop, market, monetize and distribute successful programming for evolving audiences.

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Agenda

8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. Registration

8:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. The Art and Science of the Show Launch
In an expanding sea of channels and elite content, launching a TV show is as high-stakes drama as it gets. How are network marketers, show producers and their partners strategizing on the best messaging and fan building to successfully get a show out of the gate? What is the best mix of media – social/online/TV/outdoor/live event – that is breaking through to potential audiences? Top executives and creative producers will talk about the best way to premiere programming.

Speakers,
Angela Courtin, Chief Marketing Officer, FOX
Jen Neal, EVP Marketing, E! and Esquire
Pam Levine, Chief Marketing Officer, HBO
Lori O'Connor, General Manager, Entertainment, Simulmedia
Don Buckley, EVP, Program Marketing and Digital Services, Showtime Networks
Jon Webb, Managing Partner, Gain Theory

9:40 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Breaking Through in a Peak TV World
Speaker:
Tommy Cheng, VP Ipsos Connect

9:50 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Chief Executive Roundtable: State of the TV Industry
With audiences scattered across platforms, content companies are quickly diversifying to maximize their reach with today’s new style of viewer. TV networks are supporting new OTT businesses and online publishers and social platforms are ramping up video programming. What are the best business models to attract brand partners and best engage with audiences? How are channels best monetizing their content given all of the platforms available? Top content platform chiefs will talk about how they are finding new revenue streams to support the further growth of the TV business.

Speakers:
Jeff Wachtel, President & Chief Content Officer, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment
Brian Robbins, CEO, AwesomenessTV
Peter Benedek, Co-Founder, Partner & Board Member, United Talent Agency 
Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube
Stephanie Gaines, VP Corporate Marketing, YuMe
Chris McCarthy, President, VH1 and Logo

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Keynote Conversation with Jennifer Caserta, President and GM, IFC

10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Networking Break

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. NBC Live Innovations
A close-up on NBC’s pioneering work with live musicals and plays, spanning Sound of Music and the Wiz, and upcoming Hairspray and A Few Good Men

Speakers:
Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment
Aaron Sorkin, Creator & Executive Producer (A Few Good Men Live)
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, Executive Producers (The Wiz Live, Hairspray Live, A Few Good Men Live, Academy Awards)
Kenny Leon, Director (Hairspray Live, The Wiz Live)

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Keynote Conversation with Michelle Vicary, EVP Programming & Network Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks

12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Masters of an Expanding Universe: TV’s Top Storytellers
Success brings more success for today’s hottest TV producers, where many are taking on management of more than one show. These roles are crucial for keeping series production on time and are important liaisons with shows’ network executives. Today’s storytellers are also having to coordinate multiplatform elements on sites and apps. How do executives producers succeed with such serious multitasking? What digital and brand partners are also working to help tell the best cross-platform stories? Top storytellers will talk about their craft.

Speakers:
Jeph Loeb, Head of Television, Marvel Studios
Bill Lawrence, Creator & Executive Producer (Rush Hour, Undateable, Cougar Town)
Marti Noxon, Creator & Executive Producer (UnREALGirlfriend's Guide to DivorceCode Black)
Jocelyn Diaz, EVP, Original Programming, EPIX

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Keynote Conversation with Mindy Kaling, Creator and Executive Producer, The Mindy Project

2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Programming to Engage the Next Generation

Speaker:
Mark Greenberg, CEO, EPIX

2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. What’s Next for the Global TV Marketplace?
It’s not enough to focus on U.S. audiences – shows must play well in an increasing number of global markets to achieve real success. What reality formats and scripted series are gaining traction around the world? What new markets are representing the best growth opportunities for exporting and distributing U.S.-born series? Top TV chiefs will explore how they are growing the industry worldwide. 

Speakers:
Andy Kaplan, President, Global Networks, Sony Pictures Television
Charlie Corwin, Co-Chairman, Endemol Shine Americas and Co-CEO, Endemol Shine North America
Adam Sher, Chief Creative Officer, ITV America
Armando Nunez, President and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group
Bob Bakish, CEO, Viacom International

3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Networking Break

3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Keynote Conversation with John Legend, Singer-Songwriter and Executive Producer, Underground

4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. It’s All About That Binge: Understanding and Targeting Today’s Audiences
Audiences have never loved TV more – considering the wealth of options across the traditional and online programming universe. But as viewers spread across the growing TV landscape, it’s becoming more challenging to quantify them. What are current strategies to measure audiences to determine if a show is a hit? How are executives valuing social activity versus traditional ratings versus online engagement and more?  Top researchers, media buyers and network sales chiefs will explore how they are analyzing today’s multiplatform audiences.

Speakers:
Julie Piepenkotter, EVP Research, FX Networks
Howard Shimmel, Chief Research Officer, Turner Broadcasting
John Penney, Chief Strategy Officer, Starz
Wared Seger, CEO, Parrot Analytics
Elizabeth Sloan, SVP, Consumer Insights, ABC
Mark Myers, SVP Sales, iSpot.TV

5:00 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.  Unscripted Breakthroughs
Unscripted series are crucial to many TV lineups, encouraging valuable live viewing among the genre’s rabid fan base. But with so many outlets offering unscripted and alternative, spanning competition, dating, docuseries and more, what content is breaking through with audiences? What types of shows are in development that could represent tomorrow’s hits? Top unscripted execs and producers explore the state of their business.

Speakers:
Doug Ross, CEO, Evolution and Executive Producer (Real Housewives franchise, Vanderpump Rules, Botched)
Jennifer O’Connoll, EVP Alternative, Lionsgate
Pam Healey, GM Shed Media, Warner Bros. Television
Nina Diaz, Senior Vice President, East Coast Production and Development, VH1

5:40 PM  Cocktail Reception 

Who Is Speaking?

  • John LegendSinger-Songwriter and Executive Producer
    Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multiaward winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter. His work has garnered him nine Grammy® awards, an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe® award, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, among others.

    As a producer, Legend is one of the principles for Get Lifted Film Co., a film and television production company based in Los Angeles with several projects sold to top television networks including Showtime, NBC, HBO, WGNA, USA, MTV, OWN and FOX. Currently signed to an overall production agreement with Legendary Television, Get Lifted Film Co. serves as executive producers on the HBO documentary “Southern Rites” and Pop Network docu-series “Sing it On,” both which premiered in May 2015. Additionally, the company
    has several projects in various stages of development/production including The Black Count (2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner) to be written and directed by Cary Fukunaga (“True Detective”) for Sony Pictures, and an upcoming project with producer Will Packer and Universal Pictures.

    On the music scene, after displaying his considerable gifts as a vocalist and pianist supporting artists such as Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, Legend’s debut solo album, “Get Lifted,” was released in December of 2004 through Columbia Records. The critically acclaimed album spawned the artist's first hit single, “Ordinary People,” and scored Legend multiple Grammy Awards in 2006, including Best R&B
    Album, Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Follow up albums—including 2006’s platinum-selling “Once Again” and 2008’s “Evolver”—proved equally impressive, scoring multiple industry awards and featured impressive collaborations with Kanye West, will.i.am, Raphael Saadiq and Andre 3000. Legend’s highly acclaimed fourth and most current studio album “Love In the Future,” features the single “All of Me,” Legend’s highest selling and charting song to date, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on both Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic charts. Most recently, Legend
    won his first Academy Award, first Golden Globe award, and won the 2015 Critic’s Choice award for his song “Glory,” that he wrote and performed with Common, for the 2014 film Selma.

    Throughout his career, Legend has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2007, he launched the Show Me Campaign (ShowMeCampaign.org), an initiative that focuses on education as a key to break the cycle of poverty which has garnered multiple prestigious humanitarian awards. Legend also sits on the boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, Stand for Children and the Harlem Village Academies and co-chairs the Harlem Village Academies’ National Leadership Board.
    Additionally, he supports LRNG, a movement dedicated to inspiring innovation in the learning process to one that better reflects the world we live in today. In 2015 Legend initiated the #freeAmerica campaign, designed to change the national conversation of our country’s misguided policies and to make a change in America’s criminal justice system.
  • Mindy KalingActor, Writer, Executive Producer and Director
    Mindy Kaling is an actor, writer, producer, and director. She currently stars in the Hulu original comedy series “The Mindy Project," which she also writes and executive produces. The show centers on Dr. Mindy Lahiri, a successful OB/GYN whose love of romantic comedies is wreaking havoc on her personal life. In 2013, “The Mindy Project” was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for New Series. In 2014, Mindy and the show earned nominations from the Television Critics Association for Individual Achievement in Comedy and Outstanding Achievement in Comedy respectively. Mindy also earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for her performance on the show in 2014. In 2016, the show earned a Gracie Award for Best Ensemble Cast.
    Before "The Mindy Project," Mindy was best known for her work on the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning NBC show “The Office.” In addition to directing, producing, and portraying celebrity-obsessed Kelly Kapoor, Mindy wrote 18 episodes of the series, including the Emmy nominated episode “Niagra.”
    In 2005, Mindy made her film debut as the object of Paul Rudd's unwanted affections in Judd Apatow’s THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN. She has been featured on the big screen alongside Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher in NO STRINGS ATTACHED and Jason Segel and Emily Blunt in THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT. She has additionally lent her voice to the blockbuster animated comedies DESPICABLE ME and WRECK-IT RALPH. In 2013, Mindy was seen in THIS IS THE END alongside James Franco and Seth Rogen. Most recently, Mindy lent her voice to the character Disgust in the Oscar-winning Pixar animated film INSIDE OUT alongside Amy Poehler and Bill Hader, and was seen in THE NIGHT BEFORE alongside Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
    Aside from her work in film and television, Mindy is the author of the comedic memoir “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns),” which continues to be featured on New York Times’ and USA Today’s best-seller lists. Mindy’s second memoir “Why Not Me?” was released in September 2015 and was also featured on the New York Times’ best-seller list.
  • Jennifer CasertaIFC
    As IFC’s President and General Manager, Jennifer Caserta has established IFC as the home for smart and distinctive alternative comedies that are, "always on" and "slightly off," in keeping with the network's clearly defined brand and voice. IFC’s evolution has resulted in a growing audience, revenue and distribution gains, pop culture buzz and an expanding slate of fresh original programming that resonates with viewers, advertisers and top comedy talent.

    IFC’s slate of critically acclaimed and award winning original series feature some of the biggest and best names in the comedy world, both in front of and behind the camera. Chief among them is Portlandia, an Emmy® Award nominated and Peabody and WGA-winning comedy created by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel, produced by Broadway Video and executive produced by Lorne Michaels. Created as an affectionate love letter to Portland, Oregon, Portlandia expands the boundaries of gentle satire and social commentary. The show has seeped into the cultural conversation spawning countless online parodies, and has even inspired local political campaigns and an FBI Academy training video about recycling.

    Alongside Portlandia, IFC’s most recent hit is critical and cultural smash Documentary Now! Starring Armisen and Bill Hader, hosted by Helen Mirren, and executive produced by Seth Meyers and Lorne Michaels, Documentary Now! parodies some of the world’s most well-known documentaries.

    Additionally, IFC has built its original programming slate to include Comedy Bang! Bang!, a series that riffs on the late night talk show format hosted by Scott Aukerman and co-starring Kid Cudi; dark comedy Todd Margaret, created by and starring David Cross; and Maron, a scripted narrative comedy loosely based on the life of comedian/podcaster Marc Maron.

    IFC also recently worked with Will Ferrell and Funny or Die on the two-season mini-series The Spoils of Babylon and The Spoils Before Dying, featuring A-list personalities, including Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, and Michael Kenneth Williams, to name a few.

    Ms. Caserta also served as executive producer on the 2009 docu-series Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut), which secured IFC and the legendary comedy troupe an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Nonfiction Series – the troupe’s first!

    Under Ms. Caserta’s leadership, IFC’s comedy focus was implemented alongside a network rebrand in 2010 from an indie film channel to a destination for sharp, smart comedy embodied by the tagline “Always On. Slightly Off.” The network also shifted its business model from a sponsorship model to a fully ad supported business with public ratings.

    Ms. Caserta is a sought after industry leader and speaker. During her time at IFC she was named by Fast Company as one of the publication’s “Most Creative People in Business” and a “Who’s Next” leader. She has been featured on Variety’s “Power of Women: New York Impact” list, which features women of influence in all areas of business; received the NCTA Vanguard Award for Young Leadership, and was honored by Multichannel News and WICT as a Wonder Woman. Her alma mater, Hunter College, inducted her into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2014.

    Prior to serving as General Manager, Ms. Caserta was IFC’s executive vice president of marketing, communications, scheduling and alternative programming. In this role, she directed some of IFC’s most innovative, multi-platform marketing and programming initiatives, and multi-faceted partnerships including a longstanding relationship with SXSW®. She also spearheaded the creation and launch of IFC's first VOD offering.

    Previously, Ms. Caserta served as executive vice president and general manager of the music network Fuse. Under her guidance, the network increased its ratings and web traffic and launched the live studio series The Sauce.

    Before joining Fuse, Ms. Caserta served as senior vice president of marketing for IFC and oversaw all trade and consumer marketing initiatives for the network, including advertising campaigns, promotions and special events. Ms. Caserta first joined IFC as vice president of marketing in 2004.

    Earlier in her career, Ms. Caserta served as vice president of ad sales marketing for Court TV, successfully redefining the Court TV trade brand. She has also held marketing positions at Oxygen Media, Food Network, Westwood One and the Radio Advertising Bureau.

    Ms. Caserta earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM), and is a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and PROMAX, as well as an active mentor. Ms. Caserta is an alumna of CTAM’s executive management program, CTAM U offered at Harvard Business School.
  • Michelle VicaryCrown Media Family Networks
  • Brian RobbinsAwesomenessTV
  • Armando NunezCBS Global Distribution Group
  • Bill LawrenceCreator & Executive Producer
    Bill Lawrence is an award-winning television writer, producer and director who most recently served as executive producer on “Undateable” for NBC.

    Lawrence previously created and executive-produced “Scrubs” and co-created “Cougar Town,” “Ground Floor,” “Spin City,” “Clone High” and online sensation “Nobody’s Watching.” “Scrubs,” which was twice nominated for an Emmy Award, and was the winner of both a Humanitas Award and a Peabody Award.

    Prior to “Scrubs,” Lawrence was a staff writer on the hit series “Friends” and later teamed with Gary David Goldberg (“Family Ties”) to co-create “Spin City.”

    Lawrence currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Christa Miller (“The Drew Carey Show,” “Scrubs”); their daughter, Charlotte; and sons, William and Henry.
  • Aaron SorkinCreator & Executive Producer
  • Marti NoxonCreator & Executive Producer
  • Jen NealE! & Esquire
    Jen Neal is the Executive Vice President, Marketing for E! Entertainment and the Esquire Network where she oversees and directs all marketing initiatives for the global pop culture and lifestyle brands, including advertising, media strategies, creative, brand alliances, promotion and integrated marketing across all platforms.

    A multifaceted marketing executive, Neal’s extensive experience is diverse, including entertainment marketing, advertising and media.

    Prior to joining E!, Neal served as Chief Marketing Officer for BBDO North America, responsible for driving BBDO North America’s evolution and growth, including the positioning and branding of the agency.

    Neal was previously at Omnicom’s PHD where she was responsible for running the New York office and all client relationships on the East Coast, including entertainment brands Discovery Networks, HBO, BBC and the Travel Channel. Under her leadership, the agency created and executed numerous award-winning campaigns, and received recognition as Mediaweek’s “Media Plan of the Year” (Discovery Channel).

    Her experience also includes serving as the Worldwide Group Account Director at the ArnellGroup and as Senior Director of Marketing Partnerships for the NBA/WNBA at the National Basketball Association.

    Neal has been recognized in prestigious industry publications, including Adweek’s ‘Brand Genius’ list in 2015, Multichannel News ’40 Under 40’ most innovative and influential, cable and telecommunications list, 2013, CableFAX Most Powerful Women in Business list 2013 & 2014 and MediaWeek ‘First Mover’, June 2012.

    Neal also serves on the Georgetown McDonough School of Business Advisory Board.She graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Her leadership and competitive spirit was refined during her college days as captain of the Georgetown women’s basketball team.
  • Mark GreenbergEPIX
  • Jocelyn DiazEPIX
  • Neil MeronExecutive Producer
    Neil Meron and Craig Zadan are executive producers of NBC’s upcoming holiday production of “Hairspray Live!”
    Zadan and Meron’s productions have earned a total of six Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, 13 Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, a Grammy Award, six GLAAD Awards, two NAACP Image Awards and two Tony Awards. After successfully producing the 85th Academy Awards, which garnered over 40 million viewers in the U.S. alone, they were invited back to produce the 86th Academy Awards which boasted a U.S. viewership of 45.4 million, making it the most watched Academy Awards since 2000. In 2015, Zadan and Meron produced the 87th Academy Awards, making them the first executive producers in sixteen years to have produced three consecutive Oscar broadcasts.
    Other recent projects include executive producing the critically acclaimed NBC production of “The Wiz Live!,” and executive producing 2013’s hugely successful, live, three-hour NBC presentation of “The Sound of Music Live!” starring Grammy winner Carrie Underwood as Maria. The landmark broadcast drew a record-breaking 21.3 million viewers, giving the network its highest ratings in seven years and the first live network musical broadcast since the 1950s. In 2014 they produced the second live musical for NBC, a broadcast of the classic musical “Peter Pan.” Zadan and Meron also produced a four-hour miniseries telling the true story of “Bonnie & Clyde,” directed by multiple Oscar-nominee Bruce Beresford, starring Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger, and Oscar winners William Hurt and Holly Hunter. The program was also a milestone broadcast, marking the first prime-time scripted show to air simultaneously on three separate networks: A+E, History and Lifetime.
    Zadan and Meron’s motion pictures include: “Hairspray,” “The Bucket List,” “Footloose,” and the Oscar-winning Best Picture, “Chicago.” Their television projects, which have accrued 114 Emmy nominations, include: “Gypsy,” “Cinderella,” “Annie,” “The Music Man,” “Life With Judy Garland,” “Martin & Lewis,” “Serving In Silence,” “The Beach Boys,” “Brian’s Song,” “The Three Stooges,” “The Reagans,” “A Raisin In The Sun,” the Golden Globe-nominated TV series “Smash” and the hit series “Drop Dead Diva”. Their latest critically acclaimed television movie was a contemporary version of “Steel Magnolias” starring Queen Latifah.
    On Broadway, they produced the Tony-winning “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” starring Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette, and the Tony-winning “Promises, Promises” starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. Zadan and Meron recently signed a new deal with the Shubert Organization to develop and produce new plays and musicals for the stage. They also recently produced a concert version of “Bombshell,” the fictional musical from their series “Smash,” as a charity benefit for The Actors Fund.
    Upcoming projects for the big screen include collaborating with Emmy Award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin for NBC’s 2017 broadcast of “A Few Good Men Live!”; producing “Pippin” for The Weinstein Company; “Monster High,” based on the billion dollar Mattel franchise, for Universal Pictures; and an untitled crime thriller, based on a true story from the FBI files, starring Channing Tatum for Sony Pictures.
  • Craig ZadanExecutive Producer
    Neil Meron and Craig Zadan are executive producers of NBC’s upcoming holiday production of “Hairspray Live!”
    Zadan and Meron’s productions have earned a total of six Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, 13 Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, a Grammy Award, six GLAAD Awards, two NAACP Image Awards and two Tony Awards. After successfully producing the 85th Academy Awards, which garnered over 40 million viewers in the U.S. alone, they were invited back to produce the 86th Academy Awards which boasted a U.S. viewership of 45.4 million, making it the most watched Academy Awards since 2000. In 2015, Zadan and Meron produced the 87th Academy Awards, making them the first executive producers in sixteen years to have produced three consecutive Oscar broadcasts.
    Other recent projects include executive producing the critically acclaimed NBC production of “The Wiz Live!,” and executive producing 2013’s hugely successful, live, three-hour NBC presentation of “The Sound of Music Live!” starring Grammy winner Carrie Underwood as Maria. The landmark broadcast drew a record-breaking 21.3 million viewers, giving the network its highest ratings in seven years and the first live network musical broadcast since the 1950s. In 2014 they produced the second live musical for NBC, a broadcast of the classic musical “Peter Pan.” Zadan and Meron also produced a four-hour miniseries telling the true story of “Bonnie & Clyde,” directed by multiple Oscar-nominee Bruce Beresford, starring Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger, and Oscar winners William Hurt and Holly Hunter. The program was also a milestone broadcast, marking the first prime-time scripted show to air simultaneously on three separate networks: A+E, History and Lifetime.
    Zadan and Meron’s motion pictures include: “Hairspray,” “The Bucket List,” “Footloose,” and the Oscar-winning Best Picture, “Chicago.” Their television projects, which have accrued 114 Emmy nominations, include: “Gypsy,” “Cinderella,” “Annie,” “The Music Man,” “Life With Judy Garland,” “Martin & Lewis,” “Serving In Silence,” “The Beach Boys,” “Brian’s Song,” “The Three Stooges,” “The Reagans,” “A Raisin In The Sun,” the Golden Globe-nominated TV series “Smash” and the hit series “Drop Dead Diva”. Their latest critically acclaimed television movie was a contemporary version of “Steel Magnolias” starring Queen Latifah.
    On Broadway, they produced the Tony-winning “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” starring Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette, and the Tony-winning “Promises, Promises” starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. Zadan and Meron recently signed a new deal with the Shubert Organization to develop and produce new plays and musicals for the stage. They also recently produced a concert version of “Bombshell,” the fictional musical from their series “Smash,” as a charity benefit for The Actors Fund.
    Upcoming projects for the big screen include collaborating with Emmy Award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin for NBC’s 2017 broadcast of “A Few Good Men Live!”; producing “Pippin” for The Weinstein Company; “Monster High,” based on the billion dollar Mattel franchise, for Universal Pictures; and an untitled crime thriller, based on a true story from the FBI files, starring Channing Tatum for Sony Pictures.
  • Kenny LeonDirector
    Kenny Leon will serve as director of NBC’s holiday production of “Hairspray Live!,” set to air Dec. 7.
    Leon is the artistic director of True Colors Theatre Co. in Atlanta, as well as a Tony Award-winning Broadway and film director. Other television credits includes NBC’s “The Wiz Live!,” “In My Dreams,” “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” and the TV adaptation of “Steel Magnolias.”
    His Broadway credits include “Holler If Ya Hear Me” and the recent revival of “A Raisin in the Sun,” starring Denzel Washington, which earned Tony Awards for Best Director, Best Play and Best Featured Actress (Sophie Okonedo). He also directed August Wilson’s “Fences” (which garnered 10 Tony nominations and won three Tonys, including Best Revival), “Gem of the Ocean” and “Radio Golf.”
    Additional Broadway credits include “The Mountaintop,” starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett; “Stick Fly” (also by Lydia Diamond); and the 2004 revival of “A Raisin in the Sun,” with Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad and Sean P. Diddy Combs.
    Leon is a graduate of Clark Atlanta and is an honorary Ph.D. recipient of Clark Atlanta and Roosevelt universities.
  • Angela CourtinFOX
    Angela Courtin is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX). In her role, Ms. Courtin is responsible for FOX’s overall brand strategy, and oversees on-air and off-air promotion and advertising, national media, multi-platform & affiliate marketing, design and social media for the network.

    Previously, Courtin served as Chief Marketing Officer of Relativity Media, where she was responsible for all film, television and sports marketing initiatives as well as all branding and advertising campaigns across the company. She also oversaw Madvine, the company’s branded entertainment and consumer products arm, and Relativity Digital. In addition, Courtin launched a new digital division to grow Relativity's audience and provide brands with a fully integrated approach to marketing.

    Before joining Relativity, Courtin was President of Dentsu Aegis Network U.S. where she worked across the global agency’s stateside businesses, including Carat, McGarryBowen, Isobar, Vizeum, Posterscope, 360i and iProspect, and also helped launch The Story Lab, Dentsu’s branded content agency. Courtin previously served as Chief Content Officer for Aegis Media. Prior to Aegis, Courtin’s roles included co-head of Integrated Marketing at MTV; Senior Vice President of Marketing, Entertainment & Content for MySpace; and associate producer on the hit HBO series “Big Love.”

    Courtin was named one of Advertising Age’s “Women to Watch” for 2013 and one of the “30 Most Powerful Women in Advertising” by The Business Insider in 2012. She was also featured in the OUT 100, Out magazine’s annual list of the year’s most influential LGBT people. Courtin is a recipient of the Spears School of Business Outstanding Young Alumni Award and was recognized as one of Oklahoma State University’s 50 distinguished M.B.A. alumni of the past 50 years.
  • Julie PiepenkotterFX Networks
    Julie Piepenkotter is Executive Vice President of Research for FX Networks, and oversees all facets of program, digital, and consumer research for FX, FXX and FXM.

    Based in Los Angeles, Piepenkotter joined FX as Senior Vice President of Research in 2009 and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2013. Piepenkotter is currently responsible for all aspects of program, consumer, and digital research for FX Networks.

    Piepenkotter plays a leading role in providing analysis and insights that enable internal FX and 21st Century Fox constituencies to better understand and manage the rapidly evolving media ecosystem. She was involved in establishing FX as the first network in the industry to utilize Live+3 time-shifted ratings data as the initial standard for press and industry consumption – a standard which many other networks adapted soon thereafter. Piepenkotter also works closely with other business units of 21st Century Fox on coordinated special projects and research initiatives, including insights into consumer behavior and trends that advance the company’s overall corporate strategies. During her tenure at FX, Piepenkotter has become one of the industry’s most respected and trusted senior research executives.

    Prior to joining FX Networks, Piepenkotter spent 20 years working at The Walt Disney Company, most recently as Senior Vice President of Research for the Disney ABC Television Group in charge of program research for ABC Family, SOAPnet and consumer insights across the Disney ABC television portfolio. She began her career as a media buyer and planner with The Leo Burnett Company in Chicago.

    Piepenkotter received a bachelor’s degree (cum laude) from Loyola University of Chicago, majoring in communication studies and minoring in philosophy.
  • Jon WebbGain Theory
    Jon is a Managing Partner operating with a global remit for Gain Theory, a global marketing foresight consultancy that gives marketers the power and confidence to make faster, smarter business decisions.
    In his role, Jon helps clients understand how to optimize the value of marketing investments by leveraging market-leading tactics devised through intelligent data, analytics, insight and consultancy. His work in this area has helped leading brands improve new launch forecasting; optimizing the mix between paid, owned and earned media as well as course correction in-campaign.
    Jon’s work is committed to delivering insights that are focused towards specific KPIs that can have a real and demonstrable impact on the bottom line and Jon’s hi-touch consultative approach ensures successful activation in ranges as diverse as retail, financial services, tech brands and entertainment.
    Jon worked for 10 years client-side at National Savings, the UK’s largest savings organisation helping them understand business levers through Econometrics (or Marketing Mix Modelling) - a statistical modelling technique used to identify and quantify the relationships between sales and the factors that influence them.
    Jon holds a bachelor’s degree from Staffordshire University and an MA from the University of East Anglia. As an accomplished author and speaker, Jon has long been an advocate for the proper treatment of clients’ marketing, seeing it as an investment rather than a cost and has published a number of papers demonstrating the real impact of advertising on share price, the ultimate KPI for the C-Suite.
    Gain Theory partner with some of the world’s biggest brands including Unilever, Target, Vodafone and Hotels.com. The consultancy has experienced an incredible first year, winning over 16 clients globally.
  • Pam LevineHBO
    Pam Levine is chief marketing officer for Home Box Office, Inc. She is responsible for leading and providing strategic direction for all of the company’s consumer marketing efforts across HBO and Cinemax, including Program and Brand Advertising, Creative Services, Social and Digital Marketing, Multicultural Marketing, Retail and Licensing as well as guiding marketing efforts for digital platforms. She was named to this newly-created position in January 2014.
    Levine joined HBO in November 2011 as executive vice president, Marketing, and since then has made significant contributions to the marketing organization, driving a cohesive strategy across all areas which has allowed her and her team to create campaigns that continue to set the bar in the industry.
    Levine came to HBO with 16 years of experience at Twentieth Century Fox, where she spent the last nine years as co-president, Domestic Theatrical Marketing. She jointly led marketing for over 140 movies, playing an integral role in crafting campaigns for all the studio’s releases including creating and leading campaigns as diverse as The Devil Wears Prada, Walk the Line, Borat, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Marley and Me, The Simpsons Movie, Taken and Avatar, the highest grossing movie of all time. Before assuming her role as co-president, she was senior vice president, Marketing Planning & Research at Fox, where she oversaw and analyzed all market research conducted on their domestic theatrical releases.
    Levine has tremendous experience in launching, building and managing blockbuster franchises for films such as X-Men, Ice Age and Night at the Museum. She also has expertise in managing all areas of traditional media, promotion as well as content integration and digital/mobile.
    Among her many successes and accolades, Levine was named Ad Age’s MVP Entertainment Marketer of the Year (2005) and Entertainment Marketer of the Year (2008).
  • Tommy ChengIpsos Connect
  • Mark MyersiSpot.TV
    Mark Myers is a seasoned advertising executive with more than 15 years experience growing companies. Mark currently serves as SVP of Sales for iSpot.tv, a real-time TV advertising measurement company, which he joined in 2013.
    Previously, Mark was VP and Head of Agency Solutions for InsightExpress, where he developed the the company’s go-to-market strategy. Prior to that he was VP of Sales for Nielsen Online where he oversaw one of the largest client verticals by revenue, and helped guide the launch of Nielsen’s Online Campaign Ratings. Earlier positions included sales roles at NetRatings, Jupiter Media Metrix, and AdRelevance.
    Mark is a graduate of the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle with his wife and family. Connect with Mark on LinkedIn
  • Adam SherITV America
    Adam Sher serves as Chief Creative Officer at ITV America. In this role, he guides the company’s creative strategy, including leveraging intellectual property, managing and brokering high-level talent deals and partnerships, and identifying emerging cable, broadcast and digital platform growth opportunities across the group. Previously, Sher was Chief Creative Officer at Leftfield Entertainment, brokering partnerships with talent from various realms of entertainment, including Kevin Costner and Bethenny Frankel. Prior to Leftfield, Sher was CEO of Ryan Seacrest Productions, serving as executive producer on scripted and unscripted series such as ABC’s Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, for which he earned an Emmy award. He began his career at the William Morris Agency where, during a 16-year tenure, he represented prolific production companies and executive producers, as well as television broadcasters and personalities.
  • Jeph LoebMarvel Studios
  • Jeff WachtelNBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
    Jeff Wachtel is Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, and President, Universal Cable Productions & Wilshire Studios. Wachtel oversees development and production of content for the company’s diverse cable portfolio, including USA, Syfy, Oxygen, Esquire, E! and Bravo. He also leads two in-house studios: Universal Cable Productions, focused on original scripted programming, and Wilshire Studios, focused on non-scripted entertainment. He reports to Bonnie Hammer, Chairman, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment.

    Wachtel is spearheading the cable portfolio’s escalated effort to create and own quality original content and has invigorated its development slate by adding star power to its growing roster of A-list producing talent. Under his leadership, the studios have produced over 50 shows, including Golden Globe winner “Mr. Robot,” “Colony,” “Suits,” “Royal Pains” and “Playing House” on USA; “12 Monkeys,” “The Magicians” and “Hunters” on Syfy; “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” on Bravo; and “Difficult People” on Hulu.

    In his previous role as co-president of USA Network, Wachtel oversaw all original programming for the network for over 10 years, including seven consecutive years as the number one cable entertainment network. Prior to joining USA, Wachtel served as president of Canada’s leading program supplier, Alliance Atlantis Television; president of 3 Arts Television; and executive vice president of primetime TV at Columbia Pictures Television, where he developed and supervised a number of long-running hit shows including “Party of Five” and “Dawson’s Creek.”

    A graduate of Yale University, Wachtel began his career as a theatre director and producer, producing the first New York productions of David Mamet’s plays “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” and “Duck Variations.” Wachtel is an avid mentor and teaches a producing class at the American Film Institute. He is also a founding member of L.A. Works, a community-based volunteer organization, a member of the President’s Advisory Board of the Zimmer Children’s Museum and a board member of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society.
  • Robert GreenblattNBC Entertainment
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  • Howard ShimmelTurner
    Howard Shimmel is chief research officer of Turner. Within this leadership role, he oversees research initiatives spanning the company’s multi-screen entertainment, news, kids and sports brands, as well as corporate analysis and insight-led research efforts in collaboration with the company’s heads of sales and data.

    Prior to be promoted to his role in 2014, Shimmel was senior vice president of ad sales and sports research for Turner, where he oversaw television and digital research analysis and strategy support for the company’s news, entertainment, animation, young adults & kids and sports advertising sales units. He joined Turner from Nielsen Media & Advertising Analytics where he served as executive vice president responsible for building out an advanced analytic business focused on issues like cross-platform analytics, advanced media targeting, promotion effectiveness and ROI measurement, for media companies, agencies and advertisers. Shimmel’s prior experience includes research roles at The Nielsen Company, America Online, WBIS and MTV Networks. He also served as president of Symmetric Resources, Inc. Over the span of his career, Shimmel has developed research expertise related to technology adoption, methodology and advertising’s impact on sales.

    Shimmel is a frequent speaker at media research conferences and other industry events. He is a former chairman of the Video Advertising Bureau (known at that time as the CAB) national research committee and a recipient of the group’s Jack Hill Award for excellence and integrity in media research (1993) and its President’s Award (1990). Shimmel received a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

    Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStream Planet and ELEAGUE.
  • Don BuckleyShowtime Networks
  • Lori O'ConnorSimulmedia
    Lori O’Connor is the General Manager, Entertainment, at Simulmedia, a New York based marketing technology company that drives business outcomes for advertisers through traditional TV marketing. She represents Simulmedia’s benefits to television advertisers, particularly broadcast/cable networks, OTT companies and movie studios, as they promote audience tune-in, streaming and new releases in theaters and across platforms. Prior to joining Simulmedia, Ms. O’Connor was the Publisher of TV Guide Magazine where she pushed “traditional” print advertising boundaries by creating engaging, organic experiences for advertisers and readers and where she worked closely with television marketers such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBCU, Turner, etc. Earlier, Ms. O’Connor was with Meredith and MediZine.

    Ms. O’Connor began her career on the agency side including stints at Grey Advertising and Draft FCB working on P&G and PepsiCo among others. She holds a BS in Advertising from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
  • John PenneyStarz
    John Penney is Chief Strategy Officer for Starz. Penney is responsible for building and evaluating key business strategies, partnerships, and identifying and developing new business opportunities across the Starz family of companies. John currently serves as Chairman of STARZ PLAY Arabia, a start-up premium SVOD service launched in 17 Middle East and North African territories. He joined Starz in March 2010 and was promoted to Chief Strategy Officer from EVP, Strategy & Business Development in November 2013.
    Prior to joining Starz, Penney was President and Head of Corporate Development of Foresee Entertainment, a media and entertainment company he co-founded with current Starz CEO, Chris Albrecht in 2008. At Foresee, Penney was responsible for operations and the planning and development of its strategy, expansion efforts and new business platforms.
    Before joining Foresee, Penney served as Head of Global Media Strategy for IMG, Inc., where he was responsible for developing and implementing a new global entertainment strategy, focusing on production and distribution of non-scripted, scripted, and digital programming.
    An early and ongoing proponent of the digital transformation of the entertainment industry, prior to IMG, Penney was with HBO for five years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Digital Initiatives, where he oversaw the strategic planning, delivery and operational management of digital businesses and new advertising-supported broadband channels.
    Penney was Executive Vice President at ACTV, Inc., where he oversaw the development and licensing of technologies and intellectual property for interactive television, personal computer, wireless data and mobile entertainment environments.
    Before executive stints at Scient, Inc. and Viacom, Penney spent seven years on Wall Street, both as an equity research analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc. covering the media and entertainment industries, and as a financial analyst in the Media & Telecommunications Corporate Finance group of The Chase Manhattan Bank.
    In 2014, Penney was distinguished as the first content executive to be elected to the Executive Board of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA is the former CEA) and serves as Chairman of the Association’s Content and Entertainment Council and as a member of its Board of Industry Leaders. He also serves as a Trustee of the CTA Foundation. Nominated in 2014, he began serving as a Founding Member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences' Vision Council. Penney is also an Executive Committee member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Interactive Media Peer Group.
    Penney holds a B.A. in Social Psychology from Wesleyan University and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy & Administration, concentrating in Science & Technology, from Columbia University.
    He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
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  • Nina DiazVH1
    Nina L. Diaz joined VH1 in March 2014 as Senior Vice President, East Coast Production and Development.

    Based in New York, Diaz is responsible for overseeing unscripted programming developed and produced out of VH1’s New York office.

    Diaz has produced some of the most dynamic and talked about shows on television most recently at Left/Right Productions as Senior Vice President, Head of Current Production where she oversaw production on multiple series including VH1’s own “Mob Wives” series and spin-offs as well as A&E’s “Rodeo Girls.” As an independent executive producer, Diaz was the show runner that launched “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” which broke all franchise ratings records at the time. She also executive produced and co-developed the TLC competition series “Homemade Millionaire” which was hosted as well as executive produced by Kelly Ripa.

    Diaz’s appointment at VH1 marks her return to Viacom, where she spent 10 years at MTV most recently as Vice President of the News & Documentaries division. While there, she created and produced hit series including “MTV Cribs” and “My Super Sweet 16,” which debuted as the highest rated series premiere in MTV history at that time. After spending a day with the Osbourne family for the production of a “Cribs” episode, she suggested that the family was worthy of their own series. Her idea was developed into the reality phenomenon “The Osbournes.”
    A native Manhattanite, Diaz is a proud product of the NYC public school system and a graduate of Fordham University where she received her BA in Communications and studied abroad in Italy.
  • Bob BakishViacom International
    Bob Bakish has been President and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), and its predecessor company MTV Networks International, since 2007, with oversight of all of Viacom’s media networks outside the U.S. In this role, he has driven the development of its international portfolio of core pay TV brands, with MTV and Nickelodeon being joined by Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, BET, Spike and Nick Jr. on pay TV platforms worldwide.
    In that period, the company has consistently grown profitability while expanding its TV, online and geographical footprint. Viacom’s 200 plus TV channels now reach a cumulative 3.7 billion households across more than 180 countries and broadcast in more than 40 languages. Bakish has also overseen the transition from TV to multiplatform distribution, with VIMN significantly growing online engagement with its video content, having launched a range of cutting edge digital properties including the Viacom Play Plex suite of mobile streaming apps that give on-demand access to the best TV content from all its brands.
    Bakish’s growth strategy for VIMN has also involved building its branded presence on 3rd party video-on-demand and social media platforms – with an estimated 850 million fans and followers worldwide. In addition, he expanded the off-screen presence of VIMN's brands through live events, stores, theme parks and recreation.

    Bakish has delivered significant growth in some of the world’s most valuable media markets including: the UK through the acquisition of Channel 5; India through its Viacom18 joint venture with Reliance Industries; and, a range of initiatives across other major economies including Brazil, China, Russia and Africa, where VIMN is the leading supplier of pay TV channels.
  • Pam HealeyWarner Bros. Television
    Pam Healey has served as General Manager, Shed Media (part of the Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Programming department) since January 2013. In this role, Healey is responsible for supervising the development and production of original unscripted television series for the U.S. cable and broadcast network marketplace.

    Under Healey’s leadership, Shed Media has consistently delivered a prolific and diverse slate of series ranging from docu-soaps to entertainment formats and more. Shed Media is currently producing eight series and will deliver more than 150 hours of finished television episodes throughout 2016. Programs produced by the company with Healey serving as executive producer include the upcoming First Dates for NBC, Basketball Wives for VH1, Hello Goodbye (in association with Telepictures) for Travel Channel, Livin’ Lozada for OWN, Long Lost Family and Who Do You Think You Are? for TLC, and The Real Housewives of New York City for Bravo, among others. Healey received an Emmy® nomination in 2014 as part of the producing team for Who Do You Think You Are?, which was nominated for Outstanding Structured Reality Program.

    Prior to joining Shed, Healey spent 10 years at High Noon Entertainment, where she served as Executive Vice President, West Coast. She established High Noon’s Los Angeles office with a mission to diversify the company and was instrumental in the expansion of its business, creating and executive producing pilots and series for a broad range of networks, including VH1, E!, TLC, History, Syfy, MTV, Animal Planet, Discovery, truTV and USA. She executive produced two of High Noon’s longest-running series — Tough Love for VH1 and Cake Boss for TLC — among many others.

    Healey received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University. She serves as a member of the board of directors of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which is dedicated to the future of music education and provides durable, high-quality musical instruments to deserving, under-funded music programs nationwide.
  • Andy KaplanWorldwide Networks, Sony Pictures Television
    Andy Kaplan is president of worldwide networks for Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Based out of SPT’s headquarters in Culver City, California, Kaplan leads the company’s global television networks and investments. He is charged with growing SPT’s networks portfolio by expanding the channel footprints and building new network brands worldwide. SPT’s networks have 150 channel feeds in 178 countries reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households throughout North America, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa. Crackle, the studio’s multi-platform streaming network, is available in 21 countries.
    Kaplan’s global purview includes oversight of SPT’s branded networks, including AXN, Sony Channel, Animax and Crackle as well as one of the largest portfolios of channels in India and the U.S.
    Kaplan’s largest portfolio is in India, where he has played an instrumental role in the growth and success of SPT’s high-performance networks business, Sony Pictures Networks India, which operates a portfolio of channels that includes SET, MAX, MAX 2, AATH, SAB, PIX, MIX, SIX, LIV, AXN, Animax, Sony-BBC Earth and Sony-ESPN channel.

    In the U.S., Kaplan is responsible for SPT’s majority stake in multimedia entertainment company GSN, which offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment via its 80 million subscriber television network and digital game platform. He also oversees Sony Movie Channel, SPT’s first wholly owned U.S. multi-platform television network; Cine Sony Television; as well as the broadcast digi-net getTV.

    Kaplan has made it a priority to increase the amount of original programming airing across SPT’s branded networks, including programs such as Hannibal and Crossing Lines. On Canal Sony in Latin America, original shows like Los Simuladores and localized versions of international formats such as Mexico’s Next Top Model and Brazil’s Next Top Model have been huge hits. On AXN in Asia, The Amazing Race Asia, The Apprentice Asia, as well as Asia’s Got Talent have scored high ratings throughout the region.
    In India, SET has numerous hit shows, including Hindi-language version of hit formats Indian Idol, X Factor, Dancing With The Stars, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and the local version of the hit Latin American telenovela Yo Soy Betty La Fea (Ugly Betty in the U.S.). Kaplan also led the team in negotiating a landmark multi-year broadcasting deal for cricket rights for the Indian Premier League, which currently airs on MAX and SIX in that country.
    Prior to his current position, Kaplan served as EVP, COO of the Sony Pictures Television Group, overseeing all aspects of the company’s global production operations, as well as its joint venture ownership of Telemundo.
    Kaplan previously worked at Hollywood Stock Exchange, Hal Roach Studios and Embassy Pictures. He also served as an entertainment and media consultant working with Sony Corporation of America, Lionsgate Entertainment, Liberty Media, Fremantle Television and Galan Entertainment, among others.

    Kaplan is Chairman of the Board of Directors of NATPE, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zimmer Children’s Museum and Chairman of the Board of Governors for the USC Annenberg School’s Center for the Digital Future, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for International Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences.

    Kaplan earned a BA in Economics at University of California, Los Angeles and his MBA at University of Southern California.
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  • Stephanie GainesYuMe
    Stephanie Gaines is the Vice President of Corporate Marketing at YuMe, a global audience technology company powered by data-driven insights and multi-platform expertise. Gaines leads the global corporate marketing program at YuMe, including press, events, creative, market research and corporate positioning. Gaines’ career has taken her through the epicenter of the evolution of entertainment, digital content and technology. She launched her career as a literary manager/producer in Los Angeles, producing TV films for networks such as CBS, and then served as Vice President, Planning at CBS for 7 years. While there, she helped create the media strategy for CBS’s primetime schedule and ignited technology partnerships with top-tier Silicon Valley companies. Since moving to the Bay Area, she has created strategic alliances between content owners and technology companies, focused on extending the connection with the consumer and building multi-screen audiences. A recognized digital leader, Gaines has received numerous industry awards for her strategic marketing and monetization of video content.
  • James CordenThe Late Late Show Host
    The multi-talented James Corden is known around the world as a Tony Award-winning performer on Broadway, a BAFTA-winning star of a UK television series, a feature film actor, an Emmy winning host, writer, and producer in several genres of television.

    Corden can currently be seen hosting THE LATE LATE SHOW, which premiered on CBS in March 2015 and won an Emmy for “Outstanding Interactive Program”, two back to back Critics Choice Awards nominations for “Best Talk Show”, set YouTube records and achieved its highest ratings, with any host, since the show’s inception in 1995. Corden separates his show from other late night shows by offering viewers a peek behind-the-scenes into the green room, bringing all of his guests out at once and lending his musical and acting talents to various sketches.

    Most recently, Corden hosted THE 70th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®, which had the highest viewers in 15 years.

    Corden continues to host the BAFTA Award winning UK sports-themed comedy game show “A League of Their Own” on Sky 1 and hosted the Brit Awards, the biggest event in the British music industry, from 2010 to 2014.

    On television, Corden stars in, produces, and writes the BAFTA nominated comedy thriller “The Wrong Mans,” which is available on Hulu and airs on the BBC. In 2013, Corden was awarded the Royal Television Society Award for Comedy Writer of the Year for his work on the show.

    Previously, Corden starred as Smithy in the critically acclaimed BBC comedy series “Gavin and Stacey” which he also co-created and co-wrote. For this role, he earned the BAFTA Television Award for Best Male Comedy Performance in 2008 and the British Comedy Award for Best Male Comedy Performer in 2007. The series received the British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy in 2008, as well as the National Television Award for Most Popular Comedy Programme in 2010. Corden also starred in the British television series “Fat Friends” from 2000 to 2005, which earned him a nomination for the 2000 Royal Television Society Award for Network Newcomer On Screen. In 2011, Corden had a recurring role in the popular BBC science fiction series “Doctor Who” as Craig Owens, the Doctor’s roommate.

    Corden, as illustrated above, is clearly a modern day renaissance man, taking his multi-dimensional talents to various roles on the big screen, including: “Into the Woods” with Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, and Emily Blunt, “Begin Again” with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, “The Three Musketeers” with Orlando Bloom, “Gulliver’s Travels” with Jack Black, “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People” with Jeff Bridges, and “The History Boys” with Dominic Cooper.

    On stage, Corden attracted international attention as the lead in the hit comedic play “One Man, Two Guvnors,” which he first performed in The National Theatre and the West End in London, and then on Broadway. His performance on Broadway garnered him the 2012 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play. His additional theater credits include the worldwide tour of “The History Boys” in the role of Timms, which he also played in the feature film adaptation.

    Over the course of his career, Corden has additionally been awarded the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Comedy Writer of the Year, the South Bank Show Award for Comedy, the TRIC Award for Best Comedy, and the National Television Award for Best Comedy.

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