THE BEST OF TV.

The entertainment industry’s premier talent, creators and executives gather in person for exclusive keynotes and panel discussions on the best of television including content development, writing, casting, marketing and distribution.

The event will be held at The 1 Hotel West Hollywood. Limited seats are available — get your tickets today.

Attending with your team? For group rate information, email flgomez@variety.com

Agenda 

8:30 AM - 9:00 PM PT

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM PT

Opening Remarks

9:15 AM - 9:55 AM PT

Supporting Actors Roundtable

Dakota Fanning - "Ripley"
Ricky Martin - "Palm Royale"
Lisa Ann Walter - "Abbott Elementary"
Jennifer Jason Leigh - "Fargo"
Greta Lee - "The Morning Show"
Lewis Pullman - "Lessons in Chemistry"
Emily Longeretta (Moderator) - Senior TV Features Editor, Variety

Go behind the scenes with favorite breakout supporting actors. Find out how panelists came into their roles and hear more about their creative process in storytelling.

9:55 AM - 10:10 AM PT

Step Into the Future of Filmmaking With "Stay Alive, My Son"

Victoria Bousis - Director, Writer, & Producer
Jazz Tangcay (Moderator) - Senior Artisans Editor, Variety

Explore the making of this groundbreaking immersive movie that uniquely blends cinema and interactive game play to experience an epic journey where you don’t watch the story – you live it.  

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM PT

Meet the Makers: Paramount+'s "Frasier"

Kelsey Grammer - Actor and Executive Producer
Joe Cristalli - Showrunner
Chris Harris - Showrunner
Michael Schneider (Moderator) - TV Editor, Variety

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM PT

Meet the Makers: Peacock’s "The Traitors"

Dan Gheesling - Contestant
Kate Chastain - Contestant
Parvati Shallow - Contestant
Phaedra Parks - Contestant
Trishelle Cannatella - Contestant

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM PT

Keynote Conversation with George Cheeks, President and CEO, CBS

George Cheeks - President and CEO, CBS
Cynthia Littleton (Moderator) - Co-Editor-in-Chief, Variety

Find out about the leadership vision for CBS as the platform competes for audiences in an exciting but crowded media landscape. 

11:30 AM - 11:50 PM PT

Meet the Makers: CBS' "Colin from Accounts"

Harriet Dyer - Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Actor
Patrick Brammall - Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Actor
Michael Schneider (Moderator) - TV Editor, Variety

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM PT

Meet the Makers: Investigation Discovery's "Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV"

Mary Robertson - Creator
Emma Schwartz - Creator
Emily Longeretta (Moderator) - Senior TV Features Editor, Variety

Hear about the making of the explosive documentary "Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV."

12:10 PM - 12:40 PM PT

Meet the Makers: Apple TV+'s "Masters of the Air"

Jazz Tangcay (Moderator) - Senior Artisans Editor, Variety
Colleen Atwood - Costume Designer
Michael Minkler - Supervising Sound Editor / Re-recording Mixer
Blake Neely - Composer
Richard Rutkowski - Director of Photography

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM PT

Networking Lunch

1:40 PM - 2:10 PM PT

Variety Mary Tyler Moore Visionary Award and Q&A with Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig - Actor, Producer, Writer
Dr. S. Robert Levine (Presenter) - Mary Tyler Moore's Husband and Founder & CEO of the Mary Tyler Moore Vision Initiative
Jenelle Riley (Moderator) - Deputy Awards and Features Editor, Variety

Wiig is being recognized for her extensive and groundbreaking achievements in storytelling, matching Mary Tyler Moore’s continuing extraordinary impact on the entertainment industry. Following the award presentation, Wiig will sit down for a conversation to discuss her current work in Apple TV+’s “Palm Royale.”

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM PT

Behind the Scenes with Documentary Trailblazers

Gotham Chopra - "Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story" (Hulu)
Frank Marshall - "The Beach Boys" (Disney+)
Prentice Penny - "Black Twitter" (Onyx)
Lance Oppenheim - "Spermworld" FX
Angelique Jackson (Moderator) - Senior Entertainment Writer, Variety

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM PT

Meet the Makers: FOX's "Animal Control"

Joel McHale - Executive Producer and Actor
Michael Schneider (Moderator) - TV Editor, Variety

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM PT

Networking Break

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM PT

Anatomy of a Character: FX's "FEUD: Capote Vs. The Swans"

Diane Lane - Actor
Lou Eyrich - Costume Designer / Producer

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM PT

Game Show Host Fan Favorites

Drew Carey - "The Price Is Right"
Jane Lynch - "The Weakest Link"
Carrie Ann Inaba - "Dancing with the Stars"
Nicole Byer - "Wipeout," "Nailed It"
Emily Longeretta (Moderator) - Senior TV Features Editor, Variety

Go behind the scenes with your favorite game show hosts. Find out what inspires them in their roles and learn more about their creative approach in connecting with today’s audiences.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM PT

Reality Producers Tell All

Tom Campbell - Executive Producer, "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Jen Darrow - EP, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” Senior VP Programming & Production, Citizen Pictures
Isabel San Vargas - President, Production and Operations, Propagate Content
Alex Baskin - Showrunner & EP, “Vanderpump Rules”
Kate Aurthur (Moderator) - Editor-at-Large, Variety

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM PT

Let’s Celebrate! 15-Year Reunion of White Collar

Jeff Eastin - Creator, Executive Producer, and Showrunner
Matt Bomer - Producer and Actor
Tim DeKay - Producer and Actor
Tiffani Thiessen - Actor

Hear about favorite experiences and tales from the set of this popular drama which first launched in 2009.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Networking Reception

Speakers 

Carrie Ann Inaba

Carrie Ann Inaba

"Dancing with the Stars"

Lisa Ann Walter

Lisa Ann Walter

"Abbott Elementary"

Colleen Atwood

Colleen Atwood

Costume Designer

Alex Baskin

Alex Baskin

Showrunner & EP

“Vanderpump Rules”

Matt Bomer

Matt Bomer

Producer and Actor

Patrick Brammall

Patrick Brammall

Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Actor

Nicole Byer

Nicole Byer

"Wipeout," "Nailed It"

Tom Campbell

Tom Campbell

Executive Producer

"RuPaul's Drag Race"

Drew Carey

Drew Carey

"The Price Is Right"

Kate Chastain

Kate Chastain

Contestant

George Cheeks

George Cheeks

President and CEO, CBS

Gotham Chopra

Gotham Chopra

"Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story" (Hulu)

Joe Cristalli

Joe Cristalli

Showrunner

Jen Darrow

Jen Darrow

EP, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” Senior VP Programming & Production, Citizen Pictures

Tim DeKay

Tim DeKay

Producer and Actor

Harriet Dyer

Harriet Dyer

Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Actor

Jeff Eastin

Jeff Eastin

Creator, Executive Producer, and Showrunner

Lou Eyrich

Lou Eyrich

Costume Designer / Producer

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning

"Ripley"

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