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  • BANFF Connect LA Schedule Launched

    Announcing the 2017 schedule featuring CBS, DISNEY|ABC, Lionsgate, the ONION and YouTube BANFF Connect LA is thrilled to announce the full schedule for its February 28th event at the London West Hollywood Hotel. Here's a rundown of the sessions you won't want to miss: CBS: Evolution of a Hit Show Here's your chance to hear directly from an expert panel of top CBS Showrunners about the secrets to their shows' longevity and successes in an extremely crowded marketplace. In Conversation with... the ONION Join the ONION's CEO and President, Mike McAvoy, in an exclusive Feature Interview where he discusses what it's like to run a news satire organization in this "alt-fact" world and current political climate. Running the Show: The Women Behind Disney|ABC's TV Hits Featuring an all-star panel of creators, showrunners and executive producers behind some of Disney|ABC's biggest hits, as they speak on their creative process and what it's like to run a show in Hollywood today. Feature Interview with YouTube and Lionsgate Join Susanne Daniels, YouTube's Global Head of Original Content as she is interviewed by Kevin Beggs, Chairman of Lionsgate Television. The two executives will discuss what's next for the content industry and explore the slate of original content being developed and produced by YouTube. Cocktail Reception, presented by Entertainment One Following the final session of the day, network and mingle at our exclusive cocktail reception, hosted by John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television. See the full schedule for more details on these sessions.

  • Disney/ABC Television named 2017 Company of Distinction

    With an unprecedented line-up of senior executives set to attend, BANFF announces that as part of the Company of Distinction program it will feature keynote presentations from across Disney|ABC, including Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment; Patrick Moran, President ABC Studios; Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer, Disney Channels Worldwide; and Tom Ascheim, President, Freeform.

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    What Are the Face to Face Executives Looking For

    • • Lifestyle content, primarily but not limited to Home and Travel.
      • Content specifically created for social media.
      • Content that offers diversity on- and off-camera.
      • DIY of any sort presented in a fresh way. – Jillian St. Charles
      VP, Home + Travel Digital, Scripps Networks Interactive

    • "We are currently looking for Original Comedy Series, 15min or 30min formats, focused on Scripted Narrative (Single Cam) and Animation."– Kelsey Balance
      Co-Head of Programming, Seeso

    • "We develop and commission in the Comedy genre across all channels and platforms for Bell Media."– Sarah Fowlie
      Director, Comedy, Independent Production, Bell Media Inc.

    • "I'm looking for refreshed Factual series ideas and producers, along with unique docu-series and docusoaps."– Melissa Campbell
      Agent, Kaplan Stahler

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