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The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) has announced a session with top Wall Street analysts on the future of the media industry to kick off its upcoming Marketplace and Conference.

DearWhitePeople3 2Jan2018The show, scheduled for 16-18 January at the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc Miami Beach Resorts, will also feature a conversation with the producers of Lionsgate-produced and Netflix-distributed show Dear White People on what it takes to make a hit show in the current marketplace.

Dear White People: A Deep Dive will present a high-level case study on the critically-acclaimed Lionsgate-produced and Netflix-distributed show. The panel will consist of Chris Selak, EVP and head of Worldwide Scripted Television, Lionsgate; Justin Simien, creator and executive producer; Yvette Lee Bowser, executive producer and showrunner; and the panel will be moderated by Mike Schneider, editor-at-large at IndieWire.

The prominent financial experts joining View from the Street: How Investors Interpret Change in the Media Industry, will be led by the head of Lionsgate Investor Relations James Marsh. Panelists will include: MD and head of Media Research at Morgan Stanley, Benjamin Swinburne; MD at J.P. Morgan Alexia Quadrani; partner and media analyst at MoffettNathanson Michael Nathanson; and Cable, Satellite & Entertainment Equity research analyst at Macquarie, Amy Yong.

NATPE MIAMI will also present a mega session on international production featuring Rola Bauer, MD, Studiocanal TV; Jane Turton, CEO, All3Media; and Özge Bulut Maraşli, CEO, Kanal D, with more to be announced.

Also, journalist, SiriusXM Host and Emmy Award winner Maria Menounos will host the 15th Annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards on Wednesday, 17 January. The previously announced Tartikoff Award recipients are Greg Berlanti, Cesar Conde, Jane Fonda, Kevin Reilly and Tom Selleck.

JP Bommel, president and CEO of NATPE, noted: “This year’s conference is loaded with speakers and topics which are shaping today’s ecosystem to stay ahead of this changing industry. We have created enhanced networking opportunities and built a marketplace which is driven by opportunities to solidify deals through concrete takeaways.”