Once again, NATPE is ramping up for a strong and productive event next month. NATPE Miami 2017 is pacing well ahead of last year’s market and conference with a strong representation of international attendees, according to JP Bommel, COO and Managing Director, NATPE. Also announced today were a new membership tier, NATPE Next Gen, and the host of the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards, Natalie Morales. The leading global marketplace and resource of television and platform executives will run from Jan. 17-19 at both the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc Miami Beach resorts.
“NATPE Miami 2017 continues to be a must attend event and is the definitive global marketplace for television and platform executives. We have an increasing number of buyers from overseas ready to meet with our international exhibitors and distributors. If a person is associated with content in any form across any platform NATPE is the place to be” said Bommel.
Next year’s installment of the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards will be hosted by Natalie Morales, the West Coast anchor of NBC News’ TODAY and co-host of Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood Live.
The awards gala will take place during the 2017 NATPE Conference and Marketplace in Miami on January 18.
Looking to the future, NATPE announced today that the next generation of content creators wiull be on the agenda. What is certain to be great news for our own Millinials – Alex and cameron Lesesne, NATPE Next Gen was created to service industry up-and-comers looking to enhance their burgeoning careers and establish strong relationships for the future.
The Lesesne brothers are greating a buzz in Miami with their newest web creation MUMFF TV (a short-form web show focusing on innovation in the creative space with plans of producing content around NATPE.
The new organization will operate under the NATPE parent umbrella and provide exclusive access to year-round programming in the form of events, summits, workshops, and screenings. NATPE Next Gen will also have a presence at the yearly NATPE Miami conference in January.
Attendance and the expanded membership initiative are not the only places to find growth at NATPE. For the first time ever, NATPE Miami will offer a Master Class Series across all tracks featuring top names in the business giving intimate sessions set to empower and inspire conference attendees. Some of the sessions include Miami’s own 19 time Grammy Award-wining producer Emilio Estefan teaching a class on “How to Navigate the Music Industry”; Steve Levitan, co-creator of Modern Family, instructing conference-goers on “Comedy Writing at its Best”; and Morgan Wandel, Amazon Studios’ Head of Drama Series, leading a session on “How to Thrive in the Scripted Market.” Additional speakers and keynote sessions will be announced in the coming weeks.
As the industry racks their brains on how to target the rapidly growing millennial demographic, NATPE will feature a keynote with, Jason Dorsey, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, The Center for Generational Kinetics. With best-selling books and appearances on 60 Minutes, 20/20, TODAY on his resume, Dorsey will bring his new take on the generational lines and how we talk about them to the NATPE programming lineup.
For more details on conference programming, including confirmed speakers and tickets to the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards, please visit www.natpe.com.