Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Monday, January 23 – Thursday, January 26, 2017

Session

Under Pressure: The State of the Unscripted Nation

Monday, January 23, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
SALON LMNOP


Recent developments and controversies within the unscripted industry over the past few years have magnified the producer/network relationship, and put various business practices - and strains - under the microscope.

Falling ratings, squeezed margins and tensions over show ownership produce pressures on both sides, with all parties looking for ways to stay profitable in a precarious, uncertain climate driven by major shifts in media. This important session will bring together stakeholders from various sectors of the industry, with an aim towards articulating and understanding the challenges as they exist now, and for the immediate future, as well as potential ways to find "win/win" scenarios for all concerned.

Moderating:


Cynthia Littleton
Managing Editor, Television
Variety


Featuring:


John Ford
General Manager
Nonfiction Producers Association

Tom Forman
CEO
Critical Content

David Lyle
President
PactUS

Gena McCarthy
EVP, Programming and Development, FYI
A+E Networks

Allison Page
GM, U.S. Programming & Development
Scripps Networks Interactive

Lisa Williams-Fauntroy
SVP, Business & Legal Affairs
Discovery Communications

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