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  • Tuesday 14 November
    Registration opens from 10.00 am
      • ‘CITY OF SECRETS’ SCREENING & 2017 SHOWCASE 16.00 - 17.30 Presented by Fox Networks Group Content Distribution
      • BBC WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW 17.40 - 18.40 Presented by BBC Worldwide Americas
      • ‘OUR STORY’ LATAM PREMIERE TV SCREENING 18.50 - 19.50 Presented by Calinos Entertainment
      • PRE-OPENING DRINKS RECEPTION Co-hosted with Calinos Entertainment 19.50 - 21.20
  • Wednesday 15 November
      • WELCOME WORDS 8.45 - 8.50
      • FRESH TV FROM AROUND THE WORLD 8.50 - 9.20
      • ROUNDTABLES 9.30 - 10.00 Canal 11 (Mexico), YouTube (Mexico), Colorvision (Rep Dominicana), Novazul (Rep Dominicana), TC Televisión (Ecuador), Cartoon Network (Mexico), PlayKids, Movile (Brazil)
      • ROUNDTABLES 10.00 - 10.30 Canal 22 (Mexico), YouTube (Mexico), TVX (El Salvador), El Rey Network (US), Disney (Argentina)
      • WORLD PREMIERE TV SCREENING: 'BROKEN WINGS' 12.35 - 13.20 Presented by Inter Medya
      • RIGHT TIME TO STEP INTO 4K 16.15 - 16.45 | Conference Room B Finding the next big hit is the Holy Grail, but the market is both more competitive and fragmented. Whatever the genre, high-end production and major budgets are now the norm—which means securing the right partners is critical. Discover the new funding models that are reshaping the TV production. Speaker: Michel Evans Orellana, Latin America Video Operation Manager, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
      • FINANCING NEW CREATIVE AMBITIONS 17.00 - 17.30 Finding the next big hit is the Holy Grail, but the market is both more competitive and fragmented. Whatever the genre, high-end production and major budgets are now the norm—which means securing the right partners is critical. Discover the new funding models that are reshaping the TV production. Speakers: Paulette Bensussen, Head of Electus Latino, Electus, USA
        Michela Giorelli, VP Production and Development, Discovery Communications, USA
        Sally Habbershaw, EVP Sales and Co-Productions Americas, all3media international, USA
        Moderator: Roko Izarra, Director, PRODU, USA
      • KEYNOTE: EDWARD SABIN, EXECUTIVE MANAGING DIRECTOR, A+E INTERNATIONAL 18.00 - 18.30 Moderator: Anna Carugati-Guise, Group Editorial Director, World Screen, USA
      • LATAM PREMIERE TV SCREENING: 'GONE' 18.40 - 19.30 'GONE' Presented by NBCUniversal International Television Distribution
      • OPENING PARTY 20.00 - 23.00 Co-Hosted with Inter Medya
  • Thursday 16 November
      • LATAM’S NARRATIVE SHIFT: TELENOVELAS AND BEYOND 9.20 - 10.05 The worldwide provider of successful and long-lasting telenovelas is undergoing a storytelling evolution, partly driven by new players and platforms. As a result, local audiences are craving new forms of drama — from narcoseries and bioseries, to episodic musicals and straight-up thrillers. What fresh talent is driving this creative shift? How are new production standards being managed? Speakers: Silvio de Abreu, Head of Drama, Globo, Brazil
        Fernando Barbosa, SVP & GM, Disney Media Distribution and Production Latin America & US Hispanic Market, USA
        Tiago Mello, Content Director, Boutique Filmes, Brazil
        Ana Celia Urquidi, MD Strategic Development and Talent, TV Azteca, Mexico
        Moderator: Richard Izarra, Chief Editor, PRODU, USA
      • ROUNDTABLES 10.15 - 11.15 Gersh Agency (USA), TVN Chile (Chile), Mundial (USA), PBS (USA), Tenerife Film Commision (Spain), Inti Network (Ecuador), Kansai TV (Japan)
      • VIEW ON LATAM FROM GLOBAL PLAYERS 12.50 - 13.30 Latin America is rich with opportunities for international content companies seeking to engage new audiences and tap a massive creative reservoir. How do they view the market and what are they looking for from local partners? Speakers: Kenneth Christmas, EVP Business & Legal Affairs, MarVista Entertainment, USA
        Matt Vassallo, SVP International Television Distribution, Free TV Sales & Strategy and Latin America, MGM, USA
        Kelly Wright, VP Distribution and New Business, Keshet International, Israel
        Moderator: Anna Carugati-Guise, Group Editorial Director, World Screen, USA
      • PULSE OF THE INDUSTRY: PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBAL PRODUCTIONS 16.30 - 17.10 In today’s ever-changing television business, top international producers talk about collaboration opportunities and share their perspectives on current production trends. How does this context reshape their local and global content production strategy? Speakers: Robby Amar, VP TV Acquisition and Co-Productions, Gaumont
        Nilufer Kuyel, Director of Co-Productions and Foreign Investments, Kanal D, Turkey
        Eli Shibley, President, International Distribution and Co-Productions, Global Road Entertainment, USA
        Moderator: Elizabeth Bowen-Tombari, Editor, TV Latina, USA
      • PRODUCTION PARTNERSHIPS CASE STUDY: OFICINA BURMAN & MEDIAPRO 17.20 - 17.50 Since Spanish giant Mediapro teamed up with filmmaker Daniel Burman, one of Latin America more successful showrunners, they have announced several exciting projects, including ‘Stroke’ and ‘IOSI. The Reformed Spy’. Learn how they use their unique strengths to yield a powerhouse that sets an example for the industry at large. Speakers: Daniel Burman, CEO, Oficina Burman, Argentina
        Laura Fernández Espeso, Head of International Content, Mediapro, Spain
        Moderator: Miguel Smirnoff, CEO, Prensario, Argentina
        18.10 - 18.40 Acclaimed Creator, Executive Producer and Showrunner David Greenwalt and Head of TV Literary and Packaging Roy Ashton will explore the essentials involved in identifying and developing made-for-television breakthrough stories. During the session they will also address the industry’s ever growing demand for stories with global appeal. Ashton will also discuss the agency’s new approach and commitment to lending its resources to the Latin American region. Ashton’s latest TV packaging successes include: ‘The Tick’, ‘Jean Claude Von Johnson’ and ‘Catastrophe’ for Amazon’s video service, ‘Counterpart’ for Starz and ‘Good Omens’ for the BBC. David Greenwalt is the acclaimed Co-Creator and Executive Producer of `Grimm’ and `Angel’ and Executive Producer of `Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and `The X-Files’. Moderator: John Hopewell, Chief International Correspondent, Variety
      • FRESH TV LATAM 18.45 - 19.15
  • Friday 17 November
      • CAPTIVATING LATIN MILLENNIALS 9.00 - 9.40 Hispanic Millennials compose 30% of the regional population… and they’re driving technological change and new expectations. Learn how digital platforms and major networks are using distinctive experiences to earn this demographic’s loyalty and passion. Speakers: Jorge Bermúdez, Head of Content Partnerships, YouTube MX& CO, Mexico
        Gonzalo Fiure, EVP Entertainment, FOX Networks Group Latin America, USA
        Moderator: Roko Izarra, Director, PRODU, USA
      • CROSSING FROM FILM TO TV 10.00 - 10.40 Creative and financial crossover between film and TV has produced an unparalleled increase in high-end content brimming with A-list creative talent. Latin American independent producers now easily crossing between film and TV unveil how they see their original vision translating to every screen. Speakers: Matias Amocain, Creative Executive, Fabula, Chile
        Herbert Gauss Neto, Partner and Executive Producer, Prodigo Films, Brazil
        Billy Rovzar, Founder & CEO, Lemon Films, Mexico
        Moderator: John Hopewell, Chief International Correspondent, Variety, Spain
      • CREATIVE FINANCING: PACKAGING YOUR PROJECT FOR SUCCESS 12.15 - 12.45 Creativity doesn’t just start in front of the camera. Financing’s gotten trickier as the market fragments—but there are creative ways to ensure your prospective hit seduces wallets. Learn how to secure successful IPs, top writing talent and a killer cast ahead of investment pitches. It may well be your key to success. Speakers: Marcus Blakely, Vice President, Skydance Television, Slydance Media, USA
        Noah Jones, TV Literary Agent, The Gersh Agency, USA
        Moderator: Raquel-Catherine Dueñas-Brkovich, Producer, Capriles Dueñas, USA
      • COPRODUCTION: PERSPECTIVES FROM COLOMBIA 13.00 - 13.30 From the producer of the most successful telenovela in history (Ugly Betty) and from one of Latin America’s top coproduction leaders, find out what are the essential factors for selecting and working with a coproduction partner to create the most compelling content. Speakers: Fernando Gaitan, Writer and Producer, RCN Television, Colombia
        Alejandro Toro, Production Business Development Director, Caracol Television, Colombia
        Moderator: Miguel Smirnoff, CEO, Prensario, Argentina

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