2020 Conference Schedule

 

Day 1

Wed, May 27

12:00p ET - 5:00p ET

CONTENT

11:30a - 12:00p

CHECK-IN | Zoom 

12:00p - 12:10p

WELCOME | FUTURE NOW Leaders

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Margaret "Peggy Kim

Founder & CEO

FUTURE NOW Media Foundation

12:10p - 12:30p

SESSION 1.1 - KEYNOTE | State of the Industry

Mariko Carpenter

Vice President, Strategic Community Alliances

Nielsen

12:30p - 1:10p

SESSION 1.2 - AN INSIDER'S LOOK | From Development to Pitch to Greenlight

Moderator

Jason Rugg

FN Alum '18

Brie Bryant

Lifetime

Amy Savitsky

History

Brad Abramson

A+E Networks

1:10p -1:50p

SESSION 1:3 - THE POWER and ART OF STORYTELLING

Moderator

Sydney Jack

FN Alum '18

Dana Lichtenstein

HBO | HBO Max

Lisa Bull

ViacomCBS

Emily Giannusa

HBO

Marci Cohen

Spectrum Reach

1:50p - 2:00p

BREAK

2:00p - 2:20p

SESSION 1.4 - KEYNOTE | Moving Forward Together

Anne Del Castillo

Commissioner

NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment

2:20p - 3:00p

SESSION 1.5 - WORKSHOP | Art of Networking

Maribel Alemán

Leadership & Executive Coach

Alemán & Associates

Building a strong network is critical to one's professional success. 

  • Discover simple techniques for making the “right connections”

  • Learn how to avoid “rookie” networking mistakes

  • Identify your networking strengths and how you can use them

  • Learn how to apply your networking skills to meet your goals

3:00p - 3:40p

SESSION 1:6 - RECRUITERS TELL ALL sponsored by CynopsisJobs

Moderator

Sydney Jack

FN Alum '18

Bob DeFrank

A+E Networks

Essence Dashtaray

ViacomCBS

Cynthia Gomez

WarnerMedia

Jennifer Indemaio

Spectrum Networks

3:40p - 3:45p

BREAK

3:45p - 4:25p

SESSION 1:7 - MILLENNIAL PERSPECTIVES

Moderator

Val Nicolas

Summit Media

Tai-Chen Bassin

HBO

Chuck Johnson

MTV | VH1 | Logo

Giovanna Noguera

Discovery

4:25p - 4:45p

SESSION 1:8 - RELAY special edition | Building Future Leaders

Mentee

Rob Simmons

FN Alum '19

Mentor

Eddie Luisi

Good Morning America

4:45p - 5:00p

WHAT'S COMING UP ON DAY 2

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Margaret "Peggy Kim

Founder & CEO

FUTURE NOW Media Foundation

 

Day 2

Thurs, May 28

12:00p ET - 5:00p ET

BUSINESS

11:30a - 12:00p

CHECK-IN | Zoom 

12:00p - 12:10p

WELCOME | A Future Now

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Margaret "Peggy Kim

Founder & CEO

FUTURE NOW Media Foundation

12:10p - 12:30p

SESSION 2.1 - KEYNOTE | Leading Through Transformation

Jennifer Mirgorod

EVP, Partnership Management

WarnerMedia

12:30p - 1:10p

SESSION 2.2 - THE ART OF THE DEAL | A New World

Moderator

Nick Febrizio

Float Left

Roy Cho

AMC Networks

Lauren Morrissey

Disney

Brendon Thomas

PlutoTV

1:10p - 1:50p

SESSION 2.3 - SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT | Driving Innovation

Moderator

Rob Simmons

FN Alum '19

Ben Grad

FuboTV

Rick Monihan

Disney | ESPN

Rachel Brill

B/R Studio

Manny Anekal

The Next Level Media

1:50p - 1:55p

BREAK

1:55p - 2:00p

INTRO | FUTURE NOW Mentoring Program

Meeka Bondy

Board Member

FUTURE NOW Media Foundation

2:00p - 2:15p

SESSION 2.4 - RELAY special edition | Building Future Leaders

Mentee

Haley Stern

FN Alum '19

Mentor

Patalia Tate

Independent

2:20p - 3:45p

SESSION 2.5 - SPEED MENTORING - 3 x 25 min 

D.T. Slouffman

21 Productions

Meeka Bondy

Chey Blake

CH Media

Courtney Simmons

DC Entertainment

Barrry Pearson

ViacomCBS

Phyllis Ehrlich

Spectrum Reach Preferred

Gerald Yarborough

ViacomCBS

Cindy Joung

Yahoo

Entertainment

Renee Hauch

Carlsen Resources

Rick Monihan

Disney | ESPN

Patalia Tate

Destiney Bishop

ViacomCBS

Elana Sofko

Chicken Soup for

the Soul

Steele Filipek

Starlight Runner 

Entertainment

Jeff Franzel

Composer

Musician

Sowon Sawyer

SundanceTV

AMC Networks

Denise Horn

WarnerMedia

Craig Leddy

Interactive TV

Works

Greg Rhem

Mary Schilling

WICT NY

Tina Nguyen

HBO Documentary

Beatrice Craycraft

Discovery

Gennifer Birnbach

Gennifer with a G

Chris Rose

A+E Networks

Paul Caluori

Associated Press

Diadra Wilson

A+E Networks

Lisa Tisdale

Tis Insights

Eddie Luisi

Good Morning America | ABC

Gabriella Mirabelli

Alex Piña

DeSales Media

Carvel Wallace

AMC Networks

Elena Difiore

CBS News

48 Hours

Macha Rose

Red Dog Prdouctions

Richard Shirley

A+E Networks

Val Nicolas

Summit Media

Tom Vitale

Vital Entertainment

3:45p - 4:00p

BREAK

4:00p - 4:40p

SESSION 2.6 - TOOLS OF THE TRADE | Setting Yourself Up for Success

Moderator

Jennifer Hodge

FN Alum '19

LaShika Howard

T Howard Foundation

Mary Schilling

WICT NY

Rahdiah Barnes

NAMIC NY

Tom Umstead

Multichannel News

4:40p - 4:50p

WHAT'S COMING UP ON DAY 3

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Margaret "Peggy Kim

Founder & CEO

FUTURE NOW Media Foundation

 

Day 3

Fri, May 29

12:00p ET - 5:00p ET

TECHNOLOGY

11:30a - 12:00p

CHECK-IN | Zoom 

12:00p - 12:10p

WHAT'S COMING UP ON DAY 3

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Margaret "Peggy Kim

Founder & CEO

FUTURE NOW Media Foundation

12:10p - 12:30p

SESSION 3.1 - KEYNOTE | Innovation and the Future of Media

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Marc Siry

Vice President

Strategic Development

Comcast

12:30p - 1:10p

SESSION 3.2 - Technology, Innovation and the Media 

Moderator

Margaret Kim

FUTURE NOW

Peter Dolchin

Google

Pete Scott

Turner Studios

Jeanine Heck

Comcast

1:10p - 1:15p

BREAK

1:15p - 1:45p

SESSION 3.3 - MEET THE RECRUITERS | Warner Media

Tasha Ross

Manager, University Relations

WarnerMedia

Nicholas Levan

Manager, University Relations

WarnerMedia

1:45p - 2:15p

SESSION 3.4 - MEET THE RECRUITERS | ViacomCBS

Essence Dashtaray

Manager, Talent Acquisition

ViacomCBS

Chelsey Kupferman

Associate Recruiter

ViacomCBS

2:15p - 2:45p

SESSION 3.5 - MEET THE RECRUITERS | AMC Networks

Alexandra Monaco

People & Culture Business Partner

AMC Networks

2:45p - 3:15p

SESSION 3.6 - MEET THE RECRUITERS | A+E Networks

Bob DeFrank

Vice President, Talent Acquisition

A+E Networks

3:15p - 3:45p

SESSION 3.7 - MEET THE RECRUITERS | Spectrum Reach + Spectrum Networks

James Molloy

Senior Director, Recruiting

Spectrum Reach

Shasta Gomez

Director, Talent Acquisition

Spectrum Networks

3:45p - 4:15p

SESSION 3.8 - MEET THE RECRUITERS | Google

Shadan Deleveaux

Staffing Lead

Google

4:15p - 4:45p

SESSION 3.9 - INFO | Aspiring Filmmakers in NYC

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Jennifer Lenihan

Assistant Commissioner

Production Resources and Admin

NYC Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment

4:45p - 5:00p

WHAT'S NEXT | How to Stay Connected

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Margaret "Peggy Kim

Founder & CEO

FUTURE NOW Media Foundation

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