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  • Announcing the 2017 Schedule

    BANFF Connect LA is thrilled to announce the full schedule for its February 28th event at the London West Hollywood Hotel. Here's a rundown of the sessions you won't want to miss: CBS: Evolution of a Hit Show Here's your chance to hear directly from an expert panel of top CBS Showrunners about the secrets to their shows' longevity and successes in an extremely crowded marketplace. In Conversation with... the ONION Join the ONION's CEO and President, Mike McAvoy, in an exclusive Feature Interview where he discusses what it's like to run a news satire organization in this "alt-fact" world and current political climate. Running the Show: The Women Behind Disney|ABC's TV Hits Featuring an all-star panel of creators, showrunners and executive producers behind some of Disney|ABC's biggest hits, as they speak on their creative process and what it's like to run a show in Hollywood today. Feature Interview with YouTube and Lionsgate Join Susanne Daniels, YouTube's Global Head of Original Content as she is interviewed by Kevin Beggs, Chairman of Lionsgate Television. The two executives will discuss what's next for the content industry and explore the slate of original content being developed and produced by YouTube. Cocktail Reception, presented by Entertainment One Following the final session of the day, network and mingle at our exclusive cocktail reception, hosted by John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television. See the full schedule for more details on these sessions.

  • Exclusive Feature Interview Between Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s Global Head of Original Content, and Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs

    The Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce a Feature Interview to headline its must-attend one day conference, BANFF Connect LA. The session will feature an exclusive conversation with innovator and game-changer Susanne Daniels, YouTube's Global Head of Original Content, moderated by Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. The two executives will discuss what's next for the content industry and explore the slate of original content being developed and produced by YouTube. The annual event will be held on February 28th, 2017 at The London West Hollywood. As it gears up to cement itself as a major player in scripted content buying, YouTube's original production initiatives signal a momentous change in the entertainment industry. Don't miss the chance to hear Beggs and Daniels discuss the future of YouTube Red and Lionsgate's eagerness to partner with streaming services on high-end content.

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