A Network’s Identity: Brave New World or Business as Usual? (2017)

With each passing year, more TV networks are dipping their toes into original programming, new streaming services are rapidly sprouting up, and out-of-nowhere smash hits are appearing in the most unlikely of places. As the landscape becomes unpredictable and malleable, each network is grappling to find its own place on the spectrum — do they chase the success/format of other networks’ breakout hits, dig their heels in and produce content similar to their tried-and-true mainstays, or take the risk of gambling on unseasoned prospects/talent? The top executives of these major networks gather to discuss their respective programming ethos’ and how their competition’s successes/failures inform the direction they lead their networks.

Panelists: Karey Burke (Freeform), Grant Gish (Marvel), Kathleen McCaffrey (HBO)

Moderator: Dan Fienberg (The Hollywood Reporter)

Season 7 | June 7-10, 2018 | Austin, TX