On the show today, we’ll cover the streaming wars and the art of deal-making in today’s changing world of distribution. Moderator, Nick Febrizio, who is a long-time distribution executive, now with FloatLeft Interactive, is joined by Roy Cho, who is the Senior Vice President of Distribution at AMC Networks; Lauren Morrissey, Senior Vice President of Platform Distribution at the Walt Disney Company; and Brendan Thomas, Vice President of Distribution at Pluto TV. They’ll discuss how technology and innovation have driven new distribution opportunities and business models, and how complex and intricate the deals are becoming.
Today’s episode features a conversation with Phyllis Ehrlich, the Group Vice President of Spectrum Reach Preferred, the $1.7 billion media sales division of Charter Communications. Phyllis shares about the twists and turns of her career journey and how she has faced and successfully navigated major changes and disruptions in the industry. She talks about the value of variety and diversifying skill sets and interests, how to network and cultivate productive relationships, and what new opportunities are emerging in the media industry.
Today’s episode features a conversation with Chris Rose from a FUTURE NOW Leadership Talk and Networking event in 2019. Chris is the Vice President of Scheduling & Acquisitions at the History channel. Together we discuss programming, development and scheduling, as well as how to look for a job and the value of informal and formal mentorship.
How do you position yourself for early career success? Today’s episode is all about “Tools of the Trade” and features panelists: LaShika Howard of the T. Howard Foundation, a non-profit focused on promoting diversity in the media industry; Roberta Caploe, the Publisher of Cynopsis Media, which include various trade publications covering the industry; E.B. Moss, Managing Editor at MediaVillage.com, publisher of B2B thought-leadership commentaries and content; and Thomas Umstead, journalist and editor of Multichannel News, a major trade publication that’s been going strong for almost 40 years. Moderating the panel is producer and entrepreneur, Rasheeda Winfield. The panelists discuss the do's and don'ts when looking for jobs and internships. (FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, The New School, NYC, May 31, 2018)
How do you make the most of the unexpected? Today’s episode features a FUTURE NOW Leadership Talk with Jennifer Mirgorod, Executive Vice President of Content Distribution and Strategic Partnerships, Turner Networks, and FUTURE NOW Founder and Host, Peggy Kim. Together they discuss how Jennifer got started in her career, what her path to executive leadership looked like, and what she finds to be the most exciting and challenging aspects of content distribution in this new media environment. (FUTURE NOW Leadership Talk & Networking Event, The Sheen Center, NYC, September 20, 2018)
Today’s episode features a special edition of RELAY sponsored by iSTANDtv at the 2018 FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference. RELAY is a series on iSTANDtv that features conversations between mentors and mentees. It’s called RELAY, because we’re all in this race together and we all have a baton to pass. In this episode, you’ll hear Craig Tello, Vice President of Digital and Social Content at the WWE, interviewing his mentor, Marie Svet, the former Global Chief Revenue Officer of AccuWeather. Together, they discuss networking, corporate politics and the importance of mentorship. (FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, The New School, NYC, May 31, 2018)
What does it take to break into the media industry? How do you get your foot in the door? What are companies looking for when hiring? Today’s episode covers all this and more. Panelists include: Tiphanie Watson Johnson, Special Project Manager, Atlanta Mayor's Office of Film & Entertainment; Quincy Johnson, VP of Distribution Technology, Strategy and Integration, Turner Networks; Cassady Buck, Talent and University Relations Specialist, Cox Media Group; and Taylor Owenby, producer and Founder, Cinema Park Studios; and moderator Sierra Porter, a freelance journalist and Future Now Leader, Class of 2018. (FUTURE NOW Leadership Talk & Networking Event, Cinema Park Studios, Atlanta, GA, November 7, 2018)
What does it take to get to the C-Suite? Today’s episode features a panel discussion with three senior executives: Roz Ho, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer and Metadata businesses, TiVo; Anne del Castillo, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment; and John Vilade, Chief Revenue Officer, TrustX. Moderating is Meeka Bondy, SVP, Legal Affairs, HBO. Together, they discuss the importance of diversity, integrity and what it takes to be a successful leader. (FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, The New School, NYC, May 31, 2018)
It’s incredible what one hit TV show can accomplish and all the work that goes on behind the scenes to make it happen. Today’s episode features a panel discussion with executives from BET Networks, who discuss the secrets behind the success of the network's hit mini-series “The New Edition Story." The speakers include Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, VP and Associate General Counsel, Viacom Media Networks and BET; Michelle James, VP, 360 Consumer Marketing and Brand Strategy; Luis Defrank, Director of Communications; Carol Cunningham, VP, Consumer Insights & Business Strategy; and Moderator Kirsten Haglund, a rising TV personality, political commentator and former Miss America. (FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, The Sheen Center, NYC, June 1, 2017)
How do you climb to the top? One step at a time...and sometimes it takes a side step or two or three. In this episode, Peggy Kim, Founder of the FUTURE NOW Media Foundation, talks to Marie Svet, whose most recent corporate role was as Global Chief Revenue Officer at AccuWeather. Marie shares about her unique career journey, some of her early mistakes, and how she overcame challenges and turned them into the wins that would eventually take her to the top. She also talks about how important mentorship has been in her life, the myth of work-life balance, and what great leadership looks like. (FUTURE NOW Leadership Talk & Networking Event, The Sheen Center, NYC, July 25, 2018)
How can a car crash save your life? Today’s episode features by Carla Moore, Vice President of Sales Strategy and Education at HBO. In her keynote at the 2018 FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, Carla shares about how she developed personal mastery and maximum leadership success through what she calls her 3 - P formula, and how all of us can live the life we’ve always wanted. (FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, The New School, NYC, May 31, 2018)
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be a CEO, CFO, or COO of a company? Today’s episode features a fireside chat with several C-Suite executives, who share how they got their start in the business and their journeys to the top. They also give insights on what they look for in people who work for them, what their day to day challenges are, and answer audience questions. The panel includes: Marie Svet, Global Chief Revenue Officer, AccuWeather; Stacie Gray, Chief Creative Officer, iN DEMAND; Anne Del Castillo, Chief Operating Officer, NYC Mayor's Officer of Media and Entertainment; and John Vilade, Chief Revenue Officer, TrustX. (FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, The Sheen Center, NYC, June 1, 2017)
The art of storytelling is applicable in every area of the media business. How can understanding story help you advance your career? Today’s episode features a panel discussion on the “Art of Storytelling.” that took place at the 2018 FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, and includes: Craig Tello, WWE’s Vice President of Digital & Social Content; Stacie Gray, the former Chief Creative Officer at iN DEMAND; Jonathan Coleman, Executive Vice President, Guy Walks into a Bar; and Kim Gilmore, Senior Historian and Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, History Channel and A+E Networks. Moderating the panel is writer, producer and content creator, Rasheeda Winfield. Together, they discuss how storytelling is an integral part of their various disciplines, what effective micro content looks like, and how to tell powerful stories. (FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, The New School, NYC, May 31, 2018)
What does the future of media look like? Media ecologist Jack Meyers, the founder of MeyersBizNet and MediaVillage, talks about the changing media landscape and how to best take advantage of these changes to advance your career. (FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, The Sheen Center, NYC, June 1, 2017)
What’s distribution? How does it affect what we can watch and when? Today’s episode features a panel discussion on distribution, featuring: Beth Main, EVP, Domestic Network Distribution, HBO; Tom Friedman, Senior Director, Strategic Relationships, Freewheel; Roy Cho, VP of Distribution, AMC Networks; and Mark Kang, SVP of Worldwide Distribution, INSP. Leading the discussion is Nick Febrizio, veteran television and content distribution executive. Nick kicks things off with a brief history of content distribution and then the panel discusses some of the most interesting and challenging aspects of distribution today, including how technology is changing TV distribution, what the finances look like, and what the future of distribution holds. (FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, The New School, NYC, May 31, 2018)
Technology has impacted how stories are told, their lengths, formats, and more. Today’s episode features a panel discussion on the Art of Digital Storytelling. The panelists include: Meaghan Wilson, an interactive producer at HBO: Lisa Schomas, a transmedia producer who’s worked for HBO, ABC and Amazon Studios; D.T. Slouffman, an award-winning producer with more than a thousand hours of television and web programming under his belt; and Jonny Duffield, a motion graphics designer and video producer, who has created branded content for clients like Harley Davidson, Fox Sports and Jockey. Moderating is Melody Hahm, a writer and reporter for Yahoo Finance. They discuss a range of topics, including the future of storytelling, career opportunities in digital storytelling, and the skills you need to be successful. (FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, The Sheen Center, NYC, June 1, 2017)
Are you looking for a competitive edge? Today’s episode on "Tools of the Trade" features Monica Bloom, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Tribeca Shortlist; Roberta Caploe, Publisher of Cynopsis; EB Moss, Managing Editor and VP of Content Strategy at Media Village; and moderator, Nick Febrizio, a senior distribution executive, who’s worked for networks like A+E Television Networks, Asia TV and Olympusat. They discuss and recommend the must-read trade publications and resources that you’ll want to tap into. (FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, The Sheen Center, NYC, June 1, 2017)
What’s it like to manage 15,000 employees? What does good leadership at that scale look like? Today’s episode features an interview with Joan Gillman, former Chief Operating Officer and President of Time Warner Cable Media, which took place at the 2017 FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference. Our interviewer is Melody Hahm, a writer and reporter, who covers entrepreneurship, technology and startups at Yahoo Finance. In their discussion, Joan describes what she looks for when hiring, her experience as a woman working in the telecom industry, how she rose through the ranks to the C-Suite, and what good leadership looks like. (FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, The Sheen Center, NYC, June 1, 2017)
In today’s episode, John McMenamin, President and Chief Operating Officer, MediaVillage, addresses the evolution of the media and entertainment industry and what new opportunities are being created for young professionals. MediaVillage is a leading research, content marketing and business development company. (FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, The New School, NYC, May 31, 2018)
You've landed your first job. Yes! Now what? This episode features a panel discussion on what to expect when you first get started in your career, how to advocate for yourself, find a mentor, and develop your professional skills. The panelists include: Kim Patel, Director of Corporate Strategy, VICE Media; Shannon Meehan, Senior Client Services Executive and Digital Producer, The Economist Group; Julie Pinero, Video Producer, Thrillist.com; Joey Truty, Program Scheduling Coordinator, AMC Networks and SundanceTV; and moderator, Val Nicholas, Vice President, MultiCultural Initiatives, NBC News. (FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, The New School, NYC, May 31, 2018)
What should you want out of the Future Now Media Conference? What do you have to do to get it? Today’s episode features a conversation between Peggy Kim, Founder, FUTURE NOW Media Foundation, and two FUTURE NOW alumni (2018), Shawn McDuffee and Jason Rugg. Both Shawn and Jason work at Phil Vischer Enterprises, a faith-based children’s animation studio in Chicago. Together, they discuss what the conference is like, what you can expect, and share tips on how to get the most out of your conference experience.