Coming off of the success of 2012’s inaugural INTV conference, Keshet Media Group, the company behind the Emmy winning format Homeland/Prisoners of War, has announced its second annual international conference focused on the convergence of innovation and technology in the television industry.
Hosted by Keshet’s CEO Avi Nir and Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem, this year’s conference will present a unique fast-paced, two-day event featuring keynote talks, fireside chats and interviews with a host of global industry veterans as well as a designated business zone to serve as a productive space for meetings.
“We are thrilled to bring together a truly esteemed assembly of outstanding global TV and new media mavericks to showcase state-of-the-art innovations in the rapidly changing landscape of television,” said Keshet CEO Avi Nir. “With Israel emerging as a recognised innovation and entertainment hub, we are pleased to host creative pioneers and provide an open forum for the exchange of ideas and dialogue at this year’s event.”
Gathering executives and industry leaders from around the world, INTV aims to address the dramatic sea-change that has taken place within the global TV industry over the last few years. With viewers taking center stage, new online outlets emerging, integrated social media becoming essential, and the growth of interactive services and new business models, it crucial to understand how to navigate the constantly evolving landscape. Industry leaders and disruptors will confront modern TV’s many questions and share their visions.
Keshet has confirmed a highly respected initial list of speakers, with more to be announced, including: Alex Kruglov, Head of Content Acquisition, Hulu; Sandra Stern, Chief Operating Officer of Television, Lionsgate; Roy Sekoff, Founding Editor, The Huffington Post; Justin Gorman, Head of Entertainment, Channel 4 Television UK; Caryn Mandabach (Nurse Jackie, That ‘70s Show, The Cosby Show), Principal, Caryn Mandabach Productions; Tim Kring (Touch, Heroes), President & CEO, Tim Kring Imperative; David Eilenberg, Senior Vice President of Unscripted Development, TBS & TNT; Virginia Mouseler, CEO & Co-Founder, The WIT; Rick Rosen, Board Member & Head of Television, WME; Steven Wendland, Vice President, Technicolor Digital Productions; Adam Singolda, Founder & CEO, Taboola; Mikkel Bondesen (The Killing, Burn Notice), CEO, UFUSE; Sara Johnson, Executive Producer and Head of Co-Productions, Scripted, Keshet International UK; and Amelia Hann (The Undateables), Head of Non-Scripted Programming, Keshet International UK.
INTV registration is now open, and the conference will take place on November 4th and 5th in Jerusalem, amid a world that blurs old and new, providing a stage to those who shape the present and future of TV. The conference will be hosted at the YMCA, a historical Jerusalem landmark that serves as a center of cultural, athletic, social and intellectual life in Jerusalem.
Speakers from last year’s INTV conference included: Ari Emanuel, WME’s Co-CEO who was featured in a keynote conversation with Avi Nir; Stephen Lambert, CEO of Studio Lambert, who offered his insights during the panel “Trying to be Innovative in Non-Scripted TV: A Producer’s Experience in Britain and America”; and Lloyd Braun, Co-Owner and Founding Partner of Berman Braun, who engaged in a dialogue with Rick Rosen during a fireside chat.