Banff World Media Festival Announces Keynotes and Panelists From NBCUniversal

Banff World Media Festival Announces Keynotes and Panelists From NBCUniversal

The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) is pleased to announce a stellar initial lineup of speakers from NBCUniversal (NBCU) - the Company of Distinction 2018 - including keynotes from Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Kevin MacLellan, Chairman, Global Distribution & International, NBCU. In addition, panellists include, Meredith Ahr, President, Universal Television Alternative Studio, Deirdre Brennan, General Manager, Universal Kids, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, Pearlena Igbokwe, President, Universal Television, Lisa Katz & Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents, Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment, Luis Silberwasser, President Telemundo Networks, Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment and Jeff Wachtel, President, International Studios, NBCU.

As previously announced, NBCU will be honoured as the Company of Distinction at the 39th annual BANFF World Media Festival taking place June 10-13, 2018 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada.

"We're delighted to welcome Bob and Kevin and such an extensive lineup of senior NBCUniversal executives to the festival to mark this year's Company of Distinction honours," commented Jenn Kuzmyk, Executive Director of the Banff World Media Festival. "As some of the most influential television executives of the past decade, this group's extensive knowledge of broadcast television and insight on key industry trends will no DOUBT inspire us in what are sure to be compelling and thought-provoking sessions."

As BANFF's Company of Distinction, NBCUniversal - one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience - will be a focal point during the festival's four-day program highlighting Company of Distinction panel sessions featuring senior executives across the studio and networks.

BANFF provides a platform for the evolving media industry to collaborate and advance its creative and business objectives, while serving as the leading destination for the genesis of new projects, and one of the most effective marketplaces for co-production and co-venture partners.


For additional information about the Banff World Media Festival visit: http://www.banffmediafestival.com/




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