NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Josh Sapan, President and CEO of AMC Networks, home to AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel and WEtv, will be joined by Mark Johnson, Executive Producer of AMC's Emmy® award-winning series "Breaking Bad", for a unique, featured keynote conversation at the On Screen Media Summit on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the Sentry Center Midtown East Conference Center at 730 Third Ave at East 45th Street, 17th floor, New York City.
Moderated by Multichannel News' Editor-in-Chief Mark Robichaux, the conversation with Sapan and Johnson will focus on the value of original programming and how to create entertainment brands of distinction in an increasingly competitive world.
"Breaking Bad", starring Emmy® Award-winners Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul is now in its fifth season on AMC. The show has become a signature original series for the network and has been heralded as one of the best dramas on television. In addition to "Breaking Bad," Mark Johnson is Executive Producer of Sundance Channel's first wholly-owned, original drama series "Rectify," set to premiere in 2013.
Group Publisher, Louis Hillelson commented, "This will be a very interesting discussion and we are honored to have Mark Johnson and Josh Sapan join us for this year's Summit."
The year-end On Screen Media Summit annually attracts about 300 top executives in the business of TV, film, advertising, investment and video technology. The event offers an opportunity for business leaders to share their reflections on the passing year and visions for the year ahead. The conference is presented by two leading television industry publications, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News.
The On Screen Summit is unique in that it features a series of intimate, keynote conversations with industry leaders like the one with Sapan and Johnson. The other keynote guests are: advertising executive, Irwin Gotlieb, the Chairman of GroupM Worldwide; Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS; Rob Marcus, President and COO of Time Warner Cable; Les Moonves, President and CEO of CBS Corp.; Jessica Reif Cohen, First VP and Managing Director of BOA / Merrill Lynch; and Tom Rogers, CEO and President of TiVo. There will also be a limited number of roundtable panel discussions.
AMC's Sapan added, "Mark and I are very excited to have this opportunity to join other distinguished leaders from the television industry at this Summit. We appreciate having the chance to discuss how we work to engage and grow audiences with brand-defining, original programming."
This event is produced for Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News by the Schramm Marketing Group of New York.
To register for this event, please go to www.onscreenmediasummit.com or call Sandy Friedman at 917-281-4718.
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About AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing and distributing quality programming and content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming feed origination and distribution company.
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