Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the co-chairmen and CEOs of the Fox Television Group, will be featured speakers at TheWrap’s TheGrill 2017. They join a stellar lineup of speakers at the eighth annual leadership conference set for October 2-3 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
In a rapidly changing TV landscape, Walden and Newman oversee a consortium of top media and content companies. Their portfolio includes Fox Broadcasting Company, 20th Century Fox Television, Fox 21 Television Studios, Fox Consumer Products and Twentieth Television.
Together they have grown the company into a major content provider with the Fox blockbuster,”Empire,” the celebrated new series “This Is Us” on NBC and “Modern Family,” ABC’s No. 1 comedy. Their leadership has reimagined the boundaries of TV storytelling, broken old business models and developed new ones.
TheWrap founder and editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman will lead an in-depth conversation with these two important voices in the television industry.
Walden and Newman join previously announced speakers including Jason Hirschhorn of REDEF, Sandra Stern of Lionsgate Television, Rich Greenfield of BTIG Research, Michael Bloom of First Look Media, Megan Colligan of Paramount Pictures, Beatriz Acevedo of mitú, Dave Shull of The Weather Channel and more.
TheGrill leads the conversation on convergence between entertainment, media and technology, bringing together newsmakers to debate the challenges and opportunities facing content in the digital age. Diverse programming anchored by versatile talent and supported by big brands has always been the hallmark of Hollywood.
As technology brings new models to the fore — in production, distribution, display and monetization — TheGrill is a platform for the leaders, the deciders and the disrupters to explore this reconfigured landscape as it continues to transforms around us.