Future of TV

Mindy Kaling at SXSW 2014

With the idea of Television constantly evolving, the conversation needs to evolve too. The Future of TV track of convergence sessions looks at the changing landscape of Television consumption, from the blossoming creativity of the content to the economic implications of how the content is consumed. What constitutes TV today? How will it continue to evolve? When is something no longer considered TV? Are these changes positive in the long run? All of these questions and more will be looked at in this convergence track of sessions. On Monday, March 16 & Tuesday, March 17, the Four Seasons will host the Future of TV track, with some affiliated sessions in Room 18ABCD & Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center.

In 2014, related programming included a look at adapting TV storytelling to Twitter, strategies for audience building, and digital distribution case studies, among a broad range of topics. Sessions in the Future of TV track are open to all badgeholders, including Music. Stay tuned this fall for 2015 programming announcements!

Preliminary 2015 Future of TV Sessions Announced:

  • The Art, Joy, & Power of Creating Musical Programs
    David Koelle (Charles River Analytics)
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall in the Digital Age
    Saba Hamedy (LA Times), Jon Schnitzer (Brain Factory), Peter Girardi (Warner Bros), Marc Goodchild (Sync Screen), Julian McCrea (Portal Entertainment)
  • A Drama Nirvana-How to Create a Multiplatform Hit
    Beth Hoppe (PBS), David Zucker (Scott Free Productions)
  • Exploring Storytelling in the Digital Age
    Andrew Cochrane (Mirada)
  • Finding a TV Partner in a Digital World
    Jill Burkhart (Epix HD), Cynthia Kane (Al Jazeera America), Jennie Moris (Participant Media), Lois Vossen (PBS)
  • The Future of Concerts on TV
    Evan Haiman (HDNet LLC/AXS TV), Lucia McCalmont (HDNet LLC/AXS TV)
  • Game of Thrones: Creating Immersive Entertainment
    Sabrina Caluori (HBO), Melissa Eccles (Elastic)
  • Hyper-Reality TV & Online Video Are a Perfect Fit
    Morgan Spurlock (Warrior Poets), Ran Harnevo (AOL)
  • Moving Beyond the Square Screen
    Steven Masur (CDAS Venture Law Group), Allen DeBevoise (Machinima), Vivian Rosenthal (Snaps), Josh Gertz (DAQRI)
  • The New TV Star: How to Build an Audience Online
    Kelly Day (AwesomenessTV), Josh Ong (The Next Web), Tyler Oakley (Tyler Oakley), Tom Ryan (Pluto.TV)
  • Online Success Without Cat Videos or Crotch Hits
    Zach Anner (Zach Anner Productions), Chris Demarais (Rooster Teeth Productions), Brandon Farmahini (Rooster Teeth Productions)
  • Should You Develop Your Film Into a TV Series?
    Katie Krentz (Cartoon Network), Julia Pott (Animator/Filmmaker), Hannah Fidell (Filmmaker), Sarah-Violet Bliss (Filmmaker)
  • Tech My Mind
    Ayori Selassie (salesforce.com), Shanice Johnson (Malakai Creative), Bill Duke ( Duke Media), Julie Barrio (Reality SF)
  • What Serial Digital Fiction is Learning from TV
    Jon Nathanson (Self), Jerry Fan (Jukepop Serials), Michelle Miller (The Underwriting), Jennifer Lee (Plympton)
  • Who's Going to Fund My Webseries?
    Jay Bushman (Independent), Marc Hofstatter (Indiegogo), Amy Dotson (IFP), Karim Ahmad (ITVS)

Photo by Richard Mcblane