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Slot Machines: Masters of Scheduling. Online registration open until January 24th

The process of scheduling programming is an art form unto itself, and one that is perhaps shrouded in mystery for content creators and producers. What goes into the decisions behind ...
January 22, 2014

The process of scheduling programming is an art form unto itself, and one that is perhaps shrouded in mystery for content creators and producers. What goes into the decisions behind slotting shows? What strategies work for which networks? And what does it take to survive and thrive in a “death slot”? This session, featuring scheduling vets from cable and broadcast, will uncover the mysteries behind the methodology.


Abby Greensfelder
Owner and Executive Produce
Half Yard Productions

MODERATOR


David Brewer

VP, Program Strategy and Acquisitions

44 Blue Productions


Brad Dancer

SVP, Programming, Planning and Research

National Geographic Channels


Christian Drobnyk

SVP, Scheduling and Acquisitions
Lifetime Networks


Scott Lewers

SVP, Programming
Discovery Channel

Click here to register online or contact Joel Pinto at 416-408-2300 x650.

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About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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