The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) announced that Jonathan Capehart (The Washington Post’s PostPartisan and host of MSNBC’s “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart”) will keynote this month’s event spotlighting the business of black television. The event titled “NATPE Virtual: Segregation, Segmentation and Storytelling” will take place on February 16, 2021 as part of Black History Month.
Others slated as keynote interview guests include leading media agency executive Monique Nelson, the Chair & CEO of UWG (UniWorld Group, a subsidiary of WWP); plus the creator of the long-running VH-1 hit “Love and Hip Hop” franchise and CEO of Monami Productions, Mona Scott Young. Among others scheduled for the event are key TV network executives including Brett Dismuke, President of All Black; and Detavio Samuel, COO at Revolt TV. The event will be hosted by Carlos Greer, Entertainment Reporter from “Page Six.”
The virtual event will feature a series of discussions that each take a bold approach toward advancing the conversation around the impact of segregation practices on the evolution of the Black TV business, the importance of Black audience segments to advertisers, and the significant role of the Black voice in television content.
“NATPE’s mission is to advance the conversation in the evolution of content and to embrace, engage and educate global audiences. In that respect NATPE is gathering outstanding leaders to have important discussions that celebrate Black voices in television. We are also coming together to discuss the business of Black TV during Black History Month,” commented JP Bommel, President and CEO of NATPE.
NATPE Virtual, which powered NATPE Miami as well, will continue its schedule of events after “NATPE Virtual: Segmentation, Segregation and Storytelling” with two more events in March and April, respectively: “NATPE Virtual: The Business of Live Sports” will take place on March 23 and “NATPE Virtual: News” will take place on April 7.