NEW DRAMA, NEW MODELS: The Drama Summit West conference connects the US and international drama business to facilitate new production, coproduction, finance and creative partnerships. This one-day networking event is all about new models and a fresh approach. • Leading showrunners talk shop • Keynote sessions define the dramatic future • Drama commissioners explain their scripted strategy • Global financing • Copro marketplace • Don’t miss this fantastic one-day event, which takes place at Hollywood’s iconic Ebell venue • New speakers are being added regularly, so please check back!
Gary Levine serves as president of programming, Showtime Networks Inc. Levine is responsible for the development and creative oversight of all SHOWTIME original scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and specials across all platforms. Levine also has oversight of casting and program operations for the network.
Carmi Zlotnik is president of programming for Starz. In this lead executive role, Zlotnik is responsible for programming and development activities for Starz as well as overseeing production of STARZ Original series. Among notable recent series are acclaimed scripted dramas including Black Sails, Outlander, Power, Flesh and Bone, and the upcoming anthology series, The Girlfriend Experience.
Elizabeth Bradley is vice president of content at Netflix. Her team is focused on English language coproductions, greenlighting TV series in conjunction with partner networks around the world and working with writers and producers who have extraordinary stories to tell. She has been at Netflix since 2006, after stints in home entertainment at DreamWorks, Fox and Warner Bros.
Erik Barmack has worked in television production, distribution and digital media development for 20+ years. Most recently, he has served in a variety of senior executive roles at Netflix focusing on the production and distribution of international content. In addition, he has helped shape Netflix’s original and first-run strategies for kids content, independent film, anime and other genres.
THE EBELL OF LOS ANGELES
The historic Ebell of Los Angeles is an architectural masterpiece that brings old school Hollywood glamour, elegance and legacy to Drama Summit West. With two exquisitely detailed ballrooms, an intimate art salon and a breathtaking courtyard garden, the Ebell delivers a variety of sophisticated settings. This year will see the addition of a Drama Summit West Networking Lounge where delegates can reserve meeting tables to use throughout the day. Please get in touch for sponsorship opportunities and make the most of your trip to the event.
C21 SELL-OUT DRAMA EVENTS
The first Drama Summit West in 2016 was a sell-out success. More than 500 leading drama executives attended and the day scored an 8.5 out of 10 in the post delegate survey. Click here to view the 2016 event’s agenda.
Drama Summit West is the sister event to the International Drama Summit, part of C21’s Content London, which takes place in London in December. Click here to review the event.
Drama Summit West takes place at The Ebell of Los Angeles, which provides some old school Hollywood glamour