Paley Front Row 2020 Presented by Citi. Stars of BET+'s Tyler Perry's Ruthless (Melissa L. Williams, Matt Cedeño, Lenny Thomas, Blue Kimble, Yvonne Senat Jones, and Nirine S. Brown) gather with moderator Tonja Renée Stidhum at Paley Front Row 2020 to celebrate their show. Topics include: how they've spent their quarantine time; Cedeño's in-depth conversations with Perry about his complex character; the cast's strong bond and the very speedy filming process; Jones' praise for Perry's dynamic female characters, like those of Tennessee Williams; descriptions of the strictly COVID-compliant set; why Perry trusts the actors "almost too much" to make logical character choices; audience reactions to the memorable Dikhan and Andrew scene; hints about the upcoming second half of the first season; and fun memories of "the blackest moment on set."
Global leaders gather for Paley International Council Summit 2020: Globally Connected: Media in the 21st Century, on November 11, 2020, to hear a discussion of "How Does Technology Solve the Big Issues?" When it comes to the digital world, access is only the beginning. While socioeconomic disparities have been amplified by the growing digital divide, companies like Verizon are investing in technology that promises to build a future of inclusion. By supporting digital inclusion initiatives, organizations enable individuals and communities to develop the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in the digital age. How can access to connectivity and 5G technology help bridge the gap and provide better opportunity, remote learning and healthcare? Speakers: Tami Erwin, CEO, Verizon Business; Edmund Lee, Corporate Media Reporter, The New York Times; Yara Shahidi, Actress, Producer & Change Agent.
Global leaders gather for Paley International Council Summit 2020: Globally Connected: Media in the 21st Century, on November 11, 2020, to hear a discussion of "The Road to Recovery for the Media Business and the Broader Economy." COVID-19 accelerated the disruption that media companies were already facing and the crisis raised a number of unique challenges for the industry in particular. Despite that, or perhaps as a result of it, the industry also has the ability to uniquely adapt, lifted by the growing demand for entertainment, information and community. On the road to recovery, what and where are the revenue opportunities and how does the media business re-shape itself to survive and ultimately thrive within the broader economy? Speakers: Raymond J. McGuire, Former Vice Chairman, Citigroup; Former Chairman, Banking, Capital Markets & Advisory, Citigroup; Faiza J. Saeed, Presiding Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
Global leaders gather for Paley International Council Summit 2020: Globally Connected: Media in the 21st Century, on November 11, 2020, to hear a discussion of "Combatting Global Threats: What Everyone Needs to Know From INTERPOL." As more and more of our personal and financial data migrates online, the risk of cybercrime has increased exponentially. From ransomware attacks to ensuring data security, INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock shares his thoughts on the biggest global security challenges that companies and individuals face today. Speakers: David Sanger, National Security Correspondent & Senior Writer, The New York Times; Jürgen Stock, Secretary General, INTERPOL.
Global leaders gather for Paley International Council Summit 2020: Globally Connected: Media in the 21st Century, on November 11, 2020, to hear a discussion of "A Powerhouse with Global Reach." David Zaslav will share insights about Discovery’s strategic transformation into a global IP company as one of the world’s leaders in real-life entertainment, with massive international reach and local content ownership in more than 200 markets. With other industry players and SVOD services focused on scripted content, Discovery leads the way in the unscripted space, and popular verticals with universal consumer appeal. The company’s low-cost, nimble production model, which enabled a range of innovations during the COVID lockdowns, differentiates its strategy, drives its brand portfolio and establishes the foundation for its global DTC ambitions. Speakers: Andrew Ross Sorkin, Columnist, New York Times; Co-Anchor, CNBC’s Squawk Box; David Zaslav, President & CEO, Discovery, Inc.
Global leaders gather for Paley International Council Summit 2020: Globally Connected: Media in the 21st Century, on November 10, 2020, to hear a discussion of "The Rules of the Game Have Changed: The Brave New World of Sports." The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the sports world to reinvent itself in real time. As they so often have in challenging times, professional sports leagues have roared back to life with unprecedented steps to bolster fan engagement, ensure player safety and innovate their revenue models. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will share how they are meeting the needs of a society craving normalcy and recreating the shared experience of cheering for one's favorite players. Speakers: Gary B. Bettman, Commissioner, National Hockey League; Robert D. Manfred, Jr., Commissioner, Major League Baseball; Adam Silver, Commissioner, National Basketball Association; Mike Tirico, Host & Play-by-Play, NBC Sports Group.
Global leaders gather for Paley International Council Summit 2020: Globally Connected: Media in the 21st Century, on November 10, 2020, to hear a discussion of "The Radically New Landscape of Journalism." Keeping people all over the world informed has never been more crucial or posed a greater challenge than it has in 2020. A global pandemic, the racial injustice movement, high-stakes elections, an influx of fake news, limited access to information, and plummeting ad revenues have placed demands on newsrooms of an unmatched scope and scale. Offering global perspectives on the business of news, this panel of industry leaders will offer their reflections on the new landscape of journalism and provide an analysis on the impact of current events. Speakers: Mathias Dopfner, CEO, Axel Springer SE; Sophie Huet, Global Editor-in-Chief, AFP; Paul-Bernhard Kallen, Chairman & CEO, Hubert Burda Media; John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News; Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs.
Global leaders gather for Paley International Council Summit 2020: Globally Connected: Media in the 21st Century, on November 10, 2020, to hear a discussion of "Collaborating to Confront a Crisis: The Power of Partnerships." Following Opening Remarks from Maureen J. Reidy and Frank A. Bennack, Jr., and a video overview of Paley initiatives, Mike Bloomberg addresses how leaders can work together to help public health and the economy. Speakers: Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Executive Vice Chairman & Former CEO, Hearst; Chairman, The Paley Center for Media; Maureen J. Reidy, President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media; Mike R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg LP; 108th Mayor of New York City.
Global leaders gather for Paley International Council Summit 2020: Globally Connected: Media in the 21st Century, on November 10, 2020, to hear a discussion of "The Future of Broadband." Broadband has never been more critical than it has been in 2020. From staying connected to family and friends to working remotely to distance learning and telemedicine, access to a reliable and fast network has become an essential need. In a crisis, focusing on priorities with a growth mindset to meet business and consumer demands has been a driving force. What does the future of broadband hold? Speakers: Dexter Goei, CEO, Altice USA; Craig Moffett, Partner & Senior Research Analyst, MoffettNathanson Research; Brad Smith, President, Microsoft.
Presented by Citi. Journalists, educators, and financial and political strategists gather for PaleyIMPACT: The Role of Media in Economic Equality, on October 29, 2020, moderated by Shomari Wills, to discuss why minorities have suffered disproportionate economic and health hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the media can help change that situation. Maureen Reidy, Paley Center President and CEO, offers opening comments. Topics include: if the media has sufficiently addressed "the staggering wealth gap" between the average white and black household; why economic issues are generating "venomous heat" across America; remote learning that disproportionately affects brown and black children without tools for Internet access; the growing number of uninsured minorities that require health care and can't afford it; if the media is limited in what it can accomplish after spotlighting the racially based financial chasm; and whether the 2020 presidential election will lead to greater economic equality.Participants: Bertha Coombs, Reporter, CNBC; William A. Darity Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics / Director, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, Duke University; Ana Navarro, Political Strategist and Commentator, CNN, Telemundo, and ABC's The View; and David Robinson, Cofounder, Admiral Capital Group / NBA Hall of Famer.Moderator: Shomari Wills, Journalist and Writer.Host: Maureen Reidy, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media.
Presented by Citi. Stars and creatives of The CW's All American (Taye Diggs, Daniel Ezra, Greta Onieogou, Samantha Logan, Michael Evans Behling, Karimah Westbrook, Monet Mazur, Bre-Z, Cody Christian, Jalyn Hall, Chelsea Tavares, Greg Berlanti, Nkechi Okoro Carroll, and Robbie Rogers) gather with moderator Albert Lawrence at PaleyFest NY 2020 to celebrate their show. Topics include: what makes the show stand out to Berlanti from the sundry other shows that he produces; Diggs' satisfaction in his young son initially watching the show for football sequences and getting sucked in by its drama; Monet's belief that themes on racism have resounded with viewers due to the Black Lives Matter movement; the double meaning of the show's title; the writers' refusal to wrap up "difficult" sub-plots quickly; producers' battle to rein in cast members from doing stunts themselves while in uniform on the football field; and how season three will "push the envelope" like never before.
Presented by Citi. Stars and co-creator of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty (Dan Harmon, Chris Parnell, Sarah Chalke, and Spencer Grammer) gather with moderator Michael Schneider at PaleyFest NY 2020 to celebrate their show. Topics include: "dramatic improvements" to the creative process in the COVID-19 lockdown; Chalke's views on the Beth/Space Beth clone storyline and what it means for the story; the show's impressive 70-episode pickup; finding new sides to Jerry, including his increased bond with Rick; avoiding "Flanderization"; the gradual development of Summer and Rick's complex sibling relationship; favorite moments, including an appearance by Werner Herzog as an alien; the viral popularity of "snake jazz"; cryptic hints about seasons five and six; and the strangely addictive challenge of breaking stories and overthinking their outlandish details. Watch Rick and Morty Sundays on Adult Swim or Stream seasons 1-3 on HBO Max now. All of Season 4 will be available on HBO Max Nov 1.
Presented by Citi. Stars and creatives of Amazon Prime's The Boys (Karl Urban, Chace Crawford, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonzo, Karen Fukuhara, Aya Cash, Stephan Fleet, and LJ Shannon) gather with moderator Melissa Fumero at PaleyFest NY 2020 to celebrate their show. Topics include: Urban's reaction to the game-changing season two finale; why Moriarty finds fight scenes cathartic; what went into Fleet's epic sequence involving a power boat's gut-spewing collision with a fabricated whale; elements of the show that prove "sadly relevant" due to recent headlines; Crawford and Fumero's memories of working together a decade ago on TV's "Gossip Girl"; Alonso's shock at discovering last-minute script changes for his character's intimate encounter with an X-rated adversary; and the panelists' choices for the most outrageous scenes that didn't make the final cut.
Presented by Citi. Stars and creator of Netflix's Girlfriends (Mara Brock Akil, Golden Brooks, Persia White, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jill Marie Jones, and Reggie Hayes) gather with moderator Joi-Marie McKenzie at PaleyFest NY 2020 to celebrate their show. Topics include: the show's debut on the "global stage" of Netflix on its 20th anniversary; the show's timeliness and relevance, despite some now-outdated fashion choices; breaking down the limited stereotype of the "strong Black woman" with no flaws; Akil's insistence on casting Black women of all different skin tones (and astrological signs); why feeling undervalued by the network actually allowed them more creative freedom; adding dimension and personal growth to their characters, including through their friendships; passing the Bechdel Test; the show as "one vision with many voices"; the advantage of social media as the new "word-of-mouth"; and thoughts on a potential movie adaptation.
Presented by Citi. Stars and creator of ABC's A Million Little Things (DJ Nash, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Moses, and Grace Park) gather with moderator Megan Vick at PaleyFest NY 2020 to celebrate their show. Topics include: Regina and Rome's mixed feelings about the loss of their would-be adopted baby; Maggie's "brand new day" as she heads to Oxford University; her potential future with Gary; season three's main theme of recovery; the decision to address difficult 2020 themes like COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter; Malco's pride in the show's responsible storytelling; their hopes for the audience to "feel seen" by the show and to embrace vulnerability; co-star Floriana Lima's promotion to series regular as Gary's new love interest, Darcy; and their favorite lines of dialogue from season three.
Presented by Citi. Creatives of AMC's Eli Roth's History of Horror (Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino) gather with moderator Clark Collis at PaleyFest NY 2020 to celebrate their show. Topics include: how Roth got the idea to "capture the stories of horror auteurs"; why Tarantino wanted to be a regular on the series; the joys of spotlighting virtually unknown horror films that were unappreciated upon their release; what proved the stuff of nightmares for Roth and Tarantino when growing up; what makes gore-filled "slasher films" so alluring to Tarantino; if horror films consistently reflect the anxieties of the times in which they were made; the effect of popular TV shows like "The Walking Dead" and "Lovecraft Country" on horror films; and the perfect horror films to watch on Halloween night.
Presented by Citi. Stars and creatives of HBO's The Undoing (Susanne Bier, Edgar Ramirez, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Noma Dumezweni, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Matilda De Angelis, and Noah Jupe) gather with moderator Kristen Baldwin at PaleyFest NY 2020 to celebrate their show. Topics include: Bier's interest in exploring hidden secrets between close partners; Haley's "absolute power" within the Fraser family; Kidman's reunion with "Cold Mountain" dad Donald Sutherland; co-star Michael Devine's insights as a real-life NYPD detective; depicting New York City's "inaccessible" world of wealth and class; Grant's eccentric suggestions for his character; praise for David E. Kelley's strong scripts and Anthony Dod Mantle's cinematography; Grace's success as a therapist and the impossibility of analyzing herself; creating a "dark fairy tale" via wardrobe and geography; and the show's shocking week-by-week reveals, not unlike those of "I May Destroy You."
Presented by Citi. Stars and creatives of The CW's Supernatural (Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, Andrew Dabb, and Robert Singer) gather with moderator Damian Holbrook at PaleyFest NY 2020 to celebrate their show. Topics include: the emotional experience of filming the final scenes and "putting these characters away"; grappling with COVID-19 restrictions on set; Ackles and Padalecki's thoughts on Sam and Dean's ultimate fates; suggestions from the highly opinionated fan base; endless teasing and pranks towards Collins and Calvert; the "community decision" to end with season 15; the show's many dynamic female characters; Collins' charitable foundation Random Acts, inspired by the fans' interest in bettering the world; fond memories of fan convention appearances; many, many laugh-filled outtakes; and achieving personal growth and "lifelong lessons and friends" over the 15 years.
Presented by Citi. Star and creatives of TBS's Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (Samantha Bee, Alison Camillo, Allana Harkin, and Mike Rubens) gather with moderator Reshma Gopaldas at PaleyFest NY 2020 to celebrate their show. Topics include: the difficulty of writing topical, timely material for upcoming shows when news is constantly changing; the balancing act of choosing topics to both amuse and motivate viewers; the amount of written material which is thrown out on a daily basis; the unique challenge of covering presidential elections; why Harkin and Rubens have stayed with the show since it began; the "serious nature" of making and writing jokes; Camillo becoming inured to working all-nighters to update ever-shifting news stories; and why the concept of "conservative feminism" leaves Bee "sickened." The views and opinions expressed by the individual participants in the programming are those of the individual participants and do not reflect the official policy or position of The Paley Center for Media or the sponsors of the programming.
“Treehouse of Horror XXXI,” which airs on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. on Fox, opens with an election parody that’s not for the faint of heart.
Paley Front Row 2020 Presented by Citi. The host and creators of CBS's The Amazing Race (Phil Keoghan, Elise Doganieri, and Bertram van Munster) gather with moderator Michael Schneider at Paley Front Row 2020 to celebrate their show. Topics include: Keoghan's marking his millionth mile traveled for the show and being too fatigued to celebrate; how the 32nd season was filmed in 2018, causing contestants to keep the outcome a secret for two years; the difficulties of finding new locales, new faces, and new challenges for each season; the shift to focus more heavily on contestants; if Keoghan and the producers get to spend "down time" in the exotic locales; how often van Munster and Doganieri must improvise the players' itinerary; and the hope that viewers will revel in "vicarious travel" while watching during the pandemic.
Journalists gather for PaleyIMPACT: Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanic Voices in Media, on October 8, 2020, moderated by Mariana Atencio. The Paley Center convenes leading Hispanic journalists from across broadcast and cable television to discuss the unique role the media plays in informing, educating, and making an impact on Hispanic Americans. They’ll share their expert insights into television’s coverage of Hispanic American concerns during the upcoming presidential election, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and immigration, as well as explore the growing power and influence of the Hispanic community in American life. Participants: Ana Cabrera, Anchor and Correspondent, CNN; José Díaz-Balart, Noticias Telemundo and NBC Nightly News; León Krauze, Univision and Columnist, The Washington Post; Tom Llamas, World News Tonight Weekend Anchor and Chief National Affairs Correspondent at ABC News; Bryan Llenas, National Correspondent for FOX News. Moderator: Mariana Atencio, Journalist, Author, Speaker, and Co-Founder at GoLike. Host: Rene Reyes, Vice President, Programming, The Paley Center for Media.
Presented by Citi. Creatives of Disney+'s Marvel's 616 (Alison Brie, Sarah Amos, Jason Sternman, and David Gelb) gather with moderator Christian Holub at PaleyFest Fall TV Previews 2020 to celebrate their show. Topics include: exploring how Marvel and the outside world have influenced one another; the series' eight episodes as discrete films with different styles and visions; the Marvel Spotlight program, which helps to craft plays for high school students, as seen in Brie's episode; highlighting "Japanese Spider-Man," the 1970s kids' TV series that reinterpreted the webslinger for Japanese audiences; tracking down information and interviewees for the extremely niche show, never before seen in the West; the "616" title, which refers to the many realities within the Marvel multiverse; and creating space for comic book newcomers and veterans alike to see themselves reflected in the stories.
Presented by Citi. Stars and creators of Showtime's Moonbase 8 (John C. Reilly, Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, and Jonathan Krisel) gather with moderator Michael Schneider at PaleyFest Fall TV Previews 2020 to celebrate their show. Topics include: the panelists' process for jointly creating, producing, and co-writing the show; taking pride in a series that isn't the product of a studio development deal; Reilly's amusement at the concept of grown men pretending to be in space, while actually at a test base; how the casting of singer Adam Lambert caused his fans to "go nuts"; why several shows about space are suddenly on television; how a series in which characters must wear protective gear seems "eerily relatable" during COVID-19; and the panelists' enthusiasm for space travel and expanding mankind's understanding of the universe.
Presented by Citi. Stars and creatives of IMDb TV's Alex Rider (Anthony Horowitz, Guy Burt, Jill Green, Eve Gutierrez, Otto Farrant, Brenock O'Connor, Ronke Adekoluejo, and Marli Siu) gather with moderator Damian Holbrook at PaleyFest Fall TV Previews 2020 to celebrate their show. Topics include: the pressure on Burt of adapting Horowitz's beloved literary character for TV; the simultaneous casting of Farrant, O'Connor, and Adekoluejo based on the trio's ability to seamlessly coalesce; Green and Gutierrez's desire to make Alex closer to Jason Bourne than James Bond; Farrant's desire to do his own stunt work, despite enduring a painful harness during a crucial wall-climbing scene; Siu's reaction to her unique "school costume"; the life-altering way in which Anthony now collaborates on scripts with Burt; and concerns about the show's dark nature and scenes of teens being tortured.