Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Breakfast Session Ballroom Terrace, Live Webcast

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM (Open to All Attendees)

The Future of TV: From Primetime to MultiPlatforms: Wall Street Analysts Meet Entertainment Executives

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research  Wedbush Securities

Dounia Turrill, Senior Vice President, Client Insights, The Nielsen Company

David Harrington, Managing Partner, EFA Partners

Todd Supplee, Senior Director, Entertainment and Media, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Larry Namer President/CEO, Metan Development Group, Founder E! Entertainment

Marty Shindler, CEO, The Shindler Perspective, Inc., Moderator


research program and is a contributing editor to PwC’s annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook publication. Todd’s role within PwC focuses on working with Studios and content owners to improve analytical insight across deals and customers to support enhanced decision making and capitalize on new opportunities in the wave of industry disruption across the entertainment and media industry.

Dounia Turrill is Senior Vice President, Client Insights for Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and analytics around what consumers watch and what they buy.  In this role, Dounia helps drive thought leadership for Nielsen, serving as a lead voice from the television perspective as Nielsen grows and evolves its initiatives related to cross-platform audience measurement. She leads Nielsen’s global cross platform audience measurement practice defining and managing the collective knowledge of the Watch team across Nielsen, leading thought leadership efforts designed to encourage and facilitate client discussions. Prior to Nielsen, Dounia was Vice President, Research, at the CW Television Network, and before that was Vice President, Research, at the WB Television Network.  In those capacities, she was an active member of the TV Committee of the Media Research Council. Dounia is a graduate of The London School of Economics and Political Science.


Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research, Wedbush Securities; providing coverage across the Digital Media sector and Head of Research for the Private Shares Group. He has been recognized as StarMine’s “Top Earnings Estimator” year after year and “Best on the Street” by the Wall Street Journal. Michael brings over 20 years of experience as a financial professional to the Private Shares Group along with extensive knowledge across the social media sector in both public and private companies. Mr. Pachter holds an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at the University of California at Los Angeles, a juris doctor from Pepperdine University, an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida, and a bachelor’s in Political Science from California State University, Northridge.


Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Development Group:  An entertainment industry veteran with over 40 years professional experience in cable television, live events and new media, Larry Namer is a founding partner of Metan Development Group, a venture created to develop and distribute entertainment content and media specifically the China market. He is the co-founder of E! Entertainment Television, a company now valued at over $3.5 billion USD, and the creator of several successful companies in the United States and overseas.  Among those companies are Comspan Communications that pioneered Western forms of entertainment in the former Soviet Union and Steeplechase Media that served as the primary consultant to Microsoft’s MiTV for developing interactive TV applications.  He also serves as Senior Advisor, Strategic Development to Eurocinema On Demand. He was nominated for several Emmy and Cable ACE awards and received the prestigious President’s Award from the National Cable Television Association.


David Harrington - Managing Director, EFA: David has 20+ years of corporate finance, investment banking and operating experience in the media, technology and information services industries. He joined EFA in 2012 and focuses primarily on broadcasting, cable, publishing, outdoor, telecommunications and information services transactions.  David is a former Managing Director in GE Capital’s media, communications and entertainment group where he closed over $1.5 billion in leveraged capital and equity tag-along financings for acquisitions, recapitalizations and growth transactions. He was also a co-founder and CFO of Grapevine Communications, a broadcast media company that raised over $300 million in debt and equity capital to fund its acquisition-driven growth. Prior to his work at Grapevine, he was the founder and principal of DMH Capital, which provided investment banking services to operating and investment concerns in the media and communications industry, and a Senior Vice President in the middle market communications finance group of Barclays Bank. David earned a BS in Economics from Babson College.


Marty Shindler is CEO of The Shindler Perspective, a husband & wife consulting practice with Big 4 (C of PWC) professional service firm and top 5 (Sloan @ MIT) business school credentials. The firm has worked all along the entertainment and entertainment technology value chain, and as a result, has deep insight into the inner workings of the various industry segments and the many businesses and niches that intersect with the value chain. The practice consults on business, economic, strategic and operational matters in a diverse, but interconnected set of market segments and companies in areas such as development and previs, production, post production, distribution and exhibition for movies, TV and other content across a wide range of platforms, second screens and delivery methods. Mr. Shindler's unique vision and perspective provides clients with a first-hand sense of the direction in which the industry segments are heading and the challenges and rewards that lie ahead. Speaking engagements have included a wide range of industry conferences and events representing the many industry segments where the practice has been involved. Marty Shindler's prior employment includes 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic, Kodak's Cinesite and Coopers & Lybrand (PriceWaterhouseCoopers).



Todd Supplee, Senior Director, Entertainment and Media, PriceWaterhouseCoopers; Todd is a senior Director in our Entertainment and Media consulting practice with more than 18 years of global management consulting and professional management experience. He leads PwC’s consumer