Keynote Session: Viacom’s Vision for an Awesome(ness) Future

    1. Event Date
      Tue, Apr 9

Keynote Session: Viacom’s Vision for an Awesome(ness) Future

09-04-2019, 12:00 - 12:30

Palais des Festivals, Debussy Theatre, Palais 1
Language:
English

David Lynn, President and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks, will outline Viacom International Studios’ vision for an Awesome(ness) Future. Lynn will outline his thoughts on the market opportunities in content supply and the rationale behind Viacom’s acquisition of Awesomeness.

This will be followed by a conversation with Rebecca Glashow and Shelley Zimmerman, Co-Heads of Awesomeness, and actress Peyton List (“Happy Together”).

The session will explore the consumer, creative, and commercial impact of operating in a digital-first GenZ world, the ongoing shift from scheduled to on-demand viewing, and the increasing need to make and produce exceptional content for click-swipe audiences on every platform around the world.

Lynn has held a variety of roles within Viacom and its subsidiary channels, and led the acquisition of Channel 5 Broadcasting in 2014 and its successful integration into Viacom.

He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) since January 2017, giving him management oversight of all of Viacom's media networks and related businesses outside the U.S.

Prior to her role as Co-Head of Awesomeness, Zimmerman was the Head of AwesomenessTV Studio, where she oversaw development and production of Awesomeness’ original scripted series for the company’s digital, TV, and over-the-top subscription VOD services. Her credits include the Emmy-winning series “Zac & Mia” for Hulu, “Foursome” for YouTube Premium, and “Trinkets” for Netflix. Glashow was previously Head of Worldwide Distribution at Awesomeness, where she oversaw distribution for all content including AwesomenessTV series and Awesomeness Films worldwide.

Peyton List is best known for her portrayal as Emma in Disney's “Jessie”. With an impressive 14 million followers on her Instagram platform, List continues to captivate large audiences and dominate on-screen. She appeared in the CBS series “Happy Together”, executive produced by Ben Winston and Harry Styles.

Speakers

  • David Lynn

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        North America
        • USA
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    CEO

    Viacom International Media Networks

    David Lynn has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) since January 2017, giving him management...

  • Rebecca Glashow

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPJunior
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        North America
        • USA
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Co-Head

    Awesomeness

    Rebecca Glashow is the Co-Head of Awesomeness, a division of Viacom. Awesomeness is a leading media company serving the global Gen Z audience through...

  • Shelley Zimmerman

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        North America
        • USA
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Co-Head

    Awesomeness

    Shelley Zimmerman is the Co-Head of Awesomeness, a division of Viacom. Awesomeness is a leading media company serving the global Gen Z audience...

  • Peyton List

    Speaker

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        North America
        • USA
      3. Speaker category
        Speaker

    Actress (Jessie, Happy Together, Light as a Feather)

    20-year-old media darling, Peyton List, is best known for her portrayal as Emma on the fan favorite Disney's Jessie and Bunk'd, and made a name for...

  • Michael Bancroft

    Moderator

      1. Event
        MIPTV
      2. Country
        North America
        • Canada
      3. Speaker category
        Moderator

    Executive Producer and Co-Host

    Globalive Media’s “Beyond Innovation”

    Michael Bancroft is a senior media executive and journalist with experience running multi-platform networks and creating internationally distributed...

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