NBCU’s Robert Greenblatt, Kevin MacLellan to keynote BANFF

The 2018 Company of Distinction is also bringing eight of its most senior executives, including Jeff Wachtel and Deirdre Brennan, to the Alberta festival's 39th edition.

This year’s BANFF World Media Festival will be toplined by keynote presentations from NBCUniversal (NBCU) chairman of global distribution and international Kevin MacLellan and NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. (Pictured right and left, respectively).

NBCU, the 2018 Company of Distinction, will bring an additional roster of eight of its most senior execs as panellists to the Alberta festival, including Meredith Ahr, president, Universal Television Alternative Studio; Deirdre Brennan, GM, Universal Kids, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment; Pearlena Igbokwe, president, Universal Television.

Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents, scripted programming, NBC Entertainment; Luis Silberwasser, president Telemundo Networks; Paul Telegdy, president, alternative and reality group, NBC Entertainment; and Jeff Wachtel, president, International Studios, NBCU will also be featured as panellists at the fest.

“We’re delighted to welcome Bob and Kevin and such an extensive lineup of senior NBCUniversal executives to the festival to mark this year’s Company of Distinction honours,” commented Jenn Kuzmyk, executive director of the Banff World Media Festival.  “As some of the most influential television executives of the past decade, this group’s extensive knowledge of broadcast television and insight on key industry trends will no doubt inspire us in what are sure to be compelling and thought-provoking sessions.”

This year marks the 39th annual edition of the festival, which runs from June 10 to 13, 2018 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.