Houston, Texas – Feb. 13, 2017 – Mack Performing Arts Collective’s Education Program It’s A Wrap will present MPAC TV Forum- A Look At Television Broadcast and Digital Content from Development to Distribution beginning Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 with a kickoff reception, and continuing with panel sessions on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 in the Alumni Center, 3204 Cullen on the main campus of the University of Houston.
The Forum is designed to empower those presently working in the entertainment industry, particularly television, as well as those aspiring to get in the business of television with information designed to enhance their knowledge, skills, and confidence for success preparing them to work and excel right here in the Houston market.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, with support of the Houston Film Commission and Houston First among other private individuals, recently announced his mission to bring the Film and Television production business to Houston at an Entertainment Summit held Jan. 12-14, 2017 stating “Houston is open for business!”
“I am always overjoyed in presenting these game changing events because it has always been and will be my goal for MPAC to make an “impact” on the entertainment industry. We do just that when we connect entertainment industry resources to those that do not have access otherwise, which creates opportunities to be successful in this business.”– Attorney Jalene M. Mack, MPAC’s Founder/CEO/Artistic Director
MPAC is preparing the aspiring professionals for that business. The TV Forum is sited to be a must-attend annual session offering a one-stop resource where attendees network with and learn TV Show Business from industry experts, experience some of the latest technology and discover new content. MPAC has created panels that will EMPOWER, INSPIRE, and MOTIVATE business success.
This one-of-a-kind dynamic approach employed by MPAC continues to position the organization amongst the cream of the crop, by connecting industry professionals with aspiring industry professionals for an informative, yet stimulating two days.
Kickoff Reception – Friday, February 17, 2017
Alfred Cervantes, Deputy Director Hosted by Houston Film Commission
Velma Trayham, Author ThinkZILLA PR Group
Jalene M. Mack, Esq. Founder /CEO MPAC
Check in – Saturday, February 18, 2017
10:00am-11:15am Daytime TV- Developing and Producing Talk Shows & Court TV
Kim Gagne-Steve Harvey Show, Emmy Award Winning Former Senior Producer
Kathy Sapp- Judge Faith, Twentieth Century Fox TV, Executive Producer
Debra Duncan-Great Day Houston, KHOU CBS Local 11, Host
Tera Roberson Stidum-KPRC NBC Local 2, Producer/Dr. Phil, Former Writer/Producer (Moderator)
11:30am-12:45am From the News Desk: Covering the Story
Melanie Lawson- KTRK ABC Local 13, News Anchor
Dwight Williams- HTV, General Manager
D’Artagnan Bebel- KRIV Fox 26, General Manager
Darian Ward -City of Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Press Secretary (Moderator)
1:30pm-2:45pm Reality TV- The Reality of Producing Unscripted Programming
Datari Turner-WEtv’s Growing Up Hip Hop, Executive Producer
Juanita Jackson-WEtv’s Sisters in Law, Producer
Jacqueline Allouto -FUBU TV, Social Conscious Content Development & Acquisition
Jerri Moore-Riding High, The Jimmy Burner Project, As For Me & My House, Executive Producer (Moderator)
3:00pm-4:15pm Life in the Spotlight: Being a Reality TV Star, Juanita Jackson-WEtv’s Sisters in Law, Cast
Jolanda Jones-WEtv’s Sisters in Law, Cast ,Vivian King-WEtv’s Sisters in Law, Cast
Rhonda Wills-WEtv’s Sisters in Law, Cast, Monique Sparks-WEtv’s Sisters in Law, Cast
Tiye Foley-WEtv’s Sisters in Law, Cast
Ashandra Batiste-Bravo’s Married to Medicine Houston, Cast
Dr. D. Ivan Young- Oxygen’s Snapped, TV One’s Fatal Attraction, Relationship Expert (Moderator)
4:30 pm-5:45pm Primetime TV- A Look at Sitcoms, One-hour Dramas, Made-for TV Movies , Docu-Series & Program Specials
Korin Huggins- Will Packer Productions, Television Division, Executive Producer, Roots, Uncle Buck
Greg Carter-5th Ward Series, Urban Movie Channel/AMC, Creator/Showrunner
Kenneth Ware-Warner Bros. Worldwide Television, Publicity/Social Media
Ricky Anderson-Steve Harvey Show, Family Feud, Entertainment Attorney
Reshonda Tate Billingsley- TVOne’s The Secrets She Kept, Writer/Consultant
Melinda Spaulding-KRIV Fox 26, News Anchor (Moderator)
About MPAC: Mack Performing Arts Collective (MPAC) a 501 (C) 3 non-profit performing arts corporation founded in 2011, MPAC has been strongly committed to carrying out its mission, “Cultivating the interest of performing arts by Exposing, Educating, and Entertaining.”. MPAC has provided free admission to middle school and high school students from the many surrounding school districts with programs in theater or communications/media.
The TV Forum is free for select high school students and teachers can earn CPE credit hours.
For tickets and more information visit www.mpac-arts.org.