By Cynthia Littleton, Joe Otterson
So many shows. So many metrics. So many new approaches to selling soap to millennials.
Industry movers and shakers gathered Tuesday for Variety’s annual TV Summit to parse all aspects of the fast-changing business environment. The daylong conference at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills covered everything from programming and marketing trends to the measurement conundrum to the revolutionary technological innovations that have spurred so much disruption.
“The Late Late Show’s” James Corden, “Brockmire’s” Hank Azaria and actors and producers of NBC’s “This Is Us” were also on hand for revealing looks at the creative process.
Here are 10 things we learned from the array of speakers at the TV Summit:
3. Story House Entertainment, the joint venture of Univision and Fusion, is committed to opening doors for creatives of color. That included recruiting a female showrunner, Silvana Aguirre, for its new drama “El Chapo,” about the notorious Mexican drug lord. “We thought it was important to bring a female perspective to a story that is extremely male,” Camila Jimenez Villa, Co-President and Chief Creative Officer, Fusion Media Group. Story House also took a big swing with the project in shooting three seasons back-to-back.