November 19, 2014

The Paley Center for Media Announces Exclusive Media Partnership with CNBC for the 2014 Paley International Council Summit

Annual conference with exceptional speaker lineup to take place at the Paley Center in NYC Nov. 20-21

NEW YORK, November 19, 2014 – The Paley Center for Media is pleased to announce that CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will be the exclusive media partner of the 2014 Paley International Council Summit, which will be held at the Paley Center November 20-21. CNBC media and entertainment reporter Julia Boorstin will moderate a session with Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO, BET Networks, about creating programs that defy expectations and blaze new trails. CNBC will also be conducting interviews with various speakers on-site, broadcasting from the Paley Center lobby at 25 West 52nd St in New York. The media partnership will provide CNBC sole broadcast access to the Summit, and the right to post and promote content on and social media channels.


Paley IC2014: The Power of Storytelling will bring together some of the strongest and most influential talent and executives in media for the annual Summit. This insightful event plans to celebrate the industry’s legacy and discuss the changing ways in which we create, consume, and connect on a global scale through stories. The Summit will focus on storytelling in entertainment, news, advertising, sports, social media, gaming, and other key industries.

Some of the confirmed speakers and participants for IC2014 include: Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie; Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric; legendary television writer and producer Norman Lear; BuzzFeed Founder and CEO Jonah PerettiGrantland Editor-in-Chief Bill Simmons; HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler; Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles; Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos; Facebook Vice President of Partnerships Dan Rose; and AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan.

"The Paley Center is so pleased to welcome CNBC, a leading storyteller of worldwide business news, as the Paley International Council Summit exclusive media partner,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. “Paley IC2014 will explore storytelling with renowned writers, directors, creators, and media executives both domestically and worldwide.”

IC2014 is made possible thanks to generous sponsors Gustave M. Hauser, McKinsey & Company, Nielsen, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, supporter Delta, and media partner CNBC. More information about IC2014, including registration information, confirmed speakers, and agenda, can be found at

All sessions with the exception of the closing keynote will be available for live streaming and on-demand playback, and viewers are encouraged to join the conversation on social media using hashtag #PaleyIC. View the live stream HERE

About The Paley Center for Media's International Council
Created in 1995, the International Council brings together the chief executives of the world's most important media companies. The role of the Council is to advance the exchange of ideas among these leaders in global media, entertainment, and communications, and to foster a community among them. This is accomplished through both informal and organized discussions on a wide range of critical issues that will define the media and its role in society for generations to come. Past meetings have been held in Rome, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, London, Vienna, Beijing, Cape Town, Montréal, Istanbul, New Delhi, Bangalore, California's Silicon Valley, and New York. For more information, please visit

About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media seeks to preserve the past, illuminate the present, and envision the future through the lens of media. With the nation’s foremost public archive of television, radio and Internet programming, the Paley Center produces programs and forums for the public, industry professionals, thought leaders, and the creative community to explore the evolving ways in which we create, consume, and share news and entertainment. In an era of unprecedented change, the Paley Center advances the understanding of media and its impact on our lives. The Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.  For more information, please visit

To attend and cover any of the IC2014 sessions, please contact:   

Brittany Forgione - Director, Communications at The Paley Center for Media, 212.621.6697,




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