NATPE is firming up the lineup for its LATV Fest, which will be held July 12-15 at the Hyatt Regency Plaza in Century City. New America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel is expected to be the keynote speaker, with the Innovator Award, which recognizes achievement in unscripted TV, going to ABC/Endemol’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Panelists at this year’s festival will include Lionsgate TV president Kevin Beggs, Hasbro Studios president Stephen Davis, Jersey Shore executive producer SallyAnn Salsano, The Biggest Loser executive producer J.D. Roth and Katalyst’s Jason Goldberg.
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