Ryan Murphy Joins PromaxBDA Conference Lineup

PromaxBDA today announced that Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning director Ryan Murphy of  FX’s American Horror Story and Fox’s Glee will join the speaker roster for the group’s annual conference set for June 12-14 in Los Angeles.

“Few who have had such a seismic, global impact on television, film and storytelling are as dedicated and involved in marketing and promotion as Ryan Murphy,” said Jonathan Block-Verk, president-CEO of PromaxBDA International. “We are delighted that he will share some of his most valued experiences and insights with the 2012 PromaxBDA audience.”

As an Emmy Award-winning director for Glee, Murphy has also received five Emmy Award nominations. He is the Golden Globe Award-winning creator, writer and director of FX’s original drama series Nip/Tuck and the Screen Actors Guild, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Fox series, Glee.  In his session, he will talk about what inspires him and drives a show’s success, and provide insight on his experience and involvement with marketing and promotion on all of his productions.

Murphy began his career as a journalist writing for publications including the Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News and Entertainment Weekly. His screenwriting career began in the late 1990s when Steven Spielberg purchased his romantic comedy Why Can’t I Be Audrey Hepburn?

Murphy joins recently announced Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Betty White and previously announced speakers John Landgraf, president-GM, FX Networks; Kay Madati, head of entertainment marketing, Facebook; Pam Kaufman, CMO, Nickelodeon Networks; Tom Kenny, actor/comedian and voice of SpongeBob SquarePants; Justin Cone, founder/editor-in-chief Motionographer.com and director of special operations, Psyop; Rick Haskins, EVP, marketing and digital programs, The CW; Suzanne Kolb, president, E! Entertainment; Bruce Mau, co-founder, Massive Change Network; Chris McCumber, co-president, USA Network; Paula Kerger, president and CEO, PBS; Deb Roy, co-founder and CEO, Bluefin Labs; Amy Winter, general manager, TLC; Jonah Lehrer, contributing editor, Wired; and Roy Spence, chairman/co-founder, GSD&M, CEO/co-founder, The Purpose Institute.

PromaxBDA: The Conference 2012 will feature additional speaker sessions, strategic and creative presentations, panels and workshops for every career stage in the marketing, promotion, design industry.

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