The Power Player Breakfast series brings women at the top of their game to NYWIFT for inspiring discussions on their careers. This June, we welcome Jennifer Caserta of IFC, who will speak about her current projects, and share insights about what it takes to work your way to the top!
As IFC’s President and General Manager, Jennifer Caserta has established IFC as the home for smart and distinctive alternative comedies that are, "always on" and "slightly off," in keeping with the network's clearly defined brand and voice. IFC's evolution has resulted in strong audience, revenue and distribution gains, pop culture buzz and an expanding slate of fresh original programming that resonates with viewers, advertisers and top comedy talent.
IFC’s slate of critically acclaimed and award-winning original series feature some of the biggest and best names in the comedy world, both in front of and behind the camera. Chief among them is Portlandia, an Emmy® Award nominated and Peabody and WGA-winning comedy created by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel, produced by Broadway Video and executive produced by Lorne Michaels.
IFC also features Comedy Bang! Bang!, Maron, The Birthday Boys, this summer’s Garfunkel and Oates, and the forthcoming series American Documentary (working title), executive produced by Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers. IFC also recently worked with Will Ferrell and Funny or Die on the epic mini-series The Spoils of Babylon, featuring A-list personalities Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig and others.
Ms. Caserta was recently named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” and included on Variety’s 2014 “Power of Women: New York Impact” list. She received the NCTA Vanguard Award for Young Leadership and was honored by Multichannel News and WICT as a Wonder Woman.
She previously held positions at Fuse, Court TV, Oxygen Media, Food Network, Westwood One and the Radio Advertising Bureau.
Produced by the Power Player Breakfast Committee:
Carey Graeber, Bobbi Alpert, Susan Wagner, Janet Stilson, Julie Poll and Christina Brown
Special thanks to Power Player Breakfast Sponsor
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: May. 30, 2014