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March 28, 2018
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'Alex, Inc.' Star Zach Braff, 'Up and Vanished' Creator Payne Lindsey Go 'From Podcast to Broadcast' at NAB Show

-- Top Creatives and Podcast Creators Discuss Trend of Hit Podcasts Becoming TV Series --

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- NAB Show will present “From Podcast to Broadcast,” a main stage keynote session featuring “Alex, Inc.” executive producers Zach Braff and Matt Tarses, the creators and host of the breakout hit podcast “Up and Vanished,” and others. The session will take place Tuesday, April 10 at 9:30 a.m. in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Session participants include:

• Zach Braff - star, executive producer and director of ABC’s “Alex, Inc.” (which was adapted from the “Startup” podcast)
• Matt Tarses - executive producer and writer, ABC’s “Alex, Inc.”
• Payne Lindsey - co-founder of Tenderfoot TV, producer and host, “Up and Vanished” (currently in development as an investigative docu-series for Oxygen) and “Atlanta Monster”
• Donald Albright - co-founder of Tenderfoot TV, producer, “Up and Vanished” and “Atlanta Monster”

These top creatives and popular podcast creators will engage in a lively discussion about the path from audio to video, and the trend that has led ABC, Amazon, HBO, Bravo, Oxygen and others to adapt top podcasts into series.

“Television distributors are taking notice, and we’re now seeing top podcasts like ‘Startup’ and ‘Up and Vanished’ reimagined for TV across a variety of platforms,” said Chris Brown, NAB executive vice president, Conventions and Business Operations. “This is an exciting development for media and entertainment, and we welcome these creators to NAB Show and look forward to a revealing conversation.”

"Alex, Inc." airs on ABC Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30 CT and is produced by 2 Soups Productions, Inc; Davis Entertainment Television; Second Stix Films Inc.; and Gimlet Media in association with ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television.

NAB Show news media registration is available here.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 7-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 161 countries and 1,800+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.