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Angelina Jolie, Tom Brokaw to close the 2014 Paley International Council Summit

The Paley Center for Media today announced that the 2014 Paley International Council (IC) Summit will conclude with a special keynote conversation on November 21 between Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie and Tom Brokaw about Jolie’s experience adapting the beloved book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption into an epic drama for Universal Pictures, ahead of its December 25 release. The director will explore how her deeply personal connection with the subject of the book, the late Louis “Louie” Zamperini, and the retelling of his remarkable story, influenced her filmmaking approach.

These exceptional additions augment the prestigious lineup of media elite that will be taking part in the annual Paley IC Summit, Paley IC2014: The Power of Storytelling, which will be held November 20-21 at The Paley Center for Media in NYC. This insightful event will bring together leading executives, creators, and innovators 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 Paley IC Summit will focus on storytelling in entertainment, news, advertising, sports, social media, gaming, and other key industries.

Confirmed speakers and participants for Paley IC2014 include:

Katie Couric, Yahoo Global News Anchor
Norman Lear, legendary television writer and producer;
Jonah Peretti, Founder and CEO, BuzzFeed;
Bill Simmons, Editor in Chief, Grantland;
Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO, BET Networks;
Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO, Home Box Office, Inc.;
Padma Lakshmi, Host, Top Chef;
Joanna Coles, Editor in Chief, Cosmopolitan, and Editorial Director, Seventeen;
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix;
Dan Rose, Vice President of Partnerships, Facebook;
Suroosh Alvi, Co-founder, VICE Media;
Jason Hirschhorn, CEO, REDEF;
David Stern, NBA Commissioner Emeritus;
Peter Del Vecho, Academy Award-winning Producer, Disney’s Frozen;
Connor Schell, Vice President and Executive Producer, ESPN Films and Original Content;
Piv Bernth, Head of Drama at Danish Broadcasting Corporation;
Michael Roth, Chairman and CEO, Interpublic Group of Companies;
Jason Rubin, Head of Worldwide Studios, Oculus VR;
Josh Sapan, CEO, AMC Networks;

“Celebrating great storytelling has always been essential to the Paley Center’s mission, and we’re so thrilled that Angelina Jolie and Tom Brokaw will share their insightful experiences at Paley’s International Council Summit this year,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. “With the Paley International Council Summit, we are proud to be the convener for industry icons and pioneering visionaries who have been and will continue to be plotting the future of media.”