NPA links you and your company to fellow members -- colleagues who have experienced every problem and issue in the industry. And NPA has a catalog of industry experience you can draw upon in tackling challenges. There’s no reason to guess when you have the NPA behind you.
Your NPA Can Help You With:
Industry Data and Trends
Who We Are and What We Can Do:
John Ford, General Manager
John has expertise in network and other contract negotiations, gathers and disseminates insurance data; stays on top of industry trends; monitors and connects with distributors; can connect you with our legal counsel; and keeps track of best employee relations practices among NPA members. If he doesn't know the answer to your question, he knows how to get it.
Michelle M. Van Kempen, Head of Policy and Development
After 20 years running a production business, Michelle has extensive experience in network, talent and other contract negotiations; in putting together sponsorship and branding deals with advertisers; and in all aspects of production operations. She has also started up an online content business and a non-profit organization to apply production resources to benefit social justice programs. So no matter what the issue or aspect of our industry, Michelle can provide the information or contact that will help.
KATY O'CONNOR, RESEARCH ANALYST AND MEMBER SERVICES
Katy can help with general inquires concerning the NPA and directing you to someone that can best be of service.
Leslie Oren, Public Relations
Leslie has deep expertise in publicity and corporate communications, and spearheads public relations for the NPA – from press communications on NPA initiatives and membership to creating messaging for all relevant issues and handling crisis management. Leslie is also available to NPA member companies that want to assess their own PR presence and industry momentum, and provides relevant counsel.
J. Patrick Butler, Legal Counsel
Much of Patrick's time over the past several years has been devoted to helping non-fiction television production companies across the country navigate the ever-changing labor and employment landscape. He has represented the NPA since its inception and regularly advises NPA member organizations on labor and employment matters of individual and industry concern.