Gitchell leads a legal team that supports Comcast Cable’s content licensing arrangements, including retransmission consent agreements with broadcast stations, affiliation agreements with satellite-delivered cable services, and a range of new media deals supplying content for multiplatform initiatives. Her favorite female TV character? “Whichever public figure Kate McKinnon is playing at the moment on ‘SNL’,” she says. And she’d like to have dinner with Gal Gadot, of whom Gitchell says, “I’m pretty sure that she could give me some valuable tips from her days as a combat trainer in the IDF.”
Who is your favorite current female TV character and why?
My favorite current female TV character is whichever public figure Kate McKinnon is playing at the moment on SNL (and can it still count when she plays a male figure like Jeff Sessions?).
What industry topic do you think will dominate industry headlines in 2018 and why?
I think the industry topic that will dominate the headlines in 2018 will be whether consolidation and/or contraction will be enough for survival.
What famous woman, living or deceased, would you like to have dinner with?
I would love to have dinner with Gal Gadot—not only is she smart, funny and beautiful, but I’m pretty sure that she could give me some valuable tips from her days as a combat trainer in the IDF.