'X Factor' Renewed for Third Season
'X Factor' Renewed for Third Season

Demi Lovato, a judge on this season's "X Factor," will take part in an X Factor Q&A with her costar and Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid at this year's Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, presented by First Entertainment Credit Union, taking place Oct. 24-25 at the W Hotel in Hollywood.

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Lovato joined "X Factor" this year along with Britney Spears, replacing previous judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger. Her latest album, 2009's "Here We Go Again," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. She'll join Reid, who was previously confirmed for a keynote Q&A at the conference.

Reid, winner of three Grammy Awards, will discuss his career as a producer, songwriter and label executive at Epic, where he has been building the label concurrently with his stint on Fox's 'X Factor.'

The two co-judges join already announced two-time Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla as a keynote speaker. Santaolalla will discuss his award-winning work on "Brokeback Mountain," "Motorcycle Diaries" and "Babel" in addition to his latest film score, "On the Road." Also confirmed for this year's conference: pop superstar Christina Aguilera; "Breaking Bad"'s creator, composer and music supervisor; and screenings of the Rolling Stones doc "Charlie My Darling" and the David Chase film "Not Fade Away.

For the first time, the conference will provide an opportunity for musicians to get their music heard and evaluated by music representatives actively pitching music for placement in film, TV and commercials. The conference will also include panels on composing, music supervision, advertising, publishing and career-building plus case studies on hit TV shows and films, live performances, one-on-one sessions and networking opportunities.

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