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Advisory Board Co-Chairs

Robert DeBitetto

President Brand Strategy Business Development & AE Studio at AE Network

A&E Network and BIO Channel

Bob DeBitetto, President and General Manager of A&E Network, BIO Channel and Crime & Investigation Network, oversees all programming, acquisitions, consumer marketing, strategic planning and brand development for the portfolio of networks. Under DeBitetto, A&E has been transformed into a perennial top 10 network. In 2008, DeBitetto spearheaded a comprehensive...Click here for more

Speaking at: Welcome! Opening Remarks

Eileen O'Neill

Group President

Discovery, TLC and Discovery Fit & Health Networks

Eileen O'Neill oversees the strategic direction at Discovery Channel, TLC and Discovery Fit & Health including development, programming, production, digital media, marketing, research and communications. She interfaces with ad and affiliate sales to further increase the value of the brands and aims to create a unique environment for advertisers, operators...Click here for more

Speaking at: In Conversation with: Eileen O'Neill

Advisory Board Members

Frances Berwick

President

Bravo & Style Media

As President of Bravo and Style Media, Frances Berwick has strategic oversight of the Style Network which became part of NBCUniversal during the Comcast and GE joint venture transaction. Berwick continues to spearhead Bravo Media's day-to-day operations with partner Salaam Coleman Smith to help drive Style's overall growth, with...Click here for more

Speaking at: Monsters of Factual

Alan Braun

Agent

Creative Artists Agency

Alan Braun is a Television Agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), an entertainment and sports agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, London, and Beijing. Braun is based in the Los Angeles office and represents many of the world’s leading reality television production companies. Braun’s clients...Click here for more

Speaking at: In Conversation with: Eileen O'Neill

Nick Fraser

Commissioning Editor

BBC Storyville

Nick Fraser was born in London in 1948 and educated at Oxford. He has worked as a journalist, independent television producer and a programme editor. Currently he is editor of Storyville, the BBC's long-running and successful series of international documentaries. Programmes shown on Storyville have won many awards, including an...Click here for more

Speaking at: Feature Docs: The Road Ahead,Nick Fraser In Conversation with Alex Gibney,Entertainment vs Altruism

Dirk Hoogstra

EVP & General Manager

History

Dirk Hoogstra is Senior Vice President of Development and Programming for HISTORY, a position he assumed in March 2011. Hoogstra is also responsible for the development and programming strategy for the recently launched H2 network. He previously served as Vice President, Development and Programming for HISTORY, since 2007. He reports...Click here for more

Speaking at: Factual Drama: Fusing Fact and Fiction

Gary Lico

Proprietor

CABLEready

President & CEO Gary Lico, a 30-plus year veteran of the broadcasting industry, founded CABLEready in 1992 to represent existing program libraries and to develop original program ideas for the exploding number of cable networks in the United States.

Mr. Lico, prior to launching CABLEready, spent seven years at Columbia Pictures...Click here for more

Speaking at: MASTER CLASS: Building a Business to Last (Additional Master Class Registration & Sign-up Required),Producer Showcase: Heirs Apparent

Jane Millichip

Managing Director

Sky Vision

Jane Millichip is Managing Director of Zodiak Rights London, the international rights exploitation and management division of the Zodiak Media Group, overseeing acquisitions, sales and international production. In 2005 Jane moved to New Zealand where she was Managing Director of the country’s largest production company, South Pacific Pictures. At South...Click here for more

Speaking at: Global Production: The Pros and Cons

Howard T. Owens

President

National Geographic Channels

Howard Owens is an innovative and experienced entertainment executive with a strong reputation for identifying trends and pioneering new concepts. Throughout his career, Owens has uncovered new business opportunities, fostered impressive growth and deftly maneuvered emerging platforms and technologies.

Owens oversees the programming, development, research, scheduling, communications and...Click here for more

Speaking at: The “Constructed” Conundrum

Jane Root

CEO

Nutopia

Jane Root is Chief Executive of Nutopia, an television production company with offices in Washington and London, best known for its huge scale history series. Nutopia's first 'mega doc' was the 12-part Emmy-award winning series, America The Story of Us for History, introduced by President Obama.

Before founding Nutopia, Jane was...Click here for more

Speaking at: Factual Drama: Fusing Fact and Fiction,Meet a Mentor: Jane Root, Nutopia

Morgan Spurlock

President

Warrior Poets

Morgan Spurlock is a New York based writer, director and producer. His first film, Super Size Me, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 and won him Best Directing honors. The film went on to win the inaugural Writers Guild of America best documentary screenplay award as well as...Click here for more

Speaking at: Entertainment vs Altruism

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