The Summit is the definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted entertainment, and a must attend event for content creators, distributors, agents, commissioners and multi-platform broadcasters of unscripted and factual entertainment programming.

Get unprecedented access to international decision-makers

We bring together creators, buyers and distributors of unscripted programming for two days of panels, pitching and networking.

Realscreen events provide unrivaled access to leaders in the international business of unscripted entertainment.

What They Are Saying

Fast-track your business

Glean practical insight into the business of unscripted entertainment from industry leaders -- the ones that are driving trends and change -- as they participate in lively debates, lead intimate breakout sessions and round table discussions.

Make the Connection

Through our signature Luncheon Roundtable, Meet a Mentor, Meet an Expert, Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With... sessions, we make it easy to make the connections you need to propel your business, and bring you face to face with industry-leading executives.

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Advisory Board Co-Chairs

Marjorie Kaplan

President of Content
Discovery Communications

In recognition of Marjorie Kaplan’s strong creative and business leadership, in 2014 she was promoted to Group President TLC, Animal Planet and Velocity.

Kaplan took over control of TLC in February 2014 and led the network to achieve its highest ratings in primetime in second quarter in more than a decade....more

Speaking at: Out of the Box, Onto the Air

David McKillop

CEO
A&E Network

David McKillop was appointed Executive Vice President and General Manager of A&E® Network in June 2013. In his role, McKillop is responsible for strategic planning, programming, development, marketing and brand development for the flagship A&E Network.

Prior, McKillop served as Executive Vice President, Programming, for A&E & BIO.® since April 2011....more

Advisory Board Members

Cori Abraham

SVP, Development & International Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media

Cori Abraham is the Senior Vice President of Development and International for Oxygen Media.  In this role, Abraham is the creative executive behind the development of series’ creative concepts, innovative formats, and fresh talent, while also working closely with the NBCU international sales team.  She also heads up International for...more

Speaking at: From pitch to program: Making the deal

Jim Berger

CEO
High Noon Entertainment

Jim Berger is Chief Executive Officer of High Noon Entertainment.

In his role, Berger is charged with growing High Noon¹s North and South American infrastructure through production and new initiatives.  He oversees offices in Denver and Los Angeles that produce across all unscripted genres for broadcast and cable networks, both domestically and...more

Speaking at: Meet a Mentor: Jim Berger, High Noon Entertainment,Hispanic TV: Ready for its Close-up

Paul Buccieri

President, A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group
A&E and History

Paul Buccieri is President, A&E® and HISTORY®. In this role, Buccieri oversees all content creation, programming, brand development and marketing for A&E and HISTORYand their affiliated brands. Buccieri reports to Nancy Dubuc, President & CEO, A+E Networks®. A&E and HISTORY General Managers Robert Sharenow and Dirk Hoogstra report to Buccieri.

Buccieri...more

Dimitri Doganis

Founder
Raw TV

Raw’s founder Dimitri Doganis started his career as a news producer and cameraman working in 24-hour cable news. He went on to direct multi-award-winning documentaries, often in some of world’s toughest places such as the West Bank during the Intifada and Iraq during the second Gulf war. As head of...more

Stephanie Drachkovitch

President & Co-Founder
44 Blue Productions

As Executive Vice President of 44 Blue, Stephanie’s unique experience as a studio executive and showrunner has helped 44 Blue grow into one of the only independent production companies to produce across multiple genres, from top-rated docuseries to Emmy-nominated formats and studio-based content such as court, game and talk. As...more

Speaking at: Meet a Mentor: Stephanie Drachkovitch, 44 Blue Productions,Changing the world, one episode at a time

Kathleen Finch

Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer
HGTV, DIY Network & Great American Country

Kathleen Finch was named president of Scripps Networks Interactive cable networks HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country in 2013. As president, Finch oversees the three cable networks as well as related ancillary businesses such asHGTV Magazine, a joint venture with Hearst Publishing. Prior to being named president, Finch was...more

Speaking at: Change is Good?

Dolores Gavin

Senior Executive for Development and Production

Dirk Hoogstra

Chief Creative Officer
History

Dirk Hoogstra is Executive Vice President and General Manager of HISTORY® and H2™, a position he assumed in June 2013.  He previously served as Executive Vice President, Development and Programming, for HISTORY® and H2™.  Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President, Development and Programming for HISTORY since 2010. 

Hoogstra...more

Marc Juris

President & General Manager
WE tv

Marc Juris is a uniquely talented creative executive with a proven record of creating and developing brands and compelling original content for television and digital platforms.

He oversees all aspects of WE tv’s creative and business functions.  He recently introduced bold new branding that reflects the network’s broader focus on the...more

Speaking at: Change is Good?

Courteney Monroe

CEO
National Geographic Channels

Courteney Monroe is chief executive officer (CEO) of National Geographic Channels U.S., based in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for all operations of the domestic National Geographic Channels —which include the National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo Mundo — owned jointly by the Fox Networks Group and...more

Brent Montgomery

CEO
Leftfield Entertainment

Brent Montgomery is founder and CEO of Leftfield Entertainment, the US-based “super-indie” media, entertainment and production group established by Montgomery in 2013. The Leftfield Entertainment portfolio currently encompasses Leftfield Pictures (Pawn Stars), Sirens Media (Real Housewives of New Jersey), Loud TV (the upcoming Tiny House Nation) and Outpost Entertainment, a...more

Speaking at: Meet a Mentor: Brent Montgomery, Leftfield Entertainment

Philip Segal

Co-CEO
Original Productions

Philip D. Segal is the CEO and Executive Producer of Original Productions (OP), a FremantleMedia company. As CEO, Segal merges a comprehensive and acclaimed career of achievements in creating, writing, directing and producing highly recognized projects for television. Original Productions series are enjoyed by millions of fans worldwide, all under...more

Speaking at: Meet a Mentor: Philip Segal, Original Productions,The Innovation Conversation

Lori York

Agent
ICM Partners

Lori York is an agent in the Alternative Television Department at ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, publishing, music, theater branded entertainment, and digital media. ICM Partners, a privately held corporation, is one of the predominant agencies in the United...more

The Summit is the definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted entertainment, and a must attend event for content creators, distributors, agents, commissioners and multi-platform broadcasters of unscripted and factual entertainment programming.

Get unprecedented access to international decision-makers

We bring together creators, buyers and distributors of unscripted programming for two days of panels, pitching and networking.

Realscreen events provide unrivaled access to leaders in the international business of unscripted entertainment.

What They Are Saying

Fast-track your business

Glean practical insight into the business of unscripted entertainment from industry leaders -- the ones that are driving trends and change -- as they participate in lively debates, lead intimate breakout sessions and round table discussions.

Make the Connection

Through our signature Luncheon Roundtable, Meet a Mentor, Meet an Expert, Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With... sessions, we make it easy to make the connections you need to propel your business, and bring you face to face with industry-leading executives.

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