Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Monday, January 23 – Thursday, January 26, 2017


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Under Pressure: The State of the Unscripted Nation

Monday, January 23, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Recent developments and controversies within the unscripted industry over the past few years have magnified the producer/network relationship, and put various business practices - and strains - under the microscope.

Falling ratings, squeezed margins and tensions over show ownership produce pressures on both sides, with all parties looking for ways to stay profitable in a precarious, uncertain climate driven by major shifts in media. This important session will bring together stakeholders from various sectors of the industry, with an aim towards articulating and understanding the challenges as they exist now, and for the immediate future, as well as potential ways to find "win/win" scenarios for all concerned.

Sponsored by


Cynthia Littleton
Managing Editor, Television


John Ford
General Manager
Nonfiction Producers Association

Tom Forman
Critical Content

David Lyle
President Emeritus

Gena McCarthy
EVP, Head of Unscripted Programming, Lifetime & Head of Programming, FYI
A+E Networks

Allison Page
President, HGTV and Food Network
Scripps Networks Interactive

Lisa Williams-Fauntroy
SVP, Business & Legal Affairs
Discovery Communications

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