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

Speaker Anna Snead

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Anna Snead

Program Development and Casting

Investigation Discovery

As the Director of Program Development and Casting, Snead is responsible for the cultivation of new and developing programs and talent across Investigation Discovery. Since stepping into the role in 2012, Snead has championed highly successful series such as See No Evil, Married with Secrets, Murder Among Friends, and Evil Lives Here. She has also worked on the network’s overall talent positioning strategy by identifying, evaluating, and recruiting potential new on-air personalities for series and specials, including: Momsters with Roseanne Barr, The Coroner with Graham Hettrick, Tabloid with Jerry Springer, and 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover with Wendy Williams. Additionally, Snead is spearheading Investigation Discovery’s foray into scripted content including the movies Final Vision and Dating Game Killer, along with the upcoming scripted series featuring iconic writer James Patterson. 

Snead joined Discovery Communications in 2010 to aid program development for Discovery Channel, where she researched and developed new programming ideas including Blood and Oil, Airplane Repo, and America's Doomsday Plan. Previously, she aided project and talent development for Discovery networks including Discovery Channel, TLC, and Animal Planet as an associate with GRB Entertainment. Other networks served in this capacity included A&E, WeTV, and Lifetime. She got her start in development at Todd Phillips Company (now Green Hat Films), the creator behind films such as Old School and The Hangover. Snead has degrees in film and writing from Emerson College.

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