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From its humble beginnings in 1999, the Realscreen Summit has, over the past 20 years, cemented its standing as the definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment. For two decades, delegates from around the world have convened at the Summit to network with, and learn from the leading lights of the industry, making it a must-attend event for content creators, distributors, agents, commissioners and multi-platform broadcasters of unscripted and factual content.

From Albert Maysles to David Zaslav, the Realscreen Summit has featured the best and brightest business and creative minds in non-fiction entertainment, and for its 20th anniversary milestone edition, delegates can expect to be educated and inspired by an incredible array of thought leaders, deal makers and disruptors from within the industry and beyond. In addition, the Realscreen team, in conjunction with the Summit's advisory board and a special 20th anniversary executive committee, is crafting new content and networking initiatives that will make the event a fresh and vital experience for return attendees and first-timers alike.

The Realscreen Summit - helping you to "Reinvent the Real" for 20 years.

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Howard Swartz
SVP, Production & Development
Discovery Channel
head shot of Ari Mark
Ari Mark
Co-Founder
AMPLE
head shot of Cori Abraham
Cori Abraham
SVP, Development & International Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media
head shot of Kate Harrison
Kate Harrison
President
Cream Productions Inc.
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Jane Latman
GM, Destination America & Travel Channel
EVP, Development & Research, Investigation Discovery & American Heroes Channel
head shot of Allison Wallach
Allison Wallach
President
Jupiter Entertainment
head shot of Robyn Lattaker-Johnson
Robyn Lattaker-Johnson
Head of Content & Development
Revolt TV & Media
head shot of Richard Klein
Richard Klein
Head of Documentaries
Plimsoll Productions
head shot of Rachel Brill
Rachel Brill
SVP, Head of Unscripted Programming
Epix
head shot of Adam Hawkins
Adam Hawkins
U.S. Creative Director
Raw TV
head shot of Sara Helman
Sara Helman
VP, Development & Production
TLC
head shot of David Lee
David Lee
VP, Production & Development
Motor Trend Network
head shot of Charlie Parsons
Charlie Parsons
VP, Development
National Geographic Channel
head shot of Maggie Pisacane
Maggie Pisacane
Partner, Alternative TV
WME
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Debra Goldfarb
Head, Alternative Television
Gersh Agency
head shot of Courtny Catzel
Courtny Catzel
Co-Head of Non-Scripted Programming
ICM Partners
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Leslie Greif
President
Big Dreams Entertainment
head shot of Hayden Meyer
Hayden Meyer
Department Head, SVP, Alternative & Factual Programming
APA
head shot of Stephanie Drachkovitch
Stephanie Drachkovitch
President & Co-Founder
44 Blue Productions
head shot of Steve Burns
Steve Burns
Chief Content Officer
CuriosityStream
head shot of Jonathan Sinclair
Jonathan Sinclair
EVP, Programing & Development
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
head shot of Rob Swartz
Rob Swartz
SVP, Development & Production
REELZ Channel
head shot of Leela Pon
Leela Pon
SVP, Development
E! Entertainment
head shot of Loren Ruch
Loren Ruch
SVP-Programming Partnerships &Special Projects
Discovery
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David Shadrack Smith
President
Part2 Pictures
head shot of Kristina Edwards
Kristina Edwards
Unscripted Development Executive
Facebook Watch
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Krista Look
Director Original Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment
head shot of Betsy Sanner Ayala
Betsy Sanner Ayala
VP, Programming
HGTV, Food Network
head shot of Michelle Byars
Michelle Byars
Director, Unscripted Development, Series
TNT & TBS
head shot of Jennifer Gordon
Jennifer Gordon
VP, Development
TLC
head shot of Robyn Lattaker-Johnson
Robyn Lattaker-Johnson
Head of Content & Development
Revolt TV & Media
head shot of Stephanie Steele
Stephanie Steele
SVP, Production & Development
Oxygen Media
head shot of Meghan Cassin
Meghan Cassin
Director, Development
Nat Geo Wild
head shot of Brian Pargac
Brian Pargac
VP, Development
Authentic Entertainment
head shot of Jean Shi
Jean Shi
VP, Alternative Programming and Development
Fremantle
head shot of Havva Eisenbaum
Havva Eisenbaum
Head of Unscripted Development
Monami Productions
head shot of Adam Steinman
Adam Steinman
VP, Creative Format Development & Sales
Warner Bros. International Television Production
head shot of George McTeague
George McTeague
Senior Vice President, Development
Optomen Productions
head shot of Toby Dormer
Toby Dormer
SVP, Global Unscripted Development & Production
Entertainment One Television
head shot of Amy Bucher
Amy Bucher
SVP, Programming & Content
Part2 Pictures
head shot of Michele Kurtz
Michele Kurtz
VP, Development
Half Yard Productions
head shot of Matt Zien
Matt Zien
VP, Development
The Intellectual Property Corporation
head shot of Harrison Land
Harrison Land
VP, Development
Jupiter Entertainment
head shot of Robyn Greene Arrington
Robyn Greene Arrington
VP, Original Programming & Production
TV One
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Eliot Goldberg
EVP, Nonfiction Programming, AMC & SundanceTV
AMC Networks
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Chachi Senior
SVP, Original Series
Paramount Network
head shot of Sahara Bushue
Sahara Bushue
SVP, Alternative Programming
NBC Entertainment
head shot of Jennifer Daly
Jennifer Daly
President
Critical Content Studios
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Janet Han Vissering
SVP, Development & Production
Nat Geo Wild
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Carlyn Staudt
EVP, Programming & Development
Love Nature
head shot of Jennifer McGovern
Jennifer McGovern
SVP, Current & Development
Fuse Media
head shot of Jean-Pierre Laurendeau
Jean-Pierre Laurendeau
Senior Director, Programming
Bell Media
head shot of Krista Look
Krista Look
Director Original Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment
head shot of John Cavanagh
John Cavanagh
Executive Producer
Smithsonian Channel
head shot of Nikolas Huelbusch
Nikolas Huelbusch
Director, ZDFE.Unscripted
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
head shot of Karin Heijink
Karin Heijink
VP, Product & Channels
Viasat World
head shot of Troels Branth Pedersen
Troels Branth Pedersen
Acquisitions Executive
TV2 Denmark
head shot of Samantha Linton
Samantha Linton
Head of Original Content
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Andrew O'Connell
Andrew O'Connell
VP of Development and Production
Discovery UK
head shot of Fay Yu
Fay Yu
Senior Director, Development
Animal Planet
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Erin Mechanic
Director, Programming & Development
GSN Programming
head shot of Zara Frankel
Zara Frankel
Manager, Development
PBS
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Patrick Jager
SVP, Programming
Bluprint
head shot of Brent Hatherill
Brent Hatherill
Senior Director, Development
Investigation Discovery
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Betsy Slenzak
VP, Development
E! Entertainment
head shot of Ben Relles
Ben Relles
Head of Unscripted Programming
YouTube Originals
head shot of Susan Taylor
Susan Taylor
Executive in Charge of Production, Factual Entertainment
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Nicole Vogel
Nicole Vogel
Director of Development
WE tv
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Todd Weiser
VP, Programming & Development
Food Network & Cooking Channel
head shot of Sean Olsen
Sean Olsen
VP of Development
Game Show Network
head shot of Kristina Edwards
Kristina Edwards
Unscripted Development Executive
Facebook Watch
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Marisa Weinstein
Senior Director, Development
MTV & VH1
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Daniel Schwartz
Vice President, Production and Development
Travel Channel
head shot of Joseph Schneier
Joseph Schneier
VP, Production & Development
Discovery Channel
head shot of Jennifer Gordon
Jennifer Gordon
VP, Development
TLC
head shot of Marco Bresaz
Marco Bresaz
VP, Non-Fiction & Alternative Programming
AMC & SundanceTV
head shot of Jon Adler
Jon Adler
Senior Director of Development
CNN
head shot of Stephanie Steele
Stephanie Steele
SVP, Production & Development
Oxygen Media
head shot of Meghan Cassin
Meghan Cassin
Director, Development
Nat Geo Wild
head shot of Bill Margol
Bill Margol
Sr. Director of Programming & Development
PBS
head shot of Alex Montalvo
Alex Montalvo
Director of Development
Discovery Channel
head shot of Marcie Hume
Marcie Hume
Senior Executive Producer
A&E
head shot of Charles Nordlander
Charles Nordlander
Director, Programming & Development
Travel Channel
head shot of Patrick Moses
Patrick Moses
VP, Development
Viceland
head shot of Marisa Weinstein
Marisa Weinstein
Senior Director, Development
MTV & VH1
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Chanel Pysnik
Director of Development, CNN Original Series
CNN
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Dolyn Dobro
Director, Production & Development
CNBC
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Keith Wooten
Director of Development Original Programming
BET Networks
head shot of Roger Henry
Roger Henry
VP, Programming
Motor Trend Network
head shot of Samantha Linton
Samantha Linton
Head of Original Content
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Caroline Perez
Caroline Perez
VP, Development & Production
Science Channel
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Nina Weinstein
Director of Development
MSNBC
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Jessica Schmiedchen
Executive in Charge of Development, Unscripted Content
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
head shot of Mikael Osterby
Mikael Osterby
Head of Factual
SVT Swedish Television
head shot of Joseph Maxwell
Joseph Maxwell
Head of Documentaries
SBS International
head shot of Roger Henry
Roger Henry
VP, Programming
Motor Trend Network
head shot of Caroline Perez
Caroline Perez
VP, Development & Production
Science Channel
head shot of Geoff Daniels
Geoff Daniels
EVP, Global Unscripted Entertainment
National Geographic Channels
head shot of Phil Fairclough
Phil Fairclough
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Roger Webb
Executive Producer
BBC Natural History Unit
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Sean Gottlieb
VP, Development & Programming
A&E
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Allison Grodner
Founder & Executive Producer
Fly on the Wall Entertainment
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Sara Geater
Chief Operating Officer
All3Media
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Mary Donahue
SVP, Development & Programming
History
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Howard Swartz
SVP, Production & Development
Discovery Channel
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Jane Root
Founder & CEO
Nutopia
head shot of Abby Greensfelder
Abby Greensfelder
Co-CEO & Executive Producer
Half Yard Productions
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Julian Hobbs
Co-President
Talos Films
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Bo Stehmeier
EVP, Global Sales
Red Arrow Studios International GmbH
head shot of Hayley Babcock
Hayley Babcock
Head of Formats, International Programming & Production
A+E Networks
head shot of Avi Armoza
Avi Armoza
CEO
Armoza Formats
head shot of Michel Rodrigue
Michel Rodrigue
CEO
The Format People Inc
head shot of Keren Shahar
Keren Shahar
COO & President of Distribution
Keshet International
head shot of Jay James
Jay James
SVP, Programming & Development
Game Show Network
head shot of Cynthia Fenneman
Cynthia Fenneman
President & CEO
American Public Television & Create TV
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Marisa Levy
VP, Head of Unscripted
BET Networks
head shot of Mioshi Hill
Mioshi Hill
VP of Development (Lifetime)
Lifetime
head shot of Igal Svet
Igal Svet
Senior Director, Development
National Geographic
head shot of Sean Gottlieb
Sean Gottlieb
VP, Development & Programming
A&E
head shot of Tori Socha
Tori Socha
VP of Original Series
Paramount Network
head shot of Melanie Moreau
Melanie Moreau
Head of Premium Content Development
Complex Networks
head shot of John Feld
John Feld
SVP, Original Programming & Production
HGTV, DIY Network
head shot of Angela Molloy
Angela Molloy
VP, Development
WE tv
head shot of Lynn Sadofsky
Lynn Sadofsky
VP, Programming & Development
Food Network & Cooking Channel
head shot of Laura Fleury
Laura Fleury
SVP, Unscripted Programming & Co-Productions
A+E Networks
head shot of Courtney White
Courtney White
President
Food Network
head shot of Matthew Butler
Matthew Butler
VP, Programming & Development
Destination America
head shot of Jayson Dinsmore
Jayson Dinsmore
President, Alternative Programming & Development
Fremantle
head shot of John Ford
John Ford
General Manager
NPACT
head shot of Tim Duffy
Tim Duffy
Co-Bro
Ugly Brother Studios
head shot of Tom Brisley
Tom Brisley
Creative Director
Arrow Media
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Julie Chang
VP, International Co-Production
Blue Ant Media
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Charles Tremayne
President, Cineflix Productions
Cineflix
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Edward Hersh
Principal & Chief Creative Officer
StoryCentric LLC
head shot of David Royle
David Royle
Chief Programming Officer & EVP Production
Smithsonian Channel
head shot of Timothy Kuryak
Timothy Kuryak
SVP, Production & Development
UP TV
head shot of Ben Relles
Ben Relles
Head of Unscripted Programming
YouTube Originals
head shot of Sara Geater
Sara Geater
Chief Operating Officer
All3Media
head shot of Jenn Kuzmyk
Jenn Kuzmyk
Executive Director, BANFF & Associate Publisher, Playback
Banff World Media Festival
head shot of Jonathan Murray
Jonathan Murray
Founder & Executive Consultant
Bunim-Murray Productions
head shot of Lauren Appelbaum
Lauren Appelbaum
Director of Communications
RespectAbility
head shot of Evan Shapiro
Evan Shapiro
Principal
eshapTV
head shot of Alec Shankman
Alec Shankman
SVP, Head of Alternative Programming, Digital Media, Licensing & Branding
Abrams Artists Agency
head shot of Pam Silverstein
Pam Silverstein
Supervising Producer
Shopify
head shot of Lucas Green
Lucas Green
Head of Content
Banijay Group
head shot of Kurt Tondorf
Kurt Tondorf
SVP, Development
Animal Planet
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Patrick Moses
VP, Development
Viceland
head shot of Stephanie Steele
Stephanie Steele
SVP, Production & Development
Oxygen Media
head shot of Jenny Ramirez
Jenny Ramirez
VP of Unscripted Programming
TNT & TBS (Turner)
head shot of David Stefanou
David Stefanou
SVP, Original Programming & Development
WE tv
head shot of Lauren Gellert
Lauren Gellert
EVP, Development & Original Programming
WE TV
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David Eilenberg
Chief Creative Officer
ITV America
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Michael Bancroft
Host/Executive Producer
SiriusXM/Globalive Media
head shot of Jennifer O'Connell
Jennifer O'Connell
EVP, Head of Worldwide Alternative Programming
Lionsgate
head shot of Stuart Coxe
Stuart Coxe
President
Antica Productions
head shot of Brett Patrick Jenkins
Brett Patrick Jenkins
SVP, Development
Propagate Content
head shot of Joseph Livecchi
Joseph Livecchi
CEO
Noble Savages
head shot of Marissa Hurwitz
Marissa Hurwitz
Agent
WME
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Donald Albright
Co-Founder
Tenderfoot TV
head shot of Rachel Brill
Rachel Brill
SVP, Head of Unscripted Programming
Epix
head shot of Seth Goolnik
Seth Goolnik
Content
Snapchat
head shot of Brie Bryant
Brie Bryant
SVP, Unscripted Development & Programming
Lifetime
head shot of David Royle
David Royle
Chief Programming Officer & EVP Production
Smithsonian Channel
head shot of Cynthia Fenneman
Cynthia Fenneman
President & CEO
American Public Television & Create TV
head shot of Winona Meringolo
Winona Meringolo
SVP, Development
Investigation Discovery
head shot of Toby Faulkner
Toby Faulkner
Head of Unscripted
Facebook
head shot of David Kirsch
David Kirsch
Agent, Alternative TV
United Talent Agency
head shot of Sahara Bushue
Sahara Bushue
SVP, Alternative Programming
NBC Entertainment
head shot of Matt Shanfield
Matt Shanfield
SVP, Development
The Intellectual Property Corporation
head shot of Zoe Rogovin
Zoe Rogovin
VP, Development
Bravo
head shot of John Feld
John Feld
SVP, Original Programming & Production
HGTV, DIY Network
head shot of David Stefanou
David Stefanou
SVP, Original Programming & Development
WE tv
head shot of Angela Molloy
Angela Molloy
VP, Development
WE tv
head shot of Nicole Vogel
Nicole Vogel
Director of Development
WE tv
head shot of Amy Savitsky
Amy Savitsky
SVP, Development & Programming
A&E
head shot of Sean Gottlieb
Sean Gottlieb
VP, Development & Programming
A&E
head shot of Marcie Hume
Marcie Hume
Senior Executive Producer
A&E
head shot of Phil Keoghan
Phil Keoghan
Executive Producer, Director, Writer, Host
NOW TV
head shot of Mark Turner
Mark Turner
VP, Alternative Programming, Digital Media, Licensing and Branding Division
Abrams Artists Agency
head shot of Babette Perry
Babette Perry
Head of Broadcast & Alternative TV
Innovative Artists
head shot of Matt Chazen
Matt Chazen
Agent
Creative Artists Agency
head shot of Nir Caspi
Nir Caspi
Agent, Non-Scripted Reality TV
WME
head shot of Will Horowitz
Will Horowitz
Alternative Television Packaging Agent
ICM Partners
head shot of Stewart Cavanagh
Stewart Cavanagh
VP, Alternative TV
Gersh Agency
head shot of Heather Budman
Heather Budman
Agent, Alternative
Kaplan Stahler Agency
head shot of Sean Cohan
Sean Cohan
President
Wheelhouse
head shot of Jennifer Daly
Jennifer Daly
President
Critical Content Studios
head shot of Sam Barcroft
Sam Barcroft
CEO
Barcroft Productions
head shot of Thom Beers
Thom Beers
Partner
BoBCat
head shot of Nancy Daniels
Nancy Daniels
Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual
Discovery, Inc.
head shot of Phil Keoghan
Phil Keoghan
Executive Producer, Director, Writer, Host
NOW TV
head shot of Patrick Jager
Patrick Jager
SVP, Programming
Bluprint
head shot of Tania Jacobson
Tania Jacobson
SVP, Sales
Endemol Shine International
head shot of Sean Wheatley
Sean Wheatley
Head of Acquisitions
Passion Distribution
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Jessica Watson
Director, Global Sales & Acquisitions
Boat Rocker Media
head shot of Barnaby Shingleton
Barnaby Shingleton
Director of Factual and Entertainment
Sky Vision
head shot of Will Stapley
Will Stapley
Head of Acquisitions
TVF International
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Philippa Chuter
Factual Acquisitions Manager
DCD Rights
head shot of Justina Hemperek
Justina Hemperek
Head of Acquisitions
Beyond Distribution
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Cecilie Olsen
SVP, Global Content, Non-scripted
ITV Studios Global Entertainment
head shot of Maria Ishak
Maria Ishak
VP, Sales North America
all3media international
head shot of Shirley Bowers
Shirley Bowers
VP, Sales & Acquisitions, North America
Red Arrow Studios International
head shot of Angela Neillis
Angela Neillis
SVP, Non-Scripted Content, International
Fremantle
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Scott Paskoff
US & Canada Format & Series Acquisitions Consultant
DRG

About Realscreen Summit

The Realscreen Summit is the definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment. Launched in 1999, this edition heads to New Orleans after 20 years in Washington, DC. The Realscreen Awards, which have been celebrated for the past 10 years at Realscreen West in Santa Monica, will now take place on Tuesday, January 29 at the Sheraton New Orleans.
GET UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL DECISION-MAKERS
We bring together creators, buyers and distributors of unscripted and non-fiction programming for four days of panels, pitching and networking. Realscreen events provide unrivaled access to leaders in the international business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment.
LEARN FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS
Glean practical insight into the business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment from industry leaders -- the ones that are driving trends and change -- as they participate in lively debates, topical panels and roundtable discussions.
FAST-TRACK YOUR BUSINESS
Through our signature Luncheon Roundtable, Meet a Mentor, Meet an Expert, Speed Pitching, Pitching Partners 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.
CELEBRATE WITH THE BEST
The Realscreen Awards will now take place during Realscreen Summit! The awards program continuously evolves to best represent the diverse types of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment programming that fall under the realscreen umbrella. Click here for more information on the 2019 program.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION?
YOUR NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
It's no exaggeration for me to say that there wouldn't be a Stephen David Entertainment without Realscreen. In 2010, I started my company with a home equity line in a one room office, by myself. But Realscreen made it possible for me to get in front of network people and make my first sale. Everything we've done since was built up from that point. Realscreen has become a huge resource for us in terms of connecting with executives and vital information. I would advise anyone trying to break into the business to start with Realscreen.
- Stephen David, CEO, Stephen David Entertainment
"Realscreen is my favorite market to attend. It's got a great combination of stimulating industry keynote speakers, briefings and panel sessions, while also being a good place to network and do some real business." - Philip McGovern, CEO, Big Mountain Productions
"Over the past decade, the Realscreen Summit has grown into one of the most critical hubs of the global non-fiction television industry, and has always been a must-attend event for A+E Networks. From the state-of-the-art panels to the non-stop networking and pitching in a fun, yet productive environment, it's become the place where everyone goes to learn, buy, sell, and have a great time with friends and colleagues." - Robert Sharenow, President of Programming, A+E Networks
"More meetings, more greeting, more deals than the normal human body can endure. But who's 'normal' in this business..." - Jane Root, Founder & Chief Executive, Nutopia

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