MONDAY, JANUARY 28 - THURSDAY, JANUARY 31
SHERATON NEW ORLEANS
Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2019

Agenda

Monday, January 28

8:00 AM

DISCOVERY DELEGATES' LOUNGE - LEVEL 3 (Open 8:00am - 5:00pm)

Napoleon Ballroom

Registration Opens 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

New to the Summit Tour

Fuse 2

An informal guided tour designed to help you make the most of your Realscreen Summit. Our team members will be on hand to guide you through the event features that will help you meet your business goals. Drop in only. No sign-up required.

9:00 AM

Speed Networking One - Lifestyle & Reality

Rhythms I

These networking sessions are designed for you to meet many like-minded potential partners in a short time period. Speed Networking is open to all Realscreen Summit delegates and is not a pitch session.

Access to Speed Networking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is filled.

Speed Networking Two - History/Science/Natural History/Travel & Exploration

Rhythms II

These networking sessions are designed for you to meet many like-minded potential partners in a short time period. Speed Networking is open to all Realscreen Summit delegates and is not a pitch session.

Access to Speed Networking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is filled.

10:00 AM

New Buyers. New Mandates: Upping Your Pitching Game

Fuse 2

The good news is that, with the ever-expanding amount of platforms moving into the unscripted and non-fiction space, there are more buyers to pitch to. But that means there are more buyers with specific programming needs and requirements that you’ll need to research and more prep work necessary to make the pitch count. Here, a panel of experts will provide a comprehensive overview of the development and pitching processes and how they’ve evolved, and you’ll learn the new parts of the equation necessary for a winning pitch.

Moderating:


Matt Shanfield
SVP, Development
The Intellectual Property Corporation


Featuring:


Sahara Bushue
SVP, Alternative Programming
NBC Entertainment

Toby Faulkner
Head of Unscripted
Facebook

David Kirsch
Agent, Alternative TV
United Talent Agency

Zoe Rogovin
VP, Development
Bravo

10:15 AM

30 Minutes With Cynthia Fenneman, American Public Television & Create TV

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Cynthia Fenneman
President & CEO
APT Worldwide/American Public Television

30 Minutes With Carlyn Staudt, Love Nature

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Carlyn Staudt
EVP, Programming & Development
Love Nature

30 Minutes With Jennifer McGovern, Fuse Media

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Jennifer McGovern
SVP, Current & Development
Fuse Media

30 Minutes With Winona Meringolo, Investigation Discovery

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Winona Meringolo
SVP, Development
Investigation Discovery

11:00 AM

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:15 AM

Trendwatch: Podcast to Broadcast

Fuse 2

Podcasts first made their mark in the early 2000s, as iPods and other portable digital music devices gave listeners the ability to enjoy storytelling on the go. But with the arrival of the true crime podcast Serial in 2014, non-fiction producers and network execs took notice and began trawling the eNet for adaptable IP. Now, production companies, agencies and networks are investing in podcasting to nurture talent across platforms, incubate IP and expand their brands. Here, youfll learn the latest developments in this exploding medium, and gain insight into how it could work for your business.


Featuring:


Stuart Coxe
President
Antica Productions

Marissa Hurwitz
Agent
WME

Brett-Patrick Jenkins
SVP, Development
Propagate Content

Joseph Livecchi
CEO
Noble Savages

Meet an Expert - Distributors

Waterbury

As part of our networking series designed to grow your connections, we’ve assembled some of the top distributors in unscripted and non-fiction entertainment and made them available for you to meet with. Sign up to find out what these industry experts can offer you and your production.

*Advance sign-up is required.


You may choose two (2) Meet An Expert sessions; however, during this session you have the opportunity to meet and chat with up to three (3) table hosts (*please note; delegates will be asked to rotate in 20-minute increments).

Sign-up opens on Wednesday, December 12 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Friday, January 25 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Shirley Bowers, Table host
VP, Sales & Acquisitions, North America
Red Arrow Studios International

Philippa Chuter, Table host
Factual Acquisitions Manager
DCD Rights

Justina Hemperek, Table host
Head of Acquisitions
Beyond Distribution

Maria Ishak, Table host
VP, Sales North America
all3media international

Tania Jacobson, Table host
SVP, Sales
Endemol Shine International

Angela Neillis, Table host
Director of Non Scripted - Global Content
Fremantle International

Cecilie Olsen, Table host
SVP, Global Content, Non-scripted
ITV Studios Global Entertainment

Scott Paskoff, Table host
US & Canada Format & Series Acquisitions Consultant
DRG

Barnaby Shingleton, Table host
Director of Factual and Entertainment
Sky Vision

Will Stapley, Table host
Head of Acquisitions
TVF International

Jessica Watson, Table host
Director, Global Sales & Acquisitions
Boat Rocker Media

Sean Wheatley, Table host
Head of Acquisitions
Passion Distribution

11:30 AM

Meet a Mentor: Sara Geater, All3Media

Grand Ballroom E

The "Meet a Mentor" series is designed to give delegates rare access to the top producers in unscripted programming. Much like the Summit’s trademark "30 Minutes With…" series, delegates attending "Meet a Mentor" sessions will be able to glean valuable information in an intimate, "off the record" setting, and have the opportunity to ask questions that will help guide you in your career.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may sign up for two (2) Meet a Mentor sessions.

Sign-up opens on Wednesday, December 12 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Friday, January 25 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Sara Geater
Chief Operating Officer
All3Media

30 Minutes With

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.

30 Minutes With Brie Bryant, Lifetime

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Brie Miranda Bryant
SVP, Unscripted Development & Programming
Lifetime

30 Minutes With Robyn Greene Arrington, TV One

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Robyn Greene Arrington
VP, Original Programming & Production
TV One

30 Minutes With Patrick Jager, Bluprint

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Patrick Jager
SVP, Programming
Bluprint

12:00 PM

LUNCH [Discovery Delegates' Lounge (Level 3), Grand Ballroom D (Level 5), Rhythms I (Level 2)]

Sponsored by

1:30 PM

Happy Together? How SVODs Have Changed The Game

Fuse 2

The content ecosystem continues to evolve and despite claims that the sky is falling, audiences still tune in — in respectable numbers —to their favorite TV shows. And the influx of newer buyers with deep pockets that can shell out for both original content and acquisitions should be cause for rejoicing for producers and, yes, even networks and distributors. But as all sectors of “traditional” screen-based media are finding out, the new players are, through business models shaped in the digital era, rewriting the rules of the game. Can producers and content creators accept losing rights for global reach? Can networks and SVODs continue to exist as “frenemies” or, as more media companies with global reach extend into the direct-to-consumer market, will the competition heat up to the boiling point? Hear different perspectives on the immediate future of the screen scene in this top-level talk.


Featuring:


David Eilenberg
Chief Creative Officer
ITV America

Lauren Gellert
EVP, Development & Original Programming
WE TV

Jennifer O'Connell
EVP, Head of Worldwide Alternative Programming
Lionsgate

2:00 PM

30 Minutes With Eliot Goldberg, AMC & SundanceTV

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Eliot Goldberg
EVP, Nonfiction Programming, AMC & SundanceTV
AMC Networks

30 Minutes With Chachi Senior, Paramount Network

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Chachi Senior
SVP, Original Series
Paramount Network

30 Minutes With Stephanie Steele, Oxygen

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Stephanie Steele
SVP, Production & Development
Oxygen Media

30 Minutes With Ben Relles, YouTube Originals

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Ben Relles
Head of Unscripted Programming
YouTube Originals

2:30 PM

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

2:45 PM

What Now? What Next?

Fuse 2

Another year, and another onslaught of mega-mergers, executive shuffles and new buyers entering the fray has made its presence felt in the global unscripted and non-fiction content industry. Business models continue to shift both for “traditional” media and for the disruptors, and producers consistently need to adapt in order to navigate a road map that is constantly being redrawn. Here, top executives across different sectors of the industry offer their perspectives on the major changes underway – and those to come in the near future – that will impact your business, as well as their thoughts on how to best handle the twists and turns of a shape-shifting mediascape.


Featuring:


Jayson Dinsmore
President, Alternative Programming & Development
FremantleMedia North America

John Ford
General Manager
NPACT

Meet an Expert - Agents

Waterbury

As part of our networking series designed to grow your connections, we’ve assembled some of the top agencies in unscripted and non-fiction entertainment and made them available for you to meet with. Sign up to find out what these industry experts can offer you and your production.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may choose two (2) Meet An Expert sessions, however during this session you have the opportunity to meet and chat with up to 3 table hosts (*please note; delegates will be asked to rotate in twenty-minute increments).

Sign-up opens on Wednesday, December 12 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Friday, January 25 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Heather Budman, Table host
Agent, Alternative
Kaplan Stahler Agency

Nir Caspi, Table host
Agent Non-Scripted Reality TV
WME

Stewart Cavanagh, Table host
VP, Alternative TV
Gersh Agency

Matt Chazen, Table host
Agent
Creative Artists Agency

Will Horowitz, Table host
Alternative Television Packaging Agent
ICM Partners

Babette Perry, Table host
Head of Broadcast & Alternative TV
Innovative Artists

Mark Turner, Table host
VP, Alternative Programming, Digital Media, Licensing and Branding Division
Abrams Artists Agency

3:45 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

4:00 PM

SUMMIT SHOWDOWN: INTERNATIONAL PITCH COMPETITION

Sponsored by

Fuse 1


Featuring:


Sean Gottlieb, Judge
VP, Development & Programming
A&E

Marcie Hume, Judge
Senior Executive Producer
A&E HD

Amy Savitsky, Judge
SVP, Development & Programming
A&E

5:15 PM

Second Line Parade

Sponsored by

Celebrate New Orleans' traditions of lively music and parades with the Realscreen Summit's Second Line Parade, brought to you by Extreme Reach Crew Services. Grab your go-cup filled with a locally-themed cocktail, and two high school marching brass bands will lead you through the French Quarter, while you enjoy the experience at dusk, with winged stilt walkers, silver revellers and more. With your safety in mind, the parade route is controlled by parade staff and the NOPD. The route ends at the official opening night party hosted by A+E Networks, in the Armstrong Ballroom, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

Please congregate by the main entrance (vehicle entrance) to the Sheraton Hotel at 5:15 sharp.

6:00 PM

A+E Opening Party (Armstrong Ballroom - Level 8)

Sponsored by

Tuesday, January 29

8:00 AM

DISCOVERY DELEGATES' LOUNGE - LEVEL 3 (Open 8:00am - 6:00pm)

Napoleon Ballroom

Registration Opens 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

8:15 AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST [8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Delegates' Lounge (Level 3)]

Reality of Mindfulness

Fuse 2

The unscripted business is changing by the minute. In the midst of all this change and uncertainty, how do we find happiness? Whether you’re a seasoned producer, a rookie show creator or a hardened network executive, Mindfulness techniques can transform your shows, your career, your business and your life. 25 year meditator and Emmy Winner Tim Duffy (Ugly Brother Studios) is presenting the simple basics of Mindfulness in a 1 hour format that’s adapted from a program he created at MTV Networks.


Featuring:


Tim Duffy
Co-Bro
Ugly Brother Studios

Coffee + Commissioners

Waterbury

An informal networking opportunity for delegates to meet with commissioning and development execs over coffee and continental breakfast.  These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Sign-up opens on Wednesday, January 9 at 1:00 PM EST, and closes on Friday, January 25 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Troels Branth Pedersen, Table host
Acquisitions Executive
TV2 Denmark

John Cavanagh, Table host
Executive Producer
Smithsonian Channel

Karin Heijink, Table host
VP, Product & Channels
Viasat World

Nikolas Huelbusch, Table host
Director, ZDFE.Unscripted
ZDF Enterprises GmbH

Jean-Pierre Laurendeau, Table host
Senior Director, Programming
Bell Media

Samantha Linton, Table host
Head of Original Content
Blue Ant Media

Krista Look, Table host
Director Original Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment

Andrew O'Connell, Table host
VP of Development and Production
Discovery UK

9:30 AM

Keynote TBD

Fuse 1

10:30 AM

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

10:45 AM

Speed Pitching One

Rhythms II & III

Programming execs, each at their own table, will take one-on-one, three minute pitches.
Advance sign-up is required.

You may submit for up to three (3) Speed Pitching hosts, which will be available through our lottery-style selection process.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Lottery opens on Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Tuesday, January 15 at 5:00 PM EST. Lottery results will be emailed to participants on Thursday, January 17. General sign-ups open Friday, January 18 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Friday, January 25 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Zara Frankel, Table host
Manager, Development
PBS

Brent Hatherill, Table host
Senior Director, Development
Investigation Discovery

Patrick Jager, Table host
SVP, Programming
Bluprint

Erin Mechanic, Table host
Director, Programming & Development
GSN Programming

Ben Relles, Table host
Head of Unscripted Programming
YouTube Originals

Betsy Slenzak, Table host
VP, Development
E! Entertainment

Susan Taylor, Table host
Executive in Charge of Production, Factual Entertainment
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Nicole Vogel, Table host
Director of Development
WE TV

Todd Weiser, Table host
VP, Programming & Development
Food Network & Cooking Channel

Fay Yu, Table host
Senior Director, Development
Animal Planet

Inclusion in Unscripted: Vive La Différence

Fuse 2

With the success of such series as A&E’s Born This Way and formats such as All3Media’s Employable Me, unscripted television programmers and producers are casting their nets wider in terms of subject matter and characters, and reflecting disability through a positive, life-affirming lens. But for the content to ring true, such inclusion requires authenticity, sensitivity and representation behind the scenes as well as in front of the camera. In this session, those behind such groundbreaking series will discuss the process of bringing these important stories to the screen —from pitching to producing and to finding the right partners to tell the stories.

Moderating:


Jenn Kuzmyk
Executive Director, BANFF & Associate Publisher, Playback
Banff World Media Festival


Featuring:


Lauren Appelbaum
Director of Communications
RespectAbility

Sara Geater
Chief Operating Officer
All3Media

Jonathan Murray
Founder & Executive Consultant
Bunim-Murray Productions

11:00 AM

Meet a Mentor: Stephanie Drachkovitch, 44 Blue

Grand Ballroom E

The "Meet a Mentor" series is designed to give delegates rare access to the top producers in unscripted programming. Much like the Summit’s trademark "30 Minutes With…" series, delegates attending "Meet a Mentor" sessions will be able to glean valuable information in an intimate, "off the record" setting, and have the opportunity to ask questions that will help guide you in your career.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may sign up for two (2) Meet a Mentor sessions.

Sign-up opens on Wednesday, December 12 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Friday, January 25 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Stephanie Drachkovitch
President & Co-Founder
44 Blue Productions

11:15 AM

30 Minutes With David Royle, Smithsonian Channel

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


David Royle
Chief Programming Officer & EVP Production
Smithsonian Channel

30 Minutes With Jay James, Game Show Network

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Jay James
SVP, Programming & Development
Game Show Network

30 Minutes With Matt Butler, Travel Channel

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Matthew Butler
VP, Programming & Development
Destination America

30 Minutes With David Stefanou, WE TV

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


David Stefanou
SVP, Original Programming & Development
WE tv

11:45 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

12:00 PM

Fighting the Brain Drain

Fuse 2

There has been a considerable amount of conjecture and hand-wringing concerning attracting millennial audiences to linear television in the wake of the SVOD revolution, but there’s another big area of concern when it comes to that demographic — having it represented behind the scenes. Does TV have a branding problem? Does the online/SVOD world offer more opportunity creatively and financially to younger content creators? With assorted media pundits lamenting a hastening “demise of television”,how can the medium attract the young creative talent that will lead the screen content industry in the years ahead? In this session, executives from various sectors within the business will examine the issue, with an aim towards fighting the notion that TV is yesterday’s news.

Moderating:


Evan Shapiro
Principal
eshapTV


Featuring:


Lucas Green
Head of Content
Banijay Group

Alec Shankman
SVP, Head of Alternative Programming, Digital Media, Licensing & Branding
Abrams Artists Agency

12:30 PM

30 Minutes With Loren Ruch, HGTV

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Loren Ruch
SVP-Programming Partnerships &Special Projects
Discovery

30 Minutes With Steve Burns, CuriosityStream

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Steve Burns
Chief Content Officer
CuriosityStream

30 Minutes With Timothy Kuryak, UP TV

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Timothy Kuryak
SVP, Production & Development
UP TV

30 Minutes With Laura Fleury, A+E Networks

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Laura Fleury
SVP, Unscripted Programming & Co-Productions
A+E Networks

1:00 PM

LUNCH [Discovery Delegates' Lounge (Level 3), Grand Ballroom D (Level 5), Rhythms I (Level 2), Armstrong Ballroom (Level 8)]

Sponsored by

1:15 PM

Luncheon Roundtables

Waterbury

Luncheon roundtables are an informal affair, and a chance for producers to learn a little more about programming needs of broadcasters who may meet the producer that will deliver their next big hit. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may submit for one (1) Luncheon Roundtable host, which will be available through our lottery-style selection process.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Lottery opens on Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Tuesday, January 15 at 5:00 PM EST. Lottery results will be emailed to participants on Thursday, January 17. General sign-ups open Friday, January 18 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Friday, January 25 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Jon Adler, Table host
Senior Director of Development
CNN

Marco Bresaz, Table host
VP, Non-Fiction & Alternative Programming
AMC & SundanceTV

Meghan Cassin, Table host
Director, Development
Nat Geo Wild

Kristina Edwards, Table host
Unscripted Development Executive
Facebook Watch

Bill Margol, Table host
Sr. Director of Programming & Development
PBS

Sean Olsen, Table host
VP of Development
Game Show Network

Daniel Schwartz, Table host
Vice President, Production and Development
Travel Channel

Stephanie Steele, Table host
SVP, Production & Development
Oxygen Media

Marisa Weinstein, Table host
Senior Director, Development
MTV & VH1

2:30 PM

The Way We Work: Evolving the Prodco Model

Fuse 2

TV, film, SVOD, AVOD… on the whole, the screen entertainment industry is in the thick of radical change, with rapid advancements in tech, continuing consolidation and new generations of talent rewriting the rulebook on a regular basis. As a result, producers need to examine their business models from top to bottom to see what practices and structures still work in this new age, and what is outmoded at best, and potentially lethal at worst. Here, you’ll hear from producers who are embracing change, remaining nimble and developing new definitions for what it means to be a production company.


Featuring:


Sam Barcroft
CEO
Barcroft Productions

Sean Cohan
President
Wheelhouse

Jenny Daly
President
Critical Content Studios

2:45 PM

Meet a Mentor: Thom Beers, BoBCat

Grand Ballroom E

The "Meet a Mentor" series is designed to give delegates rare access to the top producers in unscripted programming. Much like the Summit’s trademark "30 Minutes With…" series, delegates attending "Meet a Mentor" sessions will be able to glean valuable information in an intimate, "off the record" setting, and have the opportunity to ask questions that will help guide you in your career.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may sign up for two (2) Meet a Mentor sessions.

Sign-up opens on Wednesday, December 12 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Friday, January 25 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Thom Beers
Partner
BoBCat

30 Minutes With

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.

30 Minutes With Robyn Lattaker-Johnson, Revolt

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Robyn Lattaker-Johnson
Head of Content & Development
Revolt TV & Media

30 Minutes With Howard Swartz, Discovery Channel

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Howard Swartz
SVP, Production & Development
Discovery Channel

30 Minutes With Rachel Brill, Epix

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.

3:30 PM

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

3:45 PM

Speed Pitching Two

Rhythms II & III

Programming execs, each at their own table, will take one-on-one, three minute pitches.
Advance sign-up is required.

You may submit for up to three (3) Speed Pitching hosts, which will be available through our lottery-style selection process.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Lottery opens on Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Tuesday, January 15 at 5:00 PM EST. Lottery results will be emailed to participants on Thursday, January 17. General sign-ups open Friday, January 18 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Friday, January 25 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Dolyn Dobro, Table host
Director Production & Development
CNBC

Roger Henry, Table host
VP, Programming
Motor Trend Network

Marcie Hume, Table host
Senior Executive Producer
A&E HD

Samantha Linton, Table host
Head of Original Content
Blue Ant Media

Alex Montalvo, Table host
Director of Development
Discovery Channel

Patrick Moses, Table host
VP, Development
Viceland

Charles Nordlander, Table host
Director, Programming & Development
HGTV, DIY Network & Great American Country

Caroline Perez, Table host
VP, Development & Production
Science Channel

Marisa Weinstein, Table host
Senior Director, Development
MTV & VH1

Keith Wooten, Table host
Director of Development Original Programming
BET Networks

The Agent’s-eye View

Fuse 2

A few years back, the Realscreen Summit hosted an eye-opening, rip-roaring session featuring agents from a variety of ten-percenters offering their take on the health of the unscripted industry. A lot has changed even since then, so it’s time to bring the agents away from the negotiating table (or the lobby bar) and back onto the Summit stage. Get the agents’ perspective on the current state of affairs for their clients, the challenges and opportunities that exist for unscripted producers today, and a look at the interesting moves being made within the agency business itself.

Moderating:


Leslie Greif
President
Big Dreams Entertainment


Featuring:


Courtny Catzel
Co-Head of Non-Scripted Programming
ICM Partners

Debra Goldfarb
Head of Alternative Television
Gersh Agency

Hayden Meyer
Department Head, SVP, Alternative & Factual Programming
APA

Maggie Pisacane
Partner, Alternative TV
WME

5:00 PM

Discovery Happy Hour (Delegates' Lounge)

Cocktails With Seth Goolnik, Snapchat

Blue Ant International

Chat over drinks with leading unscripted and non-fiction networks in this format that aims to loosen up the networking vibe and help you make deeper connections at channels that buy unscripted and non-fiction programming. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

Space is limited to 25 delegates and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Seth Goolnik
Content
Snapchat

Cocktails With Courtney White, Food Network

Blue Ant Studios

Chat over drinks with leading unscripted and non-fiction networks in this format that aims to loosen up the networking vibe and help you make deeper connections at channels that buy unscripted and non-fiction programming. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

Space is limited to 25 delegates and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until we hit room capacity.


Featuring:


Courtney White
President
Food Network

Cocktails With

Blue Ant International 2

Chat over drinks with leading unscripted and non-fiction networks in this format that aims to loosen up the networking vibe and help you make deeper connections at channels that buy unscripted and non-fiction programming. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

Space is limited to 25 delegates and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until we hit room capacity.

Cocktails With

Blue Ant Studios 2

Chat over drinks with leading unscripted and non-fiction networks in this format that aims to loosen up the networking vibe and help you make deeper connections at channels that buy unscripted and non-fiction programming. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

Space is limited to 25 delegates and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until we hit room capacity.

6:15 PM

2019 Realscreen Awards (Grand Ballroom C)

7:30 PM

2019 Realscreen Post-Awards Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, January 30

8:00 AM

DISCOVERY DELEGATES' LOUNGE - LEVEL 3 (8:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Napoleon Ballroom

Registration Opens 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

8:15 AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST [8:00AM - 10:00AM - Delegates' Lounge (Level 3)]

Coffee + Commissioners

Waterbury

An informal networking opportunity for delegates to meet with commissioning and development execs over coffee and continental breakfast.  These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Sign-up opens on Wednesday, January 9 at 1:00 PM EST, and closes on Friday, January 25 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Roger Henry, Table host
VP, Programming
Motor Trend Network

Joseph Maxwell, Table host
Head of Documentaries
SBS International

Caroline Perez, Table host
VP, Development & Production
Science Channel

Jessica Schmiedchen, Table host
Executive in Charge of Development, Unscripted Content
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Nina Weinstein, Table host
Director of Development
MSNBC

9:30 AM

Keynote TBD

Fuse 1

10:30 AM

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

10:45 AM

Speed Pitching Three

Rhythms II & III

Programming execs, each at their own table, will take one-on-one, three minute pitches.
Advance sign-up is required.

You may submit for up to three (3) Speed Pitching hosts, which will be available through our lottery-style selection process.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Lottery opens on Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Tuesday, January 15 at 5:00 PM EST. Lottery results will be emailed to participants on Thursday, January 17. General sign-ups open Friday, January 18 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Friday, January 25 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Brandon Allen, Table host
Manager of Development
Fuse, LLC

Michelle Byars, Table host
Director, Unscripted Development, Series
TNT & TBS

Meghan Cassin, Table host
Director, Development
Nat Geo Wild

Kristina Edwards, Table host
Unscripted Development Executive
Facebook Watch

Robyn Lattaker-Johnson, Table host
Head of Content & Development
Revolt TV & Media

Krista Look, Table host
Director Original Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment

Betsy Sanner Ayala, Table host
VP, Programming
HGTV, Food Network

Stephanie Steele, Table host
SVP, Production & Development
Oxygen Media

Trendwatch: Factual Comes Alive!

Fuse 2

As audiences migrate to multiple platforms for their entertainment fix and younger viewers seem harder to reach, live content is resuscitating the concept of “appointment television.” Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime, one-off event or an engrossing, all-access series, live is hot once again. But embarking on live production is not for the faint of heart, and it’s not always the right route for your idea. This session will bring together producers and network partners behind some of the most innovative and popular live programming on air today and reveal what it takes to bring “live” to life.

Moderating:


Phil Fairclough
Managing Director


Featuring:


Geoff Daniels
EVP, Global Unscripted Entertainment
National Geographic Channels

Allison Grodner
Founder & Executive Producer
Fly on the Wall Entertainment

11:15 AM

30 Minutes With

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.

30 Minutes With Kurt Tondorf, Animal Planet

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Kurt Tondorf
SVP, Development
Animal Planet

30 Minutes With Patrick Moses, Viceland

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Patrick Moses
VP, Development
Viceland

30 Minutes With Sahara Bushue, NBC

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Sahara Bushue
SVP, Alternative Programming
NBC Entertainment

11:45 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

12:00 PM

Meet a Mentor: Jenny Daly, Critical Content Studios

Grand Ballroom E

The "Meet a Mentor" series is designed to give delegates rare access to the top producers in unscripted programming. Much like the Summit’s trademark "30 Minutes With…" series, delegates attending "Meet a Mentor" sessions will be able to glean valuable information in an intimate, "off the record" setting, and have the opportunity to ask questions that will help guide you in your career.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may sign up for two (2) Meet a Mentor sessions.

Sign-up opens on Wednesday, December 12 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Friday, January 25 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Jenny Daly
President
Critical Content Studios

50 Shades of Premium

Fuse 2

It’s been one of the big buzzwords in the non-fiction genre for the past few years, but as more networks tout some of their programming as “premium,” it’s apparent that the term isn’t a “one size fits all” descriptor. This session will examine how premium content can differ from network to network, the range of what can be considered premium, as well as the challenges and opportunities in pitching and producing such programming. It will also aim to answer the important, if mildly irreverent question: How can anything be “premium” when everything is “premium”?


Featuring:


Mary Donahue
SVP, Development & Programming
History

Julian Hobbs
Co-President
Talos Films

Jane Root
Founder & CEO
Nutopia

Howard Swartz
SVP, Production & Development
Discovery Channel

12:30 PM

30 Minutes With Sara Helman, TLC

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Sara Helman
VP, Development & Production
TLC

30 Minutes With

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Rachel Brill
SVP, Head of Unscripted Programming
Epix

30 Minutes With Janet Han Vissering, Nat Geo WILD

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Janet Han Vissering
SVP, Development & Production
Nat Geo Wild

30 Minutes With

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.

1:00 PM

LUNCH [Discovery Delegates' Lounge (Level 3), Grand Ballroom D (Level 5), Rhythms I (Level 2), Armstrong Ballroom (Level 8)]

1:15 PM

Luncheon Roundtables

Waterbury

Luncheon roundtables are an informal affair, and a chance for producers to learn a little more about programming needs of broadcasters who may meet the producer that will deliver their next big hit. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may submit for one (1) Luncheon Roundtable host, which will be available through our lottery-style selection process.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Lottery opens on Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Tuesday, January 15 at 5:00 PM EST. Lottery results will be emailed to participants on Thursday, January 17. General sign-ups open Friday, January 18 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Friday, January 25 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


John Feld, Table host
SVP, Original Programming & Production
HGTV, DIY Network

Cynthia Fenneman, Table host
President & CEO
APT Worldwide/American Public Television

Sean Gottlieb, Table host
VP, Development & Programming
A&E

Mioshi Hill, Table host
VP of Development (Lifetime)
Lifetime

Marisa Levy, Table host
VP, Head of Unscripted
BET Networks

Angela Molloy, Table host
VP, Development
WE TV

Melanie Moreau, Table host
Head of Premium Content Development
Complex Networks

Lynn Sadofsky, Table host
VP, Programming & Development
Food Network & Cooking Channel

Tori Socha, Table host
VP of Original Series
Paramount Network

Igal Svet, Table host
Senior Director, Development
National Geographic

2:30 PM

Meet a Mentor: David Shadrack Smith, Part2 Pictures

Grand Ballroom E

The "Meet a Mentor" series is designed to give delegates rare access to the top producers in unscripted programming. Much like the Summit’s trademark "30 Minutes With…" series, delegates attending "Meet a Mentor" sessions will be able to glean valuable information in an intimate, "off the record" setting, and have the opportunity to ask questions that will help guide you in your career.

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may sign up for two (2) Meet a Mentor sessions.

Sign-up opens on Wednesday, December 12 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Friday, January 25 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


David Shadrack Smith
President
Part2 Pictures

Panel TBD

Fuse 2

Pitching Partners

Rhythms II & III

Much like our signature Speed Pitching sessions, production execs, each at their own table, will take one-on-one, three-minute pitches from potential production partners.

*Advance sign-up is required. You may submit for one (1) Pitching Partners session, which will be available through our lottery-style selection process.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Lottery opens on Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Tuesday, January 15 at 5:00 PM EST. Lottery results will be emailed to participants on Thursday, January 17. General sign-ups open Friday, January 18 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Friday, January 25 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Amy Bucher, Table host
SVP Programming and Content
Part2 Pictures

Havva Eisenbaum, Table host
Head of Unscripted Development
Monami Productions

Michele Kurtz, Table host
VP, Development
Half Yard Productions

Harrison Land, Table host
VP, Development
Jupiter Entertainment

Brian Pargac, Table host
VP, Development
Authentic Entertainment

Jean Shi, Table host
VP, Alternative Programming and Development
FremantleMedia North America

Adam Steinman, Table host
VP, Creative Format Development & Sales
Warner Bros. International Television Production

Matt Zien, Table host
VP, Development
The Intellectual Property Corporation

2:45 PM

30 Minutes With David Lee, Motor Trend Group

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


David Lee
VP, Production & Development
Motor Trend Network

30 Minutes With Jon Sinclair, OWN

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Jonathan Sinclair
EVP, Programing & Development
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network

30 Minutes With Rob Swartz, Reelzchannel

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Rob Swartz
SVP, Development & Production
REELZ Channel

30 Minutes With Leela Pon, E!

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Leela Pon
SVP, Development
E! Entertainment

3:30 PM

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

3:45 PM

Panel TBD

Fuse 2

4:00 PM

30 Minutes With

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.

30 Minutes With Jenny Ramirez, TBS & TNT

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Jenny Ramirez
VP of Unscripted Programming
TNT & TBS (Turner)

30 Minutes With Charlie Parsons, National Geographic

Sponsored by

Blue Ant Studios 2

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.


Featuring:


Charlie Parsons
VP, Development
National Geographic Channel

30 Minutes With

Sponsored by

Blue Ant International

A Realscreen Summit staple, these intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 50 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.  You're welcome to squeeze in as many of these popular network briefings as you like. No sign-up required. We'll fill space on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room capacity. Inclusion in your personal agenda does NOT guarantee your spot, so be sure to show up a bit early.

4:45 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

5:00 PM

Panel TBD

Fuse 2

Thursday, January 31

8:00 AM

DISCOVERY DELEGATES' LOUNGE - LEVEL 3 (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Napoleon Ballroom

Registration Opens 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

8:15 AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST [8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Delegates' Lounge (Level 3)]

9:45 AM

Crime TV: How To Stand Out In The (Police) Line-up

Fuse 2

At the Realscreen Summit, we’ve been examining the rise of true crime content for several years, and this year is no exception. That proves the enduring strength and growth of the genre. But at a time when the majority of buyers in the non-fiction and unscripted space —cable, SVOD and broadcast alike — are looking to slot more suspenseful series and specials into their schedules, how can you ensure that your idea rises to the top of the pitch pile? And once you get the greenlight, what will set your crime and investigation project apart from the pack? Here, you’ll hear from producers and network execs that are crafting and looking for creative crime content and learn how they’re innovating and evolving the genre.

Moderating:


Ari Mark
Co-Founder
AMPLE


Featuring:


Kate Harrison
President
Cream Productions Inc.

Jane Latman
GM, Destination America & Travel Channel
EVP, Development & Research, Investigation Discovery & American Heroes Channel

Allison Wallach
President
Jupiter Entertainment

10:45 AM

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:00 AM

Panel TBD

Fuse 2

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