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Advisory Board Co-Chairs

Jonathan Murray

Founder & Executive Consultant
Bunim/Murray Productions

Widely credited with inventing the modern reality television genre, Jonathan Murray inspires, influences and entertains television audiences worldwide. Since the 1992 launch of The Real World (MTV), he has created and executive produced some of the industry’s most innovative, unscripted television programs. Under Murray’s leadership, Bunim/Murray...more

Speaking at: View from the Top,The Best of Times, The Worst of Times?

Eileen O'Neill

Global Group President
Discovery, TLC and Discovery Fit & Health Networks

Eileen O'Neill oversees the strategic direction at Discovery Channel, TLC and Discovery Fit & Health including development, programming, production, digital media, marketing, research and communications. She interfaces with ad and affiliate sales to further increase the value of the brands and aims to create a unique environment for advertisers, operators...more

Speaking at: Opening Remarks

Advisory Board Members

Julian Bellamy

Managing Director
Discovery Networks International

Julian Bellamy is Creative Director and Head of Production and Development for Discovery Networks International, overseeing the executive production and development of all local and international commissions across DNI's portfolio of 183 networks.  Bellamy, who is based in London, leads commissioning teams as well as the production and development for...more

Speaking at: Where Have All the Indies Gone?

Michael Davies

President
Embassy Row

As one of the most prolific and versatile producers in the television industry, Michael Davies has been key in transforming the television and digital landscapes and bringing alternative ideas to the mainstream. As president of Embassy Row, the global television format and digital production company that he sold to Sony...more

Speaking at: Meet a Mentor: Michael Davies, Embassy Row,Making Waves With Live

Nick Fraser

Co-Founder, Producer
BBC Storyville

Nick Fraser has been Editor of Storyville since it started in 1997. After graduating from Oxford he worked as a reporter, television producer and editor. His publications include a biography of Eva Peron, 'The Voice of Modern Hatred', and 'The Importance of Being Eton'. He has recently published his pamphlet

Eden Gaha

CEO
Shine America

Eden Gaha, a veteran TV producer and executive, was named President of Shine America in May 2011. Gaha is responsible for oversight of all the company's unscripted, music and creative development initiatives.

Since joining Shine America in 2011, he has has worked to revamp the company’s unscripted development team and overhaul...more

Carl Hall

Managing Director
Warehouse 51 Productions

Carl has recently set up Warehouse 51 Productions, an independent production company that will house, fund and nurture production talent in the UK, to produce the highest quality factual and factual entertainment formats; and a production house where top talent from writers, producers and directors can get their ideas made...more

Speaking at: Climate Change? The State of the Natural History Nation

Beth Hoppe

SVP, Long Form Programming
PBS


Beth Hoppe is Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming at PBS. In this role, she oversees all PBS general audience primetime programming, fundraising programming, and PBS Plus, a package of fully funded programs for stations' use in their weekend schedules. She is responsible for creating and...more

Speaking at: Reeling in the Eyeballs

Lauren Lexton

Co-Founder & CEO
Authentic Entertainment

As co-founder and Executive Producer of Authentic Entertainment, Lauren Lexton's vision, character and innovative ideas have guided the company from start-up to becoming one of cable industry's leading creators and producers of non-scripted programming in the US., developing and producing series for the top cable networks including Here Comes Honey...more

Speaking at: Casting Call

Greg Lipstone

President
ICM

Greg Lipstone is a partner of 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 States and Europe, with its...more

David Lyle

President Emeritus
National Geographic Channels

David Lyle is a veteran television executive whose career spans 25 years across more than 20 countries, with a proven track record developing factual and unscripted multiplatform/multiwindow content, both domestically and globally.  He is chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Geographic Channels US with responsibility for global programming, based...more

Speaking at: AMERICA 101

David McKillop

CEO
A&E & BIO Channel

David McKillop was appointed Executive Vice President, Programming, for A&E & BIO Channel in April 2011. In this role, McKillop oversees the network’s Scripted and Non-Fiction programming teams, and is responsible for the development, creation and execution of all programming for A&E and BIO Channel. He is also charged with...more

Andy Singer

EVP TV & Digital Content
Travel Channel

Andy Singer serves as general manager for Travel Channel.  In this role, he is responsible for setting the programming strategy and editorial vision of the network, working with Scripps Networks Interactive’s ad sales group to monetize its highly engaged audience, and directing research.  Singer was promoted to this role in...more

Speaking at: In Conversation With... Scripps Networks Interactive

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