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Kurt Tondorf

SVP, Development

Animal Planet

Kurt Tondorf joined Animal Planet in January 2012 as the vice president of development Reporting to senior vice president of development Charlie Foley, he helps oversee development strategy, the content slate, and leads the conceptualization and creation of series, specials, stunts and other programming initiatives.

Tondorf joined Animal Planet with more than 15 years' experience in television production and program development. Prior to his appointment with the network, Tondorf served as vice president of development for Optomen Productions. During his tenure there, Tondorf helped fuel the rapid growth of the company's New York branch by winning series commissions at Animal Planet, History, National Geographic Channel, Investigation Discovery and Travel Channel.

Before his promotion to vice president of development, Tondorf served as a producer for Optomen and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Science, Natural History and Technology Programming for his work on the premiere of History's Evolve.

Prior to joining Optomen, Tondorf was the sole U.S.-based development producer for London's BAFTA-winning indie Windfall Films and helped develop itsinternationally acclaimed three-part series My Brilliant Brain for National Geographic Channel.

Tondorf has a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife Carissa and two--year-old daughter, Cassady.

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The Summit is the definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted entertainment, and a must attend event for content creators, distributors, agents, commissioners and multi-platform broadcasters of unscripted and factual entertainment programming.

Get unprecedented access to international decision-makers

We bring together creators, buyers and distributors of unscripted programming for two days of panels, pitching and networking.

Realscreen events provide unrivaled access to leaders in the international business of unscripted entertainment.

What They Are Saying

Fast-track your business

Glean practical insight into the business of unscripted entertainment from industry leaders -- the ones that are driving trends and change -- as they participate in lively debates, lead intimate breakout sessions and round table discussions.

Make the Connection

Through our signature Luncheon Roundtable, Meet a Mentor, Meet an Expert, Speed Pitching 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.

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