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Jon Sechrist

EVP of Production, Development & Strategy

TLC International

Jon Sechrist is Vice President of Production and Development, TLC, for Discovery Networks International (DNI), a division of Discovery Communications.

Sechrist works with the international production community to develop and produce lifestyle and entertainment content for TLC. His productions include My Naked Secret, Body Bizarre as well as NY Ink; World's Worst Mom, Taste Off, Bizarre ER, Mission Menu, Happily Ever Laughter, Swinger Wives and Secret Eskimo Escape.

Sechrist joined DNI from TLC, where he developed and produced successful network shows such as Sister Wives, Cake Boss and Next Great Baker. He is credited with executive producing notable specials including the 650-LB Virgin, Conjoined Twins and Child Frozen in Time. Sechrist is also responsible for BBQ Pitmasters and Making Over America With Trinny & Susannah.

Prior to joining Discovery, Sechrist was an ABC programming executive, and also worked at MTV Networks. Earlier, Sechrist worked in development at Nederlander TV & Film and the talent agency, APA. His first paying job was as a production assistant on NBC'sUnsolved Mysterieswhere he refused to play a dead body and lie in the morgue.

Sechrist studied at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Speaking on: Luncheon Roundtables; Speed Pitching Four

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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