Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Advisory Board

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Advisory Board Members

Rod Aissa

EVP, Original Programming & E! Production
Oxygen Media

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Paul Cabana

EVP, Head of History & Biography Digital
A+E Networks

As Executive Vice President, History & Biography Digital, Paul Cabana is responsible for expanding both brands in emerging platforms. For History, his focus is creating original daily content, and for Biography, he oversees creating short-form content that can live on all A+E Networks’ platforms.

Previously, Cabana was...more

Michael Cascio

CEO & President
M&C Media LLC

M&C Media President/CEO Michael Cascio has executive experience in successful television programming, production, journalism and communication. As SVP/EVP at A&E, Animal Planet, MSNBC and National Geographic, he created and supervised many award-winning and popular programs: Investigative Reports, Brain Games, Biography, American Justice, Dog Whisperer, Doomsday Preppers, and landmark specials Inside...more

Speaking at: View from the Corner Office

Amy Entelis

EVP, Talent & Content Development

Amy Entelis is executive vice president for talent and content development for CNN Worldwide. She is based in New York.

Entelis joined CNN in 2012 and is responsible for new program development and acquisitions for CNN Worldwide, as well as the identification and recruitment of on-air talent for CNN programming and...more

Speaking at: To Tell the Truth: The Intersection of Non-Fiction and News,30 Minutes With: Amy Entelis, CNN

Jason Fox

Magilla Entertainment

Jason Fox, President and Executive Producer at Magilla Entertainment has close to 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Jason oversees development, organization and implementation of the overall business strategy of Magilla Entertainment. Prior to joining Magilla Entertainment, Jason was an agent in the New York office of the...more

Jay Hunt

Creative Director, Europe
Apple Video

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Michael Kagan

Partner, Head of International TV & Media
ICM Partners

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Jane Latman

Discovery Communications

As a 14-year veteran of programming and development at Discovery Communications, Jane Latman was elevated to EVP, development and research at Investigation Discovery in November, 2016. In this role, Latman leads a fierce and innovative team that is the creative force developing and monitoring the success of true-crime and justice...more

Speaking at: Crime Time: The Evolution of a Genre

Tracey Lentz

Head Unscripted Creative
Amazon Studios

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Grant Mansfield

Chief Executive & Founder
Plimsoll Productions

Grant Mansfield is the Chief Executive and Founder of Plimsoll Productions.

Since launching three years ago, the company has produced over 40 series for both domestic and international networks.  The company’s credits include the groundbreaking 50-hour order for Camp Zambia (Love Nature, Smithsonian, Blue Ant International), Life at the Extreme with Davina...more

Hayden K. Meyer

Agency Partner, EVP, Head of Alternative & Factual Programming

Hayden K. Meyer is a Board Member, Partner and Head of Alternative & Factual Programming at APA, one of the largest diversified and privately-owned talent agencies in the industry, with offices in Beverly Hills, Nashville, Atlanta, New York and London. First founded in 1962 by former MCA executives, today APA...more

Michael Murphy

General Manager
Beyond Distribution

Michael Murphy is General Manager at Beyond Distribution, the international arm of Beyond International, one of Australia’s leading production and distribution companies.

A non-executive director at Beyond Entertainment since 2004, he joined Beyond Distribution as General Manager in 2013 and leads the international distribution team, with offices in Sydney, London and...more

Lisa Opie

Managing Driector, UK Productions
BBC Studios

Lisa Opie is the Director of Factual for BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial TV production arm that creates many of the UK's most successful shows, including Planet Earth II, Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who and Top Gear.

Lisa leads BBC Studios' factual teams, working with the creative leads,...more

Gillian Rose

SVP, Sales & Acquisitions, U.S.
Sky Vision

Gillian Rose is Senior Vice President, US Sales and Acquisitions, for Sky Vision, the wholly owned production and distribution business of Sky (UK). She joined the company recently and is based in New York. Prior to this she was Managing Director, PBS Distribution, the commercial arm of PBS and WGBH...more

Speaking at: Meet an Expert - Distributors

David Royle

Chief Programming Officer & EVP, Production
Smithsonian Channel

David Royle leads the editorial team that launched the Smithsonian Channel, overseeing commissioning, acquiring, producing and scheduling. Smithsonian Channel is now available by satellite, cable and telecom service, as well as on multiple digital and mobile platforms. It launched in Canada in 2013 and in Singapore in 2016. One of...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With David Royle, Smithsonian Channel,Inspiration/Perspiration

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