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From its humble beginnings in 1999, the Realscreen Summit has, over the past 20 years, cemented its standing as the definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment. For two decades, delegates from around the world have convened at the Summit to network with, and learn from the leading lights of the industry, making it a must-attend event for content creators, distributors, agents, commissioners and multi-platform broadcasters of unscripted and factual content.

From Albert Maysles to David Zaslav, the Realscreen Summit has featured the best and brightest business and creative minds in non-fiction entertainment, and for its 20th anniversary milestone edition, delegates can expect to be educated and inspired by an incredible array of thought leaders, deal makers and disruptors from within the industry and beyond. In addition, the Realscreen team, in conjunction with the Summit's advisory board and a special 20th anniversary executive committee, is crafting new content and networking initiatives that will make the event a fresh and vital experience for return attendees and first-timers alike.

The Realscreen Summit - helping you to "Reinvent the Real" for 20 years.

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Winona Meringolo
SVP, Development
Investigation Discovery
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Kitti Jones
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Steve Burns
Executive Producer
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Timothy Kuryak
Executive Producer
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Thom Beers
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Igal Svet
Founder, Night Owl Pictures
National Geographic
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Nikolas Huelbusch
Director, Unscripted
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
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Karin Heijink
SVP Content, Marketing & Products
Viasat World
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Troels Branth Pedersen
Acquisitions Executive
TV2 Denmark
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Joseph Maxwell
Head of Unscripted
SBS International
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Matt Shanfield
EVP, Development
The Intellectual Property Corporation
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Amy Savitsky
SVP, Programming
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Sean Gottlieb
VP, Head of Development
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Marcie Hume
VP, Programming
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Evan Shapiro
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Alec Shankman
Senior Partner and Head, Alternative
Abrams Artists Agency
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Susan Taylor
Executive in Charge of Production and Development, Unscripted
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Patrick Moses
Head of Development
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Marco Bresaz
Founder & CEO
AMC & SundanceTV
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Jon Adler
Head of Talent & Content Development
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Maria Norman
Head of Production
BBC Studios' Natural History Unit
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Nicole Vogel
VP, Unscripted Programming & Development
WE tv
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Todd Weiser
SVP, Programming & Development
Food Network & Cooking Channel
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Marisa Weinstein
VP, Development
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Amy Bucher
Executive Producer
Part2 Pictures
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Kate Harrison
Cream Productions Inc.
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Julie Bristow
Bristow Global Media Inc.
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Tori Socha
Chief Content Officer
Paramount Network
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Chanel Pysnik
Head of Unscripted
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Pam Silverstein
Supervising Producer Film & TV, Shopify Studios
Shopify Studios
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Abby Greensfelder
Founder & CEO
Half Yard Productions
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Ed Hersh
Principal & Chief Creative Officer
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Donald Albright
Tenderfoot TV
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Phil Keoghan
Executive Producer, Director, Writer, Host
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Michael Bancroft
Co-Host & Executive Producer
Beyond Innovation and Co-Host of The Feed with Amber Mac and Michael B
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Wayne Sampson
Co-Head Rooster Teeth Studios
Syfy & USA Network
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Daniel Markell
SVP, Development
Big Fish Entertainment
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Blake Levin
VP, Entertainment Unscripted Development
Syfy & USA Network
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Pierre Brogan
Agent, Alternative Programming, Licensing & Branding
Paradigm Talent Agency
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Amanda Spain
VP, Longform Acquisitions
Giving Voice Films
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Jason Ryan
Executive Producer
TV One
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Elliot Jacobson
EVP of Programming & Chief Content Officer
RLTV & RLTV Digital Video Channels
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Fenton Bailey
Co-Founder & Executive Producer
World of Wonder
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Marc Etkind
Associate Administrator to Communications
Science Channel
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Keren Shahar
Chief Executive Officer
Keshet International
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Jessica Winchell
VP, Content & Development - Magnolia Network
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Stephanie Steele
SVP, Current Production
Oxygen Media
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Nicole Page
Reavis Page Jump LLP
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Bo Stehmeier
Red Arrow Studios International
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Caitlin Meek-O'Connor
Digital Commercial Director
Little Dot Studios
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Cynthia Fenneman
President Emeritus
American Public Television & Create TV
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Sam Barcroft
Barcroft Productions
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Janet Han Vissering
SVP, Development & Production
Nat Geo Wild
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Lauren Gellert
EVP, Development & Original Programming
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Maggie Pisacane
Partner, Non-Scripted TV
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Debra Goldfarb
Head of Alternative Television
Gersh Agency
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Toby Faulkner
SVP, Content discovery+
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Mary Donahue
SVP, Development & Programming
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Tim Duffy
Ugly Brother Studios
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David Royle
Chief Programming Officer & EVP, Production
Smithsonian Channel
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Noah Pollack
VP, Original Content, Unscripted
M.A.P. Media & Consulting
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Sahara Bushue
Director, Unscripted Series
NBC Entertainment
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Eliot Goldberg
Head, Unscripted & Documentary Programming
AMC Networks
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Ari Mark
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Jay James
EVP, Programming & Development
Game Show Network
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Matthew Butler
General Manager
Travel Channel
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Rachel Brill
Development Consultant
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Sean Olsen
VP, Development
Game Show Network
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Fay Yu
Head of Current
Animal Planet
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Erin Mechanic
VP of Development
GSN Programming
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Geoff Daniels
EVP, Unscripted Entertainment
National Geographic Channels
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Alex Montalvo
Head of Series Development & Programming
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Stuart Coxe
Antica Productions
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Kristina Edwards
VP, Current Series and Development, Unscripted Formats
Facebook Watch
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Marisa Levy
Chief Content Officer
BET Networks
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Sara Geater
Chief Operating Officer
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David Stefanou
Unscripted Programming
WE tv
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Seth Goolnik
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Leela Pon
SVP, Content
E! Entertainment
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Nancy Daniels
Head of Discovery, Animal Planet, Science, TBS, TNT & truTV
Discovery, Inc.
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Brett-Patrick Jenkins
Executive Producer & Creator
Propagate Content
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Brian Pargac
Authentic Entertainment
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Nina Weinstein
Development Executive
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Jessica Schmiedchen
Director of Development, Unscripted Content
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Mark Turner
Senior Vice President, Alternative Television
Abrams Artists Agency
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Stephanie Drachkovitch
Co-CEO & Co-Founder
44 Blue Productions
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Zara Frankel
Senior Director, Programming & Development
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Mioshi Hill
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David Lee
VP, Content & Development
Motor Trend Network
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Kannie Yu LaPack
Executive Vice President, Publicity, Public Affairs & Social Media, Lifetime, LMN and A+E Studios
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Jesse Daniels
Executive Producer
Kreativ Inc.
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Jayson Dinsmore
Consulting Producer, America’s Got Talent
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Babette Perry
Head of Broadcasting & Hosting
Innovative Artists
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Brent Hatherill
Senior Director, Development
Investigation Discovery
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Charles Nordlander
Owner & President
Travel Channel
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Phil Fairclough
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Jean Shi
SVP, Alternative Programming & Development
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Jean-Pierre Laurendeau
Senior Director, Programming
Bell Media
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Krista Look
VP, Original Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment
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John Cavanagh
Executive Producer
Smithsonian Channel
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Betsy Slenzak
VP, Unscripted Programming
E! Entertainment
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Betsy Ayala
SVP Production & Development
HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country
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Michelle Byars
SVP, Development
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Havva Eisenbaum
VP, Development, Unscripted
Monami Productions
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Adam Steinman
Production and Development
Warner Bros. International Television Production
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Loren Ruch
Head of Content HGTV
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Jenny Ramirez
Senior Vice President, Entertainment Unscripted Alternative Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming
TNT & TBS (Turner)
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Daniel Schwartz
Vice President, Production and Development
Travel Channel
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Candace Rice
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David Eilenberg
Vice President and Head of Content
ITV America
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Courtny Catzel
Agent, Non-Fiction Television
ICM Partners
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Jenn Kuzmyk
Executive Director - BANFF, Publisher - Playback
Banff World Media Festival
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Ben Relles
Content Strategy - Office of Reid Hoffman
YouTube Originals
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Tania Jacobson
SVP, Canada
Endemol Shine International
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Julian Hobbs
Talos Films
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Matt Chazen
Creative Artists Agency
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Nir Caspi
Partner, Unscripted Television
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Marissa Hurwitz
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Jonathan Murray
Founder & Executive Consultant
Bunim/Murray Productions
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Sara Helman
VP, Production & Development, TLC
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Sean Wheatley
Head of Acquisitions
Passion Distribution
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Tom Brisley
Arrow Media
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Julie Chang
EVP, Business Strategy & Co-Productions
Blue Ant Media
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Joseph Schneier
SVP, Production & Development, Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel
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Jennifer Gordon
VP, Development
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Richard Klein
Head of Documentaries
Plimsoll Productions
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Adam Hawkins
U.S. Creative Director
Raw TV
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Hayley Babcock
Founder and CEO
A+E Networks
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Joe Rivadeneira
SVP, Development & Production
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Charles Tremayne
President, Cineflix Productions
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Avi Armoza
Armoza Formats
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George McTeague
Senior Vice President, Development
Optomen Productions
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Toby Dormer
EVP, Unscripted Television
Entertainment One Television
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Mikael Osterby
Head of Factual
SVT Swedish Television
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Charlie Parsons
SVP, Global Development
National Geographic Channel
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Tamra Simmons
CEO and Executive Producer
The Tamra Simmons Brand Agency
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Jennifer Daly
Critical Content Studios
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David Shadrack Smith
Part2 Pictures
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Gold Morgan
Manager of Programming and Production
TV One
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James Bolosh
President & Partner
Lifetime & FYI
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Brandon Allen
Manager, Linear & Digital Development
Fuse Media
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Jonathan Skogmo
Jukin Media
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Will Hanrahan
Creative Director
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Jennifer Harkness
SVP, Factual Entertainment and Production
Cream Productions
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Kate Presutti
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Darrell Miller
Chair, Entertainment Department
Fox Rothschild LLP
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Melissa Grego
Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS)
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Adam Lewinson
Chief Content Officer
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Jeff Shultz
Chief Business Officer
Pluto TV
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Jimmy Fox
Executive Vice President, Unscripted Development & Sales
Main Event Media
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Max Micallef
VP, Head of West Coast Development
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Jane Turton
Chief Executive Officer
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Gena McCarthy
Founder & President
A+E Networks
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Joe Livecchi
Chief Executive Officer
Noble Savages
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Barry Walsh
Editor-in-Chief & Content Director
Brunico Communications Ltd.
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Kathryn Vaughan
Senior Vice President and Head, Production Investigation Discovery
Good Caper Content
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Beth Hoppe
SVP, Long Form Programming
ABC News
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Marc Juris
President & General Manager
WE tv
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Neil Regan
VP Programming and Development,Food Network
Discovery, Inc.
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John Ford
Head of Programming
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Brie Bryant
SVP, Original Programming
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Jane Root
Founder & CEO
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Howard Swartz
EVP Development
Discovery Channel
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Kurt Tondorf
SVP, Development
Animal Planet
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Jonathan Sinclair
EVP, Programing & Development
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
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Carlyn Staudt
General Manager, Love Nature & Head of Commissioning, Global Media
Love Nature
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Angela Molloy
SVP, Development & Original Production AllBlk & WEtv, Unscripted
WE tv
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Nicole Sorrenti
Executive Vice President, Development
Half Yard Productions
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Matt Iseman
Comedian, Actor, and Television Host
American Ninja Warrior
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Brian Speiser
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Thomas Dey
CEO & Founder
ACF Investment Bank
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Laura Fleury
SVP, Category 6 Media™
A+E Networks
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Rob Swartz
SVP, Development & Production
REELZ Channel
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Meghan Cassin
VP Content
Nat Geo Wild
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Matt Zien
SR VP Development & Creative Director
The Intellectual Property Corporation
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Harrison Land
Jupiter Entertainment
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Jessica Watson
Vice President, Global Sales & Strategic Partnerships
Boat Rocker Media
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Barnaby Shingleton
Director of Factual
Sky Vision
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Will Stapley
Head of Acquisitions
TVF International
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Philippa Chuter
Factual Acquisitions Manager
DCD Rights
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Justina Wojtowicz
EVP, Acquisitions Co-Productions & Sales
Beyond Distribution
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Cecilie Olsen
SVP, Global Content, Non-Scripted
ITV Studios Global Entertainment
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Maria Ishak
SVP, Sales North America
all3media international
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Shirley Bowers
SVP, US Distribution
Red Arrow Studios International
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Allison Grodner
Founder & Executive Producer
Fly on the Wall Entertainment
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Leslie Greif
Big Dreams Entertainment
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Hayden K. Meyer
Agency Partner, EVP, Head of Alternative & Factual Programming, Senior Agent
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Zoe Rogovin
Head, Non-Fiction
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Erik Nelson
Creative Differences
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Lucas Green
Chief Content Officer
Banijay Group
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Dolyn Chasin
Sr. Director, Production & Development
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Sam Linton
VP, Production and Development, Global Media
Blue Ant Media
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Angela Neillis
SVP Non Scripted Content Commercial & International
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Scott Paskoff
Founder & President
Cedar Shore Productions
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Will Horowitz
ICM Partners
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Stewart Cavanagh
Head of Unscripted and Documentary
Gersh Agency
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Jane Latman
EVP, Development & Research, Investigation Discovery & American Heroes Channel
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Jennifer O'Connell
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
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Heather Budman
Agent, Unscripted
Kaplan Stahler Agency
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Lauren Appelbaum
SVP, Entertainment & News Media
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Bill Margol
Executive Producer
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Melanie Moreau
Strategic Advisor
Complex Networks
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John Feld
HGTV, DIY Network & Great American Country
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Lynn Sadofsky
SVP, Food Network Programming & Development
Food Network & Cooking Channel
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Keith Wooten
Director, Creative Development
BET Networks
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Roger Henry
VP, Programming
Motor Trend Network
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Sean Cohan
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Jennifer McGovern
SVP, Content & Development
Fuse Media
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Caroline Perez
SVP, Development & Production
Science Channel
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Sarah North
VP, Head of TV and Long-Form Content
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Andrew O'Connell
VP Development & Production Discovery Channel and Science Channel
Discovery Channel & Discovery Science
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Randy Barbato
Co-Founder and Executive Producer
World of Wonder

About Realscreen Summit

The Realscreen Summit is the definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment. Launched in 1999, this edition heads to New Orleans after 20 years in Washington, DC. The Realscreen Awards, which have been celebrated for the past 10 years at Realscreen West in Santa Monica, will now take place on Tuesday, January 29 at the Sheraton New Orleans.
We bring together creators, buyers and distributors of unscripted and non-fiction programming for four days of panels, pitching and networking. Realscreen events provide unrivaled access to leaders in the international business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment.
Glean practical insight into the business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment from industry leaders -- the ones that are driving trends and change -- as they participate in lively debates, topical panels and roundtable discussions.
Through our signature Luncheon Roundtable, Meet a Mentor, Meet an Expert, Speed Pitching, Pitching Partners 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.
The Realscreen Awards will now take place during Realscreen Summit! The awards program continuously evolves to best represent the diverse types of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment programming that fall under the realscreen umbrella. Click here for more information on the 2019 program.

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It's no exaggeration for me to say that there wouldn't be a Stephen David Entertainment without Realscreen. In 2010, I started my company with a home equity line in a one room office, by myself. But Realscreen made it possible for me to get in front of network people and make my first sale. Everything we've done since was built up from that point. Realscreen has become a huge resource for us in terms of connecting with executives and vital information. I would advise anyone trying to break into the business to start with Realscreen.
- Stephen David, CEO, Stephen David Entertainment
"Realscreen is my favorite market to attend. It's got a great combination of stimulating industry keynote speakers, briefings and panel sessions, while also being a good place to network and do some real business." - Philip McGovern, CEO, Big Mountain Productions
"Over the past decade, the Realscreen Summit has grown into one of the most critical hubs of the global non-fiction television industry, and has always been a must-attend event for A+E Networks. From the state-of-the-art panels to the non-stop networking and pitching in a fun, yet productive environment, it's become the place where everyone goes to learn, buy, sell, and have a great time with friends and colleagues." - Robert Sharenow, President of Programming, A+E Networks
"More meetings, more greeting, more deals than the normal human body can endure. But who's 'normal' in this business..." - Jane Root, Founder & Chief Executive, Nutopia

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