Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2019


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  • Congratulations to our Realscreen Summit Contest winner!

    Thank you to everyone that took the time to enter our 2019 Realscreen Summit Contest. We are thrilled to announce the winner of this year's contest - Alexandra Blaney Alexandra Blaney joined Shine Global in 2009 and now serves as CFO/Director of Marketing and Production. Her passion is to use media and the arts, especially film, to promote social justice. Alex served as Associate Producer on Shine's Academy Award® winning short documentary film Inocente and as Co-Producer on 1 Way Up in 3D, The Wrong Light, and the digital series "The Election Effect." She is currently producing Shine's forthcoming documentary on juvenile justice. She also helps develop and manage the outreach and engagement programs for Shine's films.

    Alexandra Blaney CFO/Director of Marketing and Production Shine Global Inc
    Blaney says "I'm excited to attend RealScreen for the first time! I'm looking forward to hearing from commissioners and broadcasters about what they are looking for and meeting others working in the non-fiction space. Shine Global is branching out from just producing theatrical docs - we released our first digital series last year - so we are looking to work in new formats and with new partners."

  • SallyAnn Salsano inducted into Realscreen Hall of Fame

    SallyAnn Salsano, founder, executive producer and CEO of unscripted powerhouse prodco 495 Productions, will be inducted into the Realscreen Awards Hall of Fame at the 2019 Realscreen Awards on Tuesday, January 29. The Los Angeles-based Salsano founded 495 Productions in 2007 and is the creative force behind all of the company's series. Among the iconic unscripted series she has created are Jersey Shore, MTV's highest-rated series to date, and the most recent, record-breaking addition to the Shore franchise, MTV's Jersey Shore Family Vacation. She is also the creative dynamo behind such series as Party Down South, CMT's highest-rated series to date, and VH1′s hit series Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party. Read more about Salsano here.

    SallyAnn Salsano
    SallyAnn Salsano Founder, Executive Producer & CEO 495 Productions

  • Drumroll please...Realscreen Awards nominees are announced!

    We are thrilled to announce the nominees for the 2019 Realscreen Awards, taking place at Realscreen Summit on Tuesday, January 29 at the Sheraton New Orleans. Winners will be awarded in 21 genre-specific categories and will then move forward for the chance to be awarded one of our grand prize Awards of Excellence, honoring the best programs entered into each of our five main categories: Competition, Lifestyle, Reality, Non-Fiction, and Digital & Branded Content. Good luck to all of the nominees!

  • Discovery’s Nancy Daniels to keynote

    Realscreen Summit is pleased to announce that Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer for Discovery and Factual, will take part in a keynote conversation during the Summit on Tuesday, January 29 at 9:30 a.m. Daniels oversees all creative and brand strategy, development, production, multi-platform, communications, marketing and day-to-day operations for Discovery Channel and Science Channel in the U.S. In this special keynote conversation with Phil Keoghan, Daniels will discuss how Discovery, and the unscripted entertainment industry, have evolved over the past decade, her contribution to that evolution, and her vision for the network and her factual remit going forward, following this past year's merger with Scripps Networks Interactive.

    Nancy Daniels
    Nancy Daniels Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual Discovery Inc.

  • Parades, parties and more on the line-up for Realscreen Summit in New Orleans!

    There is just over a month to go until the 21st edition of Realscreen Summit takes place in New Orleans! More than 1,300 content buyers, producers, distributors, digital media executives, agents and network decision makers are already registered to attend! Not only will there be informative and topical sessions, panels, intimate networking breakouts and fantastic pitching opportunities, but there are more parties and more alternative networking opportunities than ever before, including…

    Realscreen Summit Second Line Parade brought to you by Extreme Reach Crew Services: Grab your go-cup filled with a local New Orleans themed cocktail as two marching brass bands lead you through the historic French Quarter. Enjoy this experience at dusk, with winged stilt walkers, silver revellers and more! NOLA

    Official Opening Night Party hosted by A+E Networks: This party is a perennial must-attend and offers breathtaking nighttime views of the city!

    Happy Hour brought to you by Discovery Inc.: Hosted by our friends at Discovery Inc. in the Delegates' Lounge.

    Realscreen Awards Ceremony and Post-Cocktail: We'll celebrate the very best in global unscripted and non-fiction programming and induct SallyAnn Salsano into the Realscreen Hall of Fame. Hosted by American Ninja Warrior's Matt Iseman and followed by a post-awards cocktail reception. All of the events above, as well as several meals, are included in your Realscreen Summit 2019 pass, so don't miss out!

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