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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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Jon Adler
Head of Talent & Content Development
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Sarita Alami
Director of Programming
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Brandon Allen
Manager, Linear & Digital Development
Fuse Media
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Sarah Amos
VP Development & Production, Non-Fiction TV & Documentaries
Marvel Entertainment
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Bengt Anderson
Executive Producer
National Geographic
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Gregor Angus
Chief Executive
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Avi Armoza
Armoza Formats
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Steve Ascher
EVP, Head of Development
A+E Networks
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Betsy Ayala
SVP Production & Development
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Hayley Babcock
Founder and CEO
A+E Networks
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Rob Bagshaw
Executive VP, Creative
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Christian Barcellos
SVP Development & Production
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Alison Barrat
SVP, Production & Development
Love Nature
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Emily Baustien
Development, Discovery Factual
Discovery, Inc.
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Loren Baxter
Head of Acquisitions
Off the Fence
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Al Berman
President & Executive Producer
Berman Productions
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Camille Bernier-Green
Head, Development, A Touch More
Facebook Watch
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Josh Bider
Partner, Non-scripted TV
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Liz Brach
Senior Director of Programming
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David Brady
Cream Productions
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Marco Bresaz
Founder & CEO
AMC, SundanceTV & BBC America
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Sophie Bressler
Senior Agent, Alternative Programming, Digital Media, Licensing & Branding
Abrams Artists Agency
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Brie Bryant
SVP, Original Programming
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Heather Budman
Agent, Unscripted
Kaplan Stahler Agency
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Meghan Cassin
VP Content
Nat Geo Wild
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John Cavanagh
Executive Producer
Smithsonian Channel
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Ryan Chanatry
General Manager
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Devin Cheema
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Sydney Clover
Senior Director, Development
National Geographic
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Jeffrey Conroy
BoBCat Studios
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Jennifer Corbett
Head of Audience Development and Brand
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Amanda Culkowski
Vice President, Music Program Development
MTV International
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Dan Cutforth
Alfred Street Industries
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Jennifer Daly
Critical Content Studios
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Alison Dammann
SVP, Development
Good Caper Content
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Geoff Daniels
EVP, Unscripted Entertainment
National Geographic Channel
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Nicola Davey
SVP, Acquisitions & Co-Productions
TCB Media Rights
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Eric Deggans
TV Critic
National Public Radio (NPR)
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Elyse Delmore
VP, Unscripted Development
MGM Television
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Wes Dening
Head of Global Formats
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Anthony DiBiase
Agent, Alternative & Factual Programming
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Toby Dormer
EVP, Unscripted Television
Entertainment One Television
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Stephanie Drachkovitch
Co-CEO & Co-Founder
44 Blue Productions
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Pamela Duckworth
Head of Fubo Studios and Original Programming
fubo Sports Network
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Gretchen Eisele
Director of Development and Production
Science Channel
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Emily Elisha
VP, Acquisitions
Banijay Rights
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Liesel Evans
Creative Director, UK Factual
Raw TV
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Toby Faulkner
SVP, Content discovery+
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Cynthia Fenneman
President Emeritus
American Public Television & Create TV
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Danny Fenton
Zig Zag Productions
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Kathleen Finch
Chairman and Chief Content Officer, US Networks Group, Warner Bros. Discovery
Discovery, Inc.
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Ivo Fischer
Head, Unscripted Talent & Content
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Jimmy Fox
Executive Vice President, Unscripted Development & Sales
Main Event Media
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Zara Frankel
Senior Director, Programming & Development
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Lauren Frasca
SVP, Content
Magnolia Network
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Glen Freyer
SVP, TV & Digital Content
Alkemy X
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Dolores Gavin
Senior Executive Production & Development
A&E Network
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Lauren Gellert
EVP, Development & Original Programming
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Laetitia Giansily-Doyle
Development, Sales & Strategic Partnerships, North America
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Lisa Godfrey
SVP Original Content and Corus Studios
Corus Entertainment
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Debra Goldfarb
Head of Alternative Television
Gersh Agency
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Jennifer Gordon
VP, Development
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Sean Gottlieb
VP, Head of Development
A&E Network
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Shade Grant
Agent, Nonfiction Television
ICM Partners
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Amanda Groom
Managing Director
The Bridge
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Mike Gunton
Creative Director, Factual & Natural History Unit
BBC Studios
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Janet Han Vissering
SVP, Development & Production
Nat Geo Wild
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Jennifer Harkness
SVP, Factual Entertainment and Production
Blue Ant Studios
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Karin Heijink
SVP Content, Marketing & Products
Viasat World
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Sara Helman
VP, Production & Development, TLC
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Susan Henry
Senior Director, Original Programming & Production
TV One
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Roger Henry
VP, Programming
MotorTrend Network
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Mioshi Hill
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Danny Horan
Head of Factual
Channel 4
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Kelly Hornsby
Head of Programme Acquisitions
A+E Networks EMEA
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Amber Howard
Agent, Alternative Programming, Digital Media, Licensing & Branding
Abrams Artists Agency
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Nikolas Huelbusch
Director, Unscripted
ZDF Enterprises
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Rose Hughes
Vice President, Sales, UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
Keshet International
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Marcie Hume
VP, Programming
A&E Network
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Lilla Hurst
Global Head of Acquisitions & Partnerships
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Mandel Ilagan
Vice President, Current & Development, Game Shows
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Katie Isaacson
Director of Development, CNN
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Maria Ishak
SVP, Sales North America
All3media International
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Andrew Jackson
Non Executive Director
Plimsoll Productions
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Patrick Jager
CORE Innovation Group
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Susie Jones
Head of Factual
SBS Television
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Greg Kampanis
SVP & General Manager
Omnia Media
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Jen Kavanagh
SVP, Marketing & Media
Philadelphia Eagles
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Paula Kerger
President & CEO
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Bruce Klein
President & Executive Producer
Atlas Media Corp
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Felix LaHaye
Founder & CEO
United Esports
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Stephen Land
Managing Partner, A3 Content
Jupiter Entertainment
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Robyn Lattaker-Johnson
Agent, Media Consultant
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
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Betsy LeBlanc
Director, International
PBS International
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Howard Lee
President & General Manager
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David Lee
VP, Content & Development
MotorTrend Network
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Eli Lehrer
Executive Vice President and Head, Programming Genres & Music Services
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Alex Leibow
Sr. Development Manager
Snap Inc
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Arielle Lever
Agent, International TV & Media
ICM Partners
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Mark Levine
VP, Television, Digital Video & Podcasts
Magnolia Network
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Marisa Levy
Chief Content Officer
BET Networks
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Richard Life
SVP Acquisitions and Co-productions
Cineflix Rights
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Sam Linton
VP, Production and Development, Global Media
Blue Ant Media
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Jane Lipsitz
Alfred Street Industries
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Joe Livecchi
Chief Executive Officer
Noble Savages
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Tara Long
Global President, Unscripted Television
Entertainment One
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Krista Look
VP, Original Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment
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Arun Maljaars
VP, Content & Channels
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Laura Marshall
Icon Films
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Ross Mathews
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Ghen Maynard
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Gena McCarthy
Founder & President
A+E Networks
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Dawn McCarthy-Simpson MBE
Managing Director of Global Strategy
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Ashley McFarlin
VP, Unscripted & Scripted Development and Production
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Brian McGinn
Supper Club
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Winona Meringolo
SVP, Development
Investigation Discovery
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Hayden K. Meyer
Agency Partner, EVP, Head of Alternative & Factual Programming, Senior Agent
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Max Micallef
VP, Head of West Coast Development
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Diane Min
Head of Format Sales + Development
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Shawn Moffatt
Co-Owner & CEO
Go To Team
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Angela Molloy
SVP, Development & Original Production AllBlk & WEtv, Unscripted
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Gold Morgan
Manager of Programming and Production
TV One
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Tara Nadolny
Associate Director, Development, VICE TV
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Kelly Nash
VP, Non-Fiction & Alternative Programming AMC, Sundance TV, BBCA
AMC, BBC America & SundanceTV
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Tony Nguyen
VP, Development
Bright Bay Creative
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Michael O'Connell
Senior Writer
The Hollywood Reporter
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Sean Olsen
VP, Development
Game Show Network
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Cecilie Olsen
SVP, Global Content, Non-Scripted
ITV Studios
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Danielle Ostroske D'Ingillo
Senior Director, Development
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Nicole Page
Reavis Page Jump LLP
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Allison Page
Global President, Magnolia Network
Magnolia Network
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Charlie Parsons
SVP, Global Development
National Geographic
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Jonathan Partridge
Senior Executive Producer
A&E Network
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Tim Pastore
All3Media America
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Michaela Pereira
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Caroline Perez
SVP, Development & Production
Science Channel
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Lucy Perez
Director, Alternative Programming
USA Network/Syfy
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Babette Perry
Head of Broadcasting & Hosting
Innovative Artists
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Alexander Piper
Head, Night Studios
YouTube Originals
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Noah Pollack
VP, Original Content, Unscripted
M.A.P Media & Consulting
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Diane Rankin
EVP Commercial Strategy & Content Financing
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Shaun Robinson
90 Day Fiance Tell All
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Jane Root
Founder & CEO
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Jenna Rosa
SVP, Unscripted Development
Bravo Media & E! Entertainment
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Natalie Rose
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Pete Ross
SVP of Development
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Brittinee Royes
VP, Unscripted Lifestyle & Docuseries
Oxygen Media
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David Royle
Chief Programming Officer & EVP, Production
Smithsonian Channel
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Loren Ruch
Head of Content HGTV
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Lynn Sadofsky
SVP, Food Network Programming & Development
Food Network
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Robert Salvestrin
Lucky You
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Wayne Sampson
Co-Head Rooster Teeth Studios
USA Network/Syfy
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Jason Sarlanis
President, TBS, TNT, truTV, ID & HLN - Linear & Streaming
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Amy Savitsky
SVP, Programming
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Polly Scates
Head of Acquisitions
Channel 4
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Jessica Schmiedchen
Director of Development, Unscripted Content
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Michael Schneider
TV Editor
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Joseph Schneier
SVP, Production & Development, Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel
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Rob Shaftel
Founder & Executive Producer
Hit + Run Creative
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Matt Sharp
Sharp Entertainment
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Dan Silver
VP, Originals-Non-Fiction
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Perry Simon
Chief Programming Executive & General Manager General Audience Programming
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Edward Simpson
Chief Strategy Officer
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Rachel Smith
Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content, Lifestyle & Documentaries
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Jessie Springer
Manager of Development, Nat Geo WILD
Nat Geo WILD
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Carlyn Staudt
General Manager, Love Nature & Head of Commissioning, Global Media
Love Nature
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Adam Steinman
Production and Development
Warner Bros. International Television Production
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Colleen Steward
President & CEO
Tremendous! Entertainment
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Patty Suh
VP, Programming & Development - Food Network & Cooking Channel
Food Network
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Joe Sungkur
SVP, Current, Alternative
Fox Broadcasting Company
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Jessie Surovell
Head of TV Development
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Igal Svet
Executive Vice President
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Rob Swartz
SVP, Development & Production
REELZ Channel
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Howard Swartz
EVP Development
Discovery Channel
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Tony Tackaberry
CEO + Founder
Lion Television USA
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Drew Tappon
Head of Unscripted, Oprah Winfrey Network
495 Productions
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Bill Thompson
Head, Alternative Television
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Matt Trierweiler
Director, Original Programming & Development
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Zena Van Ackeren
Owner, Casting & Development
MGM Studios
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Bertram van Munster
Executive Producer
The New Media Collective
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Nicole Vogel
VP, Unscripted Programming & Development
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Jessica Watson
Vice President, Global Sales & Strategic Partnerships
Boat Rocker Studios
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Nina Weinstein
Development Executive
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Todd Weiser
SVP, Programming & Development
Food Network
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Pamela Welch
SVP, Development
GRB Studios
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Sean Wheatley
Head of Acquisitions
Passion Distribution
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Lauren Whitelaw
Head of Programming
OUTtv Network
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Deborah Williams OBE
Chief Executive
Creative Diversity Network
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Keith Wooten
Director, Creative Development
BET Networks
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Matt Wrablik
SVP, Development
Critical Content
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Maggie Zeltner
Director Programming and Development, HGTV

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, the 22nd edition returns to the vibrant and culture-rich city of New Orleans, and will include the annual celebration of the Realscreen Awards, dedicated to honoring the best programs in competition, lifestyle, reality, non-fiction, and digital content.

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.
Taking place during Realscreen Summit, the Realscreen Awards continuously evolve 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 2020 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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