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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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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.
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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