MONDAY, JANUARY 27 - THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
SHERATON NEW ORLEANS
Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2020

Speakers


Al Berman

President/Executive Producer

Berman Productions

Starting with the very first LIVE reveal on the season finale of Survivor on CBS to his 2019 productions of American Spring Live (PBS) and Yellowstone Live (National Geographic), Berman has continued to push the envelope in live television broadcasting over a career that has resulted in some of the...more


Brie Miranda Bryant

SVP, Unscripted Development & Programming

Lifetime

Brie Miranda Bryant is the Senior Vice President, Unscripted Development and Programming at Lifetime where she is responsible for development, series and specials for unscripted programming. A seasoned media and entertainment executive, she has shepherded a string of buzzy, critically-acclaimed series and specials including the record-breaking, Emmy-nominated documentary for Outstanding...more


Wes Dening

EVP, Development and Programming

Eureka

Wes Dening is an award-winning producer and development executive with more than 15 years of production experience. Wes has developed, sold and produced critically-acclaimed and rating-toping content for broadcast, cable, digital and OTT platforms and has extensive experience growing content businesses.

At Eureka, Wes oversees all U.S. Development and Programming, and...more


Toby Faulkner

Head of Unscripted

Facebook

Based out of LA, Faulkner is the Unscripted Head for Facebook Watch Originals. Formerly a VP of programming and development with A+E Networks, he began his career as a journalist with BBC Radio and rose through the ranks at ITV UK before moving to the US 14 years ago as...more


Kathleen Finch

Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer

Discovery, Inc.

Kathleen Finch is Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer at Discovery, where she oversees the management oversight of HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Discovery Life, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Great American Country and the company’s Digital Studios Group in the U.S. Previously, Finch was Chief...more


Mike Gunton

Creative Director, Factual & Natural History Unit

BBC Studios

Michael Gunton is the Creative Director of Factual and The Natural History Unit for BBC Studios. Within this role, Mike works as an executive producer on many BBC titles, acts as an ambassador for BBC Studios internationally, and is responsible for bringing new and pioneering stories about the natural world...more


Janet Han Vissering

SVP, Development & Production

Nat Geo Wild

As senior vice president of development and production for Nat Geo WILD, Janet Han Vissering is responsible for over 200 hours of programming commissioned each year for broadcast in 166 countries, 330 million homes and 34 languages worldwide. 

In her role, Vissering oversees the premium natural history...more


Andrew Jackson

President of International Production

Plimsoll Productions Ltd

Andrew Jackson is President of International Production and Development for Plimsoll Productions.

With offices in Los Angeles, Bristol and Cardiff, Plimsoll is behind more than 50 series, 14 live shows and seven films including the Emmy nominated Hostile Planet with Bear Grylls (National Geographic), Yellowstone Live (National Geographic), Rescue Dog to Super Dog (Channel 4), Britain’s Parking Hell (Channel 5), Life...more


Joseph Livecchi

CEO

Noble Savages

Joe Livecchi is a seasoned media professional with over 20 years of experience in content creation, programming and marketing. As a Senior Development Executive, he has created and produced dozens of TV shows as well as managed and developed hundreds of hours of content. He’s that rare professional who has...more


Laura Marshall

CEO

Icon Films


Nicole Page

Partner

Reavis Page Jump LLP

Nicole Page is a Partner at Reavis Page Jump LLP in New York and practices in the areas of media, entertainment, intellectual property and employment law.  Nicole regularly serves as counsel for film and television productions and negotiates broadcast and distribution deals. In addition, Nicole counsels on a breadth of employment matters...more


Jason Sarlanis

SVP, Development

TLC

Jason Sarlanis joined TLC in December 2016 as Senior Vice President, Development. Based out of the Los Angeles office, Sarlanis oversees development teams on both coasts, spearheading such projects as 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way, sMotheredSweet Home Sextuplets and The Family Chantel. Sarlanis reports directly to TLC President, Howard Lee.

Prior to TLC, Sarlanis...more

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