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What is Realscreen Summit?

The definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment goes virtual.

The 23rd edition will host a virtual marketplace for industry members to connect, network and engage with one another in a whole new reimagined space. The experience will include a virtual celebration of the Realscreen Awards, dedicated to honoring the best programs in competition, lifestyle, reality, non-fiction, and digital content.

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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.

The definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment.

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Yasmine Abbasakoor
Executive in Charge of Development
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Jon Adler
VP, CNN Original Series
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Pamela Aguilar
VP, Original Documentaries
MTV Entertainment Group
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Isaac Ahn
Director, Entertainment Unscripted Development
NBC Universal Television & Streaming (Documentary and Crime)
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Kalen Allen
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Lauren Appelbaum
Vice President Communications
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Betsy Ayala
SVP, Production & Development
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Alison Barrat
SVP, Production & Development
Love Nature
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Loren Baxter
Head of Acquisitions
Off the Fence
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Jeremy Blacklow
Director of Entertainment Media
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Anna Bloomfield
Senior Director of Development
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James Blue
Head, Smithsonian Channel & Senior Vice President, MTV News and Docs
ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Brands
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Shirley Bowers
VP, Sales & Acquisitions
Red Arrow Studios International
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Paul Buccieri
President, A+E Networks LLC
A+E Networks
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Sylvia Bugg
Chief Programming Executive & General Manager
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Rob Burk
Head of Original Content
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Breonna Carrera
VP, Development
World of Wonder
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Meghan Cassin
VP, Content
Magnolia Network
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Nicola Davey
SVP, Acquisitions & Coproductions
Beyond Rights
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Subrata De
EVP & Global Head of Programming & Development, Vice News
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Ed de Rivaz
SVP, Development
Great Pacific Media Inc.
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Wes Dening
EVP, Development & Programming
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Zoe Di Stefano
Development Manager, YouTube Originals
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Kristina Edwards
VP, Unscripted Series & Specials
WarnerMedia Entertainment
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Cynthia Fenneman
President & CEO
APT American Public Television
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Jodi Flynn
The Content Group
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Bree Frank
SVP Physical Production, Unscripted
Hello Sunshine
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Jorge Franzini
VP Original Content, Development & Programming
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Amy Freshwater
Head of Sales and Acquisitions
Espresso Media International
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Joanna Gaines
Chief Creative Officer
Magnolia Network
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Chip Gaines
Chief Creative Officer
Magnolia Network
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Rabih Gholam
Head, Alternative & Unscripted Department
Innovative Artists
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Jennifer Gordon
VP, Development
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Richard Gray
Managing Director
ACF Investment Bank
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Greg Greenwald
Manager, CNN Original Series
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Cara Groom
Director of Development
Pilgrim Media Group
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Carolyn Gross
Director, Programming & Development
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Paul Heaney
BossaNova Media
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Karin Heijink
SVP Content, Marketing & Products
Viasat World
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Sara Helman
VP, Program Development
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Mioshi Hill
Sirens Media
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Katie Hinman
VP, CNN+ Original Series
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Lisa Holme
Group SVP, Content & Commercial Strategy
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Nikolas Huelbusch
Director, ZDFE.Unscripted
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
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Marcie Hume
Senior Executive Producer
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Amy Introcaso-Davis
EVP, Development & Production, Factual Programming
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Phil Irven
Vital Artists Agency, LLC
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Rachel Job
SVP, Non-Scripted Content
All3Media International
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Samuel Kissous
Pernel Media
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Bert Klasey
Senior Director, Development
Discovery Channel
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Richard Klein
Head of Documentaries
Plimsoll Productions Ltd
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Carson Kressley
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Jeff Lanter
Trailblazer Studios
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Robyn Lattaker-Johnson
Agent, Alternative Programming
A3 Artists Agency
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Derren Lawford
Creative Director
Woodcut Media
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Andrew Lessner
Development Manager
Science Channel
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Todd Lichten
Head of Specials & Strategic Content
Meta (formerly The Facebook Company)
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Richard Life
Head of Acquisitions
Cineflix Rights
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Joseph Livecchi
Noble Savages
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Wendy Llinas
Director, Programming & Development
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Joseph Maxwell
Head of Documentaries
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Bernadette McDaid
Global Head of Red Bull Studios
Red Bull Media House GMBH
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Max Micallef
VP, Nonfiction Programming
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Isabelle Mills
Manager, Program Development
Smithsonian Channel
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Angela Molloy
VP, Development
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Stanley Nelson
Founder and Director
Firelight Media Inc
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Allison Page
Magnolia Network
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Jonathan Partridge
Senior Executive Producer
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Alexander Piper
Global Head of Unscripted
YouTube Originals
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Karla Pita Loor
EVP, Enterprise Inclusion & Social Responsibility
Endemol Shine North America
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Jacqui Pitman
CEO, Casting Director & Executive Producer
Pitman Casting Inc/ Partypit Productions Inc.
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D'Angela Proctor
Undaunted Content
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Lulu Prutton
Senior Acquisitions & Sales Executive
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Diane Rankin
SVP, Rights/Executive Producer
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Cat Rodriguez
VP, Unscripted Development & Programming
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Alejandro Rojas
Director of Applied Analytics
Parrot Analytics
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Jane Root
Founder & CEO
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Loren Ruch
Group SVP, Production & Development
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Robert Salvestrin
COO - Head of Distribution
Lucky You
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Polly Scates
Acquisitions Manager
Channel 4
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Laurie Sharpe
Executive Producer, Development and Production
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Will Stapley
Head of Acquisitions & Partnerships
TVF International
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Carlyn Staudt
Global General Manager
Love Nature
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Thomas Stockwell
Head of Unscripted Series
Meta (formerly the Facebook company)
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Andrew Strauser
VP, Content
Magnolia Network
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Patty Suh
VP, Programming & Development
Food Network
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Rob Swartz
SVP, Development & Production
REELZ Channel
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Brian Tannenbaum
Head of Alternative Originals
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Carri Twigg
Founding Partner & Head of Development
Culture House
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Gabriel VanHuss
VP, Development & Programming
MotorTrend Network
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Natalie Vinet
VP, Global Sales, Unscripted
Boat Rocker Media
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Dana Volkmer-Jones
Director, Programming & Development
Food Network
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Rachel Watson
Senior Director, Program Development
Smithsonian Channel
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Johnny Webb
HiddenLight Productions
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Jessica Winchell
Director - Development & Content
Magnolia Network
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Amy Winter
Executive Vice President, Head of Programming
Lifetime Television
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Michael Winter
SVP, Programming & Development
Crackle (Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment)
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Maggie Zeltner
Director Programming and Development
Unprecedented access
We bring together creators, buyers and distributors of unscripted and non-fiction programming for meaningful pitching and networking opportunities. Realscreen events provide unrivaled access to leaders in the international business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment.
Learn from industry leaders
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.
Fast-track your business
Through our signature Coffee + Commissioners, Luncheon Roundtables, Meet an Expert, Meet a Mentor, Pitching Partners, Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With sessions, we will make it easy to make the connections you need to propel your business, all in an easy-to-navigate setting.

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