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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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Yasmine Abbasakoor
Executive in Charge of Development
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Jon Adler
VP, CNN Original Series
CNN
head shot of Pamela Aguilar
Pamela Aguilar
VP, Original Documentaries
ViacomCBS, MTV
head shot of Isaac Ahn
Isaac Ahn
Director, Entertainment Unscripted Development
NBCUniversal Television & Streaming (Documentary and Crime)
head shot of Kalen Allen
Kalen Allen
head shot of Lauren Appelbaum
Lauren Appelbaum
Vice President Communications and Entertainment & News Media
RespectAbility
head shot of Mallory Arkin
Mallory Arkin
Senior Manager, Unscripted Development
ViacomCBS, Nickelodeon
head shot of Betsy Ayala
Betsy Ayala
SVP, Production & Development
HGTV
head shot of Alison Barrat
Alison Barrat
SVP, Production & Development
Love Nature
head shot of Loren Baxter
Loren Baxter
Head of Acquisitions
Off the Fence
head shot of Jeremy Blacklow
Jeremy Blacklow
Director of Entertainment Media
GLAAD
head shot of Mimi Blanchard
Mimi Blanchard
Senior Director, Current Programming
ViacomCBS, BET Networks
head shot of Anna Bloomfield
Anna Bloomfield
Senior Director of Development
HGTV
head shot of James Blue
James Blue
Head, Smithsonian Channel & Senior Vice President, MTV News and Docs
ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Brands
head shot of Shirley Bowers
Shirley Bowers
VP, Sales & Acquisitions
Red Arrow Studios International
head shot of Gavin Bridge
Gavin Bridge
Senior Media Analyst, Variety Intelligence Platform
Variety
head shot of Sylvia Bugg
Sylvia Bugg
Chief Programming Executive & General Manager
PBS
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Rob Burk
Head of Original Content
CuriosityStream
head shot of Sahara Bushue
Sahara Bushue
SVP, Head of Unscripted TV
Westbrook Studios
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Breonna Carrera
VP, Development
World of Wonder
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Meghan Cassin
VP, Content
Magnolia Network
head shot of Jill Chapman
Jill Chapman
Vice President, Alternative Series & Content Planning
Disney
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Sydney Clover
Senior Director, Development
National Geographic
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Patrick Courtney
SVP, Head of Digital
Fuse Media
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Liz Cowie
Senior Manager, Development & Alternative Programming
VICE
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Subrata De
EVP & Global Head of Programming & Development, Vice News
VICE
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Ed de Rivaz
SVP, Development
Great Pacific Media Inc.
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Eric Deggans
TV Critic
National Public Radio (NPR)
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David DeHaney
Creative Director
Proper Content
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Wes Dening
EVP, Development & Programming
Eureka
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Ashleigh DiTonto
SVP, Development
Trailblazer Studios
head shot of James DuBose
James DuBose
General Manager and Head of Programming
Fox Soul
head shot of Kristina Edwards
Kristina Edwards
VP, Unscripted Series & Specials
TBS/TNT/truTV
head shot of Cynthia Fenneman
Cynthia Fenneman
President & CEO
American Public Television & Create TV
head shot of Bree Frank
Bree Frank
SVP Physical Production, Unscripted
Hello Sunshine
head shot of Zara Frankel
Zara Frankel
Director, Programming & Development
PBS
head shot of Jorge Franzini
Jorge Franzini
VP Original Content, Development & Programming
CuriosityStream
head shot of Amy Freshwater
Amy Freshwater
Head of Sales and Acquisitions
Espresso Media International
head shot of Joanna Gaines
Joanna Gaines
Chief Creative Officer
Magnolia Network
head shot of Chip Gaines
Chip Gaines
Chief Creative Officer
Magnolia Network
head shot of Mark Garner
Mark Garner
Executive Vice President, Content Licensing and Business Development, A&E Television Networks
A+E Networks
head shot of Rabih Gholam
Rabih Gholam
Head, Alternative & Unscripted Department
Innovative Artists
head shot of Laetitia Giansily-Doyle
Laetitia Giansily-Doyle
Development, Sales & Strategic Partnerships, North America
Terranoa-US Office
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Jennifer Gordon
VP, Development
TLC
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Sean Gottlieb
VP, Development & Programming
A+E Networks
head shot of Richard Gray
Richard Gray
Managing Director
ACF Investment Bank
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Abby Greensfelder
Founder & CEO
Everywoman Studios
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Cara Groom
Director of Development
Pilgrim Media Group
head shot of Paul Heaney
Paul Heaney
CEO
BossaNova Media
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Sara Helman
VP, Program Development
TLC
head shot of Lisa Holme
Lisa Holme
Group SVP, Content & Commercial Strategy
Discovery+
head shot of Ashley Hovey
Ashley Hovey
Kids Programming
Roku
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Nikolas Huelbusch
Director, ZDFE.Unscripted
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
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Marcie Hume
Senior Executive Producer
A&E
head shot of Aneka Hylton-Donelson
Aneka Hylton-Donelson
Director of Development
National Geographic Partners
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Phil Irven
Partner
Vital Artists Agency, LLC
head shot of Patrick Jager
Patrick Jager
CEO
CORE Innovation Group
head shot of Rachel Job
Rachel Job
SVP, Non-Scripted Content
All3Media International
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Dane Joseph
VP, Unscripted Series
Hulu
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Raja Khanna
Founder
Dark Slope Studios
head shot of Bert Klasey
Bert Klasey
Senior Director, Development
Discovery Channel
head shot of Richard Klein
Richard Klein
Head of Documentaries
Plimsoll Productions Ltd
head shot of Maria Knight
Maria Knight
Production Executive, Original Content, Factual
Corus Entertainment
head shot of Carson Kressley
Carson Kressley
head shot of Jeff Lanter
Jeff Lanter
President
Trailblazer Studios
head shot of Carolyn Lehman
Carolyn Lehman
Manager, Nonfiction & Alternative Programming
AMC Network Entertainment LLC
head shot of Andrew Lessner
Andrew Lessner
Development Manager
Science Channel
head shot of Blake Levin
Blake Levin
VP, Entertainment Unscripted Development
NBC and Universal Television
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Sharon Levy
Chief Content Officer
Endemol Shine North America
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Todd Lichten
Head of Emerging Content
Meta
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Richard Life
Head of Acquisitions
Cineflix Rights
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Samantha Linton
VP, Head of Original Content Canada
Blue Ant Media
head shot of Joseph Livecchi
Joseph Livecchi
CEO
Noble Savages
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Wendy Llinas
Director, Programming & Development
PBS
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Joseph Maxwell
Head of Documentaries
SBS
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Bernadette McDaid
Global Head of Red Bull Studios
Red Bull Media House GMBH
head shot of Sierra McDonald
Sierra McDonald
Manager of Development and Original Programming
WEtv
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Julie Meisner Eagle
VP, Production & Development
Travel Channel
head shot of Winona Meringolo
Winona Meringolo
SVP, Development
Investigation Discovery
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Max Micallef
VP, Nonfiction Programming
History
head shot of Isabelle Mills
Isabelle Mills
Manager, Program Development
ViacomCBS, Smithsonian Channel
head shot of Colin Mochrie
Colin Mochrie
head shot of Kyle Moffatt
Kyle Moffatt
Senior Director of Development
ViacomCBS, Nikelodeon
head shot of Angela Molloy
Angela Molloy
VP, Development
WE TV
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Chris Muckle
Head of Factual, US
October Films
head shot of Stanley Nelson
Stanley Nelson
Founder and Director
Firelight Media Inc
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Cecilie Olsen
SVP, Global Content, Non-scripted
ITV
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Sean Olsen
VP, Development
Game Show Network
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Allison Page
President
Magnolia Network
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Jonathan Partridge
Senior Executive Producer
A&E
head shot of Alexander Piper
Alexander Piper
Global Head of Unscripted
YouTube Originals
head shot of Karla Pita Loor
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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Julie Pizzi
President
Bunim Murray Productions
head shot of Dawn Porter
Dawn Porter
Founder & Director
Trilogy Films
head shot of Chris Powers
Chris Powers
Manager of Nonfiction & Alternative Programming
AMC Networks
head shot of Lulu Prutton
Lulu Prutton
Senior Acquisitions & Sales Executive
Drive
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Yasmin Rawji
VP, Alternative Entertainment
FOX Entertainment
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Salena Rochester
VP, Current Production
NBCUniversal Television & Streaming
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Cat Rodriguez
VP, Unscripted Development & Programming
Lifetime
head shot of Alejandro Rojas
Alejandro Rojas
Director of Applied Analytics
Parrot Analytics
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Jane Root
Founder & CEO
Nutopia
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Greg Rubidge
President
Syndicado
head shot of Loren Ruch
Loren Ruch
Group SVP, Production & Development
HGTV
head shot of Jennifer Salke
Jennifer Salke
Head of Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios
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Robert Salvestrin
COO - Head of Distribution
Lucky You
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Joseph Schneier
SVP, Production & Development
Discovery Channel
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Evan Shapiro
Producer/Owner
ESHAP
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Laurie Sharpe
Executive Producer, Development and Production
CNBC
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Siobhan Sinnerton
Creative , Unscripted
HiddenLight Productions
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Justin Sprague
Development Executive
Critical Content
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Will Stapley
Head of Acquisitions & Partnerships
TVF International
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Carlyn Staudt
Global General Manager
Love Nature
head shot of Thomas Stockwell
Thomas Stockwell
Head of Unscripted Series
Meta (formerly the Facebook company)
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Patty Suh
VP, Programming & Development
Food Network
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Rob Swartz
SVP, Development & Production
REELZ Channel
head shot of Liz Tang
Liz Tang
Director, Content
Endeavor Content
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Brian Tannenbaum
Head of Alternative Originals
Roku
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Carri Twigg
Founding Partner & Head of Development
Culture House
head shot of Gabriel VanHuss
Gabriel VanHuss
VP, Development & Programming
MotorTrend Network
head shot of Jose Vargas
Jose Vargas
Founder & Key Strategic Consultant
Define American
head shot of Natalie Vinet
Natalie Vinet
VP, Global Sales, Unscripted
Boat Rocker Media
head shot of Dana Volkmer-Jones
Dana Volkmer-Jones
Director, Programming & Development
Food Network
head shot of Allison Wallach
Allison Wallach
EVP & Head of Fox Alternative Entertainment (FAE)
Fox Broadcasting Company
head shot of Johnny Webb
Johnny Webb
CEO
HiddenLight Productions
head shot of Lauren Whitelaw
Lauren Whitelaw
Head of Programming
OUTtv Network Inc
head shot of Tenaja Williams
Tenaja Williams
Director, Unscripted Development, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming
NBCUniversal Television & Streaming (Lifestyle Programming)
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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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Dan Wolf
Executive Producer
Smithsonian Channel
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Hud Woodle
EVP, International Sales & Operations
GRB Studios
head shot of Maggie Zeltner
Maggie Zeltner
Director Programming and Development
HGTV
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Andrew Zimmern
Principal/Executive Producer
Intuitive Content

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

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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