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Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members

Cori Abraham

SVP, Development, Documentary & Crime
NBCUniversal Television & Streaming

As Senior Vice President, Entertainment Unscripted Development, Crime and Documentary Development, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, Cori Abraham oversees all unscripted crime and documentary development across NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, USA and Peacock. She reports to Rachel Smith, Executive Vice President, Development, Entertainment Unscripted...more

Brie Miranda Bryant

SVP, Original Programming

Bio Coming Soon...

David Collins

Co-Founder & Executive Producer
Scout Productions

David Collins is a six-time Emmy award-winning producer of hundreds of hours of groundbreaking content over the last 25 years. He is the co-creator and Executive Producer of critically acclaimed series like the voguing competition show Legendary (HBO Max), pop culture phenomenon Queer Eye (Netflix), and its predecessor, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Bravo). In...more

Kate Harrison

Cream Productions

Kate Harrison Karman is President of Cream Productions.

Based in Toronto, Cream develops, finances and produces distinctive and award-winning content across a wide range of TV and digital platforms in North America and internationally.

Among the company’s many credits include Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan (Netflix), The Story of Late Night (CNN), Fear Thy Neighbor (ID), BTK: A Killer Among Us (ID), Wild Things with...more

Mioshi Hill

Sirens Media

Mioshi Hill is president of Sirens Media, the award-winning ITV America company behind unscripted hits including Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Snapchat favorite Nikita Unfiltered, among many others. Hill leads all creative development and production for the Los Angeles-based label, overseeing a roster of content that encompasses a variety of...more

Samuel Kissous

Pernel Media

Samuel Kissous is the founder and president of Pernel Media, a creative and diverse independent TV production company listed as a “Realscreen Global 100” company in 2019 and 2020. Headquartered in Paris and with offices in London, the company produces a wide range of original factual programs as well as adaptations...more

Jane Latman


Jane Latman serves as president of HGTV for Discovery, Inc. where she oversees all programming, development, and overall strategy and operations for the network. HGTV currently ranks as the #1 cable network for W25-54 in total day and the #4 non-news network for P25-54 in total day. It also is...more

Madison Merritt

EVP, Development, Alternative Programming, Television
Entertainment One Television

Based in Los Angeles, Merritt spearheads the creation, development and sales of non-scripted series and content as she leads the development team in business growth. Madison has sold shows to Amazon, D+, Peacock, Facebook, Lifetime, VH1, TLC, and HGTV among others. Prior to joining eOne, Merritt was the Founder of...more

Nick Smith

EVP, Formats
All3Media International

Bio Coming Soon...

Brian Speiser

International TV & Media Agent
ICM Partners

Bio Coming Soon...

Ellen Windemuth

WaterBear Network

Ellen is the CEO of WaterBear Network, overseeing the strategy and direction of the new interactive video-on-demand platform dedicated to storytelling around the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

WaterBear is already partnered with nearly 100 global NGO's and is currently available in 10 countries. Prior to founding WaterBear, Ellen was and still...more


Head of Unscripted Development, Global Formats
Amazon Studios

Since joining Amazon Studios in 2017, CJ Yu has spearheaded some of the first unscripted originals in Amazon’s international territories, building from the ground up a slate of local original content across Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. Many of Yu’s projects involve unprecedented partnerships with top celebrity talent, athletes,...more

Andrew Zimmern

Principal/Executive Producer
Intuitive Content

An Emmy and James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, author, teacher, and social activist, Andrew Zimmern is regarded as one of the most knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the creator, Executive Producer and Host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food and the Emmy...more

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