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MONDAY, JANUARY 27 - THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
SHERATON NEW ORLEANS
Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2022

Agenda

Monday, February 7

9:00am

Delegate Lounge (9:00am - 11:59pm)

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 
Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the Delegate Lounge.

Delegate Lounge Hours: Open 24 hours/day, from 9:00am ET Monday, February 7 to 5:00pm ET Friday, February 11 
  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.
  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.
  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.
  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!
To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:
  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
  7. Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Summit Lite, so that
  8. the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  9. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)
 Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

11:30am

Speed Networking (11:30am - 12:00pm)

Join us inside the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings! 

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Delegate Lounge/room Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking sessions times)
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Realscreen Lite event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved passholder
  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge on Market days from your realXchange Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Speed Networking' button at the top of the screen (it will appear at 11:00am EST)
  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   
  • At 12:00pm EST the 'Start Speed Networking' button will disappear
  • Have fun!

12:00pm

Keynote Conversation & Legacy Award Presentation: Stanley Nelson (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

In this special keynote session, Stanley Nelson will be presented with the Realscreen Legacy award and reflect on his illustrious career and the launch of Firelight Media, a non-profit organization that supports and develops non-fiction filmmakers of color.


Featuring:


Eric Deggans

TV Critic

National Public Radio (NPR)

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Stanley Nelson

Founder and Director

Firelight Media Inc

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2:00pm

30 Minutes With: Sara Helman, TLC (2:00pm - 2:30pm)

Sponsored by

*Available to all Realscreen Summit pass holders.

These intimate, interactive and off-the-record sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session.


Featuring:


Sara Helman

VP, Program Development

TLC

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3:30pm

30 Minutes With: Kristina Edwards, TBS/TNT/truTV (3:30pm - 4:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Available to all Realscreen Summit pass holders.

These intimate, interactive and off-the-record sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session.


Featuring:


Kristina Edwards

VP, Unscripted Series & Specials

TBS/TNT/truTV

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4:00pm

Propelling the Format Business (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

The formats business has been a huge component of the television industry for decades, and with more buyers entering the fray via global streaming services, there's even more of an onus on finding format-friendly content that travels. And women are playing an integral role in the evolution of the formats business -- as creators, producers, buyers and viewers. Here, you'll meet several women shaping the formats industry today, and hear their perspectives on where it's heading.

Moderating:


Abby Greensfelder

Founder & CEO

Everywoman Studios

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Featuring:


Sahara Bushue

SVP, Head of Unscripted TV

Westbrook Studios

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Sharon Levy

Chief Content Officer

Endemol Shine North America

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Julie Pizzi

President

Bunim Murray Productions

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Allison Wallach

EVP & Head of Fox Alternative Entertainment (FAE)

Fox Broadcasting Company

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Tuesday, February 8

12:00am

Delegate Lounge (12:00am - 11:59pm)

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 
Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the Delegate Lounge.

Delegate Lounge Hours: Open 24 hours/day, from 9:00am ET Monday, February 7 to 5:00pm ET Friday, February 11 
  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.
  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.
  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.
  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!
To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:
  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
  7. Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Summit Lite, so that
  8. the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  9. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)
 Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

11:30am

Speed Networking (11:30am - 12:00pm)

Join us inside the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings! 

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Delegate Lounge/room Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking sessions times)
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Realscreen Lite event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved passholder
  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge on Market days from your realXchange Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Speed Networking' button at the top of the screen (it will appear at 11:00am EST)
  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   
  • At 12:00pm EST the 'Start Speed Networking' button will disappear
  • Have fun!

12:00pm

Keynote Conversation: Jennifer Salke, Amazon Studios (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Jennifer Salke oversees all aspects of television and film development as well as production for Amazon’s global entertainment division.  In this special keynote session, she sits down with Andrew Zimmern (Emmy Award-winning TV personality, chef, author, teacher, and social activist) for a virtual fireside chat.


Featuring:


Jennifer Salke

Head of Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios

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Andrew Zimmern

Principal/Executive Producer

Intuitive Content

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2:00pm

30 Minutes With: Salena Rochester, NBCUniversal Television & Streaming (Lifestyle) (2:00pm - 2:30pm)

Sponsored by

*Available to all Realscreen Summit pass holders.

These intimate, interactive and off-the-record sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session.


Featuring:


Salena Rochester

VP, Current Production

NBCUniversal Television & Streaming

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3:00pm

Virtual Speed Pitching - TLC, NBCUniversal, Corus (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

Sponsored by

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted one-on-one time with executives who have the power to steer your project to a greenlight.  

*Advance sign-up is required.  

You may sign up to meet two Speed Pitching hosts.

General sign-ups close on Monday, January 31 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Table host

Isaac Ahn

Director, Entertainment Unscripted Development

NBCUniversal Television & Streaming (Documentary and Crime)

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Table host

Jennifer Gordon

VP, Development

TLC

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Table host

Maria Knight

Production Executive, Original Content, Factual

Corus Entertainment

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Virtual Speed Pitching - Game Show Network, OutTV, National Geographic (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

Sponsored by

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted one-on-one time with executives who have the power to steer your project to a greenlight.  

*Advance sign-up is required. 

You may sign up to meet two Speed Pitching hosts.

General sign-ups close on Monday, January 31 at 5:00 PM EST.

 


Featuring:


Table host

Sydney Clover

Senior Director, Development

National Geographic

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Table host

Sean Olsen

VP, Development

Game Show Network

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Table host

Lauren Whitelaw

Head of Programming

OUTtv Network Inc

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WAIT LINE for Speed Pitching Sessions on Tuesday, February 8 (opens at 2:15pm EST)

WAIT LINE for the Tuesday, February 8th Speed Pitching Sessions will open at 2:15pm EST (45 minutes before the session start time). 

A separate WAIT LINE only for Realscreen Summit Lite Exclusive passholders: 

  • who did not make their Speed Pitching selections in advance (before online sign-up closed);
  • who did make their advance Speed Pitching selections, and would like to try to get additional Speed Pitching slots that may open up due to no-shows.
Wait line is first-come, first-served. No wait lists will be created.


4:00pm

Town Hall: Creating Change - Producing Content That Can Make A Difference (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Perhaps like never before, audiences and content creators alike have a shared desire to engage with entertainment with a distinct point of view on issues that matter. We’ve seen series and specials have real impact on the stories they’re exploring and more and more, we are seeing how unscripted and non-fiction content can foster positive change. But in a polarized political and social climate such as today’s, some subjects remain risky to explore and require the utmost sensitivity across the board. As some of these issues -- for example, the abortion debate -- return to the spotlight, how can, and why should, stakeholders -- from programmers to producers to advertisers -- take a chance on programming that takes a stand?

Moderating:


Patrick Jager

CEO

CORE Innovation Group

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Featuring:


Subrata De

EVP & Global Head of Programming & Development, Vice News

VICE

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David DeHaney

Creative Director

Proper Content

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Dawn Porter

Founder & Director

Trilogy Films

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Carri Twigg

Founding Partner & Head of Development

Culture House

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Wednesday, February 9

12:00am

Delegate Lounge (12:00am - 5:00pm)

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 
Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the Delegate Lounge.

Delegate Lounge Hours: Open 24 hours/day, from 9:00am ET Monday, February 7 to 5:00pm ET Friday, February 11 
  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.
  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.
  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.
  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!
To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:
  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
  7. Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Summit Lite, so that
  8. the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  9. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)
 Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

11:00am

Meet the Distributors - ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Off the Fence, Lucky You (11:00am - 12:00pm)

As part of our networking series designed to grow your connections, we’ve assembled some of the top distributors in unscripted and non-fiction entertainment and made them available for you to meet with. Sign up to find out what these industry experts can offer you and your production.

*Advance sign-up is required. 

During this session you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with up to three (3) table hosts (*please note; hosts will be rotating in 20-minute increments).

Sign-up closes on Monday, January 31 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Table host

Loren Baxter

Head of Acquisitions

Off the Fence

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Table host

Cecilie Olsen

SVP, Global Content, Non-scripted

ITV

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Table host

Robert E Salvestrin

COO - Head of Distribution

Lucky You

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Meet the Distributors - Drive, Espresso Media International, Boat Rocker Rights (11:00am - 12:00pm)

As part of our networking series designed to grow your connections, we’ve assembled some of the top distributors in unscripted and non-fiction entertainment and made them available for you to meet with. Sign up to find out what these industry experts can offer you and your production.

*Advance sign-up is required. 

During this session you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with up to three (3) table hosts (*please note; hosts will be rotating in 20-minute increments).

Sign-up closes on Monday, January 31 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Table host

Amy Freshwater

Head of Sales and Acquisitions

Espresso Media International

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Table host

Lulu Prutton

Senior Acquisitions & Sales Executive

Drive

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Table host

Natalie Vinet

VP, Global Sales, Unscripted

Boat Rocker Media

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Meet the Distributors - Endeavor Content, Cineflix Rights, GRB Entertainment (11:00am - 12:00pm)

As part of our networking series designed to grow your connections, we’ve assembled some of the top distributors in unscripted and non-fiction entertainment and made them available for you to meet with. Sign up to find out what these industry experts can offer you and your production.

*Advance sign-up is required. 

During this session you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with up to three (3) table hosts (*please note; hosts will be rotating in 20-minute increments).

Sign-up closes on Monday, January 31 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Table host

Richard Life

Head of Acquisitions

Cineflix Rights

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Table host

Liz Tang

Director, Content

Endeavor Content

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Table host

Hud Woodle

EVP, International Sales & Operations

GRB Studios

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Meet the Distributors - TVF International, Syndicado, Terranoa (11:00am - 12:00pm)

As part of our networking series designed to grow your connections, we’ve assembled some of the top distributors in unscripted and non-fiction entertainment and made them available for you to meet with. Sign up to find out what these industry experts can offer you and your production.

*Advance sign-up is required.

During this session you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with up to three (3) table hosts (*please note; hosts will be rotating in 20-minute increments).

Sign-up closes on Monday, January 31 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Table host

Laetitia Giansily-Doyle

Development, Sales & Strategic Partnerships, North America

Terranoa-US Office

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Table host

Greg Rubidge

President

Syndicado

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Table host

Will Stapley

Head of Acquisitions & Partnerships

TVF International

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11:30am

Speed Networking (11:30am - 12:00pm)

Join us inside the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings! 

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Delegate Lounge/room Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking sessions times)
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Realscreen Lite event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved passholder
  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge on Market days from your realXchange Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Speed Networking' button at the top of the screen (it will appear at 1:30pm EST)
  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   
  • At 2:00pm EST the 'Start Speed Networking' button will disappear
  • Have fun!

12:00pm

30 Minutes With: Sam Linton, Blue Ant Media (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

Sponsored by

*Available to all Realscreen Summit pass holders.

These intimate, interactive and off-the-record sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session.


Featuring:


Samantha Linton

VP, Head of Original Content Canada

Blue Ant Media

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1:30pm

30 Minutes With: Meghan Cassin, Magnolia Network (1:30pm - 2:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Available to all Realscreen Summit pass holders.

These intimate, interactive and off-the-record sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session.


Featuring:


Meghan Cassin

VP, Content

Magnolia Network

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3:00pm

30 Minutes With: James DuBose, Fox Soul (3:00pm - 3:30pm)

Sponsored by

*Available to all Realscreen Summit pass holders.

These intimate, interactive and off-the-record sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session.


Featuring:


James DuBose

General Manager and Head of Programming

Fox Soul

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4:00pm

Say Goodbye, Say Hello (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

It’s fair to say that the entertainment industry, like many other business sectors, has undergone radical transformation in the last two years, spurred by the disruption of a global pandemic. The content creation business of 2022 is significantly different from that of 2020, and the changes are still coming. What, from the previous way of working, is permanently in the rear view mirror, and what is ahead on the horizon? And while the changes are bringing a wealth of opportunity to widen the talent pool, reshape the work environment and break down barriers, what might be lost as the industry accelerates into this new era? Hear from those who are navigating the changes and the challenges about the opportunities and evolutions they see for the unscripted content production business now and in the very near future.

Moderating:


Jane Root

Founder & CEO

Nutopia

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Featuring:


Ashleigh DiTonto

SVP, Development

Trailblazer Studios

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Bree L. Frank

SVP Physical Production, Unscripted

Hello Sunshine

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Raja Khanna

Founder

Dark Slope Studios

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Joseph Schneier

SVP, Production & Development

Discovery Channel

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Thursday, February 10

12:00am

Delegate Lounge (12:00am - 11:59pm)

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 
Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the Delegate Lounge.

Delegate Lounge Hours: Open 24 hours/day, from 9:00am ET Monday, February 7 to 5:00pm ET Friday, February 11
See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.
  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.
  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.
  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!
To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:
  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
  7. Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Summit Lite, so that
  8. the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  9. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)
 Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

11:30am

Speed Networking (11:30am - 12:00pm)

Join us inside the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings! 

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Delegate Lounge/room Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking sessions times)
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Realscreen Lite event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved passholder
  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge on Market days from your realXchange Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Speed Networking' button at the top of the screen (it will appear at 11:00am EST)
  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   
  • At 12:00pm EST the 'Start Speed Networking' button will disappear
  • Have fun!

12:00pm

30 Minutes With: Blake Levin, NBCUniversal Television & Streaming (Documentary) (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

Sponsored by

*Available to all Realscreen Summit pass holders.

These intimate, interactive and off-the-record sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session.


Featuring:


Blake Levin

VP, Entertainment Unscripted Development

NBC and Universal Television

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1:30pm

30 Minutes With: Winona Meringolo, Investigation Discovery (1:30pm - 2:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Available to all Realscreen Summit pass holders.

These intimate, interactive and off-the-record sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session.


Featuring:


Winona Meringolo

SVP, Development

Investigation Discovery

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3:00pm

Virtual Speed Pitching - NBCUniversal, BET, Smithsonian (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

Sponsored by

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted one-on-one time with executives who have the power to steer your project to a greenlight.  

*Advance sign-up is required.  

You may submit for the chance to meet one Speed Pitching host, through our lottery-style selection process.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

General sign-ups close on Monday, January 31 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Table host

Mimi Blanchard

Senior Director, Current Programming

ViacomCBS, BET Networks

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Table host

Isabelle Mills

Manager, Program Development

ViacomCBS, Smithsonian Channel

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Table host

Tenaja Williams

Director, Unscripted Development, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming

NBCUniversal Television & Streaming (Lifestyle Programming)

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Virtual Speed Pitching - Nickelodeon, CBC, PBS (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

Sponsored by

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted one-on-one time with executives who have the power to steer your project to a greenlight.  

*Advance sign-up is required.  

You may sign up to meet two Speed Pitching hosts.

General sign-ups close on Monday, January 31 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Table host

Yasmine Abbasakoor

Executive in Charge of Development

CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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Table host

Mallory Arkin

Senior Manager, Unscripted Development

ViacomCBS, Nickelodeon

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Table host

Zara Frankel

Director, Programming & Development

PBS

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Virtual Speed Pitching - AMC/SundanceTV/BBC America, Walt Disney Television, VICE TV (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

Sponsored by

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted one-on-one time with executives who have the power to steer your project to a greenlight.  

*Advance sign-up is required.  

You may sign up to meet two Speed Pitching hosts.

General sign-ups close on Monday, January 31 at 5:00 PM EST.


Featuring:


Table host

Jill Chapman

Vice President, Alternative Series & Content Planning

Disney

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Table host

Liz Cowie

Senior Manager, Development & Alternative Programming

VICE

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Table host

Carolyn Lehman

Manager, Nonfiction & Alternative Programming

AMC Network Entertainment LLC

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WAIT LINE for Speed Pitching Sessions on Thursday, February 10 (opens at 2:15pm EST)

WAIT LINE for the Thursday, February 10th Speed Pitching Sessions will open at 2:15pm EST (45 minutes before the session start time). 

A separate WAIT LINE only for Realscreen Summit Lite Exclusive passholders: 

  • who did not make their Speed Pitching selections in advance (before online sign-up closed);
  • who did make their advance Speed Pitching selections, and would like to try to get additional Speed Pitching slots that may open up due to no-shows.
Wait line is first-come, first-served. No wait lists will be created.


4:00pm

FAST Forward (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

As of October of 2021, there are more than 1,000 FAST (free, ad-supported streaming) TV channels in the U.S. alone, And a growing number of those channels will be moving into commissioning original content as more media companies carve out their niche and stake out space in the burgeoning FAST market. In this session, you’ll hear from various executives working in the medium and exponents of the FAST boom, and learn more about where it may be heading in the immediate future.

Moderating:


Gavin Bridge

Senior Media Analyst, Variety Intelligence Platform

Variety

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Featuring:


Patrick Courtney

SVP, Head of Digital

Fuse Media

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Mark Garner

Executive Vice President, Content Licensing and Business Development, A&E Television Networks

A+E Networks

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Ashley Hovey

Kids Programming

Roku

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Carlyn Staudt

Global General Manager

Love Nature

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Friday, February 11

12:00am

Delegate Lounge (12:00am - 11:59pm)

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 
Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the Delegate Lounge.

Delegate Lounge Hours: Open 24 hours/day, from 9:00am ET Monday, February 7 to 5:00pm ET Friday, February 11 
  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.
  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.
  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.
  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!
To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:
  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
  7. Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Summit Lite, so that
  8. the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  9. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)
 Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

11:30am

Speed Networking (11:30am - 12:00pm)

Join us inside the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings! 

These speed networking sessions are a fun and easy way for you to meet new delegates in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the lounge platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use GOOGLE CHROME Browser 
  3. High Speed Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Delegate Lounge/room Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking sessions times)
  5. Allow camera and microphone access on your computer  
  6. Provide your credentials/register with the Airmeet lounge platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for the Realscreen Lite event, so that the system recognizes you as an approved passholder
  7. Enter “the venue” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge on Market days from your realXchange Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Speed Networking' button at the top of the screen (it will appear at 11:00am EST)
  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   
  • At 12:00pm EST the 'Start Speed Networking' button will disappear
  • Have fun!

12:00pm

DIALOG/Putting authenticity first (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Unscripted programming has often led the way in bringing stories from diverse communities to wider audiences but while visibility is important, authenticity -- having diverse voices tell their own stories -- is key. In this session, you’ll hear from network executives, producers and the advocacy organizations they work with, as they provide practical guidance on how to create authentic, diverse unscripted entertainment.

Moderating:


Johnny Webb

CEO

HiddenLight Productions

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Featuring:


Lauren Appelbaum

Vice President Communications and Entertainment & News Media

RespectAbility

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Karla Pita Loor

EVP, Enterprise Inclusion & Social Responsibility

Endemol Shine North America

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Jose Antonio Vargas

Founder & Key Strategic Consultant

Define American

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Amy Winter

Executive Vice President, Head of Programming

Lifetime Television

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2:00pm

30 Minutes With: Dane Joseph, Hulu (2:00pm - 2:30pm)

Sponsored by

*Available to all Realscreen Summit pass holders.

These intimate, interactive and off-the-record sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session.


Featuring:


Dane Joseph

VP, Unscripted Series

Hulu

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3:30pm

30 Minutes With: Julie Meisner-Eagle, Travel Channel (3:30pm - 4:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Available to all Realscreen Summit pass holders.

These intimate, interactive and off-the-record sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session.


Featuring:


Julie Meisner Eagle

VP, Production & Development

Travel Channel

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4:00pm

2022 Realscreen Awards Virtual Presentation (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

The Realscreen Awards pay tribute to outstanding content from around the world at the industry’s global celebration of excellence in non-fiction and unscripted entertainment. 

Winners will be awarded in 22 genre-specific categories that will go forward for the chance to win one of our grand prize Awards of Excellence, honoring the best programs entered into each of our five main categories: Competition, Lifestyle, Reality, Non-Fiction, and Short-Form Content.  Also to be awarded are special programming categories including the Diversity & Inclusion Award.


Featuring:


Host

Colin Mochrie

Actor/Comedian

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Tuesday, February 15

10:30am

Big Ticket Pitch Day - Love Nature, CuriosityStream, WEtv (10:30am - 11:30am)

Sponsored by

*Advance sign-up is required.  This session is only available to BIG TICKET holders and not available to LITE attendees.

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted one-on-one time with executives who have the power to steer your project to a greenlight.  

You may submit for the chance to meet one Speed Pitching host.

Sign-up opens on Wednesday, January 26 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Wednesday Feb 9, 2022 at 5:00pm ET.


Featuring:


Table host

Alison Barrat

SVP, Production & Development

Love Nature


Natural History
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Table host

Jorge Franzini

VP Original Content, Development & Programming

CuriosityStream

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Table host

Sierra London McDonald

Manager of Development and Original Programming

WEtv

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Big Ticket Pitch Day - CBC, Smithsonian, American Public Television & Create TV (10:30am - 11:30am)

Sponsored by

*Advance sign-up is required.  This session is only available to BIG TICKET holders and not available to LITE attendees.

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted one-on-one time with executives who have the power to steer your project to a greenlight.  

You may submit for the chance to meet one Speed Pitching host.

Sign-up opens on Wednesday, January 26 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Wednesday Feb 9, 2022 at 5:00pm ET.


Featuring:


Table host

Yasmine Abbasakoor

Executive in Charge of Development

CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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Table host

Cynthia Fenneman

President & CEO

American Public Television & Create TV

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Table host

Dan J Wolf

Executive Producer

Smithsonian Channel

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12:30pm

Big Ticket Pitch Day - CNBC, A&E, VICE TV (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Sponsored by

*Advance sign-up is required.  This session is only available to BIG TICKET holders and not available to LITE attendees.

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted one-on-one time with executives who have the power to steer your project to a greenlight.  

You may submit for the chance to meet one Speed Pitching host.

Sign-up opens on Wednesday, January 26 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Wednesday Feb 9, 2022 at 5:00pm ET.


Featuring:


Table host

Liz Cowie

Senior Manager, Development & Alternative Programming

VICE

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Table host

Sean Gottlieb

VP, Development & Programming

A+E Networks

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Table host

Laurie Sharpe

Executive Producer, Development and Production

CNBC

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Big Ticket Pitch Day - National Geographic Channel, PBS, Food Network (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Sponsored by

*Advance sign-up is required.  This session is only available to BIG TICKET holders and not available to LITE attendees.

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted one-on-one time with executives who have the power to steer your project to a greenlight.  

You may submit for the chance to meet one Speed Pitching host.

Sign-up opens on Wednesday, January 26 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Wednesday Feb 9, 2022 at 5:00pm ET.


Featuring:


Table host

Zara Frankel

Director, Programming & Development

PBS

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Table host

Aneka Hylton-Donelson

Director of Development

National Geographic Partners

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Table host

Dana Volkmer-Jones

Director, Programming & Development

Food Network

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Big Ticket Pitch Day - History, AMC Network, Reelzchannel (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

Sponsored by

*Advance sign-up is required.  This session is only available to BIG TICKET holders and not available to LITE attendees.

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted one-on-one time with executives who have the power to steer your project to a greenlight.  

You may submit for the chance to meet one Speed Pitching host.

Sign-up opens on Wednesday, January 26 at 11:00 AM EST, and closes on Wednesday Feb 9, 2022 at 5:00pm ET.


Featuring:


Table host

Max Micallef

VP, Nonfiction Programming

History

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Table host

Chris Powers

Manager of Nonfiction & Alternative Programming

AMC Networks

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Table host

Rob Swartz

SVP, Development & Production

REELZ Channel

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