Your health comes first, and meaningful measures will be enforced to keep you safe. Learn more.

MONDAY, JANUARY 27 - THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
SHERATON NEW ORLEANS
Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2023

Speakers


Chat

Cori Abraham

SVP, Development, Documentary & Crime

NBCUniversal Television and 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...show more

Speaking on: THE BUYERS’ VIEW: NAVIGATING THE ROAD AHEAD


Chat

Mallory Arkin

Senior Manager, Unscripted Development

Nickelodeon

Speaking on: SPEED PITCHING


Chat

Avi Armoza

CEO

Armoza Formats

Avi has been working in the television and film business for more than 20 years. He began his tenure when he founded JCS Productions, which has grown to be Israel's largest independent production house. Prior to Armoza, Avi was the VP of Content and Business Development at Israel’s leading Media Company,...show more

Speaking on: FORMAT FOCUS: IT’S ALL ABOUT IP


Chat

Solange Attwood

EVP, International

Blue Ant Media Inc

In her role as EVP, Blue Ant International, Solange Attwood oversees the strategic direction of Blue Ant Media’s worldwide distribution arm. Attwood spearheads and manages co-productions for the sales division, pre-sales and worldwide sales activities while leading the business’ ongoing expansion and sales offices in Toronto (Canada), London (UK), and...show more

Speaking on: THE PROGNOSIS FOR PREMIUM DOCS


Chat

Alison Barrat

SVP, Production & Development

Love Nature

As SVP, Production & Development, Love Nature, Alison Barrat provides a leading role in finding, developing and commissioning new projects for Love Nature’s growing slate and is responsible for executing programming strategies for the brand’s international channels through development and production. She also oversees all production management and post production...show more

Speaking on: 30 MINUTES WITH: ALISON BARRAT, LOVE NATURE; GENRE JAMS - NATURAL HISTORY


Chat

Alex Baskin

Executive Producer

Alex Baskin, CEO of the newly launched 32 Flavors Entertainment, is the Executive Producer of long-running hit shows including THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS, THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY, VANDERPUMP RULES and BOTCHED, as well as forthcoming series for, among others, Netflix, Hulu and Paramount+, as well as...show more

Speaking on: CASE STUDY: INSIDE THE ‘REAL HOUSEWIVES’ PHENOMENON


Chat

Zachary Behr

VP Programming

History

Zachary Behr is a seasoned network executive and creative who has been at The History Channel since 2011. During his tenure, he has overseen several key franchises for the network including Pawn Stars, Swamp People, Top Gear, and Counting Cars. Notably, he developed and continues to oversee the network’s hit survival format, ALONE. In addition, Behr spearheaded...show more

Speaking on: BORN AT REALSCREEN: THE STORY OF ‘ALONE’; 30 MINUTES WITH: ZACHARY BEHR, HISTORY


Chat

Tom Brisley

Creative Director

Arrow Media

Tom Brisley, a BAFTA and RTS award-winning producer, is co-founder and Creative Director of Arrow Media. Tom’s creative vision and leadership have played an integral role in helping to establish Arrow Media as one of the world’s leading creators of factual content. 

Tom has creatively led all of Arrow Media’s...show more

Speaking on: GENRE JAMS - TRUE CRIME


Chat

Allison Brough

VP, Unscripted Development

Blink49 Studios

Speaking on: PITCHING PARTNERS


Chat

Meghan Cassin

VP Content

Warner Bros. Discovery


Chat

Julie Choi

Agent, Unscripted Talent & Content

Buchwald


Chat

India Cohlmia

Unscripted Coordinator Paramount, Smithsonian, MTV Networks

MTV Networks


Chat

Brandy Crawford-Uriu

Executive Producer

A+E Networks


Chat

Laura Crowson

VP of Development,Vice President, Development for Discovery Channel, TNT and TBS

Warner Bros. Discovery

Laura Crowson is Vice President, Development for Discovery Channel, TNT and TBS. In this role she is responsible for bringing new series and specials to the three networks while supervising the development and production of concepts to green light. Crowson also helps set development strategy for the networks. 

During her tenure...show more

Speaking on: 30 MINUTES WITH: LAURA CROWSON, DISCOVERY


Chat

Ashleigh DiTonto

SVP, Development

Trailblazer Studios

Ashleigh Di Tonto is Senior Vice President of Development for Trailblazer Studios. 

In her role, Di Tonto is responsible for the company’s talented team of creatives and producers, developing original blue-chip, natural-history and premium documentaries, including the groundbreaking documentary Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer, which premiered on National Geographic...show more

Speaking on: MEET A MENTOR: ASHLEIGH DITONTO, TRAILBLAZER


Chat

Havva Eisenbaum

VP, Development, Unscripted

Warner Bros. Discovery

Havva Eisenbaum is OWN’s Vice President, Development for Unscripted Programming, and reports to Drew Tappon, Head of OWN Unscripted Development, Programming & Specials. Eisenbaum oversees the development of the network’s unscripted slate of African American female focused programming, including series, special programming, and TV movies. 

Prior to OWN, Eisenbaum was Head...show more

Speaking on: LUNCH WITH...; SPEED PITCHING


Chat

Kelsey Espensen

Director of Unscripted Development

marblemedia

Kelsey Espensen is a Development Producer at marblemedia who focuses on Unscripted Entertainment and Formats. She developed Race Against The Tide for CBC and CBC Gem, created Best In Miniature for CBC Gem and Discovery+ UK & Ireland and created A Cut Above for Discovery Canada, Discovery US and A&E...show more

Speaking on: PITCHING PARTNERS


Chat

Rebecca Evans

Executive Vice President, Non-Fiction Content

Campfire

Emmy Award-winning producer, Rebecca Evans is executive vice president of non-fiction content at Campfire Studios, a premium scripted and non-fiction production company run by prolific film producer and CEO Ross Dinerstein. Evans has produced across all genres of non-fiction television, from shiny-floor shows to reality TV and premium documentaries. Her...show more

Speaking on: GENRE JAMS - PREMIUM DOCS


Chat

Phil Fairclough

Executive Producer

Two Wise Monkeys Entertainment


Chat

Kathleen Finch

Chairman and Chief Content Officer, US Networks Group, Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery

Kathleen Finch assumed the newly created role of Chairman and Chief Content Officer, US Networks Group, at Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. in April 2022. The new consolidated organization comprises close to 30 US networks that reached more than 127 million viewers per month and held six of the top 10...show more

Speaking on: KEYNOTE CONVERSATION: KATHLEEN FINCH


Chat

Kathleen French

SVP, Current Production

NBCUniversal Television and Streaming

As Senior Vice President, Entertainment Unscripted Current Production, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, Kathleen French spearheads production on several unscripted series across NBCUniveral’s entertainment portfolio including “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” “Real Housewives of Miami,” “Married to Medicine,” “Southern Charm,” “Southern Hospitality,” “Miz & Mrs,” “Race For the Championship,” “Austin Dillon’s...show more

Speaking on: CASE STUDY: INSIDE THE ‘REAL HOUSEWIVES’ PHENOMENON


Chat

Bryan Gabourie

SVP, International Sales & Partnerships

Blue Ant Media

Speaking on: MEET A DISTRIBUTOR...


Chat

Chip Gaines

Chief Creative Officer

Warner Bros. Discovery

For the Gaineses, what started more than a decade ago as a tiny home decor shop has since grown into an expansive home and lifestyle brand that includes Magnolia Market at the Silos, Magnolia Table, Silos Baking Co., Magnolia Press and five New York Times best...show more

Speaking on: KEYNOTE CONVERSATION WITH CHIP & JOANNA GAINES


Chat

Joanna Gaines

Chief Creative Officer

Warner Bros. Discovery

For the Gaineses, what started more than a decade ago as a tiny home decor shop has since grown into an expansive home and lifestyle brand that includes Magnolia Market at the Silos, Magnolia Table, Silos Baking Co., Magnolia Press and five New York Times best...show more

Speaking on: KEYNOTE CONVERSATION WITH CHIP & JOANNA GAINES


Chat

David George

CEO

ITV America

David George is CEO of ITV America, encompassing production companies ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Thinkfactory Media, High Noon Entertainment and Good Caper Content, with responsibility for the group’s creative development, production and operations.

During his tenure, he has developed such breakthrough series as the reimagined Queer Eye for Netflix...show more

Speaking on: BORN AT REALSCREEN: THE STORY OF ‘ALONE’


Chat

Laetitia Giansily-Doyle

Development, Sales & Strategic Partnerships, North America

Terranoa-US Office & GDMC

Speaking on: MEET A DISTRIBUTOR...


Chat

Alex Gibney

President

Jigsaw Productions

Director Alex Gibney called “the most important documentarian of our time” by Esquire Magazine has a signature cinematic style that lends itself to penetrating, gripping, and deeply insightful documentaries. His work has been the recipient of an Academy Award, multiple Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, several Peabody Awards, the DuPont-Columbia...show more

Speaking on: KEYNOTE CONVERSATION: ALEX GIBNEY


Chat

Pamela Gimenez

VP, Current Production

NBCUniversal Television and Streaming

Pamela Gimenez is Vice President of Unscripted Current Production at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. Gimenez is charged with creative production oversight on select documentary and lifestyle unscripted programming across the NBCU Television and Streaming entertainment portfolio, which includes NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Syfy, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock.

Gimenez joined...show more

Speaking on: CASE STUDY: INSIDE THE ‘REAL HOUSEWIVES’ PHENOMENON


Chat

Nancy Glass

CEO

Glass Entertainment Group

A six-time Emmy award winning journalist and television host, Nancy Glass is CEO and Executive Producer of Glass Entertainment Group (GEG).

Headquartered in Philadelphia, GEG specializes in unscripted television, film production, new media content and podcasts. Since launching 20 years ago, the company has produced over 3,000 hours of programming. Currently,...show more

Speaking on: SUCCESS 2.0: WHAT IS A HIT IN A MULTI-PLATFORM WORLD?


Chat

Ethan Goldman

Founder & President

Anchor Entertainment

Ethan Goldman is founder and CEO of Anchor Entertainment.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Anchor Entertainment is a full-service production company that is dedicated to creating compelling and impactful premium character-driven stories. The team is committed to supporting the vision of partnering filmmakers, always prioritizing an art-forward, highly crafted stylized approach across all...show more

Speaking on: THE PROGNOSIS FOR PREMIUM DOCS


Chat

Alana Goldstein

VP of Development

Crazy Legs Productions

Recently named to the Variety Reality TV Impact Report’s list of “unscripted titans,” Alana Goldstein is vice president of development for Crazy Legs Productions. A producer and director with a background in commercial photography, Goldstein brings a detailed eye and unique vision to the development of television series and documentaries....show more

Speaking on: PITCHING PARTNERS


Chat

Jennifer Gordon

VP Development, TLC

Warner Bros. Discovery

Jennifer Gordon joined TLC in October 2014. As Vice President of Development, she creates  and conceptualizes series, specials and programming initiatives for the linear network as well as  love and relationship, family and lifestyle content for discovery+. Since joining TLC, Jennifer  has developed a variety of new series, such as...show more

Speaking on: 30 MINUTES WITH: JENNIFER GORDON, TLC


Chat

Sean Gottlieb

VP, Development & Programming

A+E Networks

Sean Gottlieb is Vice President, Development and Programming for A&E, where he oversees development and production of non-fiction programming for the network. He joined A&E in April 2014.

An Emmy® Award-winning producer with over 20 years’ experience, Gottlieb developed and is Executive Producer of I Survived A Serial Killer, Taking the Stand, and Court...show more

Speaking on: SUMMIT SHOWDOWN: INTERNATIONAL PITCH COMPETITION; GENRE JAMS - TRUE CRIME


Chat

Leslie Greif

President

Big Dreams Entertainment



Chat

Kate Harrison

President

Cream Productions Inc.

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), History of Sitcom (CNN), All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs (Amazon) as well as...show more

Speaking on: SURVIVORS AND THRIVERS


Chat

Lorraine Haughton Lawson

SVP, Programming

Truly Original

Lorraine Haughton-Lawson is a 20 plus years television veteran, commencing her career at NBCUniversal in the prestigious Page Program. From there, she moved on to the NBC promotions department, producing affiliate promos with the likes of Katie Couric, Al Roker and Tom Brokaw.  Since NBCUniversal, she has worked for various...show more

Speaking on: CASE STUDY: INSIDE THE ‘REAL HOUSEWIVES’ PHENOMENON


Chat

Paul Heaney

CEO

BossaNova Media

Paul Heaney is co-founder and CEO of BossaNova, a company that brings together the producers and buyers of TV entertainment in an integrated hub, creating a community that enables all of the stake-holders in the content chain to meet, create and do business. Heaney has a strong track record in...show more

Speaking on: MEET A DISTRIBUTOR...; BUCKLE UP! WEATHERING THE STORM


Chat

Sara Helman

VP, Production & Development, TLC

Warner Bros. Discovery

Sara Helman joined TLC in October 2015 as the Vice President of Program Development. She helps to oversee development strategy and programming initiatives for the linear network as well as love and relationship, family and lifestyle content for discovery+. Helman has worked on a wide variety of shows, including the...show more

Speaking on: SPEED PITCHING


Chat

Naimah Holmes

President

Hot Snakes Media

Speaking on: SURVIVORS AND THRIVERS


Chat

Valerie Idehen

Director of Unscripted Development

Propagate Content


Chat

Francesca Johnson

EVP, Content

Anyway Content

As Executive Vice President of Content, Francesca is responsible for building Anyway Content’s non-scripted business and driving the company’s scripted and non-scripted development slate.

Previously she was Director, Development and Production at National Geographic. She worked at the factual giant for eleven
years and oversaw London based projects in...show more

Speaking on: PITCHING PARTNERS


Chat

Melanie Capacia Johnson

President

NEO Studios

Emmy Award-winning producer, Melanie Capacia Johnson is the president of full-service global production studio NEO Studios U.S., where she leads all IP development and production for the company. NEO Studios, part of Aser Venture’s Group, is a full-service global production studio dedicated to creating premium entertainment content, IP and original...show more

Speaking on: MEET A MENTOR: MELANIE CAPACIA JOHNSON, NEO STUDIOS; GENRE JAMS - SPORTS DOC


Chat

Dane Joseph

VP, Unscripted Series

Hulu

Dane Joseph currently serves as Vice President of Unscripted Series for Hulu. Prior to that, Dane served as Vice President of Development for the MTV Entertainment Group, where he worked on such series as “Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly,” “My True Crime Story,” “My Celebrity Dream Wedding,” and “True Life:...show more

Speaking on: AFTER GEORGE FLOYD: THE POWER OF BLACK CONTENT IN UNSCRIPTED


Chat

Marc Kamler

Partner, Head of Unscripted Content

A3 Artists Agency

Marc Kamler serves as Partner, Head of Unscripted Content at A3 Artists Agency, one of the world’s leading talent and literary agencies known for fostering careers and building the personal brands of some of today’s most notable actors, writers, artists, and content creators across a broad spectrum of the entertainment industry. 

Kamler...show more

Speaking on: THE RETURN OF THE AGENTS ROUNDTABLE


Chat

Nicole Kaye

Sr. Manager, Development

Warner Bros. Discovery (TBS, TNT & Discovery)


Chat

Liza Keckler

SVP Alternative & Non Scripted

Archer Gray

Archer Gray is a female-owned and operated media company dedicated to creating quality content in both scripted and unscripted film and television. Founded by Amy Nauiokas in 2011, Archer Gray is best known for producing the
Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-nominated CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? written by Jeff Whitty...show more

Speaking on: PITCHING PARTNERS


Chat

Casey Kelly

VP of Development, Unscripted Content

Blue Ant Media

Speaking on: PITCHING PARTNERS


Chat

Gerrit Kemming

Managing Director

Quintus Media GmbH

Gerrit is founder and Managing Director of Quintus Studios, a next generation channel operator and distribution business. Quintus has a strong factual content catalogue and owns and operates a portfolio of leading factual AVOD channels with over 6 million subscribers including ‘Free Documentary’. The company offers a unique new partnership...show more

Speaking on: MEET A DISTRIBUTOR...


Chat

Carson Kressley

TV personality, style expert, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author

Carson Kressley - Emmy-Award winning TV personality, style expert, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author are some of the credits of the multi- talented and unforgettable Carson Kressley. He can currently be seen as a judge on RU PAUL’S DRAG RACE. Carson can currently be seen reunited with...show more

Speaking on: SUMMIT SHOWDOWN: INTERNATIONAL PITCH COMPETITION


Chat

Michael Krupat

SVP, Development & Production

Beyond Productions

Speaking on: PITCHING PARTNERS


Chat

Lucy Le Gruiec

Senior Sales & Acquisitions

ZED

Speaking on: MEET A DISTRIBUTOR...


Chat

Andrew Lessner

Sr. Manager, Development and Production Tentpoles, Events and Live Discovery, TBS, TNT, SCI, APL, Tru

Warner Bros. Discovery


Chat

B.J. Levin

EVP, Non-Fiction Content

AGC Studios

Speaking on: PITCHING PARTNERS


Chat

Blake Levin

VP, Entertainment Unscripted Development

NBC and Universal Television

Blake Levin serves as Vice President, Entertainment Unscripted Development, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming where he is responsible for discovering and supervising the development of documentary, true crime, lifestyle and docuseries programming for the Entertainment portfolio which includes Bravo, E!, NBC, Oxygen, SYFY, USA, Universal Kids and Peacock. He reports to...show more

Speaking on: GENRE JAMS - TRUE CRIME


Chat

Richard Life

Head of Acquisitions

Cineflix Rights

Speaking on: MEET A DISTRIBUTOR...


Chat

Samantha Linton

VP Production and Development Global Media

Blue Ant Media

Sam brings over 30 years of production expertise to the media company’s specialty television channels including Cottage Life, T+E, Makeful,  Smithsonian Canada and BBC Earth Canada. In her role, Sam oversees commissioning and production of original series such as Blown Away, Hotel Paranormal, Life Below Zero Canada, Hope For Wildlife...show more

Speaking on: 30 MINUTES WITH: SAM LINTON, BLUE ANT MEDIA


Chat

Joseph Livecchi

CEO

Noble Savages

Joe Livecchi is the founder of Noble Savages and a seasoned media professional with over 25 years experience in original content creation, programming and marketing. In 2022, Noble Savages is having its best year ever, selling a pair of cutting edge true crime series, a podcast series and five other...show more

Speaking on: THE BUYERS’ VIEW: NAVIGATING THE ROAD AHEAD


Chat

Claire Macdonald

SVP & Publisher, Realscreen

Realscreen Magazine

Speaking on: OPENING REMARKS


Chat

James Manfull

Commissioning Editor

Blue Ant Media

Speaking on: SPEED PITCHING


Chat

Poppy McAlister

Head of Sales and Acquisitions Lead

TVF International

Speaking on: MEET A DISTRIBUTOR...


Chat

Sierra London McDonald

Manager of Development and Original Programming

WE TV

Sierra London McDonald is WE tv’s Manager of Development and Original Programming, based in New York. In this role, she helps create and develop fresh new unscripted programming for the network. Prior to joining WE tv, Sierra worked across development, programming and production for Discovery (Science Channel), NBCUniversal (Wilshire Studios)...show more

Speaking on: SLOW PITCHING (*NEW FOR 2023); SPEED PITCHING


Chat

Hayden K. Meyer

Agency Partner, EVP, Head of Alternative & Factual Programming, Senior Agent

APA

Meyer is a Partner, Executive Vice President and the Head of Alternative & Factual Programming at APA, one of the largest diversified talent agencies in the entertainment industry (with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, New York, Toronto and London).

Since joining APA in 2006, Meyer has led the growth of...show more

Speaking on: THE RETURN OF THE AGENTS ROUNDTABLE


Chat

J.C. Mills

President & Commercial Director

Cineflix Productions

J.C. leads scripted and unscripted content strategy for Cineflix Productions and oversees the deal making process with networks and third parties. He curates the development slate, boosting growth through internally generated ideas as well as partnerships with outside creatives, and is responsible for building the division’s emerging feature doc business. As part of the...show more

Speaking on: SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW UNSCRIPTED?


Chat

Kyle Moffatt

Senior Director of Development

Nickelodeon

Kyle Moffatt is the Senior Director of Development for Nickelodeon and Awesomeness TV, responsible for developing new talent, series and specials across both digital and linear platforms and leading creative efforts through production and post. In addition to his development work, Kyle is a producer of NFL SlimetimeTooned Inand Nickelodeon’s Treasure Truckas...show more

Speaking on: LUNCH WITH...; COCKTAILS WITH... NICKELODEON


Chat

Angela Molloy

VP, Development

WE TV

Angela Molloy is WE tv’s vice president of development, based in the network’s Los Angeles office.  She works closely with west coast based production partners and agencies to find fresh new unscripted programming for the network. She is currently an Executive Producer on the Marriage Boot Camp franchise, Bridezillas, and Mama June:...show more

Speaking on: BREAKFAST WITH...; COCKTAILS WITH... WE TV


Chat

Anne Morrison

CEO & Creative Director

Nevision

Anne Morrison is a BAFTA and RTS award winning executive producer with a long and distinguished career in documentaries and factual programme making.

Having been a producer/director, she rose within BBC Television to run factual programme departments for over 20 years, including Documentaries and Contemporary Factual, and was responsible for many award...show more

Speaking on: SURVIVORS AND THRIVERS


Chat

Dave Noll

Co President

Keller/Noll


Chat

Nicholas Oakley

Senior Vice President, Unscripted Development

BBC Studios


Chat

Allison Page

Global President, Magnolia Network

Warner Bros. Discovery

Allison Page, Global President, Magnolia and DTC, leads Warner Bros. Discovery’s joint-venture with Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines. In this role, Page is responsible for growing and overseeing all operations —managing teams based in Knoxville, New York, Seattle, Austin and Waco.

In July 2021, Page spearheaded Magnolia Network's...show more

Speaking on: KEYNOTE CONVERSATION WITH CHIP & JOANNA GAINES


Chat

Alex Piper

Head, Night Studios

Night, Inc


Chat

Ann Pornel

Actress & Television Host

Described by The Globe and Mail as “a right hot blast of funny,” Ann Pornel cut her comedy teeth as a regular cast member on Sunday Night Live, a weekly sketch show in Toronto, and continued creating biting satire at the venerated Second City Toronto Mainstage where she wrote three...show more

Speaking on: 2023 REALSCREEN AWARDS


Chat

Evan Real

Senior TV Reporter, Page Six

New York Post

Evan Real is a passionate journalist and host who loves all things entertainment, but especially “The Real Housewives” and Britney Spears. He currently serves as Senior TV Reporter at Page Six, where he interviews top reality talent and co-hosts the "Virtual Reali-Tea" podcast. Evan has provided his expertise on shows like “Entertainment Tonight" and “The Wendy...show more

Speaking on: CASE STUDY: INSIDE THE ‘REAL HOUSEWIVES’ PHENOMENON


Chat

Patrick Reardon

President

Jupiter Entertainment


Chat

David Rocco

TV Show Host

Rockhead Entertainment

Speaking on: GENRE JAMS - LIFESTYLE


Chat

Jenna Rosa

SVP Development, Entertainment Unscripted Development

NBCUniversal

As Senior Vice President of Entertainment Unscripted Development at NBCUniversal TV and Streaming, Jenna Rosa oversees docu-series and lifestyle formats across 5 networks and Peacock, working throughout NBCU’s combined and rapidly expanding portfolio of entertainment platforms. 

Rosa spearheaded the development of unscripted series including the breakout hit “Real Housewives of Salt Lake...show more

Speaking on: 30 MINUTES WITH: JENNA ROSA, NBCU


Chat

Phil Rosenthal

Award-winning Creator, Executive Producer and Television Host

Phil Rosenthal is the award-winning creator, executive producer, and host of “Somebody Feed Phil,” as well as a New York Times Best Selling Author. “Somebody Feed Phil” – one of Netflix’s most popular food and travel shows, – recently premiered its sixth season on October 18, 2022.

This Emmy-nominated...show more

Speaking on: SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW UNSCRIPTED?


Chat

Greg Rubidge

President

Syndicado

In 2009 Greg Rubidge founded Syndicado Inc., a North American film and television distribution company based out of Toronto, ON. The company has become one of the top digital distributors of independent documentaries, arthouse features and factual TV series, with over 5000 hours of content launched globally on all major...show more

Speaking on: MEET A DISTRIBUTOR...


Chat

Jessica Schmiedchen

Director of Development, Unscripted Content

CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Jessica Schmiedchen is an innovative media executive with close to 20 years experience in content development.

Jessica oversees development of original content and formats in the genres of factual entertainment and doc series at CBC - on both linear television and on the broadcaster's streaming service, CBC Gem. She...show more

Speaking on: 30 MINUTES WITH: JESSICA SCHMIEDCHEN, CBC


Chat

Joseph Schneier

SVP, Production & Development

Warner Bros. Discovery


Chat

Eric Schotz

CEO

Anvil 1893

Eric Schotz, president and CEO of production company Anvil 1893, is a nine-time Emmy® Award winner whose innovative style and creativity has established him as one of the industry’s foremost producers/directors of non-fiction and reality programming. 
 
Schotz created and executive produces the series Money Court for CNBC, with hosts and entrepreneurs...show more

Speaking on: SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW UNSCRIPTED?


Chat

Cecilia Shakerley

VP, Development for BBC Studios – Natural History Unit.

BBC Studios


Chat

Evan Shapiro

Producer/Owner

ESHAP

Evan Shapiro is an Emmy and Peabody winning producer of TV, film and podcasts. He is a professor of Media Studies at Fordham University and NYU. His charting of Media's evolution has made him known by some as the official unofficial cartographer of the Media Universe. He writes the newsletter Media...show more

Speaking on: MEDIA'S NEW ABNORMAL


Chat

Alison Smith

Artistic Producer/Programmer

Alison brings 30 years of equalities expertise working across the arts, creative industries, film festivals and productions a project manager, producer,equalities diversity and inclusion consultant, digital accessibility activist/campaigner (as @peskypeople) and she is also a performance poet/filmmaker. Currently trained as one of twelve Access Coordinators available to work in the

...show more

Speaking on: UNLOCKING AUDIENCE: DELIVERING CONTENT FOR, AND WITH, EVERYONE


Chat

Adam Steinman

VP, Creative, Format, Development & Sales

Warner Bros. Discovery International Television Production

Adam Steinman served as Vice President, Non-Scripted International Development & Sales from October 2010 until October 2016 and in November 2016 was promoted to Vice President, Creative, Format, Development & Sales at Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP), where scripted formats have been added to his remit.

In this position, Steinman...show more

Speaking on: PITCHING PARTNERS


Chat

Rob Swartz

SVP, Development & Production

REELZ Channel

Rob Swartz is Sr. Vice President of Development and Production at REELZ, a leading independent cable and satellite general entertainment network focused on celebrity culture with poignant stories about Hollywood in revealing documentaries and character profiles of the famous and infamous. Swartz leads creative execution of the network’s development and...show more

Speaking on: COCKTAILS WITH... REELZ CHANNEL; SPEED PITCHING


Chat

Liz Tang

Executive Director, Acquisitions

Fifth Season

Speaking on: PITCHING PARTNERS


Chat

James Townley

Global Head of Content Development

Banijay Group

James Townley is Banijay’s Global Head of Content Development, responsible for driving the development and creation of original non-scripted IP and format acquisition across the 23-territory group and its production entities. Co-leading Creative Networks and the group’s central marketing activity, he supports and champions a strong pipeline of new formats...show more

Speaking on: FORMAT FOCUS: IT’S ALL ABOUT IP



Chat

Natalie Vinet

SVP, Global Distribution

Boat Rocker Media

As VP Global Factual Sales at Boat Rocker Studios, Natalie oversees non-scripted/factual content distribution and leads strategy on international programme sales, acquisitions and pre-sales, whilst also managing television and digital media rights sales in the Americas, UK, Spain, Italy, and France.

Prior to joining the Boat Rocker team Natalie was VP...show more

Speaking on: MEET A DISTRIBUTOR...


Chat

Barry Walsh

Editor-in-Chief & Content Director

Realscreen Magazine

Speaking on: OPENING REMARKS


Chat

Rachel Watson-Pass

VP, Program Development

Paramount, Smithsonian Channel

Rachel is the Senior Director of Program Development for the Smithsonian Channel.  In this role, she oversees development of series and specials across all genres of the factual landscape.  While working in DC, Los Angeles and Philadelphia Rachel has produced for National Geographic, Discovery, Lifetime and Tastemade.  Some favorites include NakedandAfraid, The Incredible Dr. Pol and Intervention.  She...show more

Speaking on: 30 MINUTES WITH: RACHEL WATSON, SMITHSONIAN


Chat

Philip Webb

COO

OUTtv Network Inc


Chat

Deborah Williams OBE

Executive Director

Creative Diversity Network

Deborah Williams is Executive Director of The Creative Diversity Network (CDN), the body funded by the UK’s major broadcasters, which brings together organisations across the UK television industry to promote, celebrate and share good practice around the diversity agenda.

As Executive Director, Deborah is responsible for delivering all aspects of the...show more

Speaking on: UNLOCKING AUDIENCE: DELIVERING CONTENT FOR, AND WITH, EVERYONE


Chat

Shawn Witt

President

Leftfield Pictures

Shawn Witt is president of ITV America’s Leftfield Pictures, the prolific unscripted producer
behind reality staples such as HISTORY's survival competition Alone and cultural
phenomenon Pawn Stars, as well as ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30: Year of the Scab, among many others. 
 
He oversees Leftfield’s production and development slate, encompassing projects from every corner of...show more

Speaking on: BORN AT REALSCREEN: THE STORY OF ‘ALONE’


Chat

Jin Woo Hwang

Executive Producer & President

Something Special

Jin Woo Hwang is co-Founder, Executive Producer and President of Something Special, Korea’s first ever Format Production Agency. He is an award-winning global Format expert, producing more than 40 primetime television shows; developing 112 original Formats at CJ ENM and has been a production consultant in 22 territories. Jin Woo...show more

Speaking on: FORMAT FOCUS: IT’S ALL ABOUT IP


Chat

CJ Yu

Head of Unscripted Development, Global Formats

Amazon Studios | The Culver 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,...show more

Speaking on: SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW UNSCRIPTED?

Event Menu

Brand Menu