Poppins Speaker Aneka Hylton-Donelson - Realscreen Summit 2023

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

Speaker Aneka Hylton-Donelson


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Aneka Hylton-Donelson

Director of Development

National Geographic Partners

Aneka Hylton-Donelson serves as a Director of Development for National Geographic Channel, where she does internal and external development of factual and general entertainment series concepts and formats for National Geographic linear and the Disney+ platforms. Most recently she creatively developed the new series, Never Say Never with Jeff Jenkins and 7 Toughest Days on Earth with Dwayne Fields and served as the Executive Producer of The March on Washington: Keepers of the Dream special in partnership with National Geographic Studios and ESPN’s Andscape (formerly The Undefeated), which won the NY Festival TV & Film and Telly Award. Prior to this role, she led the launch of the Nat Geo Kids YouTube Channel and Nat Geo Kids Block series and served as the Executive Producer and Director of Production. In these two roles, she led
teams in developing and producing creative and innovative content that inspires and educates kids and families about our world in the areas of wildlife, exploration, adventure, science, and technology. Hylton-Donelson has also written, produced, and post-produced several specials and series for National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild. She has won awards for Nat Geo Kids content like the Kidscreen, Parent’s Choice, Cynopsis Kids Imagination Awards and received an Emmy-nomination as the Executive Producer and Director for the award-winning series, the Nat Geo Kids Block and several original digital series.

Hylton-Donelson is also a founding board member and formerly a Co-Chair of NOIR-DC, a Business Employee Resource Group at National Geographic where the mission is to empower underrepresented communities, cultivate Black leaders, and influence the media industry to reflect the diversity of its consumers. In addition, she is a member of Disney’s Black BERG Advisory board and leads DEI efforts with other executive BERG leadership across National Geographic and Disney businesses. She is a passionate advocate for multi-cultural programming and diverse representation and is an active executive member of Realscreen and the Television Academy.

Hylton-Donelson is currently pursuing her Master of Business degree from Southern New Hampshire University. She also holds a master’s degree in Directing and Producing for Television and Film from Emerson College, and a Bachelor of
Fine Arts degree from Howard University.

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