Realscreen West is the West Coast's most important and valuable unscripted entertainment conference.

Get unprecedented access to international decision-makers

We bring together creators, buyers and distributors of unscripted programming for two days of panels, pitching and networking.

Realscreen events provide unrivaled access to leaders in the international business of unscripted entertainment.

What They Are Saying

Fast-track your business

Glean practical insight into the business of unscripted entertainment from industry leaders -- the ones that are driving trends and change -- as they participate in lively debates, lead intimate breakout sessions and round table discussions.

Make the Connection

Through our signature Luncheon Roundtable, Meet a Mentor, Meet an Expert, Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With... sessions, we make it easy to make the connections you need to propel your business, and bring you face to face with industry-leading executives.

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ABOUT REALSCREEN WEST


About Realscreen West

Six years since its inception as realscreen's Factual Entertainment Forum, Realscreen West has indisputably become the West Coast's most important and valuable unscripted entertainment conference. Last year's sold-out event attracted 875 delegates from around the globe for two days of panels, pitching and networking. Over 200 of those in attendance were buyers of unscripted programming and deals were certainly done!

This year's event moves (back) to the Loews Santa Monica on June 4-5, 2014 and registration includes access to the Realscreen Awards, the global celebration of non-fiction and factual entertainment excellence. 

Why You Should Attend

Whether you are a creator, buyer or distributor of unscripted entertainment, or if your business provides a service to producers, you can't afford to miss this exceptional opportunity to:

  • Establish contacts and cement relationships
  • Explore issues and uncover trends in reality television/factual entertainment
  • Pitch and develop new program ideas
  • Meet co-production partners
  • Acquire content and/or strengthen your catalog
  • Sell programming and production services
  • Attend the 2014 Realscreen Awards and celebrate excellence in international non-fiction and factual entertainment
  • Have Fun Doing Business

Realscreen West provides unparalleled access to decision makers

We pride ourselves on making it easy to make meaningful industry connections. Meet face to face, listen and ask questions in intimate sessions, enjoy breakfast or lunch with executives, or even pitch your project. We make it all possible.

Speed Pitching. Now you’re talking, fast

Get coveted face time with top executives who have the power to green-light your project. Programming execs take individual one-on-one three-minute pitches. Slots are limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Now you have the opportunity to deliver that pitch you’ve been polishing.

Lunching With

Spend some quality time getting to know the buyers who can green-light your projects. You’ll have a chance to share a meal in small groups with one of 20-plus commissioning execs. Bon appétit!

30 Minutes With

These intimate and interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking candidly about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. Seating is limited to 40 delegates to maintain an up-close-and-personal vibe.

Meet a Mentor

Realsceen's "Meet a Mentor" series is designed to give delegates rare access to some of the top producers in factual programming. You can sign up for the opportunity to glean valuable information in an intimate, "off the record" setting, and hear from A-list producers through Q&A about how they charted their paths, faced and met challenges head-on, and learned invaluable lessons along the way.

Meet an Expert

In an effort to continue to facilitate your ongoing business ventures and making great connections, we’ve assembled some of the top agencies and distributors in factual 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.

The Delegate Lounge

A comfortable setting, available throughout Realscreen West. Here you can hold your networking meetings, or simply schmooze with others over a coffee.

realXchange

Showcase your work. Discover new projects and partners! Connect with others, and book networking meetings. It’s all here to keep you connected at the event – on your laptop, smart phone, or tablet.

When you register for realXchange, you’ll easily be able to connect with others attending the event. Set up meetings in advance, or connect before or after the event. Once you’re in realXchange, you’ll see how easy it is to share your project concepts, make connections, and arrange valuable networking meetings.

What’s included in your registration

Rest assured, you’ll be well looked after during Realscreen West. Here’s what you can expect with your registration:

  • Breakfast on Wednesday & Thursday
  • Lunch on Wednesday & Thursday
  • Admission to Realscreen Awards, including cocktail party on Wednesday, June 4
  • Closing cocktail on Thursday, June 5
  • Access to all of the Sessions and Keynotes
  • Ability to sign up for Speed Pitching, Lunching Roundtables, Meet a Mentor, Meet an Expert
  • Delegate lounge access throughout the event
  • Delegate gift bag and handbook
  • Discounted room rate at Loews Santa Monica

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does my general conference registration include?
  2. What are the ways to register?
  3. I want to purchase more than one ticket, but I don't have the names of the attendees yet. What are my options?
  4. I have already registered but am unable to attend. What are my options?
  5. Why is my email address required?
  6. When do I receive my registration badge/ticket?
  7. Will I receive a receipt/invoice?
  8. Who is Brunico Marketing Inc.?
  9. Will there be any networking parties?
  10. What is realXchange?
  11. How do I get my login info?
  12. Can I change my password to something I can easily remember?
  13. How do I upload my photo?
  14. How can I see the delegate list?
  15. How can I send a message to another registered delegate?
  16. Where does the email go to, their personal email address or to their email?
  17. Can I email more than one person at a time?
  18. Can I receive notification to my external email address, that another delegate has sent me a message?
  19. How do I sign up for regular sessions?
  20. How do I sign up for “Speed Pitching”?
  21. How do I sign up for “Luncheon Roundtables”?
  22. How do I sign up for “Meet An Expert”?
  23. How do I sign up for “Meet A Mentor”?
  24. How do I sign up for 30 Minutes With...?
  25. What can I do if during sign up I didn't make it into the session I wanted?
  26. Can I cancel a session after I have already selected it?

GENERAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

What does my general conference registration include?

General registration includes access to sign-up sessions including Speed Pitching, Luncheon Roundtables, 30 Minutes With, (sign-up is required through realXchange ), Meet an Expert, Meet a Mentor, general delegate networking events plus the delegate list with contact information.

What are the ways to register?

Please feel free to use our easy online registration here. Alternatively, you can contact Joel Pinto via email at jpinto@brunico.com or via phone at 416-408-2300 x650.

I want to purchase more than one ticket, but I don't have the names of the attendees yet. What are my options?

Please contact Joel Pinto via email at jpinto@brunico.com or via phone at 416-408-2300 x650.

I have already registered but am unable to attend. What are my options?

Should you be unable to attend this event, we require notice in writing (rswestcustomercare@brunico.com) on or before May 2, 2014 at 5pm, ET. Cancellations made after this date will not be eligible for a refund. All cancellations are subject to an administration fee equal to 50% of the invoiced purchase price. All prices are quoted in US$. Your registration may be transferred to another individual at no charge. Should you wish to transfer your registration to another person, please inform us by email to rswestcustomercare@brunico.com, a minimum of 48 hours prior to the event.

The following details will be required: (*Mandatory) *Name of Attendee taking your spot, *Title of Attendee, Direct Phone and Fax Number, *Email Address, and *Company Details (*Name, *Address, Website and *Phone and Fax Numbers). If for any reason whatsoever the conference is cancelled, the liability of Brunico Marketing Inc. shall be limited to reimbursement of the conference fees. Producer reserves the right, with reasonable notice, to change program dates and venues and assumes no liability for the changes.

Why is my email address required?

We need your email address to provide you with your registration confirmation email that includes your realXchange link and also to send your e-invoice. Your email information is private and is not given to other delegates.

When do I receive my registration badge/ticket?

Badges and delegate packages may be picked up from the registration desk on the day of the event. Please note that we do not send out physical tickets. On June 4, registration will open at 8:00 am and close at 4:30 pm. On June 5, registration will open at 8:00 am and close at 3:45 pm.

Will I receive a receipt/invoice?

Once your registration has been processed, an invoice will be sent to you via email within 24 to 48 hours upon receipt. If you have misplaced your invoice, please contact rswestcustomercare@brunico.com to have it resent.

Who is Brunico Marketing Inc.?

The conference is produced by Brunico Marketing Inc., a subsidiary of Brunico Communications Ltd., which publishes KidScreen Magazine, Realscreen Magazine, Playback and Strategy Magazine.

Will there be any networking parties?

The 2014 Realscreen Awards and Cocktail will take place on Wednesday, June 4 from 4:30 - 7:00pm PT on the pool deck of the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Please join us as we celebrate the year's best in non-fiction programming. For more information on the 2014 Realscreen Awards, click here. On Thursday, June 5, Realscreen West's closing cocktail reception will take place from 3:45 - 5:00pm PT

What is realXchange?

The online interactive tool designed to help you get a jumpstart on your networking. Registered delegates can search and send messages to each other months in advance of the event. Set up meetings, identify common interests...build partnerships!

How do I get my login info?

Your login information will be sent to you in your confirmation email following registration. Your user name is the email address that you gave us upon registration. If you have misplaced your password, please contact Customer Care to have it resent at rswestcustomercare@brunico.com.

Can I change my password to something I can easily remember?

Yes. Please follow these steps to change your password:

  1. Go to your realXchange Home Page
  2. On the top right of the screen, you will see your name and profile picture (if you have uploaded one). Clicking on the arrow beside your name will show you the menu.
  3. Here you type your old password (given to you in your confirmation email) and then choose a new one that can be easily remembered.

Note: Once you log-in to realXchange from your usual computer, it will automatically log you in each time afterwards.

How do I upload my photo?
  1. Go to your realXchange home page
  2. Click the small icon beside your name on your profile
  3. Select Photo from the navigation bar at the top, and then click the Add Photo button to browse for the picture you would like to use from your desktop
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to crop your photo, and when you are satisfied with it, click Upload to post it
How can I see the delegate list?

Registered delegates will have access to Realscreen West's online networking tool, realXchange, which also allows you to contact other delegates through our private messaging system.

To view delegates, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to your realXchange Home Page
  2. Under the realXchange logo on the left, you will see a menu. Under Realscreen West, you will see “Delegates”.
  3. Please click on “Delegates”
  4. Here you can search “All Delegates” or individual delegates by using our search parameters.
  5. You can export the list using Microsoft Excel.
How can I send a message to another registered delegate?

To send a message, please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to your realXchange home page and on the right hand side you will see “Send a message to a delegate”
  2. This generates your email to be composed.
  3. Here you can search by name or company of the delegate you wish to compose to
Where does the email go to, their personal email address or to their email?

It depends on the email preference each delegate has chosen.

Can I email more than one person at a time?

To avoid receiving unnecessary spam, you do not have the ability to send mass emails to the delegates.

Can I receive notification to my external email address, that another delegate has sent me a message?

Yes. If you want to receive a message in your personal mailbox (outlook, hotmail, etc), please follow these instructions:

  1. You go to your realXchange Home Page
  2. You will see ‘realXchange Welcome, XXXX [My Preferences | Sign Out]’ just below the navigation tool bar.
  3. Click on “My Preferences”
  4. Click on “Message Notification Set Up”
  5. Here you will choose whether you will go to realXchange to check your emails or you can choose an external email address to have the notifications sent to.
How do I sign up for regular sessions?

In order to sign up for a session you must be signed in to your realXchange account and then follow these steps:

  1. Click on Agenda on the left-hand side of the page
  2. Select the session you want to attend
  3. Click on the blue Add to my Agenda
How do I sign up for “Speed Pitching”?

Selection opens Wednesday, May 21, 2014 (11am EST) and closes June 2, 2014 (5pm EST). Each delegate may make a maximum of two (2) selection. Sign up instructions will be emailed prior to selection opening.

How do I sign up for “Luncheon Roundtables”?

Selection opens Wednesday, May 7, 2014 (11am EST) and closes June 2, 2014 (5pm EST). Each delegate may make a maximum of one (1) selection. Sign up instructions will be emailed prior to selection opening.

How do I sign up for “Meet An Expert”?

Selection opens Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (11am EST) and closes June 2, 2014 (5pm EST). Each delegate may choose a maximum of one (1) selection. Sign up instructions will be emailed prior to selection opening.

How do I sign up for “Meet A Mentor”?

Selection opens Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (11am EST) and closes June 2, 2014 (5pm EST). Each delegate may choose a maximum of one (1) selection. Sign up instructions will be emailed prior to selection opening.

How do I sign up for 30 Minutes With...?

No advance sign-up is required for 30 Minutes With. Delegates can sign up anytime through their realXchange agenda.

What can I do if during sign up I didn't make it into the session I wanted?

Don't panic! We encourage you to check realXchange frequently as delegates sometimes make changes to their personal agenda, which may leave a session slot open. Also, you are welcome to check with our room monitor, located outside the speed pitching session room to see if space is available.

Can I cancel a session after I have already selected it?

Yes. To cancel a session please go to your realXchange home page and follow the instructions below:

  1. Click on the green checkmark underneath the session title that you want to cancel
  2. A dialogue box pops up advising you that you are requesting to remove the session from your personal agenda
  3. Click yes and the session will be removed

Realscreen West is the West Coast's most important and valuable unscripted entertainment conference.

Get unprecedented access to international decision-makers

We bring together creators, buyers and distributors of unscripted programming for two days of panels, pitching and networking.

Realscreen events provide unrivaled access to leaders in the international business of unscripted entertainment.

What They Are Saying

Fast-track your business

Glean practical insight into the business of unscripted entertainment from industry leaders -- the ones that are driving trends and change -- as they participate in lively debates, lead intimate breakout sessions and round table discussions.

Make the Connection

Through our signature Luncheon Roundtable, Meet a Mentor, Meet an Expert, Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With... sessions, we make it easy to make the connections you need to propel your business, and bring you face to face with industry-leading executives.

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