Speakers - Realscreen West 2017
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows | Santa Monica, CA | June 6 – 8, 2017

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Avi Armoza

CEO

Armoza Formats

The pioneer of the Israeli formats industry internationally, and the Founder and CEO of Armoza Formats, Avi Armoza is one of Israel's leading film and television producers.

Avi has been working in the television and film business for more than 20 years. He began his tenure at JCS in 1993 when...more


Joshua Asen

Director, Development & Production

Science Channel

Joshua Asen serves as Director of Development & Production for Science Channel. He has been instrumental in the development of entertainment-driven series for Science, including Mythbusters Jr., SciJinks with Johnny Galecki, and Battlebots; as well as true-crime series, Outlaw Tech and Deadly Intelligence. Asen previously served as VP of Development...more


Jake Avnet

COO

Indigenous Media

Jake Avnet is Chief Operating Officer of Indigenous Media, managing the day-to-day operations of the company and overseeing original content development for digital and emerging platforms as well as marketing, partnerships and distribution strategy. Jake has served as executive producer on such groundbreaking programming as Five Pointsan original scripted drama series for Facebook...more


Hayley Babcock

Head of Formats, International Programming & Production

A+E Networks

Hayley Babcock is a highly respected international television executive with an extensive background in formats, development, production, acquisition and management. She has wide-ranging experience overseeing multiple global franchises, acquiring programming and uniting diverse international partners to work as a cohesive team.

Currently, Ms. Babcock is Head of Formats, International Programming and...more


Matthew Baskharoon

Non-scripted TV Agent

WME

Matthew Baskharoon is an Agent in the Non-Scripted Television department at WME where he specializes in television packaging and talent representation. He began his career at WME in August 2012 working with on-camera personalities, musicians, athletes, chefs, documentary filmmakers and lifestyle personalities. Some of his clients include: Nas, A$AP Ferg,...more


David Broome

CEO/Executive Producer

25/7 Productions

New York native Dave Broome received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from New York’s Hofstra University. In 1986, the diehard East Coaster moved West to host a radio sports-talk show on XTRA-AM, broadcast in Los Angeles and San Diego.

He eventually segued into television, producing live music specials and award...more


Brie Miranda Bryant

SVP, Unscripted Development & Programming

Lifetime

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Cara Casey

Development Lead

YouTube Originals

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Ed Davis

Alternative Agent

United Talent Agency

Ed Davis is an Agent in the Non-Scripted Television Department at UTA where he specializes in packaging and talent representation.  His clients include production companies, talent and showrunners.  Ed joined UTA in 2009 after spending a number of years in the music industry and corporate world.


Christy Dees

VP of Development

Bravo

Christy Dees is Bravo's Vice President of Development, a position she has held since October 2013.  In her role, Dees develops new original series for the network while continuing to focus on the innovative concepts, memorable characters and high quality programming that defines the Bravo brand.  Based in Los Angeles,...more


Elaine Frontain Bryant

EVP, Head of Programming

A&E

Elaine Frontain Bryant is Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at A&E Network, a position she has held since March 2015. She manages the A&E programming team and is responsible for overseeing the development, creation and execution of all programming for the network. She is also charged with integrating...more


Harry Gamsu

VP Non-Scripted

Red Arrow International

Harry Gamsu is VP of Non-Scripted at Red Arrow Studios International, working with the SVP of Acquisitions to acquire formats, factual and factual entertainment programming from third-party production companies around the world. 

Harry is also responsible for Red Arrow Studio International’s management and international roll-out of formats created by Red Arrow...more


Debra Goldfarb

Head of Alternative Television

Gersh Agency

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Nate Hayden

SVP, Originals

Jukin Media

Nate Hayden is Senior Vice President, Original Content at Jukin Media. Nate spent the early years of his career producing and directing unscripted series at places like MTV, Discovery, and NBC, before moving into development as VP of Cable Development at FremantleMedia North America. His most recent...more


Lilla Hurst

Joint Managing Director

Drive

Lilla launched Drive, the specialist pre-sales and co-production agency in partnership with Ben Barrett in 2013. They then went on to launch the distribution arm of the company in 2016. With unparalleled expertise in raising production finance from international channels, the company has gone on to achieve great results in...more


Suzanne Kolb

Chief Brand Officer

Group Nine Media

Suzanne Kolb is the Chief Brand Officer of Group Nine Media - a digital-first media company home to Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo & Seeker. In her role, Kolb is responsible for the growth of the company's brands, expanded content creation and production, and business development across the organization. She also...more


Kyle Komen

Agent, Alternative & Factual Programming

APA

Kyle Komen is an Agent in the Alternative & Factual Programming department at APA.  A market leader, APA’s AFP department represents the creative and business interests of award-winning production companies, producers, directors, presenters, branded personalities and intellectual properties.  Distinguished by their selectivity and unique business model that promotes unparalleled teamwork, the department provides...more


Timothy Kuryak

SVP, Production & Development

UP TV

As an Emmy-nominated television executive, Timothy Kuryak has developed, produced and overseen thousands of hours of programming for both broadcast and cable networks here in the United States and abroad.

Currently, Timothy serves as the SVP of Production & Development for UP, where he oversees all unscripted development and current programming,...more


Robyn Lattaker-Johnson

Head of Content & Development

Revolt TV & Media

Robyn Lattaker-Johnson is a dynamic leader and creatively collaborative television executive responsible for developing and shepherding top-rated franchises for multiple networks. She is currently the Head of Content & Development at REVOLT Media & TV, where she oversees all original long form content across all linear and digital platforms, programming...more


Jennifer McGovern

SVP, Current & Development

Fuse Media

Jennifer McGovern joined Fuse Media in the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Current and Development last summer. Ms. McGovern is based in the company’s Los Angeles office and reports to Chief Content Officer, J-T Ladt. Fuse Media is a cross-platform entertainment media brand for multicultural youth.

Ms. McGovern is...more


Max Micallef

Director of Development

Discovery Channel

Max Micallef serves as Director of Development for Discovery Channel. In this role, he works alongside international and domestic producers to develop prime-time series for the network, while helping to steer strategy for new projects. 

During his time with the network, Micallef has been an instrumental part of the Discovery team...more


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 WE tv series Marriage Boot Camp and Bridezillas,...more


Melanie Moreau

Head of Premium Content Development

Complex Networks

Melanie Moreau is Head of Premium Content Development at Complex Networks where she is responsible for the development and oversight of scripted and unscripted premium content for Complex and Rated Red. Most recently she produced Going CamboWhy We Fight, QB1 and Top Grier currently airing on Verizon’s go90. Prior to joining Complex Networks...more


Patrick Moses

Executive Producer

Viceland

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Jennifer O'Connell

EVP, Alternative Programming

Lionsgate Television

As Executive Vice President of Alternative Programming, Jennifer O’Connell oversees the development and production of Lionsgate’s unscripted slate across all platforms. Ms. O’Connell is charged with growing the Company’s alternative television business and has secured deals with acclaimed reality producers Matt Kunitz (Kevin Hart: What The Fit, Fear Factor), Adam...more


Arabelle Pouliot-Di Crescenzo

CEO/Managing Director

Kabo International

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D'Angela Proctor

SVP Programming & Production

TV One

D’Angela Proctor is TV One’s SVP of Original Programming & Production. In this role, she maintains creative and business oversight for all original programming, including a portfolio of true crime, factual, reality, scripted, specials, original movies and a daily news and entertainment program.

Under her original programming leadership, TV One is...more


Ben Relles

Head of Unscripted Programming

YouTube Originals

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Christmas Rini

EVP, Development, Unscripted Original Series

Endemol Shine North America

Christmas Rini was named Executive Vice President, Development, Unscripted Original Series in March 2018.

Rini now oversees all unscripted development efforts for the studio, reporting to Sharon Levy, President, Unscripted and Scripted Television, Endemol Shine North America.

Rini was previously Executive Vice President of Development for A. Smith & Company, where she...more


Monica Rodman

SVP, Development

Universal Television Alternative Studio

Monica Rodman is Senior Vice President, Development, Universal Television Alternative Studio.

Rodman, who joined Universal Television in 2015 as Vice President of Development and curates the development for many of its top-tier producer deals, has played a significant role in the studio's diverse development slate of global formats, including World of Dance, executive...more


Heather Schuster

Head of Unscripted TV

Amazon Studios

Heather Schuster is Head of Unscripted TV for Amazon Studios, where she oversees documentary series, unscripted formats, and alternative comedy. In her first six months at Amazon, she has overseen the launch of the larger ‘All or Nothing’ sports programming brand and Will Ferrell’s live comedy special on New Year’s...more


Matthew Segal

Co-Founder

ATTN:

Matthew Segal is the co-founder of ATTN:. Since launching ATTN: in the fall of 2014, he has built the company's content operation into an award-winning, global media brand reaching more than 500 million video viewers per month. Segal has also been instrumental in spearheading the company's partnerships with Apple, ABC...more


David Stefanou

SVP, Development & Original Programming and Development

WE TV

As senior vice president of original programming and development for WE tv, David Stefanou is responsible for discovering and developing fresh, unscripted series that align with the network’s original programming slate. Stefanou has been instrumental in leading the development team and creating brand-defining hits like Hustle & Soul and 2017’s...more


Adam Steinman

VP, Creative Format Development & Sales

Warner Bros. International Television Production

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Cynthia Stockhammer

SVP, Development

Critical Content

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Rob Swartz

SVP, Development & Production

REELZ Channel

Rob Swartz is Sr. Vice President of Development and Current Programming at REELZ, a leading independent cable and satellite general entertainment network connecting its viewers to Hollywood wherever it happens. Swartz leads creative execution of the network’s development and production slate. 

Prior to joining REELZ, Swartz served as President of production company...more


Jared Thompson

Talent Agent

Abrams Artists Agency

Jared Thompson is a Talent Agent with Abrams Artists Agency in the Alternative Programming Department where he focuses his work in the unscripted TV & Digital packaging space.  His clients include top showrunners, production companies, and on-camera talent in the broadcast, cable, syndication, and digital markets.  Originally from Denver, CO, Jared...more


Kurt Tondorf

SVP, Development

Animal Planet

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Rachel Tung

VP, Development

MTV & VH1

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Michael von Würden

Managing Director

Snowman Productions

Michael von Würden is Managing Director of Snowman Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company. Snowman Productions is a market leader in the development and production of entertainment formats for the Scandinavian market and worldwide, with productions including the international hit Married at First Sight.

Michael has worked in the television industry...more


Tom Wright

Chief Executive Officer

Vertical Networks

Tom Wright serves as CEO of Vertical Networks, a mobile-first content studio that publishes and produces editorial and video properties driven by real-time insights. The company is behind some of the hottest content on Snapchat and Facebook including Brother, PhoneSwap, Ghost Hunt and I Have A Secret . C umulatively, Vertical Networks has...more


Fay Yu

Sr. Director of Development

Animal Planet

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Sean Zeid

Head of Domestic Alternative Television

Paradigm Talent Agency

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