JUNE 5 - 7, 2018 | FAIRMONT MIRAMAR HOTEL, SANTA MONICA, CA
Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Agenda

Tuesday, June 5

8:00 AM

Registration (8:00 - 5:45)

8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast (8:00 - 10:00) - Starlight Ballroom

8:45 AM

Meet an Expert - Distributors

Sponsored by

Bungalow Patio (The Deck)

As part of our networking series designed to grow your connections, we’ve assembled some of the top distributors in unscripted 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 - One (1) Meet an Expert spot can be reserved at sign-up time.

Sign ups open Wednesday, May 16th at 11:00am ET



Featuring:


Harry Gamsu, Table host
VP, Non-Scripted
Red Arrow Studios International

Paul Heaney, Table host
CEO
TCB Media Rights

Justina Hemperek, Table host
Head of Acquisitions
Beyond Distribution

Lilla Hurst, Table host
Joint Managing Director
Drive

Cecilie Olsen, Table host
SVP, Global Content, Non-scripted
Argonon

Jessica Watson, Table host
Director, Global Sales & Acquisitions
Boat Rocker Media

Marielle Zuccarelli, Table host
Chief Operating Officer
GRB Entertainment

9:00 AM

Delegates' Lounge (8:00 - 5:15) - Starlight Ballroom

11:00 AM

Networking Coffee Break

11:15 AM

Aging Down Unscripted

Wedgewood Ballroom

The challenge is real: how to capture an increasingly elusive millennial audience with unscripted content. How are they watching? Why are they watching? What are they watching? New platforms are racking up billions of views for shareable content, and viral sensations, new and returning, are setting ratings records, so it seems that someone has cracked the code. This session will bring together some of the leading media brands making the connection, to discuss how they do it, and why it’s important for the genre.

Moderating:


Evan Shapiro
Principal
eShap.tv


Featuring:


Suzanne Kolb
Chief Brand Officer
Group Nine Media

Fernando Mills
VP, Production & Development
VH1

Matthew Segal
Co-Founder
ATTN:

Tom Wright
Strategic Advisor
Vertical Networks

11:30 AM

30 Minutes With: Chachi Senior, Paramount Network

The Study

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. No advance sign-up required. We’ll fill space on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach room capacity. NOTE: inclusion in your personal agenda does not guarantee a spot in these sessions, so show up early!



Featuring:


Chachi Senior
SVP, Alternative Series and Development
Paramount Network

30 Minutes With: Robyn Lattaker-Johnson, REVOLT

Main House

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. No advance sign-up required. We’ll fill space on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach room capacity. NOTE: inclusion in your personal agenda does not guarantee a spot in these sessions, so show up early!



Featuring:


Robyn Lattaker-Johnson
Head of Content & Development
Revolt TV & Media

12:15 PM

Lunch (Starlight Ballroom + Garden)

12:30 PM

Luncheon Roundtables

Bungalow Patio (The Deck)

You have the option over lunch to sign up for a luncheon roundtable hosted by select network and production development executives. Luncheon Roundtables are an informal affair and a chance for producers to learn a little more about programming needs  and parttnership opportunities of networks and production studios who may meet the producer that will help deliver their next big hit. These are NOT pitch sessions – just a fantastic networking opportunity. Arrive at the session 15 minutes before start time and check in with the room monitor. 

*Advance sign up is required - One (1) Luncheon Roundtable spot can be reserved at sign-up time.

Sign ups open Wednesday, May 9th at 11:00am ET



Featuring:


Deran Atamian, Table host
VP, Current & Development
Studio Lambert

Noel Hedges, Table host
EVP, Acquisitions
Entertainment One

Timothy Kuryak, Table host
SVP, Production & Development
UP TV

Patrick Moses, Table host
VP, Development
Viceland

Christmas Rini, Table host
EVP, Development, Unscripted Original Series
Endemol Shine North America

Fay Yu, Table host
Senior Director, Development
Animal Planet

1:45 PM

The Surge of Social Entertainment

Wedgewood Ballroom

The proliferation of social media platforms moving into the content space continues at a quickening pace, and producers are keen to join the action. Each platform taking the plunge aims to deliver a unique programming offering to its users, distinct from what is currently available via linear and SVOD, and also distinct from its competitors. But in every case, the content is meant to be social, shareable, and smartphone friendly. Hear from leading social video platforms and producers about how to craft content that connects audiences to the programming, the platform, and to each other.


Moderating:


Gavin McGarry
President
Jumpwire Media


Featuring:


Jake Avnet
COO
Indigenous Media

Nate Hayden
SVP, Originals
Jukin Media

Camila Jimenez Villa
CEO & Co-Founder
FMG Studios

Melanie Moreau
Head of Premium Content Development
Complex Networks

Speed Pitching One

Wilshire I & II

Programming execs, each at their own table, will take one-on-one, three-minute pitches.

Participants who have successfully signed up for a speed pitching spot should check in at the session room for processing 20 minutes in advance of their scheduled time or risk forfeiting their slot. For those who did not secure a spot in advance, some space may become available due to no-shows. Arrive at the session 20 minutes before start time and check with the room monitor.

Some networks may require you to sign a submission release or non-disclosure agreement in advance of your meeting. If this is required by the network, the room monitor at the face to face check-in desk onsite will hand you the network's document for you to review, sign and deliver directly to your host during your meeting time slot.

*Advance sign up is required - A total of (3) Speed Pitching spots can be reserved at sign-up time.

Sign ups open Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:00am ET



Featuring:


Cara Casey, Table host
Development Lead
YouTube Originals

Lauren Celinski, Table host
VP, Unscripted Development & Programming
Lifetime

Erica Diaz-Gant, Table host
Senior Director, Development
Investigation Discovery

Zara Frankel, Table host
Manager, Development
PBS

Angela Molloy, Table host
VP, Development
WE TV

Betsy Slenzak, Table host
VP, Development
E! Entertainment

Monica Valdes, Table host
Manager, Original Programming & Development
Oxygen Media

2:00 PM

30 Minutes With: Monica Rodman, Universal Television Alternative Studio

Main House

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. No advance sign-up required. We’ll fill space on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach room capacity. NOTE: inclusion in your personal agenda does not guarantee a spot in these sessions, so show up early!



Featuring:


Monica Rodman
SVP, Development
Universal Television Alternative Studio

30 Minutes With: Joseph Schneier, Discovery Channel

The Study

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. No advance sign-up required. We’ll fill space on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach room capacity. NOTE: inclusion in your personal agenda does not guarantee a spot in these sessions, so show up early!



Featuring:


Joseph Schneier
VP, Production & Development
Discovery Channel

2:45 PM

Networking Coffee Break

3:00 PM

Media 2020

Wedgewood Ballroom

It’s only a couple of years away, but with the speed of change seeming to accelerate with each passing year, it’s prudent — and perhaps a little fun — to predict what changes will impact the mediasphere by 2020, and what changes will be on the way in the years following. Here, experts in various sectors will offer predictions about trends that will impact the way we consume content, and the way you conduct your business.  


Featuring:


Robert DeFranco
VP, Sales & Development
The Future Group

John Ford
General Manager
NPACT

Richard Gray
Managing Director
ACF Investment Bank

Keri Lewis Brown
CEO
K7 Media Ltd

30 Minutes With: Christy Dees, Bravo

Main House

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. No advance sign-up required. We’ll fill space on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach room capacity. NOTE: inclusion in your personal agenda does not guarantee a spot in these sessions, so show up early!



Featuring:


Christy Dees
VP, Development
Bravo

30 Minutes With: John Feld, HGTV

The Study

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. No advance sign-up required. We’ll fill space on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach room capacity. NOTE: inclusion in your personal agenda does not guarantee a spot in these sessions, so show up early!



Featuring:


John Feld
SVP, Original Programming & Production
HGTV, DIY Network & Great American Country

4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:15 PM

Keynote Conversation: Heather Schuster, Amazon Studios

Sponsored by

Wedgewood Ballroom

At Amazon Studios, Heather Schuster 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 Day, as well as spearheading new development, including the recently-announced Lorena Bobbitt docuseries from executive producer Jordan Peele.

In her keynote conversation at Realscreen West, Schuster will discuss her ambitions for Amazon’s unscripted division, the impact of new buyers and platforms upon the unscripted content industry, and how producers can work with her and her team.


Featuring:


Brent Montgomery, Interviewer
CEO
Wheelhouse Entertainment

Heather Schuster
Head of Unscripted TV
Amazon Studios

5:15 PM

Opening Cocktail (Miramar Gardens + Pool)

Wednesday, June 6

8:00 AM

Delegates' Lounge (8:00 - 5:15) - Starlight Ballroom

Registration (8:00 - 5:15)

Continental Breakfast (Starlight Ballroom)

8:45 AM

Meet an Expert - Agents

Sponsored by

Bungalow Patio (The Deck)

As part of our networking series designed to grow your connections, we’ve assembled some of the top agents in unscripted 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 - One (1) Meet an Expert spot can be reserved at sign-up time.

Sign ups open Wednesday, May 16th at 11:00am ET



Featuring:


Matthew Baskharoon, Table host
Non-scripted TV Agent
WME

Ed Davis, Table host
Alternative Agent
United Talent Agency

Debra Goldfarb, Table host
Head, Alternative Television
Gersh Agency

Will Horowitz, Table host
Alternative Television Packaging Agent
ICM Partners

Kyle Komen, Table host
Agent, Alternative & Factual Programming
APA

Daniel Pine, Table host
Agent, Alternative TV
Creative Artists Agency

Jared Thompson, Table host
Agent, Alternative Programming
Abrams Artists Agency

Sean Zeid, Table host
Unscripted Agent
Paradigm Talent Agency

10:00 AM

Keynote Conversation: Marco Bassetti, Banijay Group

Wedgewood Ballroom

Join us for a one-on-one keynote conversation with Marco Bassetti, CEO of Banijay Group, the global content company with international production entities including US-based Bunim/Murray Entertainment, Stephen David Entertainment and Banijay Studios North America.
At Realscreen West, Bassetti will discuss his career to date, Banijay’s moves in the unscripted arena, his thoughts on international and North American expansion for the company, and his take on the global formats industry and where it will be headed next.


Featuring:


Marco Bassetti
CEO
Banijay Group

Jonathan Murray, Interviewer
Founder & Executive Consultant
Bunim-Murray Productions

11:00 AM

Networking Coffee Break

11:15 AM

The FAANGs and the Formats

Wedgewood Ballroom

International hit formats have been a huge boon for the global television industry, and now, the new platforms taking a big bite into the content business are hungry for fresh formats. But doing business with the new players can involve new rules, especially for format creators and producers used to licensing rights to various markets. This session will examine how the emergence of new platforms on the formats scene is impacting the industry, from creative and business standpoints.

Moderating:


Mark Koops
President
INE Entertainment


Featuring:


David Broome
CEO/Executive Producer
25/7 Productions

David Collins
Principal
Scout Productions

Jennifer O'Connell
EVP, Head of Worldwide Alternative Programming
Lionsgate

Ben Relles
Head of Unscripted Programming
YouTube Originals

Speed Pitching Two

Wilshire I & II

Programming execs, each at their own table, will take one-on-one, three-minute pitches.

Participants who have successfully signed up for a speed pitching spot should check in at the session room for processing 20 minutes in advance of their scheduled time or risk forfeiting their slot. For those who did not secure a spot in advance, some space may become available due to no-shows. Arrive at the session 20 minutes before start time and check with the room monitor.

Some networks may require you to sign a submission release or non-disclosure agreement in advance of your meeting. If this is required by the network, the room monitor at the face to face check-in desk onsite will hand you the network's document for you to review, sign and deliver directly to your host during your meeting time slot.

*Advance sign up is required - A total of (3) Speed Pitching spots can be reserved at sign-up time.

Sign ups open Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:00am ET



Featuring:


Joshua Asen, Table host
Director, Development & Production
Science Channel

Sierra Cowan, Table host
Manager, CNN original Series
CNN

Raye Dowell, Table host
Development Producer, Original Programming
BET Networks

Max Micallef, Table host
Director of Development
Discovery Channel

Charles Nordlander, Table host
Director, Programming & Development
Travel Channel

Wayne Sampson, Table host
VP, Programming & Development
Syfy/USA Network

11:30 AM

30 Minutes With: Leela Pon, E!

Main House

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. No advance sign-up required. We’ll fill space on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach room capacity. NOTE: inclusion in your personal agenda does not guarantee a spot in these sessions, so show up early!



Featuring:


Leela Pon
SVP, Development
E! Entertainment

30 Minutes With: Robyn Greene Arrington, TV One

The Study

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. No advance sign-up required. We’ll fill space on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach room capacity. NOTE: inclusion in your personal agenda does not guarantee a spot in these sessions, so show up early!



Featuring:


Robyn Greene Arrington
VP, Original Programming & Production
TV One

12:15 PM

Lunch (Starlight Ballroom + Garden)

12:30 PM

Luncheon Roundtables

Bungalow Patio (The Deck)

You have the option over lunch to sign up for a luncheon roundtable hosted by select network and production development executives. Luncheon Roundtables are an informal affair and a chance for producers to learn a little more about programming needs  and parttnership opportunities of networks and production studios who may meet the producer that will help deliver their next big hit. These are NOT pitch sessions – just a fantastic networking opportunity. Arrive at the session 15 minutes before start time and check in with the room monitor. 

*Advance sign up is required - One (1) Luncheon Roundtable spot can be reserved at sign-up time.

Sign ups open Wednesday, May 9th at 11:00am ET



Featuring:


Marco Bresaz, Table host
VP, Non-Fiction & Alternative Programming
SundanceTV

Joni Day, Table host
SVP, Alternative Programming & Development
FremantleMedia North America

Sean Gottlieb, Table host
VP, Development & Programming
A&E

Max Levenson, Table host
VP, Current & Creative Development
Electus

Chanel Pysnik, Table host
Director of Development, CNN Original Series
CNN

Adam Steinman, Table host
VP, Creative, Format, Development & Sales
Warner Bros. International Television Production

Rob Swartz, Table host
SVP, Development & Production
REELZ Channel

1:45 PM

Trendwatch: Taking on the Tough Stuff

Sponsored by

Wedgewood Ballroom

These are interesting times, and while TV can provide an escape from our realities, it can also serve as a powerful tool to help us better understand the world in which we live. Some of the factual formats currently making waves — and selling internationally — are tackling big issues through the lens of entertainment. This session, bringing together execs behind some of these formats, will explore how to transform tough subject matter into captivating formats.

Moderating:


Jane Root
Founder & CEO
Nutopia


Featuring:


Avi Armoza
CEO
Armoza Formats

Elaine Frontain Bryant
EVP, Head of Programming
A&E

Ricky Kelehar
SVP, Development
Optomen Productions

Michael von Würden
CEO
Snowman Productions

2:00 PM

30 Minutes With: Rachel Tung, MTV & VH1

Main House

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. No advance sign-up required. We’ll fill space on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach room capacity. NOTE: inclusion in your personal agenda does not guarantee a spot in these sessions, so show up early!



Featuring:


Rachel Tung
VP, Development
MTV & VH1

Meet a Mentor: Jenny Daly, T Group Productions

The Study

The "Meet a Mentor" series is designed to give delegates rare access to the top producers in non-fiction and unscripted programming. Much like the Summit’s trademark "30 Minutes With…" series, delegates attending "Meet a Mentor" sessions will be able to glean valuable information in an intimate, "off the record" setting, and hear from A-list producers about topics that can help them in their career.

*Advance sign up is required - A total of (2) Meet a Mentor spots can be reserved at sign-up time.

Sign ups open Wednesday, May 16th at 11:00am ET



Featuring:


Jenny Daly
President
T Group Productions

2:45 PM

Networking Coffee Break

3:00 PM

The Gamut of Game

Wedgewood Ballroom

The game show genre continues to evolve some eight decades after the very first TV game show, Spelling Bee, made its debut in 1938. From the tried and true to the brand spanking new, and from shiny floor spectacles to “in the field” contests, good game will never go away. In this session, hear from execs deeply entrenched in the game show genre about the range of shows currently racking up the ratings and the trends shaping the genre as it moves into new forms and onto new screens.


Moderating:


Jacqui Pitman
CEO, Casting Director & Executive Producer
Pitman Casting Inc/ Partypit Productions Inc.


Featuring:


Joni Day
SVP, Alternative Programming & Development
FremantleMedia North America

Cleve Keller
Co-President
Keller/Noll

Fran Shea
EVP, Programming & Marketing
Game Show Network

Scott Sternberg
President
Scott Sternberg Productions

Speed Pitching Three

Wilshire I & II

Programming execs, each at their own table, will take one-on-one, three-minute pitches.

Participants who have successfully signed up for a speed pitching spot should check in at the session room for processing 20 minutes in advance of their scheduled time or risk forfeiting their slot. For those who did not secure a spot in advance, some space may become available due to no-shows. Arrive at the session 20 minutes before start time and check with the room monitor.

Some networks may require you to sign a submission release or non-disclosure agreement in advance of your meeting. If this is required by the network, the room monitor at the face to face check-in desk onsite will hand you the network's document for you to review, sign and deliver directly to your host during your meeting time slot.

*Advance sign up is required - A total of (3) Speed Pitching spots can be reserved at sign-up time.

Sign ups open Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:00am ET



Featuring:


Kristina Edwards, Table host
Unscripted Development Executive
Fuse Media

Jennifer Gordon, Table host
VP, Development
TLC

Kelly Hoover Greenway, Table host
Development Executive
MTV & VH1

Shakira Hedgpeth, Table host
Producer
TV One

Kelly Nash, Table host
Director Nonfiction and Alternative Programming
AMC Networks

Tony Nguyen, Table host
Development Consultant
Complex Networks

Fay Yu, Table host
Senior Director, Development
Animal Planet

30 Minutes With: David Stefanou, WE TV

Main House

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. No advance sign-up required. We’ll fill space on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach room capacity. NOTE: inclusion in your personal agenda does not guarantee a spot in these sessions, so show up early!



Featuring:


David Stefanou
SVP, Original Programming & Development
WE TV

30 Minutes With: Ben Relles, YouTube Originals

The Study

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. No advance sign-up required. We’ll fill space on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach room capacity. NOTE: inclusion in your personal agenda does not guarantee a spot in these sessions, so show up early!



Featuring:


Ben Relles
Head of Unscripted Programming
YouTube Originals

4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:15 PM

Returning Champions: Trading Spaces

Wedgewood Ballroom

Reboots are all the rage these days, both in the scripted and unscripted genres. Reviving familiar properties can be a surefire way to generate buzz before the premiere, but once people tune in, the show has to appeal to fans of the original and new audiences. How much of the “DNA” of the original should you retain, and how much do you dare to freshen up for a new generation of viewers? This session will provide a special case study of TLC’s Trading Spaces. Learn from execs and talent behind the series about the strategy behind bringing the updated version to life.

Moderating:


Michael O'Connell
Senior Writer
The Hollywood Reporter


Featuring:


Howard Lee
President & General Manager, TLC & Discovery Life
Discovery Inc.

Lauren Lexton
Co-Founder & CEO
Authentic Entertainment

Ty Pennington
Co-Star
Trading Spaces

Sabrina Soto
Co-Star
Trading Spaces

Thursday, June 7

8:00 AM

Registration (8:00 - 5:15)

Delegates' Lounge (8:00 - 5:15) - Starlight Ballroom

Continental Breakfast (Starlight Ballroom)

10:15 AM

Hub Entertainment Research Presents: Entertainment Explained

Wedgewood Ballroom

Screen content consumers have a limited amount of time to spend on their viewing. How do they decide where to spend that time, in a world of practically unlimited options? Join Jon Giegengack from Hub Entertainment Research as he shares valuable data and sheds light on such topics as the importance of the viewer experience, brand perceptions, share of time across platforms, the default sources viewers turn to for entertainment, and the implications of all of this and more for the unscripted industry.

Moderating:


Jon Giegengack
Principal & Founder
Hub Entertainment Research

11:00 AM

Networking Coffee Break

11:15 AM

The New Deal on Dealmaking

Wedgewood Ballroom

Production partnerships are not just the domain of the larger superindies anymore. Smaller indies can now expand their reach, produce more and build their brand by pursuing pod deals, strategic investment plays and other copro partnerships – either with other unscripted producers, feature filmmakers, and yes, networks too. This session will explore the range of partnerships available to producers, as well as the processes behind establishing them, and making them work.

Moderating:


Stephen David
CEO
Stephen David Entertainment


Featuring:


Ethan Goldman
President of Entertainment
Anchor Worldwide

Rob Lee
Senior Agent, Alternative Television
United Talent Agency

Gena McCarthy
EVP, Head of Unscripted Programming, Lifetime & Head of Programming, FYI
A+E Networks

Danny Tipping
Head of Factual Television
Znak & Co

Pitching Partners

Wilshire I & II

Much like our signature Speed Pitching sessions, production execs, each at their own table, will take one-on-one three-minute pitches from potential production partners. Slots are limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants who have successfully signed up for a pitching partners spot should check in at the session room for processing 20 minutes in advance of their scheduled time or risk forfeiting their slot. For those who did not secure a spot in advance, some space may become available due to no-shows. Arrive at the session 20 minutes before start time and check with the room monitor.

Some production companies may require you to sign a submission release or non-disclosure agreement in advance of your meeting. If this is required by the company you are pitching to, the room monitor at the face to face check-in desk onsite will hand you the release for you to review, sign and deliver directly to your host during your meeting time slot.

*Advance sign up is required - A total of one (1) pitching spot can be reserved.

Sign ups open Wednesday, May 23rd at 11:00am ET.



Featuring:


Jonathan Cane, Table host
Head of Development
Back Roads Entertainment

Justin Comins, Table host
VP, Development
Spoke Studios

Jeff Conroy, Table host
Partner
BoBCat Studios

Brett-Patrick Jenkins, Table host
SVP, Development
Propagate Content

Steve Robillard, Table host
Development
Original Productions

Cynthia Stockhammer, Table host
SVP, Development
Critical Content

Kristin Wendell, Table host
Head of Development
Part2 Pictures

11:30 AM

30 Minutes With: Hayley Babcock, A+E Networks

Main House

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. No advance sign-up required. We’ll fill space on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach room capacity. NOTE: inclusion in your personal agenda does not guarantee a spot in these sessions, so show up early!



Featuring:


Hayley Babcock
Head of Formats, International Programming & Production
A+E Networks

30 Minutes With: Lynn Sadofsky, Food Network

The Study

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. No advance sign-up required. We’ll fill space on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach room capacity. NOTE: inclusion in your personal agenda does not guarantee a spot in these sessions, so show up early!



Featuring:


Lynn Sadofsky
VP, Programming & Development
Food Network and Cooking Channel

12:15 PM

Lunch (Starlight Ballroom)

12:30 PM

Luncheon Roundtables

Bungalow Patio (The Deck)

You have the option over lunch to sign up for a luncheon roundtable hosted by select network and production development executives. Luncheon Roundtables are an informal affair and a chance for producers to learn a little more about programming needs  and parttnership opportunities of networks and production studios who may meet the producer that will help deliver their next big hit. These are NOT pitch sessions – just a fantastic networking opportunity. Arrive at the session 15 minutes before start time and check in with the room monitor. 

*Advance sign up is required - One (1) Luncheon Roundtable spot can be reserved at sign-up time.

Sign ups open Wednesday, May 9th at 11:00am ET



Featuring:


Jeff Apploff, Table host
Executive Producer
Lionsgate / Apploff Entertainment

Andie Beckerman, Table host
SVP, Original Programming & Development
Syfy/USA Network

Sara Burns, Table host
VP, Programming
Investigation Discovery

David Hillman, Table host
Vice President, Unscripted Programming
Lifetime

Eric Hoberman, Table host
VP, Development
ITV Entertainment

1:45 PM

Inclusive Unscripted

Sponsored by

Wedgewood Ballroom

This year: After Frances McDormand uttered the words “inclusion rider” in her acceptance speech at the Oscars, the idea that film and television sets should be inclusive and diverse gained widespread attention and support. But what about unscripted? This session will bring together executives from various sectors of the industry to discuss the inroads that can be made in making unscripted content production more inclusive, and in turn, more reflective of reality.

Moderating:


D'Angela Proctor
SVP, Production & Business Development


Featuring:


Gil Goldschein
Chairman & CEO
BunimMurray Productions

Shade Grant
Co-Head of Non-Scripted Programming
ICM Partners

Michael Hammond
Chief Operating Officer
Collins Avenue Entertainment

Benjamin Lopez
Executive Director
NALIP

David Stefanou
SVP, Original Programming & Development
WE TV

2:00 PM

30 Minutes With: Jennifer McGovern, Fuse Media

Main House

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. No advance sign-up required. We’ll fill space on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach room capacity. NOTE: inclusion in your personal agenda does not guarantee a spot in these sessions, so show up early!



Featuring:


Jennifer McGovern
SVP, Current & Development
Fuse Media

Meet a Mentor: Avi Armoza, Armoza Formats

The Study

The "Meet a Mentor" series is designed to give delegates rare access to the top producers in non-fiction and unscripted programming. Much like the Summit’s trademark "30 Minutes With…" series, delegates attending "Meet a Mentor" sessions will be able to glean valuable information in an intimate, "off the record" setting, and hear from A-list producers about topics that can help them in their career.

*Advance sign up is required - A total of (2) Meet a Mentor spots can be reserved at sign-up time.

Sign ups open Wednesday, May 16th at 11:00am ET



Featuring:


Avi Armoza
CEO
Armoza Formats

2:45 PM

Networking Coffee Break

3:00 PM

A-List Unscripted

Wedgewood Ballroom

There has been a steady stream of boldface names from the film, television, music and sports worlds attached to non-fiction projects, ranging from feature docs to game shows and all points between. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, is having A-List talent at the helm, either behind the scenes or in the front of the camera, a prerequisite for getting your project to the table? Here, you’ll hear from execs from celebrity-driven companies about how they work, how to work with them, what projects and genres they're keen to explore, and why they’re staking a claim in the unscripted production business.


Featuring:


Archie Gips
President
Unrealistic Ideas

Steve Harris
Co Founder & Head of Non Fiction & Digital
Workaholics Entertainment Group

Constance Schwartz-Morini
Partner & Co-Founder
SMAC Entertainment

Phillip Watson
Executive Producer
Appian Way

30 Minutes With: Amy Savitsky, A&E

Main House

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. No advance sign-up required. We’ll fill space on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach room capacity. NOTE: inclusion in your personal agenda does not guarantee a spot in these sessions, so show up early!



Featuring:


Amy Savitsky
SVP, Development & Programming
A&E

4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:15 PM

Keynote Conversation: Leah Remini

Wedgewood Ballroom

Realscreen West’s 10th anniversary edition will close with a special one-on-one keynote conversation with Leah Remini — New York Times best-selling author, creator, executive producer and star of A&E Network’s hit non-fiction series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

Join us for what will be a can’t-miss interview, where Remini will discuss bringing her story and the stories of other former Scientology members to the screen, the challenges inherent in producing the hit series, and her ambitions for developing more groundbreaking non-fiction content.


Featuring:


Cynthia Littleton, Interviewer
Managing Editor, Television
Variety

Leah Remini
Star, Executive Producer
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

5:15 PM

Closing Cocktail (Sunset Terrace + Miramar Gardens)

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