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  • Unscripted, Everywhere

    It's your last chance to register for the 7th edition of Realscreen West in Santa Monica, CA, the West Coast's largest and most relevant international gathering of content creators, distributors and broadcasters in today's non-fiction and unscripted entertainment industry.

    Realscreen events are known for inspirational and timely content presented in an interesting variety of formats ranging from structured networking, to debates, keynotes and panel discussions including Unscripted, Everywhere.

    The arrival of unscripted programming on cable and broadcast revolutionized television, and now, as more content distributors emerge and invest in long-form, original programming, it's moving across platforms. What are the key programming strategies for the new players in the unscripted arena, and what do television producers need to know about storytelling in the digital domain? Hear from execs leading the push across platforms for the unscripted genre, and from producers and programming execs who are making their mark in the multi-platform media landscape.

    Last year's record-breaking event attracted nearly 1,100 delegates from around the globe, including 300 buyers of unscripted programming, and we're on track to shatter those attendance numbers. Check out the delegates page to see who's attending.

    Don't miss out on Speed Pitching. Sign ups begin Wednesday May 20. Register now to get a chance to pitch your show idea to one of the top networks in the business.

    Registration includes admission to the Realscreen Awards. You can register online or by calling Joel Pinto at 1-416-408-2300 ext. 650.

  • Keynote Conversation: Mark Burnett & Roma Downey

    Husband and wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey comprise the dynamic duo behind one of television's biggest miniseries, The Bible for History, as well as AD The Bible Continues for NBC, airing on Sunday nights, and The Women of the Bible for Lifetime. Their upcoming series for TLC, Answered Prayers, will premiere on July 26th, and following the success of Son of God, they have moved further into the theatrical feature world, currently producing the epic film Ben-Hur, a remaking of the classic story with MGM and Paramount Pictures, set for release in Spring 2016. Burnett, the executive producer behind such iconic series as CBS's Survivor and NBC's The Voice among many others, and Downey, star of the CBS hit Touched By an Angel and President of LightWorkers Media, will take part in a special keynote conversation at Realscreen West on June 1.

    Here, they will share their thoughts on life as a "power couple" in the content industry; their business initiatives including the formation of United Artists Media Group and their vision for the content they plan to develop within it; their recent forays – both scripted and unscripted – into family-friendly and inspirational content; and a look at their careers to this point, sharing the valuable lessons they've learned through successes and challenges.

    There is still time to register for the 7th edition of Realscreen West in Santa Monica, CA, the West Coast's largest and most relevant international gathering of content creators, distributors and broadcasters in today's non-fiction and unscripted entertainment industry.

    Last year's record-breaking event attracted nearly 1,100 delegates from around the globe, including 300 buyers of unscripted programming, and we're on track to shatter those attendance numbers. Check out the delegates page to see who's attending.

    Don't miss out on Speed Pitching. Sign ups begin Wednesday May 20. Register now to get a chance to pitch your show idea to one of the top networks in the business.

    Registration includes admission to the Realscreen Awards. You can register online or by calling Joel Pinto at 1-416-408-2300 ext. 650.

  • Bringing Big Swings to Broadcast

    There is still time to register for the 7th edition of Realscreen West in Santa Monica, CA, the West Coast's largest and most relevant international gathering of content creators, distributors and broadcasters in today's non-fiction and unscripted entertainment industry.

    Realscreen events are known for inspirational and timely content presented in an interesting variety of formats ranging from structured networking, to debates, keynotes and panel discussions including Bringing Big Swings to Broadcast.

    The unscripted genre has seen much change in the U.S. broadcast world - executive shake-ups, the resurgence of scripted drama, and various long-running franchises reaching their maturation point. But reality still packs a big punch on broadcast ratings-wise, and the next game-changing series could be just around the corner. Here, alternative broadcast execs and producers who've made their mark on the Big Five's schedules weigh in on the challenges facing the genre and opportunities to reinvigorate and reinvent.

    Last year's record-breaking event attracted nearly 1,100 delegates from around the globe, including 300 buyers of unscripted programming, and we're on track to shatter those attendance numbers. Check out the delegates page to see who's attending.

    Don't miss out on Speed Pitching. Sign ups begin Wednesday May 20. Register now to get a chance to pitch your show idea to one of the top networks in the business

    Registration includes admission to the Realscreen Awards. You can register online or by calling Joel Pinto at 1-416-408-2300 ext. 650.

  • Trendwatch: Driving a Hybrid

    There is still time to register for the 7th edition of Realscreen West in Santa Monica, CA, the West Coast's largest and most relevant international gathering of content creators, distributors and broadcasters in today's non-fiction and unscripted entertainment industry.

    Realscreen events are known for inspirational and timely content presented in an interesting variety of formats ranging from structured networking, to debates, keynotes and panel discussions including Trendwatch: Driving a Hybrid.

    In the search for fresh approaches to unscripted programming, producers and networks are combining genres to arrive at innovative hybrids. Whether it's finding inspiration from the drama and cinematic production values of the scripted world, or mixing up unscripted sub-genres, the challenge is to find the right mix of worlds to create something unique. Here you'll learn about the challenges and potential opportunities in blending genres from successful mixmasters in the production and network spheres, and gain valuable insight into what works – and what doesn't – when dabbling in hybrids.

    Last year's record-breaking event attracted nearly 1,100 delegates from around the globe, including 300 buyers of unscripted programming, and we're on track to shatter those attendance numbers.

    Don't miss out on Meet a Mentor and Meet an Expert sign ups beginning tomorrow (May 13). Register now and get access to this great networking opportunity!

    Registration includes admission to the Realscreen Awards. You can register online or by calling Joel Pinto at 1-416-408-2300 ext. 650.

  • Trendwatch: Keeping it Real

    There is still time to register for the 7th edition of Realscreen West in Santa Monica, CA, the west coast's largest and most relevant international gathering of content creators, distributors and broadcasters in today's non-fiction and unscripted entertainment industry.

    Realscreen events are known for inspirational and timely content presented in an interesting variety of formats ranging from structured networking, to debates, keynotes and panel discussions including Trendwatch: Keeping it Real .

    It's been an unscripted buzzword for years but whereas in the past the term "authenticity" was used to describe docusoap characters and worlds, now the word is used to denote experiences and production techniques. In a move away from "over-produced" reality, GoPro-outfitted casts are filming themselves in the field, with adventure and excitement being the key elements for various U.S. cable nets. Here, network executives and producers behind the trend discuss what it takes to "keep it real" but also keep it entertaining.

    Last year's record-breaking event attracted nearly 1,100 delegates from around the globe, including 300 buyers of unscripted programming, and we're on track to shatter those attendance numbers.

    Don't miss out on Luncheon Roundtable sign ups beginning tomorrow (May 6). Register now and get access to this great networking opportunity!

    Registration includes admission to the Realscreen Awards. You can register online or by calling Joel Pinto at 1-416-408-2300 ext. 650.

  • Meet a Mentor hosts announced!

    Realscreen events are known for offering unprecedented access to top executives in international reality and factual entertainment and Realscreen West is no exception.

    The "Meet a Mentor" series is designed to give delegates rare access to the top producers in factual 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 through Q&A about how they charted their paths, faced and met challenges head-on, and learned invaluable lessons along the way. If you've ever asked yourself "How do they do it?", here's your chance to find out.

    Last year's record-breaking event attracted nearly 1,100 delegates from around the globe, including 300 buyers of unscripted programming, and we're on track to shatter those attendance numbers.

    Registration includes admission to the Realscreen Awards. You can register online or by calling Joel Pinto at 1-416-408-2300 ext. 650.

  • Lunch with a senior exec

    Realscreen events are known for offering unprecedented access to international reality and factual commissioners, and Realscreen West is no exception.

    Realscreen events are known for offering unprecedented access to international reality and factual commissioners, and Realscreen West is no exception. Producers who are registered for this must-attend event June 1-3 in Santa Monica, CA, will be provided the opportunity to sign up to lunch with one of a diverse group of senior commissioners to learn a little more about their programming needs at our signature Luncheon Roundtables. Sign up commences on May 6, so make sure you're registered before then as spots fill up fast. Some of the table hosts are featured below, and you can check out the complete list here.

    Realscreen events are known for offering unprecedented access to international reality and factual commissioners, and Realscreen West is no exception. Last year's record-breaking event attracted nearly 1,100 delegates from around the globe, including 300 buyers of unscripted programming, and we're on track to shatter those attendance numbers.

    Realscreen events are known for offering unprecedented access to international reality and factual commissioners, and Realscreen West is no exception. Registration includes admission to the Realscreen Awards. You can register online or by calling Joel Pinto at 1-416-408-2300 ext. 650.

  • Spend “30 Minutes With” a leading industry exec

    The next must-attend event for anyone in the business of production, distribution or broadcasting of reality television and factual entertainment, Realscreen West, takes place June 1 - 3, 2015 in Santa Monica, CA.

    Last year's record-breaking event attracted nearly 1,100 delegates from around the globe. Over 300 of those in attendance were buyers of unscripted programming - deals were certainly done!

    Meet a few of the recently confirmed network execs who'll be on hand for our signature "30 Minutes With" sessions, designed to give you unprecedented access to decision-makers. A Realscreen West staple, 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.

  • The Numbers Game – Which Metrics Matter the Most

    The agenda for Realscreen West 2015 is now live. Here's a peek at one of the panels we have on tap.

    In television, the old maxim about living and dying by the ratings remains intact. But in our post-DVR, binge viewing, big data and social media driven world, what are the numbers that matter most? If overnights are truly over, which metrics – or what combination of metrics – should drive the decision-making? This session will explore the methodologies used, and the ones that are on the way, to more accurately measure who's watching what, when, and how – with an eye towards how the new moves in measurement will impact your business.

    Don't miss being part of the 7th edition of Realscreen West taking place June 1 - 3, 2015 in Santa Monica, CA. Last year's record-breaking event attracted nearly 1,100 delegates from around the globe. Over 300 of those in attendance were buyers of unscripted programming - deals were certainly done!

    Register today to take advantage of the early bird rate of US$925; the offer expires Friday, April 10. Registration includes admission to the Realscreen Awards. The full rate is $1125, so we encourage you to take advantage of this offer while it lasts. You can register online or by contacting Joel Pinto at 1-416-408-2300 ext. 650.

  • Grace Under Pressure

    The next must-attend event for anyone in the business of production, distribution or broadcasting of reality television and factual entertainment, Realscreen West, takes place June 1 - 3, 2015 in Santa Monica, CA.

    Last year's record-breaking event attracted nearly 1,100 delegates from around the globe. Over 300 of those in attendance were buyers of unscripted programming - deals were certainly done!

    The agenda will be posted in the coming weeks, but in the meantime a few of our much-anticipated panels have been confirmed, including Grace Under Pressure.

    Every producer has at least one (and probably many more than one) – a behind-the-scenes story that encapsulates the chaotic roller-coaster ride that is the essence of television production, especially in the unscripted world. In this entertaining, fast-paced and inspiring session, you'll hear such stories from some of the industry's top producers – detailing the hitches, glitches and gaffes that can derail the process – and learn how they overcame incredible challenges to deliver the goods.

    Register today to take advantage of the early bird rate of US$925; the offer expires Friday, April 10. Registration includes admission to the Realscreen Awards. The full rate is $1125, so we encourage you to take advantage of this offer while it lasts. You can register online or by contacting Joel Pinto at 1-416-408-2300 ext. 650.

  • Tuesday and Wednesday keynote conversations announced

    The next must-attend event for anyone in the business of production, distribution or broadcasting of reality television and factual entertainment, Realscreen West, takes place June 1 - 3, 2015 in Santa Monica, CA. Last year's record-breaking event attracted nearly 1,100 delegates from around the globe. Over 300 of those in attendance were buyers of unscripted programming - deals were certainly done! Join us for inspirational and timely content, including these keynote conversations.

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    Paul Buccieri moved from ITV Studios to A+E Networks as president of A&E and History early this year. At Realscreen West, hear Buccieri's plans for these top A+E channel brands.

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    Rich Ross took the reins as Discovery Channel president in January of 2015. At Realscreen West, Ross will share his vision for where he wants to take the cable giant in the immediate future.

    Register today to take advantage of the early bird rate of US$925; the offer expires Friday, April 10. Registration includes admission to the Realscreen Awards. The full rate is $1125, so we encourage you to take advantage of this offer while it lasts. You can register online or by contacting Joel Pinto at 1-416-408-2300 ext. 650.

  • Registration is now open. Discounted early bird rate in effect

    Don't miss being part of the 7th annual Realscreen West - the West Coast's most important and valuable unscripted entertainment conference.

    The agenda will be posted in the coming weeks, but in the meantime some of our much anticipated signature sessions designed to amp up your business have been confirmed and will be available for all registered delegates - 30 Minutes With, Speed Pitching, Luncheon Roundtables, Meet an Expert and Meet a Mentor ( *note - some sessions require advanced sign-up).

    Last year's sold-out event attracted nearly 1100 delegates from around the globe. Over 300 of those in attendance were buyers of unscripted programming and deals were certainly done! We're expecting this year's event to sell out again, so be sure to book early so you're not disappointed!

    Register today to take advantage of the early bird rate of US$925; offer expires Friday, April 10. Registration includes admission to the Realscreen Awards. The full rate is $1125, so we encourage you to take advantage of this offer while it lasts. You can register online or by contacting Joel Pinto at 1-416-408-2300 ext. 650.

  • Advisory Board revealed. Register now and save

    We're back! Fresh from another successful Realscreen Summit, your realscreen team is at it again, planning and programming the next must-attend event for anyone involved in the production, distribution or broadcasting of reality television and factual entertainment fare - Realscreen West. The conference is returning to the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and has expanded to a 3 day event from Monday, June 1 - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 with the presentation of the 2015 Realscreen Awards taking place on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

    Seven 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 almost 1100 delegates from around the globe for two days of panels, pitching and networking. Over 300 of those in attendance were buyers of unscripted programming and deals were certainly done.

    In order to deliver a conference program that is fresh, relevant and inspiring, we've once again assembled an advisory board of leaders from the production and broadcast sides of the business of unscripted entertainment to guide the direction of content.

    Register today to take advantage of the early bird rate of US$925; offer expires Friday, April 10. Registration includes admission to the Realscreen Awards. The full rate is $1125, so we encourage you to take advantage of this offer while it lasts. You can register online or by contacting Joel Pinto at 1-416-408-2300 ext. 650.

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