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Advisory Board Chair

Orly Adelson

ITV Studios America

Orly Adelson is President of ITV Studios America, the US flagship of ITV and one of the fastest-growing and most successful production companies in the United States.

At the helm of ITV Studios America, Adelson is responsible for all aspects of the company's operations. Her programming oversight encompasses the...more

Robert Sharenow

President of Programming
A+E Networks

Rob Sharenow is Executive Vice President and General Manager of A&E Network and Lifetime. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all creative and strategic business matters for the two networks, including programming, acquisitions, marketing, and brand development. A veteran executive for A+E Networks and having lead two successful...more

Advisory Board Members

Cris Abrego

CEO & Chairman
Endemol Shine North America

Cris Abrego is co-chairman and co-CEO of Endemol Shine North America. Former co-founder and chief of Endemol-owned 51 Minds (Flavor of Love). Abrego is one of the leading creators and producers of reality television in the U.S., recognized globally for pioneering a new genre of unscripted programming with the breakout...more

Jenny Daly

T Group Productions

Jenny Daly is President of T Group Productions.

Since establishing T Group in 2010, Daly has created, sold and produced over 40 series, pilots and presentations to a wide range of networks.  Daly oversees and manages a production slate that includes over 100 episodes of Mystery Diners (Food), Storage Hunters (truTV), Storage Hunters UK (Dave), Container Wars (truTV), Invention USA (History), The Xperiment (BET), A...more

Speaking on: The Showrunner: Soldier, Savior or Spy?

Susanne Daniels

Global Head of Original Content

Susanne Daniels is an award winning entertainment executive who has developed and produced some of the most memorable series on television. In her current role as President of Programming for MTV, she oversees all development and programming for the iconic youth brand.  Her responsibilities include oversight of scripted and reality...more

Speaking on: Making it to Season 2... And Beyond

David Eilenberg

Head of Originals

David Eilenberg serves as senior vice president of unscripted development, late night and specials for TBS and TNT. In this role, he oversees all unscripted original programming for the networks, along with TBS's late-night hit CONAN, TNT and TBS's annual live simulcast of the Screen Actors Guild Awards® and TNT's Emmy®-winning AFI Life Achievement Award (Outstanding Variety...more

Speaking on: Let's Stick Together,30 Minutes With: David Eilenberg, TBS/TNT (11:00am-11:30am)

Deirdre Gurney

Co-Founder & Executive Producer
Gurney Productions

Deirdre Gurney co-founded Gurney Productions with Scott Gurney in 2005.

She is an attorney and also an executive producer and the creative force behind Duck Dynasty, the runaway cable TV hit and most buzzed about show on television.  Her corporate background has been invaluable in strategically growing the company and negotiating contracts...more

Speaking on: Trendwatch: Driving a Hybrid

Lance Klein

Partner & Department Head Non Scripted Tv

Lance Klein is the co-head of the Non-Scripted Television Department and a Partner at WME, where he focuses on network reality, cable, syndication and the international TV marketplace.  Klein brokered record-breaking deals for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) at Fox.  He has packaged numerous series, including “The Millionaire Matchmaker” at...more

Bonnie Pan

Head of Network
Maker Studios

Bonnie Pan serves as Executive Vice President of Programming at Maker, overseeing the company’s four business units across the Gaming + Sports, Life + Style, Family and Entertainment divisions along with editorial content on Maker’s proprietary platform Maker is the world’s largest network of short-form online video bringing together...more

Speaking on: 30 Minutes With: Bonnie Pan, Maker Studios (11:15am-11:45am),Unscripted, Everywhere

Rich Ross

Group President, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Science Channel & Velocity
Discovery Channel

Rich Ross is president of Discovery Channel. Based in the company’s LA office, Ross oversees creative and brand strategy, development, production, marketing and all day-to-day operations for the network. He reports to David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications.

Ross joins Discovery from Shine America, where in his role as...more

Speaking on: In Conversation With Rich Ross, President, Discovery Channel

Arthur Smith

A Smith & Co Productions

Arthur Smith founded A. Smith & Co. Productions in 2000, producing well over 2,500 hours of programming for 43 networks with budgets totaling over a billion dollars since. Arthur has served as executive producer on all productions, including the Emmy® and People’s Choice Award nominated hit show “Hell’s Kitchen;” “Kitchen Nightmares,”...more

Speaking on: The Showrunner: Soldier, Savior or Spy?

Bertram van Munster

Executive Producer
Profiles Television Productions

Bertram van Munster is a ten-time Emmy® award-winning producer, director and television pioneer. With more than four decades spent developing and producing entertainment content across the globe, he is one of the industry’s most respected and creative forces.

Together with Elise Doganieri, his producing partner, van Munster runs Profiles Television, an...more

Speaking on: Trendwatch: Driving a Hybrid



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