Advisory Board - Realscreen West 2016
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows | Santa Monica, CA | June 8 – 10, 2016

Advisory Board

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Advisory Board Chair

Nancy Daniels

Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual

As President and General Manager of TLC, Daniels oversees all aspects of the network programming, production, development, new media, communications and marketing. Based in the company’s Los Angeles office, she’s held this position since September 2013.

Since Daniels became GM, TLC has been breaking records, closing out 2015 with 26 shows...more

Speaking on: Opening Remarks

Marc Juris

President & General Manager
WE tv

Marc Juris is a uniquely talented creative executive with a proven record of creating and developing brands and compelling original content for television and digital platforms.

As president and general manager of WE tv, Juris oversees all aspects of the network’s creative and business functions, including long and short-term...more

Speaking on: Opening Remarks

Advisory Board Members

Eden Gaha

Endemol Shine USA

Eden Gaha serves as President, Unscripted Television, Endemol Shine USA, since March 2015. Gaha, a veteran TV producer and executive, originally joined Shine America in May 2011 as President, Unscripted Television. He reports to Endemol Shine North America Co-CEOs and Co-Chairmen Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin.

Gaha, a veteran...more

Speaking on: Trendwatch: Kids Get the Darndest Ratings

Gil Goldschein

Chairman & CEO
Bunim/Murray Productions

Gil Goldschein serves as Chairman and CEO of Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) responsible for managing the daily operation as well as the growth of the company as both a production studio and international business entity. Prior to being elevated to Chairman and CEO in April 2015, Goldschein served as President.

Goldschein has...more

Speaking on: The Deal on Development

Michael Kagan

Partner, Head of International TV & Media
ICM Partners

Michael Kagan is a founding partner at ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, publishing, music, theater, branded entertainment and digital media. Mr. Kagan oversees the agency’s International Television and Media Department. With offices in Los Angeles, New York and London,...more

Speaking on: Trendwatch: Kids Get the Darndest Ratings

Ashley Kaplan

SVP, Digital Studios

Ashley Kaplan is Fullscreen’s head of content. Previously, she was vice president of digital content and strategy for the Magical Elves production company. In this role, Ashley oversaw the development, production, and content partnerships for all media adjacent to the company’s television properties—most notably the Emmy-winning series Last Chance Kitchen, which...more

Speaking on: Full Stream Ahead

Melanie Leach

Twofour Group

As Chief Executive of the Twofour Group Melanie oversees nine companies producing a wide range of comedy, drama and unscripted television. Prior to being appointed as CEO in July 2014, Melanie was MD of Twofour Broadcast during which time the company was named Indie of the Year at the 2010...more

Speaking on: Formats: What's Working Where, and Why?

Eli Lehrer

EVP & General Manager
MTV Networks

Eli Lehrer was named Senior Vice President of Non-Fiction Programming of Lifetime in May 2013.  Based in Los Angeles, he is responsible for overseeing all non-scripted development and production for the network, including such shows as the hit Bring It!, which follows dance coach Dianna Williams and her elite hip-hop...more

Allison Page

HGTV, DIY Network & Great American Country

Allison Page is General Manager of HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country. Under her leadership, series such as Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop and Brother vs. Brother garnered record ratings for HGTV.

Prior to her current position, Page served as Senior Vice President of Programming and Development for Food Network...more

Michael Schmidt

International Media Executive
Red Arrow Entertainment Group

As Chief Creative Officer, Michael oversees Red Arrow's global format development, acquisitions, creative partnerships, and international production rollouts worldwide.

Michael has worked in the television industry for more than 20 years, specifically in the fields of broadcasting, producing, commissioning and development. He started his career while still in school as a...more

Speaking on: Formats: What's Working Where, and Why?

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