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Advisory Board Members
Simon Andreae is the founder and CEO of Naked Entertainment, set up in 2015 to produce non-fiction formats for television and other platforms. Its first slate of series includes 100% Hotter for 5Star, Celebrity 100% Hotter for Channel 5, The Week We Went Wild for Channel 5, Threesome Dating for...more
Speaking at: Big Ideas and Breakthroughs
Head of Primetime Content
Channel. As EVP, Contis oversees the series production and development offices with staff in New York, Los Angeles, Silver Spring and London. In this capacity, Contis helped lead the team that drove Discovery to 3 record-breaking quarters in 2015 including record breaking months in 2016. The Network is #1 in...more
Charlie DeBevoise launched NorthSouth Productions 16 years ago with a mini series for Travel on the South Beach's party scene. That pretty much set the tone for the NYC-based company which has evolved into one of the largest and most respected non-scripted players in the country. His hit comedy series...more
Speaking at: Trendwatch: Lighten Up!
One of the most prolific figures in the entertainment industry, Leslie Greif (Founder & CEO of Thinkfactory Media) is a multi-Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated producer, creator, writer and director. Mr. Greif is well-known for three iconic television classics – as creator of the long-running series Walker Texas Ranger starring...more
GM, OTT Entertainment
Ivana Kirkbride is currently the Chief Content Officer for go90 where she oversees both creator relations, content acquisition, partner management and business development. Ivana is responsible for go90’s content strategy, development & programming, channel mix, editorial and merchandising strategy across live sports, originals, primetime and best-of-the-web. Previously, Ivana was the...more
Speaking at: Amping Up Unscripted: New Buyers Showcase
EVP of Development & Programming, Lifetime Unscripted
Emmy-nominated programming executive, Gena McCarthy, is the Executive Vice President of Programming and Development for FYI. In her role, McCarthy developed and formatted original global format hits Seven Year Switch and Bride and Prejudice, docu-series Married at First Sight and Married at First Sight: Second Chances, Tiny House Nation, Zombie...more
Speaking at: Let's Make a (New) Deal
Founder & Co-CEO
Howard Owens is Founder and Co-CEO of Propagate Content, an independent premium content production company.
From November 2011 to May 2014, Owens served as president of National Geographic Channels (NGC), where he oversaw all aspects of corporate strategy for the National Geographic suite of channels. During his tenure, Owens was responsible...more
Ben Relles is Head of Unscripted Programming for YouTube Originals. In this role, Ben oversees development of new shows from some of YouTube's top talent, including YouTube Red Originals from PewDiePie, Buzzfeed and Rhett & Link. Prior to joining the YouTube Originals team, Ben served as Global Head of Creative...more
Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Ben Relles, YouTube Originals
Head of Development
As Paramount Network's Senior Vice President, Original Series, Chachi Senior leads the network’s non-scripted development team, where he oversees the day-to-day operations of the department responsible for continuing to broaden and expand the network's growing audience with its hit original programming. In addition to the network’s established hits, Ink Master...more
Speaking at: Trendwatch: Lighten Up!
Creative Artists Agency
Lori York is an Agent in the Television – Alternative department at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Nashville, and Beijing. York is based in the New York office, where she represents many of the world’s leading unscripted producers,...more