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Advisory Board

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Advisory Board Members

Jayson Dinsmore

Consulting Producer, America’s Got Talent

Jayson Dinsmore serves as President, Alternative Programming and Development for Fremantle in North America where he leads domestic and global development strategy for the unscripted genre, both by mining the company’s catalogue of titles and creating new formats.

Fremantle’s current portfolio of unscripted content includes America’s Got Talent (NBC), Family Feud (Syndicated), The Price Is  Right (CBS), Match...more

Toby Faulkner

SVP, Content discovery+
Facebook Watch

Based out of LA, Faulkner is the Unscripted Head for Facebook Watch Originals. Formerly a VP of programming and development with A+E Networks, he began his career as a journalist with BBC Radio and rose through the ranks at ITV UK before moving to the US 14 years ago as...more

Speaking on: Formagination at Realscreen West,30 Minutes With: Toby Faulkner, Facebook Watch

Lauren Gellert

EVP, Development & Original Programming
WE tv

As WE tv’s executive vice president of development & original programming, Lauren Gellert is responsible for developing and producing brand-defining original series’ that drive viewership, build buzz and support the network’s overall business and revenue goals. She leads the network’s efforts in finding fresh new unscripted originals and oversees the...more

Speaking on: The Numbers Game - Which Metrics Matter the Most

David George

ITV America

David George serves as CEO of ITV America, encompassing production companies ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Loud TV, Outpost Entertainment, Thinkfactory Media, High Noon, Good Caper Content, Talpa Media US and Twofour America, as well as numerous talent production deals, including partnerships with John Cena, Michael Strahan, La La...more

Allison Grodner

Founder & Executive Producer
Fly on the Wall Entertainment

Allison Grodner is a founding partner at Fly on the Wall Entertainment.

A word-class content creator specializing in formats and live events, Fly on the Wall develops, sells and produces across all unscripted genres for broadcast and cable networks, both domestically and internationally, as well as digital platforms.  Since its launch in 2009, the...more

Speaking on: Trendwatch: Interactive Unscripted,Executive Insights: Allison Grodner, Fly on the Wall Entertainment

Eli Lehrer

Executive Vice President and Head, Programming Genres & Music Services

Eli Lehrer is Executive Vice President and General Manager of HISTORY®, a role he assumed in 2017. He oversees the development, creation and execution of scripted and unscripted programming for HISTORY®.

Lehrer joined HISTORY® from MTV2 where he was Executive Vice President and headed up creative and business operations at the channel....more

Speaking on: Trendwatch 2020: What's on the Way for the Unscripted Business

Audrey Morrissey

Executive Producer
Live Animals

Audrey Morrissey is an executive producer and the creative force behind The Voice, NBC’s four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series, and the recently announced NBC music competition series Songland.

Morrissey’s roots are in music television. A veteran of MTV, she spent nine years at the network in...more

Tim Mutimer

CEO, Rights
Banijay Rights

Tim Mutimer is Chief Executive Officer at Banijay Rights, the international distribution arm of Banijay Group. He is responsible for teams in London, Paris and Copenhagen handling sales and acquisitions for programming across all genres.

Tim joined the former Zodiak Rights in 2013 from BBC Worldwide where he led...more

Allison Page

Global President, Magnolia Network
Discovery, Inc.

Allison Page is the President of Discovery, Inc.’s joint venture with Magnolia, the home and lifestyle brand led by Chip and Joanna Gaines. In this role, she oversees all programming, development and operations for the multiplatform media company that will comprise a linear television network and TV Everywhere app to...more

Speaking on: Trendwatch 2020: What's on the Way for the Unscripted Business

Babette Perry

Head of Broadcasting & Hosting
Innovative Artists

Babette Perry graduated from UCLA as a Communications Major. She was the head of Broadcasting at ICM for many years before leaving to run the west coast Broadcasting division at IMG. Perry is now the head of Alternative/broadcasting and a Partner at Innovative Artists. She specializes in representing entertainment hosts,...more

Speaking on: Bringing Talent to the Table

Ben Samek

Endemol Shine Americas

Ben Samek, President & Chief Operating Officer, Endemol Shine Americas

Ben Samek has served as President and Chief Operating Officer, Endemol Shine Americas, since January 2018. Samek originally joined Endemol USA in January 2014 as Chief Operating Officer

In his current role, Samek has oversight of Endemol Shine’s North American subsidiary production companies...more

Speaking on: The Incredible Expanding Production Company

Mona Scott-Young

Monami Entertainment

Media maven Mona Scott-Young has proven that with integrity, hard work and dedication, anything is possible. She is a successful talent manager, television producer, publisher, and TV host, as well as CEO and Founder of Monami Entertainment (www.monamient.com).  The multi-media entertainment company is home to Grammy Award-winning artist Missy Elliott, publishing...more

Speaking on: Executive Insights: Mona Scott-Young, Monami Entertainment

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