Connecting the unscripted and
non-fiction entertainment community online.

Connecting the unscripted and
non-fiction entertainment community online.
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From its humble beginnings in 1999, the Realscreen Summit has, over the past 20 years, cemented its standing as the definitive global market and conference for the business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment. For two decades, delegates from around the world have convened at the Summit to network with, and learn from the leading lights of the industry, making it a must-attend event for content creators, distributors, agents, commissioners and multi-platform broadcasters of unscripted and factual content.

From Albert Maysles to David Zaslav, the Realscreen Summit has featured the best and brightest business and creative minds in non-fiction entertainment, and for its 20th anniversary milestone edition, delegates can expect to be educated and inspired by an incredible array of thought leaders, deal makers and disruptors from within the industry and beyond. In addition, the Realscreen team, in conjunction with the Summit's advisory board and a special 20th anniversary executive committee, is crafting new content and networking initiatives that will make the event a fresh and vital experience for return attendees and first-timers alike.

The Realscreen Summit - helping you to "Reinvent the Real" for 20 years.

About Realscreen West

Get unprecedented access to international decision-makers

We bring together creators, buyers and distributors of unscripted and non-fiction programming for four days of panels, pitching and networking. Realscreen events provide unrivaled access to leaders in the international business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment.

Fast-track your business

Glean practical insight into the business of unscripted and non-fiction entertainment from industry leaders -- the ones that are driving trends and change -- as they participate in lively debates, lead intimate breakout sessions and round table discussions.

Make the Connection

Through our signature Luncheon Roundtable, Meet a Mentor, Meet an Expert, Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With... sessions, we make it easy to make the connections you need to propel your business, and bring you face to face with industry-leading executives.

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Lauren Celinski
Development Lead, YouTube Originals
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David Stefanou
SVP, Original Programming & Development
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Wayne Sampson
Head of Unscripted
USA Network/Syfy
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Jay James
SVP, Programming & Development
Game Show Network
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Toby Faulkner
SVP, Content Discovery+
Facebook Watch
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Loren Ruch
Group SVP, Production & Development
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Todd Weiser
SVP, Programming & Development
Food Network & Cooking Channel
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Meghan Cassin
VP, Content
Nat Geo WILD
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Rob Bagshaw
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Sean Olsen
VP, Development
Game Show Network
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Mandel Ilagan
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Monica Valdes
Director, Programming & Development
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Angela Molloy
VP, Development
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Pamela Aguilar
VP, Original Documentaries
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Mioshi Hill
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Alison Barrat
SVP, Production & Development
Love Nature
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Rob Swartz
SVP, Development & Production
REELZ Channel
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Cori Abraham
SVP, Development, Documentary & Crime
Oxygen Media
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Abby Greensfelder
Founder & CEO
Everywoman Studios
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David Royle
Chief Programming Officer & EVP, Production
Smithsonian Channel
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Mike Duffy
Ugly Brother Studios
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Tara Nadolny
Associate Director, Development, VICE TV
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Tim Gerhartz
President and Managing Director
Red Arrow Studios International
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Geno McDermott
President, US Alternative Programming, Unscripted Television
Entertainment One
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Max Micallef
VP, Nonfiction Programming
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Cat Rodriguez
VP, Unscripted Development & Programming
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Stephanie Drachkovitch
Co-CEO & Co-Founder
44 Blue Productions
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Nancy Daniels
Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual
Discovery, Inc.
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Mark Levine
VP, Content & Programming
Magnolia Network
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Yasmin Rawji
VP, Alternative Entertainment
FOX Entertainment
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Danielle Ostroske D'Ingillo
Senior Director, Development
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Jane Root
Founder & CEO
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Clare Laycock
SVP, Head of Lifestyle & Entertainment Brands
Discovery Networks UK
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Philip Webb
OUTtv Network
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Amanda Culkowski
Vice President, Music Program Development
MTV Networks International
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Jessie Springer
Manager of Development, Nat Geo WILD
Nat Geo WILD
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Katie Isaacson
Senior Director, CNN Original Series
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Charlie Parsons
VP, Development
National Geographic Channel
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Sean Boyle
SVP, Development
Discovery Channel
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Robyn Lattaker-Johnson
Agent, Alternative Programming
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
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Jon Adler
VP, CNN Original Series
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Angela Freedman
Director of Development
Travel Channel
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Jennifer Gordon
VP, Development
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Tim Pastore
Media Executive
All3Media America
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Sylvia Bugg
Chief Programming Executive & General Manager
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Lauren Gellert
EVP, Development & Original Programming
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Cynthia Fenneman
President & CEO
APT Worldwide/American Public Television
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Todd Lichten
Head of Specials & Strategic Content
Facebook Watch
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Brent Hatherill
Senior Director, Development
Investigation Discovery
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David George
ITV America
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Krista Look
Director of Original Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment
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Jessica Schmiedchen
Director of Development, Unscripted Content
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Sharon Levy
Chief Content Officer
Endemol Shine North America
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Robin Johnston
Director, Original Programming, Factual & Reality
Bell Media
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Barry Walsh
Editor & Content Director
Realscreen Magazine
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J.C. Mills
President & Commercial Director
Cineflix Productions
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Trish Kinane
Executive Producer and Consultant, American Idol
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Jorge Franzini
VP Original Content, Development & Programming
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Jenny Groom
EVP, Unscripted Content
NBC Entertainment
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Sophie Ferron
Founder, President & Executive Producer
Media Ranch
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Julie Bristow
The Bristow Media Project Inc.
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Jason Ryan
Executive Producer
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Keith Wooten
Director, Unscripted
BET Networks
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Allison Page
Magnolia Network
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Rachel Watson
Senior Director, Program Development
Smithsonian Channel
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Cooper Brooks
Development Producer
National Geographic
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Nina Weinstein
Executive Story Editor
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Ben Relles
Head, Innovation
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Laura Palumbo Johnson
Magilla Entertainment
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James Bates
SVP US Factual
Raw TV
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Steven Cheskin
SVP, Programming
REELZ Channel
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Rob Burk
Head of Original Content
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Tiffany Williams
EVP, Unscripted Programming & Development
BET Networks
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Michael Stiller
VP, Development & Programming
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Jennifer O'Connell
EVP, Original Non Fiction & Live Action Family
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Brian Tannenbaum
Head of Alternative Originals
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Carter Figueroa
Executive Producer
Discovery Channel
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Brett-Patrick Jenkins
Executive Producer & Creator
Propagate Content
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Lauren Frasca
SVP, Content & Strategy
Magnolia Network
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Dolyn (Dobro) Chasin
Director, Production & Development
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Carlyn Staudt
Global General Manager
Love Nature
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Samantha Linton
VP, Head of Original Content Canada
Blue Ant Media
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Lynn Sadofsky
SVP, Food Network Programming & Development
Food Network
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Joseph Livecchi
Noble Savages
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Kate Beal
Chief Executive Officer
Woodcut Media
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Julie Chang
EVP, International Co-Productions
Blue Ant Media
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Morgan Hertzan
EVP & General Manager
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Alexander Piper
Global Head of Unscripted
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Dolores Gavin
Senior Executive Production & Development
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Sean Gottlieb
VP, Development & Programming
A+E Networks
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Elaine Frontain Bryant
EVP, Head of Programming
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Brie Bryant
SVP, Original Programming


Realscreen Live presents an online platform for the unscripted and non-fiction entertainment community to connect virtually. Our first edition will feature three days of keynotes and panels with industry leading executives, as well as focused networking opportunities designed to foster new connections and provide a forum for dialog and the exchange of creative ideas. Ultimately, Realscreen Live’s goal is to power business transactions.
Discover. Connect. Engage.
and meet unscripted and non-fiction programming creators and buyers during three days of online panels and pitching opportunities.
with prospective partners through virtual Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With… sessions structured to help you make the connections you need to move your business forward.
with experts and peers through realXchange, our interactive tool designed to help you make meaningful connections and share your project concepts and ideas.

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Accommodations are available for registered Realscreen West attendees at a preferred rate at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows. Preferred Realscreen Summit attendee rates are: US$X (leave as X for now) + taxes and fees for a standard guest room (referred to as ‘Deluxe Guestroom’ on the booking site). Reservations can be made via the online reservations system (no link yet).

RealXchange is an online interactive tool designed to help you share your project concepts, make connections, and maximize your virtual experience.

View our tutorial videos to help you get started on this networking platform.

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