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Advisory Board

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Advisory Board Members

Sophie Ferron

Founder, President & Executive Producer
Media Ranch

Sophie Ferron launched her successful Canadian-based Format agency, Media Ranch, in 2008 to develop, produce and distribute original and existing television formats around the world, specializing in factual, reality tv, docu-reality and lifestyle. The company portfolio includes internationally renowned companies such as Danish Radio (DR), Endemol Shine Group, among others....more

Speaking on: The world is watching: The international outlook for acquisitions, copros and commissions

Debra Goldfarb

Head of Alternative Television
Gersh Agency

Debra Goldfarb is the Head of the Alternative Television Department at The Gersh Agency, with offices in both Beverly Hills and New York.  Prior to joining Gersh in November of 2017, Goldfarb spent 15 years at Rebel Entertainment Partners, becoming both a Partner and Co-Owner. Prior to her years with...more

Kevin Hill

Head, Television & Digital Development
Seven Bucks

Kevin Hill is Head of Television and Digital Development at Seven Bucks Productions, co-founded by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia.

In this role, Hill identifies, develops and produces new scripted and unscripted projects for Seven Bucks Productions and Seven Bucks Digital Studios. Current projects include documentary series Behind the Attraction for Disney+, scripted...more

Brett-Patrick Jenkins

Executive Producer & Creator
Propagate Content

Brett-Patrick Jenkins is a Critic’s Choice award-winning producer, television executive and futurist based in Los Angeles.

After studying art at the University of Texas at Austin, Brett-Patrick joined Rick Baker's Cinovation Studios and created special FX on films including Hell Boy and The Haunted Mansion.

Since then he has created, developed and...more

Speaking on: Perfecting your virtual pitch

Ari Mark

Ample Entertainment

Ari Mark is Co-Founder of AMPLE Entertainment, a production company dedicated to hands-on, handcrafted and filmmaker led premium content. Since launching three years ago, the company has produced more than 200 hours of programming including 9 Months with Courteney Cox (Facebook), Murder in the Heartland (Discovery ID), Cooper’s Treasure with Amblin Entertainment (Discovery), Cold Case Files with Blumhouse Television (A&E), The...more

Emmanuelle Namiech

Passion Distribution

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Tim Pastore

Media Executive
All3Media America

Tim Pastore is Chief Executive Officer of All3Media America, the U.S. arm of one of the largest independent television, film, and digital production groups in the world. A multiple Emmy Award-winning producer who brings his content development and production expertise to the leadership role, Pastore is driving the growth of...more

Speaking on: Navigating the new normal

Robert Sharenow

President of Programming
A+E Networks

As President of Programming at A+E Networks, Sharenow is responsible for overseeing all content for the entire A+E portfolio of networks, including A&E®, Lifetime® and HISTORY®.  Under Sharenow’s leadership, A&E has become the industry leader in groundbreaking nonfiction programming and a top 5 network with the most watched series in cable Live PD and Emmy-Award-winners, Intervention and Biography; Lifetime...more

Courtney White

Food Network

Courtney White is President of Food Network at Discovery, Inc. In this role, she oversees all programming, development and operations of the dynamic lifestyle brand that inspires people everywhere through the power and joy of food. 

Previously, she served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of HGTV and Food Network. Prior to...more

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