Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2021

Please note all times are in Eastern Time (ET)

Agenda

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Monday, June 7

8:00am

Delegate Lounge (8:00am - 11:59pm)

*Included with a Premium pass 

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 

Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the Marketplace.

Delegate Lounge Hours: Open 24 hours/day, from 8:00am ET Monday, June 7 to 5:00pm ET Friday, June 11 (Market days)

Info Booth/Help Chat Hours:
Monday, Jun 7 - Thurs, Jun 10: 8:00am - 6:00pm ET
Friday, Jun 11: 8:00am - 5:00pm ET

  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.
  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.
  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.
  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

 Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

10:00am

WELCOME MIXER (10:00am - 11:00am)

Kickstart Realscreen Live by effortlessly networking in the Delegate Lounge. Just pop in, find a table and strike up a conversation. Hop from table to table and exchange contact info with prospective partners or suppliers. Don’t be shy.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.


11:00am

Executive Insights: International Markets (11:00am - 12:00pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Executive Insights is designed to give delegates access to executives in unscripted and non-fiction entertainment who will provide valuable knowledge about aspects of the business and give you the opportunity to ask questions that will help guide you in your career. Seating at each table is limited to 7 delegates and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Here, you can connect with producers from international markets to learn what it is like to work as partners in their region and how to navigate their country's production landscape in a unique and intimate networking opportunity.

To enter this session, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection will provide the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realscreen Live, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Revital Basel

Managing Director

Keshet International


ISRAEL
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Christian Beetz

CEO

Beetz Brothers Film Production


GERMANY
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David Brady

CEO

Cream Productions Inc.


CANADA
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Tom Brisley

Creative Director

Arrow Media


UNITED KINGDOM
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Samuel Kissous

President

Pernel Media


FRANCE
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Arun Maljaars

VP, Content & Channels

INSIGHT TV


THE NETHERLANDS
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Michael von Würden

CEO

Snowman Productions


NORDIC REGION
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12:00pm

Entertainment 2025: Where the industry is headed and why (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Sponsored by

The pace of change is accelerating ever quicker, with mergers and acquisitions continuing unabated in overhauling the media landscape. It’s hard to keep up with the sweeping changes, and even harder, perhaps to figure out how to navigate them in a way that will benefit your business. Here, a range of experts from different disciplines within the media world will examine the changes that are unfolding with an eye towards how they will impact the screen content industry at large, how unscripted content will fare amidst the activity, and what could be on the way for the near future.

Featuring:

Thomas Dey

CEO & President & Founder

ACF Investment Bank

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Hayden K. Meyer

Agency Partner, EVP, Head of Alternative & Factual Programming

APA

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Anjali Midha

Co-founder & CEO

Diesel Labs

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Scott Purdy

National Media Industry Leader

KPMG

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Moderating:


David Ciaramella

Communications Manager

K7 Media Ltd

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1:15pm

30 Minutes With: Brad Abramson, A&E (1:15pm - 1:45pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Brad Abramson

VP, Documentaries and A&E Indie Films

A&E

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Speed Networking (1:15pm - 1:45pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

Join us in the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!  These networking sessions are designed for you to meet many like-minded potential partners in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking session times)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Networking' button near the top of the screen (it will appear at 1:15pm ET)  
  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   
  • At 1:45pm ET the Speed Networking 'Start Networking' button will disappear.
  • Have fun!

2:00pm

30 Minutes With: Joe Schneier, Discovery Channel (2:00pm - 2:30pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Joseph Schneier

SVP, Production & Development

Discovery Channel

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30 Minutes With: Ryan Chanatry, Topic (2:00pm - 2:30pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Ryan Chanatry

General Manager

Topic

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2:45pm

Speed Pitching: Corus Entertainment, TLC, Travel Channel & Paranormal on discovery+ (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted face time with top executives who have the power to greenlight your project.  

You may select up to two (2) Speed Pitching hosts, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Maritza Chong-Qui

Manager of Development

Travel Channel

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Sara Helman

VP, Production & Development

TLC

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Kathleen Meek

Manager, Original Content, Scripted & Factual

Corus Entertainment

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Speed Pitching: American Public Television/Create TV, BET, CNN (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted face time with top executives who have the power to greenlight your project.  

You may select up to two (2) Speed Pitching hosts, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Mimi Blanchard

Senior Director, Current Programming

BET Networks

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Cynthia Fenneman

President & CEO

American Public Television & Create TV

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Katie Isaacson

Director of Development

CNN

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Speed Pitching: Lifetime, ID & True Crime on discovery+, Magnolia Network (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted face time with top executives who have the power to greenlight your project.  

You may select up to two (2) Speed Pitching hosts, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Rachel Brenner

Director of Development

Investigation Discovery

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Cat Rodriguez

VP, Unscripted Development & Programming

Lifetime

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Andrew Strauser

VP, Content

Magnolia Network

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Speed Pitching: MTV/VH1, Nat Geo WILD (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted face time with top executives who have the power to greenlight your project.  

You may select up to two (2) Speed Pitching hosts, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Jessie Springer

Manager of Development, Nat Geo WILD

National Geographic Channel

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Marisa Weinstein

VP, Development

MTV Entertainment Group

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WAIT LINE for Speed Pitching Sessions on Monday, June 7 (opens at 2:00pm ET)

*Included with a Premium pass

WAIT LINE for the Monday, June 7th Speed Pitching Sessions will open at 2:00pm ET (45 minutes before the session start time).  

This WAIT LINE is for Realscreen Live Premium Passholders who
  • did not make Speed Pitching selections in advance before online sign-up closed;
  • did make Speed Pitching selections in advance, and would like to try to get additional meetings that may open up due to no-shows.
The WAIT LINE will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be no wait list.  

Speed Networking (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

Join us in the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!  These networking sessions are designed for you to meet many like-minded potential partners in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking session times)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Networking' button near the top of the screen (it will appear at 2:45pm ET)  
  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   
  • At 3:45pm ET the Speed Networking 'Start Networking' button will disappear.
  • Have fun!

4:00pm

New normal, new workplace (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

We might all be sick of the phrase, but the reality is that COVID-19 has impacted our lives in every way, including our work lives -- and a new way of working has had to emerge out of the disruption. But now that a return to the workplace is looming for many of us, and is underway for many as well, what can -- or should -- our work lives look like now? How can you ensure that your staff is protected and supported in what is still a challenging time, while keeping productivity high and retaining your competitive edge? Hear various strategies and approaches to making your workplace the best it can be under current circumstances.

Featuring:

Jennifer Caserta

Chief Transformation & People Officer

AMC Networks

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DeJeana Chappell

Senior Manager, Workplace Strategy Leader, Corporate Real Estate

EY

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Kelly Greenwood

Founder & CEO

Mind Share Partners

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Heidi Reavis

Managing Partner

Reavis Page Jump LLP

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Moderating:


Barry Walsh

Editor-in-Chief & Content Director

Realscreen Magazine

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5:00pm

Networking Reception (5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Grab your favourite beverage and some snacks and pop into the Delegate Lounge to enjoy some casual networking. Catch up with old pals and make some new ones.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

Tuesday, June 8

12:00am

Delegate Lounge (12:00am - 11:59pm)

*Included with a Premium pass 

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 

Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the Marketplace.

Delegate Lounge Hours: Open 24 hours/day, from 8:00am ET Monday, June 7 to 5:00pm ET Friday, June 11 (Market days)

Info Booth/Help Chat Hours
Monday, Jun 7 - Thurs, Jun 10: 8:00am - 6:00pm ET
Friday, Jun 11: 8:00am - 5:00pm ET

  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.
  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.
  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.
  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

 Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

11:00am

Coffee With (Group 1) (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

Coffee with is a chance for producers to meet in small groups with commissioning execs, to learn a little more about programming needs of broadcasters. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.  Don’t forget your beverage!

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may select up to three (3) Coffee with hosts. Spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the host reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Meghan Cassin

VP, Content

Magnolia Network

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Kim Chessler

VP, Unscripted Programming

Lifetime Television

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Cynthia Fenneman

President & CEO

American Public Television & Create TV

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Kirsty Hanson

Commissioning Editor

UKTV

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Adrian Padmore

Commissioning Editor, Factual

Channel 5

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Michael Stiller

VP, Development & Programming

History

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Coffee With (Group 2) (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

Coffee with is a chance for producers to meet in small groups with commissioning execs, to learn a little more about programming needs of broadcasters. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.  Don’t forget your beverage!

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may select up to three (3) Coffee with hosts. Spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the host reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Dane Joseph

VP, Unscripted Series

MTV Entertainment Group

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Rachel Nelson

Vice President, Original Content

Corus Entertainment

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Zoe Rogovin

VP, Non-Fiction Programming

Showtime

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Priya Singh

Commissioning Editor, Factual

ITV

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Rob Swartz

SVP, Development & Production

REELZ Channel

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Gabriel VanHuss

VP, Development & Programming

MotorTrend Group

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Speed Networking (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

Join us in the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!  These networking sessions are designed for you to meet many like-minded potential partners in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking session times)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Networking' button near the top of the screen (it will appear at 11:00am ET)  
  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   
  • At 12:00pm ET the Speed Networking 'Start Networking' button will disappear.
  • Have fun!

12:00pm

30 Minutes With: Patty Suh, Food Network & Cooking Channel (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Patty Suh

VP, Programming & Development

Food Network

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30 Minutes With: Charlie Parsons, National Geographic (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Charlie Parsons

VP, Development

National Geographic Channel

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12:45pm

30 Minutes With: Jenny Ramirez, TBS, TNT & truTV (12:45pm - 1:15pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Jenny Ramirez

VP, Unscripted Programming, TNT, TBS & truTV

WarnerMedia

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30 Minutes With: Nicole Silveira, Disney Branded Television (12:45pm - 1:15pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Nicole Silveira

VP, Unscripted, Disney Branded Television

Disney Branded Television

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Executive Insights: Meet the Distributors (12:45pm - 1:15pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Executive Insights is designed to give delegates access to executives in unscripted and non-fiction entertainment who will provide valuable knowledge about aspects of the business and give you the opportunity to ask questions that will help guide you in your career. Seating at each table is limited to 7 delegates and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Here, you can connect with some of the industry's top distributors to learn about their business and how they work with producers in a unique and intimate networking opportunity.

To enter this session, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection will provide the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realscreen Live, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

Featuring:

Harriet Armston-Clarke

Director

TVF International

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Loren Baxter

Head of Acquisitions

Off the Fence

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Emily Elisha

VP, Acquisitions

Banijay Rights

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Paul Heaney

CEO

BossaNova Media

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Connie Hodson

Head of Partnerships & Business Development

Beyond Rights

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Lilla Hurst

Joint Managing Director

Drive

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Richard Life

Head of Acquisitions

Cineflix Rights

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Natalie Vinet

SVP, Global Distribution

Boat Rocker Media

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Sean Wheatley

Head of Acquisitions

Passion Distribution

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1:30pm

DIALOG presents: Finding the way forward in the workplace (1:30pm - 2:30pm)

Sponsored by

Over the course of the past few years, our world has been rocked by various social and cultural movements that have shown us that, in many ways, the “old normal” isn’t something to aspire to. Diversity, equity and inclusion have become focal points for employees and employers alike, but depending on resources, change can be challenging. This session brings together human resources and management executives from within the unscripted/non-fiction screen content business to explore how you can make sure the members of your team feel seen and heard, and the tools you can use to find a way forward for everyone.

Featuring:

Brenda Lacy Davis

SVP, Human Resources

Endemol Shine North America

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Karen Gray

EVP, Human Resources

A+E Networks

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Julie Neimat

EVP, Employee Experience

Discovery, Inc.

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MyKhanh Shelton

SVP, Enterprise Inclusion

WarnerMedia

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Moderating:


Sharon Vuong

SVP, Alternative Programming & Development

NBCUniversal Television & Streaming

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2:45pm

Speed Pitching: A&E, CBC, Discovery Channel (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted face time with top executives who have the power to greenlight your project.  

You may select up to two (2) Speed Pitching hosts, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Franklin Cumberbatch

Executive Producer

A&E

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Bert Klasey

Senior Director, Development

Discovery Channel

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Jessica Schmiedchen

Director of Development, Unscripted Content

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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Speed Pitching: PBS, Reelzchannel, TBS/TNT/truTV (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted face time with top executives who have the power to greenlight your project.  

You may select up to two (2) Speed Pitching hosts, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Ed Davis

Senior Director, Unscripted Development, TBS, TNT & truTV

WarnerMedia

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Zara Frankel

Director, Programming & Development

PBS

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Rob Swartz

SVP, Development & Production

REELZ Channel

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Speed Pitching: MSNBC, VICE TV (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted face time with top executives who have the power to greenlight your project.  

You may select up to two (2) Speed Pitching hosts, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Liz Cowie

Senior Manager, Development & Alternative Programming

VICE TV

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Amanda Spain

VP, Longform Acquisitions

MSNBC

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Speed Pitching: HGTV, WEtv, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted face time with top executives who have the power to greenlight your project.  

You may select up to two (2) Speed Pitching hosts, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Havva Eisenbaum

VP, Development, Unscripted

OWN Oprah Winfrey Network

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Paul Lewis

Programming & Development

HGTV

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Angela Molloy

VP, Development

WE TV

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WAIT LINE for Speed Pitching Sessions on Tuesday, June 8 (opens at 2:00pm ET)

*Included with a Premium pass

WAIT LINE for the Tuesday, June 8th Speed Pitching Sessions will open at 2:00pm ET (45 minutes before the session start time).  

This WAIT LINE is for Realscreen Live Premium Passholders who
  • did not make Speed Pitching selections in advance before online sign-up closed;
  • did make Speed Pitching selections in advance, and would like to try to get additional meetings that may open up due to no-shows.
The WAIT LINE will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be no wait list.  

Speed Networking (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

Join us in the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!  These networking sessions are designed for you to meet many like-minded potential partners in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking session times)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Networking' button near the top of the screen (it will appear at 2:45pm ET)  
  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   
  • At 3:45pm ET the Speed Networking 'Start Networking' button will disappear.
  • Have fun!

4:00pm

Making an impact (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Sponsored by

Whether it’s hard-hitting documentary programming exposing injustice or unscripted series integrating difficult conversations into the story, producers, broadcasters and viewers have been gravitating towards content that doesn’t shy away from the tough stuff. From tackling conservation in natural history programming -- once viewed as “preaching” -- to bringing discussions about discrimination front and center in reality programming, the “elephant in the room” is no longer being avoided, but often explored. In this session, executives will discuss how they approach balancing education and impact with entertainment.

Featuring:

Sylvia Bugg

Chief Programming Executive & General Manager

PBS

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David Collins

Co-Founder & Executive Producer

Scout Productions

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Danny Gabai

Head of Vice Studios, U.S.

VICE

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Janet Han Vissering

SVP, Development & Production

Nat Geo Wild

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Carlos King

Executive Producer, Founder

Kingdom Reign Entertainment

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Moderating:


Abby Greensfelder

Founder & CEO

Everywoman Studios

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Wednesday, June 9

12:00am

Delegate Lounge (12:00am - 11:59pm)

*Included with a Premium pass 

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 

Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the Marketplace.

Delegate Lounge Hours: Open 24 hours/day, from 8:00am ET Monday, June 7 to 5:00pm ET Friday, June 11 (Market days)

Info Booth/Help Chat Hours:
Monday, Jun 7 - Thurs, Jun 10: 8:00am - 6:00pm ET
Friday, Jun 11: 8:00am - 5:00pm ET

  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.
  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.
  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.
  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

 Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

11:00am

Coffee With (Group 1) (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

Coffee with is a chance for producers to meet in small groups with commissioning execs, to learn a little more about programming needs of broadcasters. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.  Don’t forget your beverage!

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may select up to three (3) Coffee with hosts. Spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the host reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Dolyn (Dobro) Chasin

Director, Production & Development

CNBC

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Alison Barrat

SVP, Production & Development

Love Nature

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Harjeet Chhokar

Commissioning Editor, Factual

Channel 4

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Carolyn Gross

Director, Programming & Development

Food Network & Cooking Channel

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Ruby Kuraishe

Commissioning Editor, Entertainment

BBC

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Tiffany Williams

EVP, Unscripted Programming & Development

BET Networks

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Coffee With (Group 2) (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

Coffee with is a chance for producers to meet in small groups with commissioning execs, to learn a little more about programming needs of broadcasters. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.  Don’t forget your beverage!

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may select up to three (3) Coffee with hosts. Spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the host reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Betsy Ayala

SVP, Production & Development

HGTV, DIY Network & Great American Country

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Sydney Clover

Senior Director, Development

National Geographic

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Erica Diaz-Gant

Vice President Development

ID and True Crime Originals on discovery+

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Havva Eisenbaum

VP, Development, Unscripted

OWN Oprah Winfrey Network

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Janet Han Vissering

SVP, Development & Production

Nat Geo Wild

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Wendy Llinas

Sr. Director, Programming & Development

PBS

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Speed Networking (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

Join us in the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!  These networking sessions are designed for you to meet many like-minded potential partners in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking session times)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Networking' button near the top of the screen (it will appear at 11:00am ET)  
  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   
  • At 12:00pm ET the Speed Networking 'Start Networking' button will disappear.
  • Have fun!

12:00pm

30 Minutes With: Max Micallef, HISTORY (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Max Micallef

VP, Nonfiction Programming

History

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30 Minutes With: Lauren Anderson & Ryan Pirozzi, IMDb TV (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Lauren Anderson

Co-Head of Content & Programming

IMDb TV

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Ryan Pirozzi

Co-Head of Content & Programming

IMDb TV

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12:45pm

30 Minutes With: Jon Adler, CNN (12:45pm - 1:15pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Jon Adler

SVP, Program Development, CNN Original Series

CNN

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30 Minutes With: David Stefanou, WEtv (12:45pm - 1:15pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

David Stefanou

SVP, Development & Original Programming

WE TV

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1:30pm

Amping Up Unscripted - Streamers Showcase (1:30pm - 2:30pm)

The streaming landscape is changing rapidly, with an expanding range of services vying for audiences through unique, niche approaches to their content offerings. And many of them see unscripted and non-fiction as integral to their content strategies. Here, you’ll hear from new SVOD and AVOD services looking to “amp up” their commissions and acquisitions in the genre and learn more about such strategies, and their programming wishlists.

Featuring:

Gena Konstantinakos

Vice President, Originals

Topic

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Justin Lacob

Head of Development

XTR & Co-Founder of Documentary+

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Ellen Windemuth

CEO

WaterBear Network

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Moderating:


Andrew Jeffrey

News Editor

Realscreen

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2:45pm

Speed Pitching: CNBC, Food Network & Cooking Channel, Game Show Network (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted face time with top executives who have the power to greenlight your project.  

You may select up to two (2) Speed Pitching hosts, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Luke Bauer

VP, Development & Production

CNBC

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Sean Olsen

VP, Development

Game Show Network

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Dana Volkmer-Jones

Director, Programming & Development - Food Network

Food Network

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Speed Pitching: History, Nickelodeon, Science Channel (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted face time with top executives who have the power to greenlight your project.  

You may select up to two (2) Speed Pitching hosts, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Mandel Ilagan

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Nickelodeon

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Caroline Perez

SVP, Development & Production

Science Channel

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Brooke Townsend

Director, Non-Fiction Programming & Development

History

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Speed Pitching: HBO Max, Motor Trend Network, National Geographic (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

*Included with your a pass

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted face time with top executives who have the power to greenlight your project.  

You may select up to two (2) Speed Pitching hosts, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Aneka Hylton-Donelson

Director of Development

National Geographic Channel

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Julie St. Aubin

VP Non Fiction Original Programming

HBO Max

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Gabriel VanHuss

VP, Development & Programming

MotorTrend Group

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Speed Pitching: MTV International, YouTube (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Programming execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Get coveted face time with top executives who have the power to greenlight your project.  

You may select up to two (2) Speed Pitching hosts, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Amanda Culkowski

Vice President, Music Program Development

MTV Networks International

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Zoe Di Stefano

Development Manager, Kids & Family, YouTube Originals

Google/YouTube

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WAIT LINE for Speed Pitching Sessions on Wednesday, June 9 (opens at 2:00pm ET)

*Included with a Premium pass

WAIT LINE for the Wednesday, June 9th Speed Pitching Sessions will open at 2:00pm ET (45 minutes before the session start time).  

This WAIT LINE is for Realscreen Live Premium Passholders who
  • did not make Speed Pitching selections in advance before online sign-up closed;
  • did make Speed Pitching selections in advance, and would like to try to get additional meetings that may open up due to no-shows.
The WAIT LINE will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be no wait list.  

Speed Networking (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

Join us in the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!  These networking sessions are designed for you to meet many like-minded potential partners in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking session times)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Networking' button near the top of the screen (it will appear at 2:45pm ET)  
  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   
  • At 3:45pm ET the Speed Networking 'Start Networking' button will disappear.
  • Have fun!

4:00pm

Fireside Chat: Tina Perry, OWN (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Sponsored by

In this special conversation, the president of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Tina Perry will discuss her distinguished career to date, her ambitions for the Discovery-owned network, and her thoughts on the unscripted programming that resonates most with the OWN audience.

Featuring:

Interviewer

Eric Deggans

TV Critic

National Public Radio (NPR)

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Tina Perry

President

OWN Oprah Winfrey Network

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Thursday, June 10

12:00am

Delegate Lounge (12:00am - 11:59pm)

*Included with a Premium pass 

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 

Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the Marketplace.

Delegate Lounge Hours: Open 24 hours/day, from 8:00am ET Monday, June 7 to 5:00pm ET Friday, June 11 (Market days)

Info Booth/Help Chat Hours:
Monday, Jun 7 - Thurs, Jun 10: 8:00am - 6:00pm ET
Friday, Jun 11: 8:00am - 5:00pm ET

  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.
  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.
  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.
  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

 Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

11:00am

30 Minutes With: Jennifer Vaux, Roku (11:00am - 11:30am)

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Jennifer Vaux

Senior Director, Content Acquisition, The Roku Channel

Roku

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Speed Networking (11:00am - 12:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

Join us in the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!  These networking sessions are designed for you to meet many like-minded potential partners in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking session times)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Networking' button near the top of the screen (it will appear at 11:00am ET)  
  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   
  • At 12:00pm ET the Speed Networking 'Start Networking' button will disappear.
  • Have fun!

12:00pm

30 Minutes With: Jason Sarlanis, TLC (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Jason Sarlanis

President, Crime & Investigation Content, Linear and Streaming

TLC

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30 Minutes With: Nicole Vogel, Lifetime (12:00pm - 12:30pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Nicole Vogel

VP, Unscripted Programming & Development

Lifetime Television

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12:45pm

30 Minutes With: Nicole Emanuele, YouTube Originals (12:45pm - 1:15pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Nicole Emanuele

Development Lead

YouTube

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30 Minutes With: Haley Kaufman, FOX (12:45pm - 1:15pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Haley Kaufman

VP, Alternative Entertainment

Fox Broadcasting Company

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1:30pm

NFTs, IP & U (1:30pm - 2:30pm)

No doubt, you have seen and heard much about a technological innovation called the NFT (non-fungible token). And perhaps, like many of us, you have no idea what all the fuss is about, and how it can be relevant to you as a content creator or producer. This session brings together execs from inside the screen content business and those on the cutting edge of cryptocurrency to reveal why anyone in the business of creating and distributing IP should be looking to NFTs not only as a potential revenue stream and funding source, but just maybe, as the future of distribution itself.

Featuring:

Tom Bilyeu

CEO & Co-Founder

Impact Theory Studios

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Alec Shankman

Co-Managing Partner

A3 Artists Agency

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Jonathan Skogmo

CEO

Jukin Media

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Sophie Watts

Investor

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Moderating:


Manori Ravindran

International Editor

Variety

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2:45pm

Coffee With (Group 1) (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

Coffee with is a chance for producers to meet in small groups with commissioning execs, to learn a little more about programming needs of broadcasters. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.  Don’t forget your beverage!

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may select up to three (3) Coffee with hosts. Spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the host reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Jill Burkhart

VP, Unscripted Programming

Epix

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Maitee Cueva

Executive Producer, Development & Production

A&E

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Leo Faber

Executive Producer, Factual & Culture

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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Mandel Ilagan

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Nickelodeon

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Joseph Maxwell

Head of Documentaries

SBS

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Igal Svet

VP, Documentaries, Discovery+

Discovery Channel & discovery+ docs

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Coffee With (Group 2) (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

Coffee with is a chance for producers to meet in small groups with commissioning execs, to learn a little more about programming needs of broadcasters. These are NOT pitch sessions — just a fantastic networking opportunity.  Don’t forget your beverage!

*Advance sign-up is required.

You may select up to three (3) Coffee with hosts. Spaces will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the host reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Angela Freedman

Director of Development

Travel Channel

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Jennifer Gordon

VP, Development

TLC

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Alex Leibow

Sr. Development Manager

Snapchat

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Ashley McFarlin Buie

Vice President, Unscripted Development

WE TV

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Tara Nadolny

Associate Director, Development, VICE TV

VICE

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Speed Networking (2:45pm - 3:45pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

Join us in the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!  These networking sessions are designed for you to meet many like-minded potential partners in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking session times)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Networking' button near the top of the screen (it will appear at 2:45pm ET)  
  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   
  • At 3:45pm ET the Speed Networking 'Start Networking' button will disappear.
  • Have fun!

4:00pm

The talent test: Why and when you should attach talent to your show (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Attaching big names to projects has been a major trend in the unscripted business for several years, but with the current slowdown in scripted production, sports and live music, the floodgates have opened even wider, and a bigger pool of A-listers is moving aggressively into the space. But attaching talent to your programming still needs to be approached with caution. In this comprehensive session, you’ll find out why and how the boom in “A-listed unscripted” is taking shape now, and what the potential pitfalls and pluses are in the process, from dealing with buyers to negotiating deals.

Featuring:

Caroline Baumgard

CEO

A. Smith & Co. Productions

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Sahara Bushue

SVP, Head of Unscripted TV

Westbrook Studios

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Joni Day

SVP, Alternative Development

Fremantle

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Marc Kamler

Partner, Head of Unscripted Content

A3 Artists Agency

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Moderating:


Jacqui Pitman

CEO, Casting Director & Executive Producer

Pitman Casting/Partypit Productions

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Friday, June 11

12:00am

Delegate Lounge (12:00am - 5:00pm)

*Included with a Premium pass 

Take a seat in the Delegate Lounge and connect with delegates face-to-face in a virtual setting. 

Here, you can also visit our Info Booth/Help Desk if you require any assistance navigating the Marketplace.

Delegate Lounge Hours: Open 24 hours/day, from 8:00am ET Monday, June 7 to 5:00pm ET Friday, June 11 (Market days)

Info Booth/Help Chat Hours
Monday, Jun 7 - Thurs, Jun 10: 8:00am - 6:00pm ET
Friday, Jun 11: 8:00am - 5:00pm ET

  • See ‘who’s in the room’ and move freely from table to table for video chat networking.
  • Meet select companies at their own branded tables.
  • Search other delegates inside the Delegate Lounge and invite them to private or group video meetings at general networking tables.
  • Take a seat at a table to join a conversation. It’s that easy!

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears while the lounge is open)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

 Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

11:00am

Trendwatch: Unscripted’s Family-friendly Face (11:00am - 12:00pm)

As we have all become accustomed to both more time viewing content and more time watching with our families, it makes sense that family-friendly fare is all the rage at present. And with the success of such programming, particularly in the unscripted space, it’s likely to stay that way for the near future. Here, you’ll hear from producers and broadcasters about how and what they’re developing and programming in the space, and what styles of formats are in demand.

Featuring:

Julian Curtis

Co-CEO & Co-Founder

Lineup Industries

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Irad Eyal

Owner

Haymaker West

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Cecilie Olsen

SVP, Global Content, Non-scripted

ITV Studios

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Charles Wachter

Executive Producer & Showrunner

Hard North Media

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Moderating:


Barry Walsh

Editor-in-Chief & Content Director

Realscreen Magazine

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12:00pm

Keynote Conversation: Rob Wade, Fox Entertainment (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Sponsored by

In this keynote conversation, Rob Wade will discuss Fox’s unscripted successes to date and the unscripted programming highlights on the way for Fox, as well as his perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing producers and programmers in the unscripted genre as the industry continues to evolve.

Featuring:

Rob Wade

President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials

Fox Entertainment

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Interviewer

Peter White

Television Editor

Deadline Hollywood

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1:15pm

Pitching Partners: All3Media International, Group Nine Studios (1:15pm - 2:15pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Production company development execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Similar to our Speed Pitching sessions, this is your chance to pitch to production companies and studios who are looking for great ideas and partnerships.  

You may submit for one (1) Pitching Partners host, which will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET


Featuring:

Harriet Allen

Commercial Executive, Non-Scripted

all3media International

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Joe Rivadeneira

VP of Development, Vox Media Studios

Group Nine Studios

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Pitching Partners: Blue Ant Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. Intl TV Production (1:15pm - 2:15pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Production company development execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Similar to our Speed Pitching sessions, this is your chance to pitch to production companies and studios who are looking for great ideas and partnerships.  

You may submit for one (1) Pitching Partners host, which will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Jamie Canniffe

SVP, Alternative Programming

Sony Pictures Television

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Jennifer Harkness

SVP, Unscripted Development and Production

Blue Ant Studios

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Adam Steinman

VP, Creative, Format, Development & Sales

Warner Bros. International Television Production

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Pitching Partners: Daisybeck Studios, Fremantle, Jupiter Entertainment (1:15pm - 2:15pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Production company development execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Similar to our Speed Pitching sessions, this is your chance to pitch to production companies and studios who are looking for great ideas and partnerships.  

You may submit for one (1) Pitching Partners host, which will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Jean Shi

SVP, Alternative Programming & Development

Fremantle

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Chris Spry

SVP, Development

Jupiter Entertainment

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Paul Stead

EVP, Unscripted Television - UK, eOne & Managing Director, Daisybeck

Daisybeck Studios and EVP, eOne Unscripted TV UK

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Pitching Partners: Asylum Entertainment, ITV Entertainment, Pilgrim Media Group (1:15pm - 2:15pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Production company development execs will be taking one-on-one, five-minute pitches!  Similar to our Speed Pitching sessions, this is your chance to pitch to production companies and studios who are looking for great ideas and partnerships.  

You may submit for one (1) Pitching Partners host, which will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis until the session reaches capacity.

Information on how to sign up will be emailed to registered delegates prior to the opening date.

Session selection opens on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM ET

Featuring:

Ariel Brozell

SVP, Content Development

The Content Group

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Michelle Byars

SVP, Development

ITV America

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Cara Groom

Director of Development

Pilgrim Media Group

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WAIT LINE for Pitching Partners Sessions on Friday, June 11 (opens at 12:30pm ET)

*Included with a Premium pass

WAIT LINE for the Friday, June 11th Pitching Partners Sessions will open at 12:30pm ET (45 minutes before the session start time).  

This WAIT LINE is for Realscreen Live Premium Passholders who
  • did not make Pitching Partners selections in advance before online sign-up closed;
  • did make Pitching Partners selections in advance, and would like to try to get additional meetings that may open up due to no-shows.
The WAIT LINE will operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be no wait list.  

Executive Insights: Genre Experts (1:15pm - 2:15pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

Executive Insights is designed to give delegates access to executives in unscripted and non-fiction entertainment who will provide valuable knowledge about aspects of the business and give you the opportunity to ask questions that will help guide you in your career. Seating at each table is limited to 7 delegates and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Here, you can connect with producers who will discuss the latest content and trends in their genre of expertise, all in a unique and intimate networking opportunity.

To enter this session, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection will provide the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter button below (this button appears on this page during the posted session times)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realscreen Live, so that the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)


Featuring:

Donald Albright

Co-Founder

Tenderfoot TV


Podcast to Broadcast to...Podcast? Join Tenderfoot TV's Donald Albright as he discusses how true crime audio storytelling is being used as a supplemental marketing tool to engage audiences.
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Hayley Babcock

Owner

Hayley Babcock Media Consulting


Join formats expert and FRAPA board member Hayley Babcock as she helps you navigate adapting formats for different territories and how to protect your IP
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Jim Casey

President

Painless Productions


Join this paranormal expert as he divulges the key ingredients to creating long-lasting breakthrough programming in the space and discusses the future of the genre.
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Wes Dening

Head of Global Formats

Eureka


Join the Executive Producer of award winning competition series including Holey Moley (ABC), Full Bloom (HBO Max) and Dating Around (Netflix) as he shares insights for developing and producing competition formats that are distinctive, original and will break through with US platforms and networks.
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Danielle Gervais

EVP, Casting & Talent

ITV America


Join multi Emmy Award-winning casting executive Danielle Gervais (Queer Eye, Love Island) for a discussion on the fundamentals of putting together a dynamic unscripted cast – from celebrity attachments to mining new undiscovered talent and personalities.
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Shari Scorca

SVP, Head of Unscripted Content

Stage 13 (Warner Bros./Warner Bros. Television Group)


Join the Executive Producer of the award-winning, unscripted Asian food/travel/lifestyle franchise "Family Style", as she leads a conversation on how Talent, stories and culture connect with today’s audiences.
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Jonathan Skogmo

CEO

Jukin Media


Join the Founder and CEO of Jukin Media as he discusses the process of producing short form content, how to leverage compelling UGC videos, and why the future of entertainment is user-generated.
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Patrick Weiland

SVP, Production & Development

Intuitive Content


Join this food programming expert as he shares his insights for developing and producing impactful and entertaining stories all through the lens of food.
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2:30pm

30 Minutes With: Lizzie Fox & Rebecca Quinn, HBO Max (2:30pm - 3:00pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Lizzie Fox

SVP, Non-Fiction Programming

HBO Max

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Rebecca Quinn

SVP, Non-Fiction Original Programming

HBO Max

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30 Minutes With: Todd Lichten, Facebook Watch (2:30pm - 3:00pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Todd Lichten

Head of Emerging Content

Facebook

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3:15pm

30 Minutes With: Loren Ruch, HGTV (3:15pm - 3:45pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Loren Ruch

Group SVP, Production & Development

HGTV, DIY Network & Great American Country

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30 Minutes With: Adam Lewinson, Tubi (3:15pm - 3:45pm)

*Included with a Premium pass

These live, interactive sessions feature some of the most in-demand unscripted buyers and commissioners talking about their programming strategies, future plans and priorities. The opportunity to submit questions to the commissioners will be available during the session. 

Featuring:

Adam Lewinson

Chief Content Officer

Tubi

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Speed Networking (3:15pm - 3:45pm)

Sponsored by

*Included with a Premium pass

Join us in the Delegate Lounge to be matched with attendees for four-minute speed meetings!  These networking sessions are designed for you to meet many like-minded potential partners in a short time period.

To enter the Virtual Delegate Lounge, follow these simple steps:

  1. Be on a LAPTOP or a DESKTOP COMPUTER (the platform does not offer all interactive features on a mobile device) 
  2. Use the most recent version of GOOGLE CHROME  
  3. High Speed hard-lined Internet connection offers the best experience
  4. Click on the Enter Delegate Lounge button below (this button appears on this page during the posted Speed Networking session times)
  5. Allow the platform to access your computer’s camera and microphone  
  6. Provide your credentials OR register if it’s your first time on the Airmeet platform.
    Be sure to use the same email addresses that you registered for Realsceen Live, so that
    the system recognizes you as an approved Premium passholder. 
  7. Click "Enter event” (and follow prompts from there)

Alternatively, you can access the Delegate Lounge from your realXchange Event Home page.

To participate in Speed Networking:

  • Click on the 'Start Networking' button near the top of the screen (it will appear at 3:15pm ET)  
  • The system will randomly match you with other participating delegates. 4 minutes later the system will spin the wheel again and you’ll be matched with someone else.   
  • At 3:45pm ET the Speed Networking 'Start Networking' button will disappear.
  • Have fun!

4:00pm

Opportunity in unprecedented times: Where do we go from here? (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

The non-fiction and unscripted production community, like every part of the screen content industry, has weathered unfathomable disruption over the course of the past year, and that disruption will potentially have a permanent impact on how your business, and the industry in general moves forward. What is the “new normal” of producing content going to look like from here on in? Who’s paying for it? How are these changes impacting the buying and selling of programming? This can’t-miss closing session brings together executives from various sectors to identify the key disruptors causing the waves of change, and the ways to ride them to success.

Featuring:

Elaine Frontain Bryant

EVP, Head of Programming

A&E

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Mioshi Hill

President

Sirens Media

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Amy Introcaso-Davis

EVP, Development & Production, Factual Programming

Discovery

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Amir Shahkhalili

Partner

WME

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Natalka Znak

President

ZnakTV

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Moderating:


Barry Walsh

Editor-in-Chief & Content Director

Realscreen Magazine

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