Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Sunday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 31, 2020

Please note all times are in Eastern Time (ET)

Agenda

Wednesday, June 3

11:45 AM

How to navigate Realscreen Live

12:15 PM

Reimagined reality: How we rescued our series

Sponsored by

The restrictions placed upon people around the world as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold brought the production industry to a standstill - a situation that is still evolving as some of the lockdowns are beginning to ease internationally. But networks and production partners, working together, seized the opportunity to keep their franchises alive by adopting new production techniques and approaches. From shiny-floor talent competitions to character-led docureality series, this session brings together executives who will peel back the curtain and reveal how they 'reimagined' reality.

Moderating:


Mike Duffy
Co-Bro
Ugly Brother Studios


Featuring:


James Bates
SVP US Factual
Raw TV

Lauren Gellert
EVP, Development & Original Programming
WEtv

Jenny Groom
EVP and Head, Alternative Programming & Development
NBC Entertainment

Trish Kinane
President, Entertainment Programming
Fremantle

Laura Palumbo Johnson
Partner
Magilla Entertainment

Speed Pitching - Travel Channel, Facebook Watch

*Available only with a Premium Live pass.

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

Speed Pitching spots will be available in a two-stage process:

Speed Pitching will open for first-come, first-serve sign up beginning Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Time where delegates will be able to select a maximum of one (1) spot.  This maximum will be in place until Monday, May 25 at 10:59am ET.  

At 11:00am ET on Monday, May 25, delegates will then have access to select up to one (1) additional pitching spot among the remaining spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis until sign ups close on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET.  

A delegate will not exceed two (2) pitching slots on their personal agenda.

Speed Pitching advance sign-up closed on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET. 


Featuring:


Angela Freedman
Director of Development
Travel Channel

Todd Lichten
Unscripted Programming & Development
Facebook Watch

Speed Pitching - Game Show Network, Investigation Discovery, Corus Entertainment

*Available only with a Premium Live pass.

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

Speed Pitching spots will be available in a two-stage process:

Speed Pitching will open for first-come, first-serve sign up beginning Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Time where delegates will be able to select a maximum of one (1) spot.  This maximum will be in place until Monday, May 25 at 10:59am ET.  

At 11:00am ET on Monday, May 25, delegates will then have access to select up to one (1) additional pitching spot among the remaining spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis until sign ups close on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET.  

A delegate will not exceed two (2) pitching slots on their personal agenda.

Speed Pitching advance sign-up closed on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET. 


Featuring:


Brent Hatherill
Senior Director, Development
Investigation Discovery

Krista Look
Director of Original Lifestyle Content
Corus Entertainment

Sean Olsen
VP, Development
Game Show Network

Speed Pitching - Nickelodeon, OWN, CuriosityStream

*Available only with a Premium Live pass.

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

Speed Pitching spots will be available in a two-stage process:

Speed Pitching will open for first-come, first-serve sign up beginning Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Time where delegates will be able to select a maximum of one (1) spot.  This maximum will be in place until Monday, May 25 at 10:59am ET.  

At 11:00am ET on Monday, May 25, delegates will then have access to select up to one (1) additional pitching spot among the remaining spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis until sign ups close on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET.  

A delegate will not exceed two (2) pitching slots on their personal agenda.

Speed Pitching advance sign-up closed on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET. 


Featuring:


Jorge Franzini
Director of Content & Development
CuriosityStream

Mandel Ilagan
VP, Live-Action Development, Unscripted
Nickelodeon

Robyn Lattaker-Johnson
Head of Unscripted Development, Programming & Specials
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Speed Pitching - National Geographic Channel, TLC, TV One

*Available only with a Premium Live pass.

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

Speed Pitching spots will be available in a two-stage process:

Speed Pitching will open for first-come, first-serve sign up beginning Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Time where delegates will be able to select a maximum of one (1) spot.  This maximum will be in place until Monday, May 25 at 10:59am ET.  

At 11:00am ET on Monday, May 25, delegates will then have access to select up to one (1) additional pitching spot among the remaining spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis until sign ups close on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET.  

A delegate will not exceed two (2) pitching slots on their personal agenda.

Speed Pitching advance sign-up closed on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET. 


Featuring:


Cooper Brooks
Development/Producer
National Geographic

Danielle Ostroske-D'Ingillo
Senior Director, Development
TLC

Jason Ryan
Executive Producer
TV One/CLEO TV

WAIT LINE for Speed Pitching Sessions on Wednesday, June 3

WAIT LINE for Wednesday, June 3 Speed Pitching Sessions will open at 11:15am (one hour before the session start time) 

A separate WAIT LINE only for Premium Live Pass attendees:

- who did not make their two (2) speed pitching selections in advance (before online sign-up closed); 

- who did make their advance speed pitching selections, and would like to try to get additional Speed Pitching slots that may open up due to no-shows.


Wait line is first-come, first-served. No wait lists will be created. 

 

1:30 PM

Propelling women in unscripted: facing challenging times, together

Sponsored by

Advocating for women in unscripted content is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic as the current situation brings into sharp focus the many challenges of women in the business. Balancing the demands of work and family and navigating the ins and outs of a fickle freelance market can be barriers to entry, but there is a real need for fresh new talent and ideas to invigorate the industry and effective mentorship to shepherd these emerging voices. Propelle, a joint initiative from Realscreen and Everywoman Studios, aims to shine a spotlight on women's issues while mapping a pathway to success. This session brings together top executives from the production and network spheres to discuss how the content community can support and propel female creators and ultimately benefit the industry as a whole. The panel will also reveal the finalists for Everywoman Studios and Realscreen's inaugural Propelle accelerator program.

Moderating:


Abby Greensfelder
Founder & CEO
Everywoman Studios


Featuring:


Julie Bristow
President & CEO
The Bristow Media Project Inc.

Allison Page
President
Magnolia Network

Jane Root
Founder & CEO
Nutopia

2:00 PM

30 Minutes With: Rob Swartz, Reelzchannel

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**



Featuring:


Rob Swartz
SVP, Development & Production
REELZ Channel

30 Minutes With: Charlie Parsons, National Geographic Channel

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Charlie Parsons
VP, Development
National Geographic Channel

3:00 PM

30 Minutes With: David Stefanou, WEtv

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**



Featuring:


David Stefanou
SVP, Original Programming & Development
WEtv

30 Minutes With: Lauren Frasca, Magnolia Network

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Lauren Frasca
VP, Production & Development
Magnolia Network

30 Minutes With: Carlyn Staudt, Love Nature

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Carlyn Staudt
Global General Manager
Love Nature

Thursday, June 4

11:00 AM

Speed Pitching - MTV International, PBS, CNBC

*Available only with a Premium Live pass.

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

Speed Pitching spots will be available in a two-stage process:

Speed Pitching will open for first-come, first-serve sign up beginning Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Time where delegates will be able to select a maximum of one (1) spot.  This maximum will be in place until Monday, May 25 at 10:59am ET.  

At 11:00am ET on Monday, May 25, delegates will then have access to select up to one (1) additional pitching spot among the remaining spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis until sign ups close on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET.  

A delegate will not exceed two (2) pitching slots on their personal agenda.

Speed Pitching advance sign-up closed on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET. 


Featuring:


Pamela Aguilar
Senior Director Programming and Development
PBS

Amanda Culkowski
Senior Director, Music Program Development
MTV Networks International

Dolyn Dobro
Director Production & Development
CNBC

Speed Pitching - Nat Geo WILD, CBC

*Available only with a Premium Live pass.

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

Speed Pitching spots will be available in a two-stage process:

Speed Pitching will open for first-come, first-serve sign up beginning Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Time where delegates will be able to select a maximum of one (1) spot.  This maximum will be in place until Monday, May 25 at 10:59am ET.  

At 11:00am ET on Monday, May 25, delegates will then have access to select up to one (1) additional pitching spot among the remaining spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis until sign ups close on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET.  

A delegate will not exceed two (2) pitching slots on their personal agenda.

Speed Pitching advance sign-up closed on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET. 


Featuring:


Jessica Schmiedchen
Executive in Charge of Development, Unscripted Content
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Jessie Springer
Associate Manager of Development, Nat Geo WILD
Nat Geo WILD

Speed Pitching - CNN, Love Nature, BET

*Available only with a Premium Live pass.

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

Speed Pitching spots will be available in a two-stage process:

Speed Pitching will open for first-come, first-serve sign up beginning Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Time where delegates will be able to select a maximum of one (1) spot.  This maximum will be in place until Monday, May 25 at 10:59am ET.  

At 11:00am ET on Monday, May 25, delegates will then have access to select up to one (1) additional pitching spot among the remaining spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis until sign ups close on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET.  

A delegate will not exceed two (2) pitching slots on their personal agenda.

Speed Pitching advance sign-up closed on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET. 


Featuring:


Alison Barrat
Vice President, Production and Development
Love Nature

Katie Isaacson
Senior Manager of Development, CNN Original Series
CNN

Keith Wooten
Director of Development, Original Programming
BET Networks

Speed Pitching - Magnolia Network, Smithsonian Channel, Blue Ant Media

*Available only with a Premium Live pass.

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

Speed Pitching spots will be available in a two-stage process:

Speed Pitching will open for first-come, first-serve sign up beginning Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Time where delegates will be able to select a maximum of one (1) spot.  This maximum will be in place until Monday, May 25 at 10:59am ET.   

At 11:00am ET on Monday, May 25, delegates will then have access to select up to one (1) additional pitching spot among the remaining spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis until sign ups close on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET.  

A delegate will not exceed two (2) pitching slots on their personal agenda.

Speed Pitching advance sign-up closed on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET. 


Featuring:


Mark Levine
VP, Content & Programming
Magnolia Network

Samantha Linton
Head of Original Content Canada
Blue Ant Media

Rachel Watson
Director, Development
Smithsonian Channel

WAIT LINE for Speed Pitching Sessions on Thursday, June 4

WAIT LINE for Thursday, June 4 Speed Pitching Sessions will open at 10:00am (one hour before the session start time) 

A separate WAIT LINE only for Premium Live Pass attendees:

- who did not make their two (2) speed pitching selections in advance (before online sign-up closed); 

- who did make their advance speed pitching selections, and would like to try to get additional Speed Pitching slots that may open up due to no-shows.


Wait line is first-come, first-served. No wait lists will be created. 

 

12:30 PM

30 Minutes With: Toby Faulkner, Facebook Watch

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Toby Faulkner
Head of Unscripted
Facebook Watch

30 Minutes With: Jennifer Gordon, TLC

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Jennifer Gordon
VP, Development
TLC

30 Minutes With: Sean Boyle, Discovery Channel

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Sean Boyle
SVP, Development
Discovery Channel

1:30 PM

30 Minutes With: Loren Ruch, HGTV

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Loren Ruch
Group SVP, Production & Development
HGTV

30 Minutes With: David Royle, Smithsonian Channel

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


David Royle
Chief Programming Officer & EVP, Production
Smithsonian Channel

30 Minutes With: Wayne Sampson, USA Network & Syfy

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Wayne Sampson
VP, Programming & Development
USA Network/Syfy

30 Minutes With: Jon Adler, CNN

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Jon Adler
VP, Original Series
CNN

2:30 PM

30 Minutes With: Ben Relles YouTube

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Ben Relles
Head, Innovation
Google/YouTube

30 Minutes With: Sylvia Bugg, PBS

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Sylvia Bugg
Chief Programming Executive
PBS

30 Minutes With: Cori Abraham, Oxygen

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Cori Abraham
SVP, Development Production & International
Oxygen Media

30 Minutes With: Rob Burk, CuriosityStream

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Rob Burk
Head of Content
CuriosityStream

3:30 PM

30 Minutes With: Todd Weiser, Food Network

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Todd Weiser
SVP, Programming & Development
Food Network & Cooking Channel

30 Minutes With: Meghan Cassin, Nat Geo WILD

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Meghan Cassin
VP, Development
Nat Geo WILD

30 Minutes With: Morgan Hertzan, VICE TV

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Morgan Hertzan
EVP & General Manager
VICE TV

30 Minutes With: Tiffany Williams, BET

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen�Live 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.��

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.�

**These sessions will not be recorded.**

 




Featuring:


Tiffany Williams
Executive Vice President of Unscripted Programming and Development
BET Networks

Friday, June 5

11:15 AM

Navigating the new normal

Sponsored by

It's a phrase that has been used often to describe changing conditions in the visual content landscape, the arrival of new platforms and viewing practices, et cetera. But the advent of COVID-19, a global crisis that has upended practically every aspect of our lives, is rewriting the rule book for content production and consumption, even as you read this. How are producers and networks preparing to meet this "new normal" head on? What are the practices and protocols that will need to be adopted as production ramps up again? How can networks and their production partners work together most effectively to keep the unscripted industry flourishing in these uncertain times?

Moderating:


Barry Walsh
Editor & Content Director
Realscreen Magazine


Featuring:


Nancy Daniels
Chief Brand Officer, Discovery and Factual
Discovery, Inc.

David George
CEO
ITV America

Sharon Levy
President, Unscripted & Scripted Television
Endemol Shine North America

Tim Pastore
Media Executive
All3Media America

12:30 PM

Perfecting your virtual pitch

It used to be the goal to sell the show in the room... now it's all about selling it over Zoom. Even in times such as these, deals are being done, and great content is being developed, bought and sold. Here, you'll learn from producers and network execs what works best when pitching your idea virtually, and you'll also gain some valuable wisdom about what not to pitch and what might resonate best in the current climate.

Moderating:


Joseph Livecchi
CEO
Noble Savages


Featuring:


Stephanie Drachkovitch
Co-Founder & President
44 Blue Productions

Brett-Patrick Jenkins
Executive Producer & Creator
Propagate Content

Geno McDermott
President, US Alternative Programming, Unscripted Television
Entertainment One

Yasmin Rawji
VP, Alternative Entertainment
FOX Entertainment

Lynn Sadofsky
SVP, Food Network Programming & Development
Food Network

1:45 PM

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the foundations of television broadcasting the world over, with pilot seasons, major sporting events and production schedules for new content upended for the short to mid term, and no way of knowing when “business as usual” may return. But the good news in all this is that the demand for content remains as strong as ever if not stronger. As broadcasters around the world contend with what may be a drastically redrawn advertising landscape, acquired programming can provide immediate relief, while coproductions and other innovative approaches to commissioning content may offer comfort to compromised bottom lines when production resumes in some capacity. Here, international distributors, producers and commissioners offer insight on the challenges and opportunities emerging out of the disruption.

Moderating:


Kate Beal
Chief Executive Officer
Woodcut Media


Featuring:


Julie Chang
VP, International Co-Productions
Blue Ant Media

Sophie Ferron
CEO & Executive Producer
Media Ranch

Tim Gerhartz
SVP, Global Sales
Red Arrow Studios International

Clare Laycock
SVP, Head of Lifestyle & Entertainment Brands
Discovery Networks UK

J.C. Mills
President & Commercial Director
Cineflix Productions

2:00 PM

30 Minutes With: Jay James, Game Show Network

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Jay James
SVP, Programming & Development
Game Show Network

30 Minutes With: Rob Bagshaw, Nickelodeon

Sponsored by

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Rob Bagshaw
EVP, Unscripted Content
Nickelodeon

3:00 PM

Speed Pitching - MSNBC, HGTV

*Available only with a Premium Live pass.

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

Speed Pitching spots will be available in a two-stage process:

Speed Pitching will open for first-come, first-serve sign up beginning Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Time where delegates will be able to select a maximum of one (1) spot.  This maximum will be in place until Monday, May 25 at 10:59am ET.   

At 11:00am ET on Monday, May 25, delegates will then have access to select up to one (1) additional pitching spot among the remaining spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis until sign ups close on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET.  

A delegate will not exceed two (2) pitching slots on their personal agenda.

Speed Pitching advance sign-up closed on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET. 


Featuring:


Monica Valdes
Director, Programming & Development
HGTV

Nina Weinstein
Executive Story Editor
MSNBC

Speed Pitching - YouTube, VICE TV, OUTtv Network

*Available only with a Premium Live pass.

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

Speed Pitching spots will be available in a two-stage process:

Speed Pitching will open for first-come, first-serve sign up beginning Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Time where delegates will be able to select a maximum of one (1) spot.  This maximum will be in place until Monday, May 25 at 10:59am ET.  

At 11:00am ET on Monday, May 25, delegates will then have access to select up to one (1) additional pitching spot among the remaining spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis until sign ups close on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET.  

A delegate will not exceed two (2) pitching slots on their personal agenda.

Speed Pitching advance sign-up closed on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET. 


Featuring:


Lauren Celinski
Development Lead, YouTube Originals
YouTube

Tara Nadolny
Sr Manager of Development
VICE TV

Philip Webb
COO
OUTtv Network

Speed Pitching - Discovery Channel, Bell Media, REELZChannel

*Available only with a Premium Live pass.

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

Speed Pitching spots will be available in a two-stage process:

Speed Pitching will open for first-come, first-serve sign up beginning Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Time where delegates will be able to select a maximum of one (1) spot.  This maximum will be in place until Monday, May 25 at 10:59am ET.  

At 11:00am ET on Monday, May 25, delegates will then have access to select up to one (1) additional pitching spot among the remaining spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis until sign ups close on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET.  

A delegate will not exceed two (2) pitching slots on their personal agenda.

Speed Pitching advance sign-up closed on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET. 


Featuring:


Steven Cheskin
SVP, Programming
REELZ Channel

Carter Figueroa
Executive Producer
Discovery Channel

Robin Johnston
Director, Original Programming, Factual & Reality
Bell Media

Speed Pitching - WEtv, American Public Television

*Available only with a Premium Live pass.

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

Speed Pitching spots will be available in a two-stage process:

Speed Pitching will open for first-come, first-serve sign up beginning Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Time where delegates will be able to select a maximum of one (1) spot.  This maximum will be in place until Monday, May 25 at 10:59am ET.  

At 11:00am ET on Monday, May 25, delegates will then have access to select up to one (1) additional pitching spot among the remaining spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis until sign ups close on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET.  

A delegate will not exceed two (2) pitching slots on their personal agenda.

Speed Pitching advance sign-up closed on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:00pm ET. 


Featuring:


Cynthia Fenneman
President & CEO
APT Worldwide/American Public Television

Angela Molloy
VP, Development
WEtv

WAIT LINE for Speed Pitching Sessions on Friday, June 5

WAIT LINE for Tuesday, June 2 Speed Pitching Sessions will open at 2:00pm (one hour before the session start time) 

A separate WAIT LINE only for Premium Live Pass attendees:

- who did not make their two (2) speed pitching selections in advance (before online sign-up closed); 

- who did make their advance speed pitching selections, and would like to try to get additional Speed Pitching slots that may open up due to no-shows.


Wait line is first-come, first-served. No wait lists will be created. 

Thursday, June 18

11:00 AM

30 Minutes With: Mike Stiller, History

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Michael Stiller
VP, Development & Programming
History

12:00 PM

30 Minutes With: Mioshi Hill, Lifetime

*Included with your Realscreen Live 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.  

Access to each session is limited to 75 delegates to maintain an intimate vibe. Delegates will be admitted first-come, first-serve until the room capacity is reached.

**These sessions will not be recorded.**


Featuring:


Mioshi Hill
VP, Non-Fiction Programming & Development
Lifetime

1:00 PM

Keynote Conversation: Jennifer O'Connell, HBO Max


Featuring:


Jennifer O'Connell
EVP, Original Non-Fiction & Kids
HBO Max

Brian Tannenbaum, Interviewer
Content
Quibi

2:15 PM

Speed Pitching - History, Lifetime

*Available only with a Premium Live pass.

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


Featuring:


Max Micallef, Table host
VP, Nonfiction Programming
History

Cat Rodriguez, Table host
VP, Unscripted Development & Programming
Lifetime

WAIT LINE for Speed Pitching Sessions on Thursday, June 18

WAIT LINE for Thursday, June 18 Speed Pitching Sessions will open at 1:15pm ET (one hour before the session start time) 

A separate WAIT LINE only for Premium Live Pass attendees who would like to try to get a Speed Pitching slot that may open up due to no-shows.


Wait line is first-come, first-served. No wait lists will be created. 

 

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