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

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

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

About Realscreen West

Get unprecedented access to international decision-makers

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

Fast-track your business

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

Make the Connection

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

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Kim Chessler Itskowitch
VP, Unscripted Programming
Lifetime Television
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Jennifer Gordon
VP, Development
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Cat Rodriguez
VP, Unscripted Development & Programming
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Bert Klasey
Sr Director Development, Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel
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Lilla Hurst
Global Head of Acquisitions & Partnerships
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Priya Singh
Commissioning Editor, Factual
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Revital Basel
Managing Director
Keshet International
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Ryan Pirozzi
Head of Amazon Freevee
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Ryan Chanatry
General Manager
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Cecilie Olsen
SVP, Global Content, Non-Scripted
ITV Studios
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Julian Curtis
Lineup Industries
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Jonathan Skogmo
Jukin Media
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Marc Kamler
Head of Unscripted Packaging
A3 Artists Agency
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Sean Olsen
VP, Development
Game Show Network
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Joni Day
Executive Vice President, Entertainment
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Kirsty Hanson
Commissioning Editor
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Danielle Gervais
EVP, Casting & Talent
ITV America
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Ariel Brozell
SVP, Development
The Content Group
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Jessie Springer
Manager of Development, Nat Geo WILD
National Geographic Channel
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David Brady
Cream Productions Inc.
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Jennifer Vaux
VP, Content Acquisition & Programming
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Joseph Schneier
SVP, Production & Development, Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel
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Patty Suh
VP, Programming & Development - Food Network & Cooking Channel
Food Network
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Loren Ruch
Head of Content HGTV
HGTV, DIY Network & Great American Country
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Max Micallef
VP, Head of West Coast Development
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Jon Adler
Head of Talent & Content Development
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Nicole Vogel
VP, Unscripted Programming & Development
Lifetime Television
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Cynthia Fenneman
President Emeritus
American Public Television & Create TV
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Leo Faber
Executive Producer, Factual & Culture
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Mandel Ilagan
Vice President, Current & Development, Game Shows
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Gabriel VanHuss
VP, Development & Programming
MotorTrend Group
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Betsy Ayala
SVP Production & Development
HGTV, DIY Network & Great American Country
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Adam Steinman
Production and Development
Warner Bros. International Television Production
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Loren Baxter
Head of Acquisitions
Off the Fence
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Tom Brisley
Arrow Media
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Jacqueline Pitman
CEO, Casting Director & Executive Producer
Pitman Casting/Partypit Productions
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Kelly Greenwood
Founder & CEO
Mind Share Partners
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Sylvia Bugg
Chief Programming Executive & General Manager
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Carlos King
Executive Producer, Founder
Kingdom Reign Entertainment
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Shari Scorca
SVP, Head of Unscripted Content
Stage 13 (Warner Bros./Warner Bros. Television Group)
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Sydney Clover
Senior Director, Development
National Geographic
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Karen Gray
EVP, Human Resources
A+E Networks
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Jason Sarlanis
President, TBS, TNT, truTV, ID & HLN - Linear & Streaming
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Havva Eisenbaum
VP, Development, Unscripted
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
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Amanda Culkowski
Vice President, Music Program Development
MTV Networks International
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Janet Han Vissering
SVP, Development & Production
Nat Geo Wild
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Zoe Rogovin
Head, Non-Fiction
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Amir Shahkhalili
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Jill Burkhart
MGM+ Alt Programming Executive
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Todd Lichten
Head of Emerging Content
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Danny Gabai
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Mioshi Hill
Sirens Media
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Barry Walsh
Editor-in-Chief & Content Director
Realscreen Magazine
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Eric Deggans
TV Critic
National Public Radio (NPR)
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Charles Wachter
Executive Producer & Showrunner
Hard North Media
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David Ciaramella
Communications Manager
K7 Media Ltd
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Peter White
Executive Editor, Television
Deadline Hollywood
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Nicole Silveira
VP, Unscripted, Disney Branded Television
Disney Branded Television
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Caroline Baumgard
A. Smith & Co. Productions
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Brad Abramson
Head of Documentary
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Jenny Ramirez
Senior Vice President, Entertainment Unscripted Alternative Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming
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Angela Freedman
Director of Development
Travel Channel
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Marisa Weinstein
VP, Development
MTV Entertainment Group
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Adrian Padmore
Commissioning Editor, Factual
Channel 5
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Meghan Cassin
VP Content
Magnolia Network
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Carolyn Gross
Director, Programming & Development
Food Network & Cooking Channel
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Joseph Maxwell
Head of Unscripted
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Alex Leibow
Sr. Development Manager
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Rob Swartz
SVP, Development & Production
REELZ Channel
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Angela Molloy
SVP, Development & Original Production AllBlk & WEtv, Unscripted
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Natalie Vinet
SVP, Global Distribution
Boat Rocker Media
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Christian Beetz
Beetz Brothers Film Production
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Liz Cowie
Senior Manager, Development & Alternative Programming
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Gena Konstantinakos
Vice President, Originals
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Mike Stiller
Head of East Coast Development
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Sahara Bushue
Director, Unscripted Series
Westbrook Studios
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Julie St. Aubin
SVP, Development & Production
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Tara Nadolny
Associate Director, Development, VICE TV
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Cara Groom
Director of Development
Pilgrim Media Group
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Elaine Frontain Bryant
EVP, Head of Programming Genres for A&E, Lifetime and LMN
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Natalka Znak
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Andrew Jeffrey
News Editor
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Maritza Chong-Qui
Manager of Development
Travel Channel
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Harriet Armston-Clarke
Global Acquisitions Manager
TVF International
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Jean Shi
SVP, Alternative Programming & Development
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Zoe Di Stefano
Creative Executive, Kids & Family, YouTube Originals
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Heidi Reavis
Managing Partner
Reavis Page Jump LLP
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Irad Eyal
Haymaker West
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Justin Lacob
Head of Development
XTR & Co-Founder of Documentary+
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Sharon Vuong
SVP, Alternative Programming & Development
NBCUniversal Television & Streaming
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Rebecca Quinn
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
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Lizzie Fox
SVP, Non-Fiction Programming
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Nicole Emanuele
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Tiffany Williams
EVP, Unscripted Programming & Development
BET Networks
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Dolyn Chasin
Sr. Director, Production & Development
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Alison Barrat
SVP, Production & Development
Love Nature
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Wendy Llinas
Sr. Director, Programming & Development
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Maitee Cueva
Executive Producer, Development & Production
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Rachel Nelson
Vice President, Original Programming and Head of Corus Studios
Corus Entertainment
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Ashley McFarlin
VP, Unscripted & Scripted Development and Production
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Katie Isaacson
Director of Development, CNN
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Andrew Strauser
VP, Content
Magnolia Network
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Franklin Cumberbatch Jr
Executive Producer
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Jessica Schmiedchen
Director of Development, Unscripted Content
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Zara Frankel
Senior Director, Programming & Development
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Paul Lewis
Programming & Development
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Luke Bauer
VP, Development & Production
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Joe Rivadeneira
SVP, Development & Production
Group Nine Studios
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Sean Wheatley
Head of Acquisitions
Passion Distribution
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Emily Elisha
VP, Acquisitions
Banijay Rights
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Wes Dening
Head of Global Formats
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Arun Maljaars
VP, Content & Channels
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Michael von Wurden
Snowman Productions
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David Stefanou
Unscripted Programming
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Charlie Parsons
SVP, Global Development
National Geographic Channel
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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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Donald Albright
Tenderfoot TV
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Abby Greensfelder
Founder & CEO
Everywoman Studios
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Adam Lewinson
Chief Content Officer
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Mimi Blanchard
Senior Director, Current Programming
BET Networks
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Jennifer Harkness
SVP, Factual Entertainment and Production
Blue Ant Studios
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Richard Life
SVP Acquisitions and Co-productions
Cineflix Rights
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Ruby Kuraishe
Commissioning Editor, Entertainment
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Patrick Weiland
Intuitive Content
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Hayley Babcock
Founder and CEO
Hayley Babcock Media Consulting
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Connie Hodson
Director of Content Acquisitions & Partnerships
Beyond Rights
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Aneka Hylton-Donelson
Director of Development
National Geographic Channel
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Sara Helman
VP, Production & Development, TLC
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Julie Neimat
EVP, Employee Experience
Discovery, Inc.
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Amanda Spain
VP, Longform Acquisitions
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Dane Joseph
VP, Unscripted Series
MTV Entertainment Group
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Manori Ravindran
London correspondent
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Amy Introcaso-Davis
EVP, Development & Production, Factual Programming
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Sophie Watts
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DeJeana Chappell
Senior Manager, Workplace Strategy Leader, Corporate Real Estate
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Brenda Davis
SVP, Human Resources
Endemol Shine North America
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Haley Kaufman
VP, Alternative Entertainment
Fox Broadcasting Company
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Hayden K. Meyer
Agency Partner, EVP, Head of Alternative & Factual Programming, Senior Agent
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Igal Svet
Executive Vice President
Discovery Channel & discovery+ docs
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Dana Volkmer-Jones
Director, Programming & Development Food Network
Food Network
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Brooke Townsend
Sr. Director, Non-Fiction Programming & Development
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Harriet Allen
Commercial Executive, Non-Scripted
all3media International
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Jamie Canniffe
SVP, Alternative Programming
Sony Pictures Television
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Jennifer Caserta
Chief Transformation & People Officer
AMC Networks
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Alec Shankman
Senior Partner and Head, Alternative
A3 Artists Agency
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Rachel Brenner
Sr. Director of Development
Investigation Discovery
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Christopher Spry
SVP, Development
Jupiter Entertainment
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MyKhanh Shelton
SVP, Enterprise Inclusion
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Michelle Byars
SVP, Development
ITV America
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Tom Bilyeu
CEO & Co-Founder
Impact Theory Studios
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Ellen Windemuth
WaterBear Network
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Rob Wade
Chief Executive Officer
Fox Entertainment
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Thomas Dey
CEO & Founder
ACF Investment Bank
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Anjali Midha
Co-founder & CEO
Diesel Labs
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Harjeet Chhokar
Commissioning Editor, Factual
Channel 4
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Kathleen Meek
Manager, Original Content, Scripted & Factual
Corus Entertainment
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Ed Davis
Senior Director, Unscripted Development, TBS, TNT & truTV
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Caroline Perez
SVP, Development & Production
Science Channel
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Paul Heaney
BossaNova Media
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Samuel Kissous
Pernel Media
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Erica Diaz-Gant
VP, Development
ID and True Crime Originals on discovery+
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Jim Casey
Painless Productions
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Lauren Anderson
Head, Brand & Content Innovation, Prime Video, Amazon MGM Studios, and Amazon Freevee
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David Collins
Co-Founder & Executive Producer
Scout Productions
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Tina Perry
President OWN TV Network & OTT Streaming
OWN Oprah Winfrey Network
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Scott Purdy
National Media Industry Leader


The 2021 edition is expanded to feature five days of keynotes and panels with industry leading executives, as well as focused networking opportunities designed to foster new connections and provide a forum for dialog and the exchange of creative ideas. Ultimately, Realscreen Live’s goal is to power business transactions.
Discover. Connect. Engage.
and meet unscripted and non-fiction programming creators and buyers during three days of online panels and pitching opportunities.
with prospective partners through virtual Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With… sessions structured to help you make the connections you need to move your business forward.
with experts and peers through realXchange, our interactive tool designed to help you make meaningful connections and share your project concepts and ideas.

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