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Hayley Babcock

Owner
Hayley Babcock Media Consulting

Hayley Babcock is a highly respected, entrepreneurial television executive recognized for her exceptional mix of creative and business skills. Babcock has an extensive background in development, production, acquisitions, formats and management. She has built her career developing, producing and acquiring programming, building new divisions in existing organizations and overseeing multiple...more

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Nancy Glass

CEO
Glass Entertainment Group

A six-time Emmy award winning journalist and television host, Nancy Glass is CEO and Executive Producer of Glass Entertainment Group (GEG).

Headquartered in Philadelphia, GEG is a full-service production company specializing in unscripted television, film production, new media content and podcasts. Since launching 20 years ago, the company has produced over 3,000...more

Janet Han Vissering

SVP, Development & Production
Nat Geo Wild

As SVP of development and production at National Geographic, Janet Han Vissering oversees the natural history slate and animal content across the channel, Nat Geo WILD and Disney+. She is responsible for more than 200 hours of programming commissioned each year.

In this role, Vissering manages the development teams, working with...more

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Marc Kamler

Partner, Head of Unscripted Content
A3 Artists Agency

Marc Kamler serves as Partner in the Alternative Programming, Digital Media, Licensing and Branding Division at A3 Artists Agency, one of the world’s largest diversified talent agencies with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London.

Kamler represents the creative and business interests of award-winning production companies, producers, intellectual...more

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Carlos King

Executive Producer, Founder
Kingdom Reign Entertainment

Carlos King is one of the most sought after executive producers in reality television. With over ten years under his production belt, King has quickly created a niche for himself in the docu-soap arena. He has produced high-profile programs such as eight seasons of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Season...more

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Jennifer O'Connell

EVP, Original Non Fiction & Live Action Family
HBO Max

Jennifer O’Connell is Executive Vice President, Non-Fiction & Live-Action Family Originals for HBO Max, responsible for leading unscripted and alternative programming, developing a unique slate across a broad range of formats from compelling documentary features and docuseries to competition and lifestyle programming to big event specials. Working with prestige creators...more

Cecilie Olsen

SVP, Global Content, Non-scripted
ITV Studios

As the SVP of Global Content, Non-Scripted at ITV Studios, Cecilie Olsen heads up the non-scripted acquisitions team, actively seeking out new third-party co-production partners as well as overseeing the internal labels' non-scripted programming output for international distribution. Olsen looks for shows that are bold, brave, noisy returnable franchises and...more

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Diane Rankin

SVP, Rights/Executive Producer
Distribution360

At Distribution360, Diane oversees commercial activity for global distribution, including sales, acquisitions, partnerships and operations to bring great content to buyers around the World. Alongside marblemedia's in-house development team and third-party content partners, Diane works on projects from development through to delivery, setting up strategic partnerships, raising finance and executive...more

Arthur Smith

Chairman
A. Smith & Co. Productions

Arthur Smith is the Chairman of A. Smith & Co. Productions and is an industry veteran and a pioneer in nonfiction television, known for creating some of the longest-running unscripted series in history since founding A. Smith & Co. in 2000.

Smith was inducted into the Realscreen Awards Hall...more

Joe Sungkur

SVP, Current Programming
Fox Alternative Entertainment

Joe Sungkur is Senior Vice President, Current Programming, of FOX Alternative Entertainment (FAE), FOX Entertainment’s in-house unscripted studio that produces series for FOX Network and third-party platforms.  Based in Los Angeles, he is responsible for overseeing the production of a number of FAE series, including FOX’s The Masked Singer, The Masked...more

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