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In one week we’ll be welcoming close to 1,000 delegates to the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel for the West Coast’s most important and valuable unscripted entertainment conference and the ...
May 28, 2014

In one week we’ll be welcoming close to 1,000 delegates to the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel for the West Coast’s most important and valuable unscripted entertainment conference and the Realscreen Awards.

The agenda is packed with provocative and practical sessions designed to take your business to the next level and includes unprecedented access to decision makers and potential production partners through our structured networking series. This year’s keynote session Refreshing Reality brings together a panel of top programmers, producers and agents to examine whether there is a “creative crisis” in unscripted programming and if so, how it can be overcome.

Tape Talk: Finding the “A-HA!” Moment



The buzz word continues to be authenticity – audiences are seeking genuine characters with something to say. And the first step in bringing those characters to the screen is capturing their essence in the sizzle. Here, producers, agents and network execs explore the sizzle tapes that were part of the pitches behind some of today’s top unscripted series, and pinpoint the “A-Ha!” moment that practically sealed the deal, and also offer input on how to make sure that moment, and the sizzle itself, shines.



Mary Lisio

EVP, Non-Fiction and Branded Entertainment
Scott Free Productions


Scott Gurney
Co-Founder and Executive Producer
Gurney Productions


Russ McCarroll
VP, Programming & Development
History



Marc Pierce

Owner & Executive Producer
Warm Springs Productions



Josh Pyatt

Agent
WME

Multiple Realities: Producing Celebreality

In the ever-evolving world of the docuseries, how do you convince top celebrities to engage in the world of docusoap and docureality programming? What makes starring in a reality series beneficial for all brands involved – the celeb, the prodco and the network, and what are the potential perils and pitfalls to watch for?



Randy Barbato

co-founder, CEO
World of Wonder



CeeLo Green

Executive Producer
CeeLo Green’s The Good Life


Deirdre Gurney
Co-Founder and Executive Producer
Gurney Productions



Andrew Jameson

Partner
Primary Wave Media



Eli Lehrer

SVP, Non-Fiction Programming
Lifetime

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About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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