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Realscreen West reveals advisory board, expands program length

The seventh edition of the West Coast unscripted entertainment market and conference will take place over three days, from June 1-3, at Santa Monica's Fairmont Miramar hotel. (Photo: the 2014 Realscreen Awards, by Rahoul Ghose)
February 10, 2015

In response to delegate feedback looking for more meeting and networking time, organizers have expanded the Realscreen West program to three days, June 1-3 in Santa Monica.

This marks the seventh year for the West Coast’s most important unscripted entertainment conference and market, which has sold out the last several years. For the first time, this year’s host venue, the Fairmont Miramar, has been secured exclusively for registered delegates.

With venue exclusivity, organizers say they expect to host over 1200 buyers, creators and distributors of unscripted programming. The event, presented by Realscreen, also hosts the annual Realscreen Awards ceremony (pictured), celebrating the best in global non-fiction and unscripted entertainment.

This year’s advisory board is co-chaired by Orly Anderson, president, ITV Studios America and Rob Sharenow, EVP & general manager, Lifetime. Board Members are Cris Abrego, Co-CEO and chairman, Endemol Shine North America; Jenny Daly, president, T Group Productions; Susanne Daniels, president of programming, MTV; David Eilenberg, SVP, unscripted development, TBS and TNT; Deirdre Gurney, co-founder and executive producer, Gurney Productions; Lance Klein, partner and co-head, non-scripted television department, WME; Bonnie Pan, EVP of programming, Maker Studios; Rich Ross, president, Discovery Channel; Arthur Smith, co-founder and CEO, A. Smith & Co. Productions and Bertram van Munster, executive producer, Profiles Television Productions.

For more information, visit west.realscreen.com.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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