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Keynote Conversation: Mark Burnett & Roma Downey

Husband and wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey comprise the dynamic duo behind one of television’s biggest miniseries, The Bible for History, as well as AD The Bible Continues ...
May 21, 2015

Husband and wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey comprise the dynamic duo behind one of television’s biggest miniseries, The Bible for History, as well as AD The Bible Continues for NBC, airing on Sunday nights, and The Women of the Bible for Lifetime. Their upcoming series for TLC, Answered Prayers, will premiere on July 26th, and following the success of Son of God, they have moved further into the theatrical feature world, currently producing the epic film Ben-Hur, a remaking of the classic story with MGM and Paramount Pictures, set for release in Spring 2016. Burnett, the executive producer behind such iconic series as CBS’s Survivor and NBC’s The Voice among many others, and Downey, star of the CBS hit Touched By an Angel and President of LightWorkers Media, will take part in a special keynote conversation at Realscreen West on June 1.

Here, they will share their thoughts on life as a “power couple” in the content industry; their business initiatives including the formation of United Artists Media Group and their vision for the content they plan to develop within it; their recent forays – both scripted and unscripted – into family-friendly and inspirational content; and a look at their careers to this point, sharing the valuable lessons they’ve learned through successes and challenges.

There is still time to register for the 7th edition of Realscreen West in Santa Monica, CA, the West Coast’s largest and most relevant international gathering of content creators, distributors and broadcasters in today’s non-fiction and unscripted entertainment industry.

Last year’s record-breaking event attracted nearly 1,100 delegates from around the globe, including 300 buyers of unscripted programming, and we’re on track to shatter those attendance numbers. Check out the delegates page to see who’s attending.

Don’t miss out on Speed Pitching. Sign ups begin Wednesday May 20. Register now to get a chance to pitch your show idea to one of the top networks in the business.

Registration includes admission to the Realscreen Awards. You can register online or by calling Joel Pinto at 1-416-408-2300 ext. 650.

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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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