Don’t miss being part of the 18th edition of the Realscreen Summit in Washington DC, taking place January 31 to February 3, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis. The agenda will be posted soon. In the meantime, we are very pleased to announce Disruption As Catalyst: How to ride the waves of change, featuring Gary Carter.
The trades have spilled much ink over the past year regarding the trials and tribulations facing the TV industry. Whether it’s the impact of SVOD, the threat of a generation of “cord nevers” or ever-shifting programming strategies, there’s no shortage of challenges facing producers and broadcasters working in the cable and broadcast spheres. But the smart money is on those who can, and do, adapt. In this thought-provoking presentation, Gary Carter, veteran television executive and the man Variety has called a “blue-sky thinker… offering refreshingly honest and alternative views on the development of television,” will examine how to embrace the changes sweeping the industry, and use them as inspiration to innovate. What changes does Carter anticipate next, and how should you prepare for them?
As Executive Director of Programmes at Endemol in the late 1990s, Gary Carter oversaw the European roll-out of Celador’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and of Endemol’s Big Brother. After joining FremantleMedia in the early 2000s, he managed the central IP division for scripted and non-scripted programming, and established the company’s digital division. He rose to become Chief Operating Officer of the company, overseeing its European production operations, the central IP divisions, the company’s gaming operations and its strategy department. In 2012 he joined Shine, as Chairman of Northern Europe, and following the merger between Shine and Endemol, he became Co-CEO of International Operations, and oversaw the merger between Endemol and Shine operations in Germany and the Nordics, before leaving the company in the summer of 2015. Carter is a non-executive director of KLOK, a video content agency based in Helsinki, Finland.
The Realscreen Summit is the world’s foremost conference and market for the non-fiction and unscripted content industry, and the place to get deals done. The event has experienced significant growth over the last few years and will attract in the order of 2,500 buyers, creators, and distributors of factual content from all corners of the globe.