RS West ’16: Photos from day two

Photos from the second day (June 9) of the eighth annual Realscreen West in Santa Monica, California.
June 10, 2016

Day two of this year’s Realscreen West began with an entertaining and candid keynote by American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance  exec producer Nigel Lythgoe, who shared stories from the shiny-floor trenches with Pact US president David Lyle. Panels delved into the ins and outs of development, the surge in kid-friendly reality competitions and talent shows and the stories behind breakout hits such as 60 Days In and Chrisley Knows Best. The day wrapped with the 2016 Realscreen Awards, which featured a Hall of Fame tribute to ITV America CEO Brent Montgomery.

(All photos by Nelson Blanton)

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.