Ross, Pastore to co-chair Summit advisory board

National Geographic Channels' Tim Pastore (pictured, left) and Discovery Communications' Rich Ross (right) have been named co-chairs of the 2017 Realscreen Summit advisory board.
June 22, 2016

On the heels of another successful Realscreen West, attention turns once again to our flagship event, the Realscreen Summit.

Coming up on its 19th year, the Washington DC-set event is the definitive global market and conference for unscripted and non-fiction entertainment, and the 2016 edition at the Marriott Marquis welcomed 2,351 delegates from 29 countries.

Now, as we begin to gear up for next year’s conference, Realscreen has named National Geographic Channels’ Tim Pastore (pictured above, left) and Discovery Communications’ Rich Ross (right) as co-chairs of the Summit advisory board.

Pastore is president of original programming and production for all NGC unscripted programming globally. He oversees the development, production and operations teams in New York, Washington DC and London, and also looks after the company’s in-house production unit, National Geographic Studios.

Ross, meanwhile, is group president for Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel, where he oversees all creative and brand strategy, development, production, marketing and day-to-day operations for the trio of nets.

Together, the execs head up an advisory board of world-class leaders from both the production and broadcast sides of the unscripted world.

The 2017 board members so far include:

30 ans Canal+Diego Buñuel
Head of Documentaries
Canal Plus



Nick Nick Catliff
MD and Co-Founder
Lion Television



ElaineElaine Frontain Bryant
Executive VP and Head of Programming
A&E Network



ChrisChris Dorsey
Founding Partner
Dorsey Pictures



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Critical Content



MattMatt Robins
Creative Director
October Films



Corporate Photographer LondonVasha Wallace
Executive VP of Global Acquisitions and Development
FremantleMedia International



The Realscreen Summit will take place from January 23 to 26, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis in Washington DC.

You can register now for the entire conference. Register online or contact Joel Pinto at 416-408-2300 ext 650 or jpinto@brunico.com. Please note that the current rate is in effect only until September 9, 2016.

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