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Amazon Studios’ Conrad Riggs to keynote Realscreen West

Realscreen is pleased to confirm Conrad Riggs, head of unscripted programming for Amazon Originals, as keynote speaker at Realscreen West. A veteran of the unscripted production industry, Riggs leads a global business in delivering ...
March 27, 2017

Realscreen is pleased to confirm Conrad Riggs, head of unscripted programming for Amazon Originals, as keynote speaker at Realscreen West.

A veteran of the unscripted production industry, Riggs leads a global business in delivering world-class content to Amazon Prime Video members.

Based at Amazon Studios’ Los Angeles headquarters, he and his team have created and overseen such series as The Grand Tour, the global motoring series featuring presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May; All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals, coproduced with NFL Films; and American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, a 10-hour docuseries exploring the life and achievements of the American cultural icon.

Series in production at Amazon Studios include Novak, a docuseries following the life of famed athlete Novak Djokovic and Lore, based on the award-winning podcast that explores real-life scary stories;

Prior to Amazon Studios, Riggs headed his own production company after serving as a partner in Mark Burnett Productions, the company behind such unscripted staples as SurvivorThe Apprentice and The Voice . While there, Riggs garnered multiple Emmy nominations. Prior to that, Riggs was an executive with the Walt Disney Company.

Riggs is scheduled to speak at Realscreen West on June 7. There, he will discuss Amazon Studios’ move into unscripted, the projects he and his team have underway and the process behind bringing these and other productions to Prime members, and his take on where the unscripted industry is headed, as powerful new players such as Amazon take to the field.

Realscreen West takes place from June 6-8, 2017 at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, CA.

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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