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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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