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Extra: Bloys, Stillerman to speak at INTV ’18 conference; Sky Kids preps “Monkeys and Apes”

Bloys, Stillerman to speak at INTV ’18 conference HBO programming president Casey Bloys and Hulu CCO Joel Stillerman (pictured) are among the participants of the fifth annual Innovation TV Conference (INTV) held in ...
November 24, 2017

Bloys, Stillerman to speak at INTV ’18 conference

HBO programming president Casey Bloys and Hulu CCO Joel Stillerman (pictured) are among the participants of the fifth annual Innovation TV Conference (INTV) held in Jerusalem and presented by the Keshet Media Group.

The two-day technology and innovation conference will take place next year from March 12 to 13, and will be hosted by Keshet’s CEO Avi Nir. Speakers will aim to tackle relevant and thought-provoking developments and trends across TV, film, digital and tech.

The initial lineup of speakers and presenters includes Gary Newman, Fox Television Group chairman-CEO; David Nevins, Showtime president-CEO; Casey Bloys, HBO programming president, Kevin Reilly, TBS and TNT president / Turner Entertainment CCO; David Rhodes, CBS News president; Entertainment One (eOne) CEO Darren Throop; Hulu CCO Joel Stillerman; The Mark Gordon Company CEO Mark Gordon (Criminal Minds, Designated Survivor, Saving Private RyanRay Donovan); and WME TV Head Rick Rosen.

Further speakers will be announced shortly.

Sky Kids readies Offspring wildlife series

UK pay-TV operator Sky is prepping a new wildlife series for its Sky Kids offering that will focus on monkeys and apes.

Monkeys and Apes: Wild Files will use wildlife imagery, graphics and fun facts to teach kids about the animals, while specifically focusing on agility, teamwork, skills and superpowers to figure out which species will come on top.

The nine-part season is produced by Bristol-based Offspring Films and will be available on Sky on-demand and the Sky Kids app. The series will become available on Dec. 4.

Accessible Media preps “Food Spin with Chef Aleem”

Accessible Media will premiere Food Spin with Chef Aleem on Nov. 29.

The 13-episode, 30-minute documentary series, which follows the life of Toronto food truck owner Aleem Syed, is produced by Montreal-based prodco Fair-Play. It will debut at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, with full episodes online following the initial broadcast.

A professionally trained chef, Syed was injured in a shooting accident in 2008 that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Undeterred, Syed opened a halal, fully wheelchair accessible food truck called the Holy Grill.

AMI is a not-for-profit media company that broadcasts programs for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.

To be accessible for its audience, the show features integrated described video, in which Syed described his actions and surroundings during filming and ultimately eliminated the need for a secondary audio track.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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