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Amazon Studios’ Heather Schuster joins as keynote

We are delighted to announce that Realscreen West will host a one-on-one keynote conversation with Heather Schuster, Head of Unscripted TV for Amazon Studios, on Tuesday, June 5 at 4:15 ...
April 23, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Realscreen West will host a one-on-one keynote conversation with Heather Schuster, Head of Unscripted TV for Amazon Studios, on Tuesday, June 5 at 4:15 p.m.

Heather Schuster

Amazon Studios

In her post, Schuster oversees documentary series, unscripted formats and alternative comedy. In her first six months at Amazon, she has overseen the launch of the larger ‘All or Nothing’ sports programming brand and Will Ferrell’s live comedy special on New Year’s Day, as well as spearheading new development, including the recently-announced Lorena Bobbitt docuseries from executive producer Jordan Peele.

Prior to Amazon, she served as chief creative officer for Detour, a location-aware travel content app founded by Andrew Mason, founder of Groupon, where she scaled the company up for a global launch and staffed 40 producers from around the world to create 120 hours of content.

Before Detour, Schuster launched and was CEO for All3Media-backed unscripted prodco Morocco Junction Entertainment. Prior to that, she served as SVP/head of unscripted television for Ryan Seacrest Productions; and also spent four years with Reveille/Shine America as a showrunner and as SVP of creative affairs. Cable and broadcast franchises she has developed and overseen include Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Biggest Loser, and MasterChef. She has produced cable and broadcast series for studios such as Mark Burnett Productions, ITV and FTVS.

In her keynote conversation, Heather Schuster will discuss her ambitions for Amazon’s unscripted division, the impact of new buyers and platforms upon the unscripted content industry, and how producers can work with her and her team.

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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 HMV.com. 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.

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