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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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