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Leah Remini joins Realscreen West for keynote conversation

The upcoming 10th anniversary edition of Realscreen West will feature a special one-on-one keynote conversation with Leah Remini — New York Times best-selling author, creator, executive producer and star of ...
May 7, 2018

The upcoming 10th anniversary edition of Realscreen West will feature a special one-on-one keynote conversation with Leah Remini — New York Times best-selling author, creator, executive producer and star of A&E Network’s hit non-fiction series, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

The series examines the controversial church through the experiences of Remini and other former members. In 2017, the show won an Emmy award in the category of “Outstanding Informational Series or Special,” a Television Critics Association Award in the category of “Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming,” and a Producers Guild Award in the category of “Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television.” Season three of the hit series will premiere this fall.

In addition to her show, Remini recently expanded her relationship with A+E Networks with an overall, exclusive first-look development deal. In her new role, she will be collaborating to develop and produce new documentary programming over the next two years that will go beyond the subject of Scientology.

Additionally, Remini can currently be seen starring on CBS’ hit comedy Kevin Can Wait, reuniting with her former costar Kevin James. James and Remini starred together for nine seasons on the hit series The King of Queens, also on CBS.

On the big screen, Remini will next be seen starring alongside Jennifer Lopez in the romantic comedy, Second Act, set for release on November 21.

In the fall of 2015, Remini released a memoir, Troublemaker. The tell-all book explores an eye-opening, insider account of Remini’s tumultuous and heart-wrenching 30-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology. Troublemaker quickly became a New York Times bestseller, as did the paperback edition, which was released earlier this year.

In 2014, Remini created, produced and starred in her own reality show Leah Remini: It’s All Relative, which successfully ran on TLC for two seasons. The show chronicled her life in Los Angeles as she allowed cameras to capture her family and their funnier-than-fiction reality.

At Realscreen West, Leah Remini will discuss bringing her story and the stories of other former Scientology members to the screen, the challenges inherent in producing the hit series, and her ambitions for developing more groundbreaking non-fiction content.

The special keynote conversation takes place on June 7 at 4:15pm. Realscreen West takes place at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica from June 5-7.

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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