Much of the success of Realscreen Summits past has come directly from the input and collaboration of the non-fiction entertainment industry’s stakeholders and leaders through their participation as advisory board members. Realscreen is very excited to introduce to you some of the influencers who will be actively engaged in ensuring the content at this year’s Summit is the most relevant and engaging yet.
Robert DeBitetto, President and General Manager, A&E Network and BIO Channel, will be the Advisory Board Chair for the 14th edition which takes place January 29-February 1, 2012 in Washington DC. DeBitetto manages a portfolio of cable networks for A+E Networks including the flagship A&E Network, BIO Channel and the Crime & Investigation Network, overseeing all creative and business matters including programming, marketing, P&L management, strategic planning, brand development, acquisitions, web content and public relations.
As CEO, Zodiak USA, Grant Mansfield is charged with growing Zodiak Media Group’s North American infrastructure and production. In his role, he oversees 50 full-time employees out of offices in both New York and Los Angeles and a production slate that includes Secret Millionaire and Celebrity Wife Swap for ABC; and Hardcore Pawn, All Worked Up and Lizard Lick Towing for truTV.
Greg Moyer, Chief Creative Officer, Scripps Networks International, is responsible for guiding Scripps Networks’ global business opportunities, creating and seeking joint ventures with knowledgeable distribution partners around the world. Since joining Scripps in 2009, Moyer has negotiated the successful launch of Food Network in the U.K.; Food Network and Fine Living Network in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Food Network in Asia.
Luis Silberwasser, EVP and Chief Content Officer, Discovery Networks International (DNI), is charged with leading DNI’s production and development unit that focuses on developing global content for Discovery’s portfolio of international networks in 210 countries and territories worldwide. Currently, Silberwasser is also overseeing the international roll out of TLC.
More announcements will follow shortly introducing you to the board in its entirety.