Realscreen Summit sells out

For the first time in the 14-year history of the event, The Realscreen Summit has sold out in advance.
January 24, 2012

For the first time in the 14-year history of the event, The Realscreen Summit has sold out in advance.

The Summit, a top international market and conference for the non-fiction content industry presented by realscreen Magazine, takes place in Washington DC from January 29-February 1, and attracts producers, network executives and other non-fiction content professionals from around the world.

For the upcoming edition, registrations are at 140% of last year’s final attendance numbers, with close to 2,000 delegates slated to attend.

“The growth is across the board, but there is a noticeable uptick in the number of buyers from networks that have never before attended,” said realscreen VP and publisher Claire Macdonald. “The time commitment invested by this, and past advisory boards, coupled with the support of the industry as a whole, has resulted in this unprecedented growth. The bottom line is business is getting done. Deals are being made.”

Also for the first time in the history of the event, the host venue for the Summit, the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, will only be accessible to Summit delegates.

Look for more on the 14th edition of the Realscreen Summit this week, and for realscreen‘s coverage of the event, next week. For more information on the event, click here.

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 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.