In Conversation with A&E and Lifetime’s Rob Sharenow

The Realscreen Summit is pleased to announce a keynote conversation with one of the unscripted cable industry’s leading executives. ...
October 4, 2016

The Realscreen Summit is pleased to announce a keynote conversation with one of the unscripted cable industry’s leading executives.

A veteran executive of A+E Networks with successful tenures at both networks, Robert Sharenow was named executive vice president and general manager for A&E and Lifetime in February of 2015. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all creative and strategic business matters for the two networks. At Lifetime, Sharenow oversees an unscripted slate that includes such hits as the Emmy-nominated series Project Runway, and the docuseries Dance Moms, The Rap Game, the Little Women franchise, and Bring It!, Lifetime’s fastest-growing series to date. Lifetime has also doubled its original content, growing its scripted offerings to include the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated, UnREAL. At A&E, Sharenow is responsible for overseeing the network’s slate of non-fiction programming that has been the cornerstone of its success, including the 2016 Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Programming, Born This Way; and such hits as 60 Days In, Nightwatch, Storage Wars, Intervention, Duck Dynasty and The First 48.

Taking part in a keynote conversation at the Realscreen Summit on January 25, Sharenow will discuss his thoughts on the state of unscripted television in 2016, and the challenges and opportunities facing producers, networks and content creators in the midst of an evolving media landscape.

The Realscreen Summit takes place from January 23-26 in Washington DC. You can register now for the entire conference, with access to provided meals and social events, for just $1,550. Add Master Classes and the rate is $1,875. The full conference and Master Class rate is $2,075, so the savings are significant!

Register online or email Maggie Wilkins at to secure your spot.

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.