In conversation with Conrad Riggs

Realscreen West will host a keynote conversation with Conrad Riggs, head of unscripted programming for Amazon Originals, on June 7. ...
March 28, 2017

Realscreen West will host a keynote conversation with Conrad Riggs, head of unscripted programming for Amazon Originals, on June 7.

At Amazon Studios, Riggs, a veteran of the unscripted production industry, leads a global business in delivering world-class content to Amazon Prime Video members. Based at Amazon Studios’ Los Angeles headquarters, Riggs and his team have created and oversee such series as The Grand Tour, the global motoring series featuring presenters Clarkson, Hammond, and May; All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals, coproduced with NFL Films; and American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, a 10-hour docuseries exploring the life and achievements of the American cultural icon.

Series in production at Amazon Studios include Novak, a docuseries following the life of famed athlete Novak Djokovic and Lore, based on the award-winning podcast that explores real-life scary stories.

Prior to Amazon Studios, Riggs headed his own production company after serving as a partner in Mark Burnett Productions, the company behind such unscripted staples as Survivor, The Apprentice and The Voice. While there, Riggs garnered multiple Emmy nominations. Prior to that, Riggs was an executive with the Walt Disney Company.

At Realscreen West on June 7, Riggs will discuss Amazon Studios’ move into unscripted, the projects he and his team have underway and the process behind bringing these and other productions to Prime members, and his take on where the unscripted industry is headed, as powerful new players such as Amazon take to the field.

Realscreen West takes place from June 6-8, 2017 at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, CA.

Register today to take advantage of the early bird rate of US$925; offer expires Friday, April 21. Registration includes admission to the Realscreen Awards. The full rate is $1125, so we encourage you to take advantage of this offer while it lasts. You can register online or by contacting Brian Boudreau at 1-416-408-2300 ext. 284.

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.