Realscreen is thrilled to announce that Susanne Daniels, global head of original content for YouTube, will take part in a keynote conversation at the 2021 Realscreen Summit on January 27.
As global head of original content for YouTube, Daniels is responsible for leading the company’s overall efforts and investments in original content, including programming strategy, development, and production of series and films featuring some of YouTube’s most successful creators and personalities.
Across the music, personalities, educational, and kids & families verticals, YouTube Originals reflects the platform’s growing global community with innovative, critically acclaimed and award-winning programming such as Cobra Kai, Step Up: High Water, Wayne, The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story, The Age of A.I. hosted by Robert Downey Jr., What The Fit with Kevin Hart and Justin Bieber: Seasons.
Daniels has spearheaded premium international live-streamed specials including the inspirational tribute to the graduating class of 2020, Dear Class of 2020, headlined by Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as additional marquee events with such global superstars as Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Will Smith, David Blaine, and Paul McCartney.
Prior to joining YouTube, Daniels served as president at MTV, president of Lifetime Television and president of The CW network (then The WB), which she helped found. She’s led the development for some of the most memorable shows on TV, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek, Gilmore Girls, Army Wives, Charmed, 7th Heaven, Smallville, Project Runway, Drop Dead Diva, The Jamie Foxx Show, The Wayans Bros., Are You The One? and Scream.
During her keynote conversation at the Realscreen Summit, slated for 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT on January 27, Daniels will discuss the importance of unscripted and non-fiction programming in the YouTube Originals slate, her vision for future YouTube unscripted originals, and her thoughts on the shifting content ecosphere, and YouTube’s influential and evolving role within it.