Speakers - Scripted 2016
Park Central Hotel | New York City | November 17-18, 2016

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Jake Avnet

COO

Indigenous Media

As Chief Operating Officer of Indigenous Media, Jake manages the day-to-day operations of the company and oversees original content development for digital and emerging platforms as well as marketing, partnerships and distribution strategy. He recently conceived and produced “Sickhouse,” the first of its kind, real-time Snapchat feature film which amassed...more

Speaking at: Digital Storytelling and Cracking the Youth Code


Greg Berlanti

Principal

Berlanti Productions

WGA, DGA and Golden Globe nominated writer, director, and producer Greg Berlanti is the force behind the most inventive and acclaimed works on film and television.

Berlanti is executive producer and co-creator of The CW’s ArrowThe FlashLegends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.  He is also executive producer of NBC’s Blindspot starring Jaimie Alexander. Upcoming, he...more

Speaking at: Keynote Conversation: Greg Berlanti


Piv Bernth

Head of Drama

DR TV/Danish Broadcasting Corporation

Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Piv Bernth, DR TV (11:30am-12:00pm); Going Glocal


Nicolas Brown

Director, Film & TV

Neal Street Productions

Nick joined the BBC in 2006 as Director, Drama Production, a new role created to bring together and lead in-house drama production in England. In 2012 this expanded to become Director, UK Drama Production, responsible for the delivery of all BBC network drama produced throughout the UK, delivering over 400...more

Speaking at: Meet a Mentor: Nicolas Brown, Neal Street Productions (Understanding the British production landscape)


Paul Buccieri

President, A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group

A+E Networks

Paul Buccieri is President, A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group. In this role, Buccieri is responsible for all aspects of A+E Studios and for leveraging synergies across the A+E Networks brand portfolio including A&E, HISTORY, LIFETIME, FYI and LMN. He is also responsible for all business aspects of the...more

Speaking at: Keynote Conversation: Jane Turton, all3media


Russ Buchholz

SVP, Creative Affairs, Endemol Shine Studios

Endemol Shine North America

Russ Buchholz serves as Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs, Endemol Shine Studios, since May 2015. Buchholz joined Endemol Studios in May 2012 as Vice President, Development.

Buchholz has been involved in all aspects of scripted development and production including such series as "Low Winter Sun" (AMC), "Red Widow" (ABC), "Kingdom" (AT&T...more

Speaking at: Based-on: Inspired Content; Luncheon Roundtables


Lilly Burns

VP & Head of Development

Jax Media

Lilly Burns is an Emmy Nominated and Peabody Award winning Producer. She serves as a creative producer, developing new film and television projects at Jax Media. She is an executive producer on Broad City (Comedy Central) and Search Party (TBS), and a producer on Younger (TV Land) and Difficult People (Hulu). 

Speaking at: Being Human: Today’s Comedic Voices


George Cheeks

President, Business Operations & Late Night Programming

NBC

As President of Business Operations and Late Night Programming, George Cheeks has oversight of business affairs for NBC Entertainment, music services for the NBCUniversal television portfolio, and production operations for Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions. In addition, he oversees all late-night programming for NBC’s lucrative and successful franchises that...more

Speaking at: Changes in Dealmaking: Navigating New Business Models


David Clarke

Scripted Development & Acquisitions Consultant

ITV Studios Global Entertainment

David is currently Head of Drama Acquisitions and Co-Productions at ITV Studios Global Entertainment. He is responsible for sourcing and financing drama projects from ITV's stable of global producers and third parties world wide on behalf of ITV Studios global distribution business. Prior to joining ITV David was Head of...more

Speaking at: Meet an Expert: Distributors & Agents


Nicole Clemens

EVP & Head of Series Development

FX Networks

Nicole Clemens is Executive Vice President and Head of Series Development for FX Networks where she oversees the strategic development of new comedy and drama series for the network as it continues to expand its robust slate of groundbreaking original programming for FX and FXX. 

Since her arrival at...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Nicole Clemens, FX Networks (3:30pm-4:00pm)


Rob Coleman

TV, Literary and Comedy Agent

Creative Artists Agency

Rob Coleman is a TV Literary and Comedy agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  Rob works in the New York office and represents some of the top leading comedians, performers, writers, directors, and producers.

Rob began his career in development, working as a Development Executive at Nickelodeon...more

Speaking at: Meet an Expert: Distributors & Agents


Simon Cornwell

Co-CEO

The Ink Factory

Simon co-founded The Ink Factory with his brother Stephen in 2010.

At The Ink Factory, Simon was executive producer of The Night Manager, and producer of Anton Corbijn’s 2014 adaption of A Most Wanted Man; Our Kind of Traitor, directed by Susanna White and starring Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård and...more

Speaking at: Drama Spotlight: The Night Manager


Stephen Cornwell

Co-CEO

The Ink Factory

Stephen Cornwell co-founded The Ink Factory in 2010 with his brother Simon. After working as an award-winning photojournalist, Cornwell moved to California in the late 1980s to join the MA program at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema. His graduate film led to him directing two independent features...more

Speaking at: Drama Spotlight: The Night Manager


Christina Davis

EVP, Drama Series Development

CBS Entertainment

Christina Davis was promoted to Executive Vice President, Drama Series Development, CBS Entertainment in June 2009. She reports to Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment.

Davis had previously been Senior Vice President, Drama Series since July 2007 and Vice President, Drama Series from May 2005-July 2007. From 2002-2005, Davis was Director, Drama Series Development,...more

Speaking at: Keynote Conversation: Robert and Michelle King; 30 Minutes With: Christina Davis, CBS (11:30am-12:00pm)


Tony DiSanto

CEO

DIGA Studios

Tony DiSanto began his career as an intern at MTV, working his way up to President of Entertainment in 2009 -- where he took the reins on reality series, live events, animation, specials, feature films for TV, and launched MTV’s scripted division. Hits launched during his tenure include The Hills,...more

Speaking at: Based-on: Inspired Content


Lisa Fahrenholt

Acquisitions Director

Endemol Shine International

Lisa Fahrenholt currently serves as the Acquisitions Director for Endemol Shine International.
In her role, Lisa is responsible for sourcing and evaluating third party acquisitions and co-financing opportunities for both scripted and unscripted programs across all genres, throughout the United States and Canada.

Before joining Endemol, Lisa worked across many facets...more

Speaking at: Meet an Expert: Distributors & Agents


Marta Fernandez

SVP, Original Programming

Starz

Marta Fernandez is Senior Vice President of Original Programming for Starz.

Fernandez is responsible for overseeing new development and current productions for original programming. Significant upcoming original series she supervised include Ash vs Evil Dead, Flesh & Bone and Black Sails. Fernandez has been with Starz since 2007 and most recently...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables; 30 Minutes With: Marta Fernandez, Starz (1:30pm-2:00pm)


Joel Fields

Executive Producer

"The Americans"

Joel Fields is a writer/executive producer/showrunner on FX’s critically acclaimed series The Americans. Prior to The Americans, Fields served as a writer/executive producer on the first two seasons of TNT’s hit, Rizzoli & Isles. He also served as a writer/executive producer on ABC’s Golden Globe®-winning series Ugly Betty and on...more

Speaking at: Drama Spotlight: The Americans


Hugh Fitzpatrick

VP, Scripted Development & Production

National Geographic Channel

Hugh Fitzpatrick is Vice president, Scripted Development and Production at National Geographic Channel. In this role, he develops and oversees the production of scripted series and specials in support of the network’s mission of premium science, adventure and exploration programming produced in partnership with top creative talent. Fitzpatrick is based...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables


Cliff Gilbert-Lurie

Senior Partner

Ziffren Brittenham LLP


Cliff Gilbert-Lurie is a senior partner at Ziffren Brittenham LLP where he has practiced since 1986. He has previously served as co-managing partner of the firm. His practice spans the entertainment, media, digital, and technologies businesses, including representation of motion picture and television talent, creators of television series,...more

Speaking at: Changes in Dealmaking: Navigating New Business Models


Rebecca Glashow

Head of Worldwide Distribution

AwesomenessTV

Rebecca Glashow is the Head of Worldwide Distribution at AwesomenessTV, the leading multi-platform media company serving the global Gen Z audience. Rebecca Glashow is responsible for overseeing distribution deals for AwesomenessTV digital content, original series and films on all platforms worldwide. She joined AwesomenessTV in May 2016.
  
Prior to joining AwesomenessTV,...more

Speaking at: Digital Storytelling and Cracking the Youth Code


Oliver Goldstick

Executive Producer, Writer

The Collection

Oliver Goldstick is currently writing and exec producing THE COLLECTION, an original series for BBC-Worldwide/Amazon U.K. and FranceTelevision. Set in a haute couture fashion house in post-war Paris, the ensemble drama stars Richard Coyle, Mamie Gummer, Tom Riley, and Frances de la Tour. Filming in the U.K. and France, The...more

Speaking at: Drama Spotlight: The Collection


Andy Greenwald

Journalist

Andy Greenwald is an author, screenwriter, host, and critic. From its founding in 2011 until the site's untimely demise in 2015, Greenwald was a senior writer at Grantland, primarily covering television. While at Grantland, Greenwald's criticism was cited in publications ranging from The New Yorker to Vanity Fair and his...more

Speaking at: Keynote Conversation: Eric Schrier, FX Networks; Drama Spotlight: The Americans


Sally Habbershaw

EVP, Sales & Co-productions, Americas

all3media International

Before being appointed as EVP of Sales and Co-Productions in North America, Sally was most recently VP of International Programming, Operations and Research at A&E Networks. Here she was responsible in developing strategies for ownership, maximising the exploitation of content across branded and third party platforms, development of original programming...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables


Beth Hoppe

Chief Programming Executive & General Manager General Audience Programming

PBS

Beth Hoppe is Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming at PBS. In this role, she oversees all PBS general audience primetime programming, fundraising programming, and PBS Plus, a package of fully funded programs for stations' use in their weekend schedules. She is responsible for creating and implementing...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Beth Hoppe, PBS (3:30pm-4:00pm)


Maartje Horchner

EVP Content

ALL3MEDIA International

Maartje is an international television distribution professional, who is specialises in programme acquisitions. She has over 15 years of experience in the TV industry. Maartje’s background is in entertainment and factual production as she started her career at leading Dutch Producer IDTV. She moved to the UK in 2001 where...more

Speaking at: Meet an Expert: Distributors & Agents


Dave Itzkoff

Culture Reporter

The New York Times

Dave Itzkoff has been culture reporter at the New York Times since 2008. His writing has also appeared in publications like GQ, Vanity Fair and New York Magazine. He is the author of three books including Mad As Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in...more

Speaking at: Being Human: Today’s Comedic Voices


Kristin Jones

SVP, International Programming

AMC & SundanceTV

As Senior Vice President, International Programming for AMC and SundanceTV, Jones oversees the creation, development and production of innovative scripted programming from overseas.

Jones, who is based in New York, has been with AMC since 2014, focused on international scripted projects. Prior to joining AMC, Jones served as chief creative officer...more

Speaking at: Going Glocal; 30 Minutes With: Kristin Jones, AMC/SundanceTV (3:30pm-4:00pm)


Liam Keelan

Director of Scripted Content

BBC Worldwide

Liam is the Director of Scripted at BBC Worldwide. He leads the team responsible for securing and developing drama, comedy and childrens content from BBC Television, UK and overseas indies, BBC Worldwide Productions as well original commissions from SVOD providers such as Amazon and Netflix.

War and Peace, Doctor Who, Luther,...more

Speaking at: Drama Spotlight: The Collection


Michelle King

Partner/Executive Producer

King Size Productions

A Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award nominated writing team, Robert and Michelle King have been creative collaborators for over a decade and married for over two decades.  Before The Good Wife, they created the 2006 drama In Justice, about the wrongly accused and imprisoned, starring Kyle MacLachlan and Jason O’Mara.

Prior to...more

Speaking at: Keynote Conversation: Robert and Michelle King


Robert King

Partner/Executive Producer

King Size Productions

A Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award nominated writing team, Robert and Michelle King have been creative collaborators for over a decade and married for over two decades.  Before The Good Wife, they created the 2006 drama In Justice, about the wrongly accused and imprisoned, starring Kyle MacLachlan and Jason O’Mara.

Prior to...more

Speaking at: Keynote Conversation: Robert and Michelle King


Scott King

Showrunner

Difficult People

Scott King is currently the Showrunner and Executive Producer for HULU's series, DIFFICULT PEOPLE. He is also a Consulting Producer on THE REAL O'NEALS for ABC. Currently he has two projects in development-- LATE BLOOMER for Hulu (co-written with Julie Klausner) and FAMILY STYLE for ABC, Executive Produced by Amy...more

Speaking at: Being Human: Today’s Comedic Voices


Julie Klausner

Writer & Star

Difficult People

Julie Klausner is the creator, writer and star of Hulu’s critically acclaimed Difficult People, produced by Amy Poehler and starring Klausner and Billy Eichner as two pop culture- literate, struggling comedians in New York City who hate everything in the world except for each other.

Her television writing credits include Billy...more

Speaking at: Being Human: Today’s Comedic Voices


Gene Klein

Partner

Hypnotic

Gene Klein has worked at Hypnotic with producer David Bartis and director Doug Liman for over a decade. Klein currently serves as an Executive Producer on USA Network’s hit drama Suits, which is produced through Universal Cable Productions (UCP). Klein is also an Executive Producer on two documentary series currently...more

Speaking at: Meet a Mentor: Gene Klein (Embracing Development Hell)


Joanna Klein

SVP, Scripted Development

Lifetime

Joanna Klein was named Senior Vice President, Scripted Development of Lifetime in August, 2016. In this role, Klein is responsible for developing and overseeing production of all scripted series for the network.

Klein joined Lifetime from The CW Network, where since 2010 she was Senior Vice President, Development. During her tenure,...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Joanna Klein, Lifetime (2:30pm-3:00pm)


Danae Kokenos

Senior Manager, Content Acquisition

Amazon Prime Video

Danae Kokenos is the Senior Manager of Content Acquisition for Amazon Prime Video, leading in the acquisition and licensing of TV series for Prime Video globally. She has been with Amazon for over ten years, starting in content acquisition expanding DVD selection. Prior to Amazon, Danae was the Director of...more

Speaking at: Drama Spotlight: The Collection


Nina Lederman

EVP, Scripted Programming

All3Media America

Nina Lederman, Executive Vice President of Scripted Programming heads up the newly formed Scripted division of All3Media, working with all of the labels under the All3 umbrella to develop and expand the company’s scripted business in the U.S.

Development includes international co-productions, formats and original series.

The scripted labels include Bentley Productions...more

Speaking at: Based-on: Inspired Content


Cynthia Littleton

Managing Editor, Television

Variety

Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: Drama Spotlight: The Night Manager


Christine Lubrano

SVP Original Programming

IFC

Christine Lubrano, Senior Vice President, Original Programming is responsible for the development and production of IFC’s growing slate of scripted comedy series.

She has been integral to the success of the Emmy® Award-winning Portlandia, created by and starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, and produced by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video. Most...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables


Philippe Maigret

President

ITV Studios America

Philippe Maigret, President, ITV Studios America, joined the company in 2015 to oversee ITV’s U.S. scripted TV studio operations. He also serves as an advisor on ITV Studios’ worldwide scripted programming strategy and represents ITV on the boards of Tomorrow Studios and Indigenous Media.

Prior to joining ITV Studios...more

Speaking at: Changes in Dealmaking: Navigating New Business Models


Simon Maxwell

Head of International Drama

Channel 4

Simon is Head of International Drama at Channel 4 where he’s spearheaded the channel’s new co-production strategy and launched Humans, the channel’s first major co-pro with AMC, which achieved record ratings.  He has since overseen a range of new commissions including the upcoming 10-part anthology series Electric Dreams: The World...more

Speaking at: Going Glocal


Russ McCarroll

SVP, Programming & Development

History

Russ McCarroll is a Senior Vice President of Programming and Development for HISTORY. He developed many of HISTORY’s biggest recent successes, including Sons of Liberty, The World Wars, Mountain Men, and The Men Who Built America. He is currently developing the upcoming scripted series Knightfall for HISTORY. Russ has overseen...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Russ McCarroll, HISTORY (1:30pm-2:00pm)


Ted Miller

Co-Head, TV Department

Creative Artists Agency

Ted Miller is Co-Head of the Television department at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Miller works in the Los Angeles office and represents many of the world’s leading television producers, writers, directors, and showrunners, including Jason Bateman, Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies, Black Work), Noah Hawley...more

Speaking at: Changes in Dealmaking: Navigating New Business Models


A.J. Morewitz

SVP, Development

Lionsgate Television

A.J. Morewitz joined Lionsgate Television as Senior Vice President in April 2015.

Prior to LGTV, Morewitz served as President of Television at FourBoys Entertainment, the production company started by Patricia Heaton and David Hunt. Morewitz was responsible for leading the company’s day-to-day operations while building a slate of projects that reflect...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables


Susanne Mueller

Executive Director, Feature Films

ZDF Television

Susanne Mueller has a Master Degree in Journalism. She joined ZDF in 1980. She spent more than twenty years in ZDF's children's and youth department, starting as a trainee and rising to become the Head of the department. From 2003 to 2006 Susanne Mueller was Head of the New Media...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Susanne Mueller, ZDF (3:30pm-4:00pm)


Melissa Myers

Agent, Scripted TV

WME

Melissa Myers is an agent in WME’s scripted television department and looks after producers, writers, directors and creators. Myers' clients include Big Talk, SJ Clarkson, Clerkenwell, Fifty Fathoms, Chris Geron, Tom Harper, Toby Haynes, Peter Hoar, Colm McCarthy, Ben Palmer, Gideon Raff, Oliver Refson, Sarah Solemani, Ben Taylor, Like Del...more

Speaking at: Meet an Expert: Distributors & Agents


Rachel Nelson

Director of Original Content, Scripted and Factual

Corus Entertainment

Rachel is the Director of Original Drama and Factual Content at Corus, overseeing the production and development of the company’s scripted drama and factual programming for the Corus slate of channels.

Rachel began her career at Global Television (then Canwest) as a Production Executive and has more than...more

Speaking at: Going Glocal; Luncheon Roundtables


Carolyn Newman

VP Scripted Programming

eOne TV

Carolyn Newman serves as Vice President, Scripted Programming for eOne Television. Based in Los Angeles, Newman focuses on the development of bold and compelling television projects for the independent studio which continues to broaden its scripted television business in the US and around the world. Newman joined eOne from Amazon...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables


Melissa Orton

Agent, TV Literary

ICM Partners

Melissa Orton is a TV Literary Agent at ICM Partners.

Melissa began her career in the TV business in 2002 at the Agency of Performing Arts (APA) and was promoted to Agent in 2005. She began to build her business while at APA, and joined ICM Partners‘ TV literary deparment in...more

Speaking at: Meet an Expert: Distributors & Agents


Lucienne Papon

SVP, Scripted Television

ITV Studios America

Lucienne Papon serves as Senior Vice President, ITV Studios America. In this role, she is responsible for the continued growth of the company’s development slate and execution of its programs. Previously, Papon served as Head of Development and Production for Martin Campbell Productions. During her time there, she launched the...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables


Tina Perry

EVP, Business & Legal Affairs

OWN Oprah Winfrey Network

Tina Perry was named Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in 2014. She was formerly Senior Vice President, Head of Business & Legal Affairs and joined OWN in 2009 as Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs.

A highly respected legal executive with a rich...more

Speaking at: Changes in Dealmaking: Navigating New Business Models


Daniel Powell

Co-Creator, Executive Producer

Inside Amy Schumer

Daniel Powell is the Emmy and Peabody winning co-creator and Executive Producer of Inside Amy Schumer, which recently concluded its 4th season.  He was a writer and Executive Producer on the cult animated series Ugly Americans, which ran on Comedy Central from 2010-2012.  Earlier in his career, he was an Associate Producer

Speaking at: Meet a Mentor: Daniel Powell (Comedy's Creative Process); Being Human: Today’s Comedic Voices


Scott Reich

SVP, Programming

Fullscreen

Scott Reich is SVP, Programming at Fullscreen Media and oversees development of scripted and unscripted projects as well as content acquisitions for the company’s subscription video on demand service, Fullscreen. Reich previously served as Vice President of Programming and Original Content at Vevo where he was responsible for building and...more

Speaking at: Digital Storytelling and Cracking the Youth Code


Chris Rice

Partner

WME | IMG

Chris is a partner of WME IMG and heads the Global TV team within WME and leads Entertainment sales globally within IMG. Chris works with the agency’s content creators, US and international networks as well as third party financiers to create advantageous ownership and distribution solutions for clients.

Chris packaged and...more

Speaking at: Drama Spotlight: The Night Manager


Gillian Rose

SVP, Sales & Acquisitions, U.S.

Sky Vision

Gillian Rose is Senior Vice President, US Sales and Acquisitions, for Sky Vision, the wholly owned production and distribution business of Sky (UK). She joined the company recently and is based in New York. Prior to this she was Managing Director, PBS Distribution, the commercial arm of PBS and WGBH...more

Speaking at: Meet an Expert: Distributors & Agents


Kim Rosen

Head of Development

Astronauts Wanted

Kim Rosen is the Head of Development at Astronauts Wanted, a next gen content studio and joint venture between Judy McGrath, former Chairperson and CEO of MTV Networks, and Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, Rosen oversees development of original series and films for the company’s growing roster of properties...more

Speaking at: Digital Storytelling and Cracking the Youth Code


Jon Rutherford

President, Rights

Boat Rocker Media

Following Temple Street’s publicized expansion in production, distribution operations, and strategic acquisitions under the re-branded name of Boat Rocker Media, Jon Rutherford joined the company to build the distribution division globally across all platforms and genres. A veteran in the media industry, Jon oversees the newly formed global sales and...more

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Melissa Schneider

SVP, Development & Production

New Form Digital

Melissa Schneider leads all development, production and creative for New Form Digital. With an extensive background in both digital and traditional media, Schneider seeks out and cultivates emerging digital talent, working with them to make burgeoning ideas a reality. These visions come to life in the form of pilots and...more

Speaking at: Digital Storytelling and Cracking the Youth Code


Eric Schrier

President, Original Programming

FX Networks & FX Productions

Eric Schrier is President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, overseeing all original programming for FX, FXX and FXM, and is head of business and entertainment operations for FX Productions.

Schrier joined FX in 2000 as an assistant to then President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly, and has been...more

Speaking at: Keynote Conversation: Eric Schrier, FX Networks


Robin Schwartz

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Robin Schwartz is President of Television of Brillstein Entertainment Partners, a Los Angeles production and artist management company. She oversees the development and production of television series for broadcast and cable. Under Robin’s leadership, Brillstein’s upcoming development slate includes cable pilots set up at Amazon (with Golden Globe winner Jill...more

Speaking at: Based-on: Inspired Content


Tim Stack

Senior Writer

Entertainment Weekly

Tim Stack, a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly, has been covering TV, film and music for the magazine since 2005. He’s written stories on everyone from Jimmy Fallon to Tyler Perry to cover stories on American Horror Story, Pitch Perfect 2, Katy Perry and Empire.

Tim has been a frequent guest on...more

Speaking at: Keynote Conversation: Greg Berlanti


Philipp Steffens

Head of Fiction

RTL Television

Philipp Steffens has been Head of Fiction at RTL Television since March 2014 and is responsible for productions including Starfighter, Der Lehrer, Duell der Brüder and the series Deutschland 83, which won a Grimme Award in 2016. Immediately following his graduation from the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in 2006, Steffens started his...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables


Carrie Stein

EVP, Global Productions

eOne Television

Carrie Stein has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years in all phases of the business, including feature film and television development and production.

Carrie is currently the Executive Vice President of Global Productions for Entertainment One Television. She is responsible for expanding the company both corporately and...more

Speaking at: Going Glocal


Ben Tappan

VP, Scripted Programming

Epix

Ben Tappan is Vice President, Scripted Programming for EPIX. Based in Los Angeles, Ben works on the development and production of EPIX's current and upcoming slate of scripted content, as well as actively pursuing new projects for development. Of note, he is currently working on the production and development of...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables


Quinn Taylor

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Quinn Taylor was named Executive Vice President, Movies, Miniseries and International Co-Productions, NBC Entertainment in 2013. He reports to Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.

Taylor oversees all development and programming of original movies and miniseries, as well as longform acquisitions. He is also a key programming executive of...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Quinn Taylor, NBC (1:30pm-2:00pm); Based-on: Inspired Content


Josefine Tengblad

Head of Drama

TV4 Sweden

As Head of Drama at C More and TV4, one of the leading providers of drama in the Nordic Region, Josefine Tengblad commissioned the network’s upcoming thriller series Farang as well as the acclaimed crime drama Modus, which currently is in production of its second season. Josefine has also produced and acted in...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables


Robin Thede

Comedian/Writer

Robin Thede was most recently a writer/performer on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central, where she also served as head writer for the first season and a half. She was also head writer for the 2016 White House Correspondents Association Dinner and has written for several sitcoms,...more

Speaking at: Being Human: Today’s Comedic Voices


Jane Turton

Chief Executive Officer

all3Media

Jane Turton joined all3media in October 2008 and has played a key role building the business globally through setting strategies to grow the existing companies in the Group and through acquiring and starting up new operations.  Jane was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2015 after the sale of all3media...more

Speaking at: Keynote Conversation: Jane Turton, all3media


Simon Vaughan

Chairman & Joint CEO

Lookout Point

Simon Vaughan is Chairman and joint CEO of Lookout Point. The company was established in 2009, to produce high-end drama with ambition, originality and international appeal. Simon has over 25 years’ experience in television, working in a variety of roles including writer, producer, executive producer, distributor and financier.

Recent projects include: The...more

Speaking at: Drama Spotlight: The Collection


Amelie von Kienlin

SVP, Scripted Acquisitions & Co-Productions

Red Arrow International

Amelie von Kienlin leads all scripted acquisitions and co-productions activity at Red Arrow International, the TV distribution division of global producer Red Arrow Entertainment Group.

Before joining Red Arrow Amelie worked as Head of Co-production for Wild Bunch Germany, and as Head of Program Acquisition for International Sales at Telepool GmbH....more

Speaking at: Changes in Dealmaking: Navigating New Business Models


Morgan Wandell

Head of International Series

Amazon Studios

As Head of Drama Development for Amazon Studios, the original content production arm of Seattle-based Amazon.com, Morgan Wandell supervises the development and production of all one-hour original shows.

Over his career, he has shepherded numerous acclaimed shows from conception to broadcast, including Amazon’s critically-acclaimed The Man in the High Castle,...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Morgan Wandell, Amazon Studios (2:30pm-3:00pm)


Joe Weisberg

Creator/Executive Producer

"The Americans"

Joe Weisberg grew up in Chicago, Illinois.  After studying Soviet History in college, he worked in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations in the early 1990’s.  After leaving the agency, he worked as a teacher and novelist.  Joe created FX Network’s critically acclaimed The Americans, now entering its fourth season, on which he...more

Speaking at: Drama Spotlight: The Americans


Paul Weitzman

VP, Co-Head, Literary

Abrams Artists Agency

Paul grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from San Diego State University. After college he became a paralegal for 3 years with the entertainment law firm, Christie & Berle, then a stock broker and corporate executive with Baraban Securities for 3 years. He transitioned to the literary agency business...more

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