Speakers - Scripted 2017

W Hollywood Hotel | Los Angeles

November 7-8, 2017


Kenton Allen


Big Talk Productions

Kenton Allen is CEO of Big Talk Productions - winner of Best Independent Production Company at the 2017 Broadcast Awards. He is a multi-award-winning producer who holds the record for the most individual awards for Best Situation Comedy in the history of BAFTA, with multiple wins for Rev., The Royle...more

Speaking at: Comedy Spotlight: Bliss

Debra Birnbaum

Executive Editor


Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: Keynote Conversation: Steve Stark, MGM Television

Chris Castallo

Head of Development


Bio Coming Soon...

David Cross

Executive Producer, Creator


Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee David Cross is an inventive performer, writer, and producer on stage and screens both big and small.

Cross returned to the road in January of 2016, six years after his last standup tour. Named one of the Top 100 Stand-Up Comedians...more

Speaking at: Comedy Spotlight: Bliss

Dustin Davis

Head of Comedy Development

YouTube Red

Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Dustin Davis, YouTube Red

Sandra Dewey

President, Studio T and TBS & TNT Business Operations

Turner Entertainment Networks

Sandra Dewey is president of Studio T and TBS & TNT Business Operations. Her role encompasses not only production and business affairs for the top-rated TNT and TBS cable networks, but also business affairs for Cartoon Network, truTV, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and several other brands within the Turner portfolio....more

Speaking at: Keynote Conversation: Sandra Dewey, TBS & TNT

Brad Gardner

SVP, Development & Original Programming

Paramount Network & TV Land

Brad Gardner is Senior Vice President of Development and Original Programming, overseeing scripted series for Paramount Network (premiering in January 2018) and TV Land. Among the high-profile scripted projects Gardner is working on for Paramount are Yellowstone, starring world-renowned actor and Oscar®-winner Kevin Costner and written and directed by critically-acclaimed,...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Brad Gardner, Paramount Network & TV Land

Jonathan Glatzer

Executive Producer, Writer


Jonathan is currently supervising producer and a writer for the new HBO drama, Succession, created by Jesse Armstrong and executive producer, Adam McKay. He is also executive producer and a writer for Bliss, created by David Cross for Merman, Big Talk and Sky TV. In addition, he is writing a...more

Speaking at: Comedy Spotlight: Bliss

Dana Gotlieb-Carter

VP, Scripted Development

MTV Networks

Dana Gotlieb-Carter is the VP Scripted Development and Current at MTV, where she has covered shows such as Teen Wolf, Awkward, Scream, Finding Carter, Faking It, and Loosely Exactly Nicole. Previously, Dana worked in Comedy Development at ABC Studios and Current Series at ABC Network.

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

Robin Gurney

SVP, Programming

Showtime Networks

Robin Gurney serves as Senior Vice President, Original Programming for Showtime Networks, Inc. Gurney’s responsibilities include development and creative oversight of SHOWTIME original series, including Twin Peaks, I’m Dying Up Here and Guerrilla and the network’s upcoming series The Chi and Patrick Melrose.

Prior to joining SHOWTIME, Gurney...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Robin Gurney, Showtime Networks

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; Meet an Expert: Distributors

Cathy Hare

Content Specialist

Entertainment One

Content Specialist for the Acquisitions Department of eOne TV International, acting as point person for all scripted third party acquisitions out of North America.

Speaking at: Meet an Expert: Distributors

Gaye Hirsch

SVP, Head of Scripted Development

The CW

Gaye Hirsch is Senior Vice President/Head of Scripted Development, The CW, overseeing all of the network’s scripted series development.

Hirsch was previously Senior Vice President and Co-Head of Drama Development for the network and has been closely involved in the development of all of The CW’s scripted series, including THE FLASH,...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Gaye Hirsch, The CW

Arturo Interian

SVP, Scripted Programming


Arturo Interian is Senior Vice President, Scripted Programming for HISTORY®. Based in Los Angeles, he oversees the development and production of scripted series, miniseries and movies for the network.

Interian is in charge of a drama slate that includes the hit series Vikings and SIX; the upcoming Knightfall from executive producer...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Arturo Interian, History

Helen Jackson

Chief Content Officer

BBC Worldwide

Helen is the Chief Content Officer at BBC Worldwide. She drives the creative and commercial vision for BBC Worldwide’s Content strategy covering partnerships, commissioning, development, co-production and acquisition activity.

 At the heart of this strategy is championing the best of British production and writing talent combined with innovative funding models and...more

Speaking at: New Funds, New Initiatives: Keeping up with the drama boom

Agapy Kapouranis

EVP, Global SVOD

Lionsgate Entertainment

Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: Meet an Expert: Distributors

Damian Keogh

Managing Director

Lookout Point

Damian joined Lookout Point as Commercial Director in early 2016. He is responsible for all commercial operations including the funding of the company’s global drama projects for major international broadcasters and digital platforms.

Previously, Damian worked as Head of Drama at BBC Worldwide, where he acquired and championed commercially attractive scripted...more

Speaking at: Commissioners Roundtable

Arvand Khosravi

Agent, Global TV


An Iranian born in Paris, raised in Atlanta, GA and educated in Washington, D.C. and NYC, and currently residing in Los Angeles, Arvand is always one step ahead of the authorities. After graduating from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and the Cardozo School of Law, Arvand started his entertainment...more

Speaking at: Meet an Expert: Agents

Jeniffer Kim

VP, Original Programming


Jeniffer Kim is Vice President of Original Programming at TBS where she has developed original comedies such as Angie Tribeca, starring Rashida Jones and created by Steve and Nancy Carell, The Detour from Daily Show stars Samantha Bee and Jason Jones; Wrecked, a comedy from up-and-coming writers Justin Shipley and...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

Kate Lambert

SVP, Series Development & Animation

FX Networks

Kate Lambert is Senior Vice President, Series Development and Animation, for FX Networks, overseeing the development of drama and comedy live-action, as well as animated and short-form, original scripted series for FX Networks. In this role, Lambert has formed relationships with some of the most sought-after producers, writers and talent...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Kate Lambert, FX Networks

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 original series, international co-productions, and formats.


Speaking at: Shopping your show: What's right for your production?

Christine Lubrano

SVP, Original Programming


As IFC’s Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Christine Lubrano 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...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Christine Lubrano, IFC

Alex Maggioni

Head of Development

Amblin Television

Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

Gabriel Marano

SVP, Drama Programming & Development

Fox Broadcasting Company

Gabriel Marano was named Senior Vice President, Drama Programming & Development, of Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) in June 2017. In this role, he is responsible for supervising the development and production of new and returning scripted series for the network.

Prior to joining FOX, Marano was Senior Vice President of Drama...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Gabriel Marano, FOX

Julie Meldal-Johnsen

EVP of Global Content

ITV Studios

Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: Shopping your show: What's right for your production?

Jon Mountague

Head of Comedy


Jon is Head of Comedy at Sky where he commissions and executive produces scripted comedy for Sky1, Sky Atlantic and Sky Arts.

His credits for Sky1 include, amongst others, Stella (Ruth Jones), Trollied (Jane Horrocks, Jason Watkins) and Mount Pleasant (Sally Lindsay) each of which have transmitted over...more

Speaking at: Comedy Spotlight: Bliss

Clelia Mountford



Clelia is developing scripts with a host of international talent including Aisling Bea, Sarah Kendall and David Cross. She is currently Executive Producing Motherland for BBC 2 by Graham and Helen Linehan, Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh. She recently produced Morgana Robinson’s Summer Short by Sharon Horgan for Sky Arts...more

Speaking at: Comedy Spotlight: Bliss

Carolyn Newman

SVP, Scripted Programming

eOne Television

Carolyn Newman serves as Senior 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...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

Dan Norton

Partner, TV Literary

ICM Partners

Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: Meet an Expert: Agents

Katie O'Connell Marsh


Platform One Media

For the past 20 years, Katie has held senior management positions covering all aspects of entertainment television programming. Katie is currently CEO of Platform One Media – a newly launched television production and distribution studio backed by TPG and Liberty Global.

Most recently, Katie was Head of Global Live Action Television...more

Speaking at: Shopping your show: What's right for your production?

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 continued growth in development 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...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

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

Morgana Rosenberg

VP, Scripted Production & Programming


As Vice President, Scripted Production and Programming, Morgana Rosenberg helps oversee scripted development and production for VH1.  In the last two years in this position, Morgana helped launched the critically acclaimed TV movie THE BREAKS and its subsequent series as well as DAYTIME DIVAS, which stars Vanessa Williams.  Other VH1...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

Brad Rosenfeld

VP/Co-Head of Literary

Abrams Artists Agency

Brad Rosenfeld joined Abrams Artists Agency at the start of 2015 as the Co-Head of the Literary Department. Abrams provided Brad with the opportunity to work at a larger agency with a strong adult/kids talent, commercial, voiceover, and alternative department, as well as an east-coast office that has one of...more

Speaking at: Meet an Expert: Agents

Ken Segna

SVP, Original Programming


Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Ken Segna, Starz

Steve Stark

President, Television Production & Development

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Steve Stark is President, Television Production & Development of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM). In his role, he is responsible for all scripted content, from concept to production; partnerships with multi-platform broadcasters including network, cable and digital outlets; and development of new productions, including reinvigorating MGM’s stellar library. MGM Television has numerous...more

Speaking at: Keynote Conversation: Steve Stark, MGM Television

Philipp Steffens

Head of Fiction


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: Commissioners Roundtable

Quinn Taylor

Creative Consultant

Atrium TV

Quinn Taylor joined Atrium TV as a creative consultant in April 2017. Taylor has more than 25 years of experience in international drama having developed myriad programming including original movies and miniseries as well as long-form acquisitions and drama series.

Taylor held long term senior programming positions most...more

Speaking at: New Funds, New Initiatives: Keeping up with the drama boom

Simon Vaughan

Chairman & Joint CEO

Lookout Point

Simon is the Chairman and Joint CEO of Lookout Point. He has over 30 years’ experience in television, working in a variety of roles including actor, writer, producer, executive producer, distributor and financier.

Simon's distinct creative-business skill set is the foundation behind the company which he established in 2009 to produce...more

Speaking at: New Funds, New Initiatives: Keeping up with the drama boom

Christian Vesper

EVP & Creative Director, Global Drama


Christian Vesper is the EVP and Creative Director, Global Drama at FremantleMedia. He reports to FremantleMedia’s Director of Global Drama, Sarah Doole, and maintains a base in both London and New York. In his role Christian works closely with FremantleMedia’s production companies as a development partner with a focus on...more

Speaking at: Comedy Spotlight: Bliss

Michelle Vicary

EVP, Programming & Network Publicity

Hallmark Channel

Michelle Vicary is the executive vice president of programming and network publicity for Crown Media Family Networks, home of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, which is owned and operated by Hallmark Cards, Inc. Vicary is based in the company’s Studio City office and reports to Bill Abbott, President...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Michelle Vicary, Hallmark Channel

Morgan Wandell

Head of International Series

Amazon Studios

Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Morgan Wandell, Amazon Studios; Commissioners Roundtable

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