Speakers - Scripted 2018


Médéric Albouy

Head of Series & Drama International Co-Productions

France Télévisions

Médéric Albouy, 45, began his career as public opinion analyst for SOFRES Group (now TNS) in 1996.

In 1998 he joined France Télévisions (the French public broadcasting company) to become in 2004 VP audience and market research.

In 2008 he was appointed special advisor to the director of France 2, Frances main...more

Speaking at: International Commissioners Roundtable; Luncheon Roundtables

Danny Alexander

Television Literary Agent


Danny Alexander is an Agent in the Television Literary department at APA, one of the largest diversified talent agencies in the industry with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, New York, Toronto and London.  A market leader, APA’s Television Literary department represents the creative and business interests of award-winning showrunners,...more

Speaking at: Meet an Expert: Agents

Roy Ashton

Partner, Head of TV Literary

Gersh Agency

Roy Ashton is the Head of the TV Literary & Packaging Dept. at The Gersh Agency, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Prior to joining Gersh as Partner in November, 2011, Ashton spent 13 years at CAA. Starting in the mailroom, Ashton now functions in all areas of...more

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Erik Barmack



Erik Barmack is Vice President, International Originals at Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service. Barmack is responsible for developing programming strategies and producing original series and other content outside of the United States.

Under his leadership, recent international original launches include Club de Cuervos and Ingobernable (Mexico), Marseille (France), Dark...more

Speaking at: Keynote: Erik Barmack, Netflix

Jorge Barraza

CTO, Co-Founder

Immersion Neuroscience

Dr. Jorge Barraza is co-founder and Chief Technical Officer at Immersion Neuroscience, a consumer neuroscience consultancy that provides tools to quantify deeply immersive experiences. He is also assistant professor of Consumer Psychology at the University of Southern California (USC), specializing in applying psychology and neuroscience to understanding and predicting consumer...more

Speaking at: Examining the three A's: Algorithms, analysis and audience

Debra Birnbaum

Director of Awards


Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: Series Spotlight: The Little Drummer Girl

Shirley Bowers

SVP, US Distribution

Red Arrow Studios International

Shirley Bowers is VP Sales and Acquisitions North America for Red Arrow Studios International.

Based in Los Angeles, Shirley is responsible for leading Red Arrow’s sales activities in the US and Canada. She also works across North American acquisitions, alongside Red Arrow’s Scripted and Non-Scripted acquisitions teams.

Previously to joining Red Arrow...more

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Pascal Breton

Founder & CEO

Federation Entertainment

In 1990, Pascal created his own production company, Marathon, in association with Olivier Brémond. Beginning in 2006 after Olivier Brémond’s departure from the company, Pascal Breton served as president of Marathon Group where, among others, he produced Babar, St Tropez, and more. In the 18 years since the creation of...more

Speaking at: It's a Small World After All

Sebastian Burkhardt

Head of Partnerships and Commercial Strategy

Keshet International

Reflecting an increasingly integrated environment between traditional and digital content, Sebastian Burkhardt was named to lead Keshet International’s combined digital and acquisitions arm in 2016.

Since arriving at Keshet International in April 2015 as Head of Business Development and Acquisitions, Sebastian has been identifying and executing distinctive new business opportunities for...more

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Morgana Cabrera-Rosenberg

Senior Vice President, Current Programming


Morgana Rosenberg currently serves as the Vice President of Scripted Programming for MTV and VH1.  In her current role, she oversees scripted development of pilots, series and movies for both networks.  Rosenberg helped launch the critically acclaimed VH1 TV movie and follow-up series The Breaks, as well as Daytime Divas, starring Vanessa...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

Katie Cates

Agent, TV Literary

ICM Partners

Katie Cates has over a decade of experience in the talent agency business, and is currently a television literary and packaging agent at ICM Partners where she works with leading artists in entertainment including writers, directors, actors, comedians and musicians. After starting her career in Daytime TV Production at Proctor...more

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Jeff Cooke

Senior Vice President, Programming, International Networks


Jeff Cooke is Vice President of Programming for International Digital Networks at Starz.

Based in the company’s Santa Monica office, Cooke oversees programming for the international expansion of the Starz direct-to-consumer subscription service to new global markets. He will define and implement the content strategies across all international territories and identify...more

Speaking at: International Commissioners Roundtable

Paul Corney

SVP, Global Digital & Co-Productions

all3media International

Paul Corney has held the position of SVP Global Digital and Co-Productions at ALL3MEDIA International for the past year with responsibility for finished programme sales and Co-productions to digital media platforms globally. Paul joined ALL3MEDIA International from university 11 years ago.

Paul started his career as Sales co-ordinator at ALL3MEDIA International...more

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Simon Cornwell


The Ink Factory

With The Ink Factory, Cornwell executive produced 2016’s award-winning mini-series The Night Manager, based on John le Carré’s best-selling novel.  He produced Anton Corbijn’s 2014 feature film adaption of A Most Wanted Man, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, as well as Our Kind of Traitor, directed by Susanna White and starring Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis,...more

Speaking at: Series Spotlight: The Little Drummer Girl

Stephen Cornwell


The Ink Factory

With The Ink Factory, Cornwell executive produced 2016’s award-winning mini-series The Night Manager, based on John le Carré’s best-selling novel. In 2016, he also produced the film Our Kind of Traitor, directed by Susanna White and starring Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård and Naomie Harris; he co-wrote and produced Netflix...more

Speaking at: Series Spotlight: The Little Drummer Girl

Matt Creasey

EVP, Sales, Acquisitions and Co-productions

Endemol Shine International

Matt Creasey is executive VP of distribution, based in Los Angeles.  He oversees sales, co-productions and acquisitions in the US, as well as leading the distribution teams in Latin America, Canada, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

With over 22 years’ experience spanning a wide range of territories and genres Matt has...more

Speaking at: It's a Small World After All

Priscilla Crowe Light

Senior Scripted Development Executive


Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

Michelle Daly

Senior Director, Comedy

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

As Senior Director of Comedy, CBC Scripted Content, Michelle Daly leads the team responsible for managing the creative development and production of CBC’s slate of comedic programming. Michelle joined the CBC as Executive in Charge of Production in 2011, and has contributed to the success of hit CBC shows Kim's...more

Speaking at: International Commissioners Roundtable

Eben Davidson

Executive Producer, Empress Films

Blumhouse Television

Eben Davidson is EVP of Scripted Programming at Blumhouse Television. 

Born and raised in New York City, Eben began his career in the music business working in marketing at Columbia Records. He later transitioned into film as producer Scott Rudin’s assistant.

At Paramount Pictures, Eben worked his way up from assistant to Senior Vice President of

Speaking at: New Players and gamechangers: navigating today's content biz

Deniese Davis

Founder and CEO


Deniese Davis has produced countless projects including music videos, short films and digital content. In the web-series realm she is best known for producing Issa Rae's award-winning web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, which accumulated over 20 million views with seasons one and two combined.

As a freelance producer...more

Speaking at: Changemakers: Creating a positive path for inclusion

Lorenzo De Maio

Principal-De Maio Entertainment

Endeavor Content

Lorenzo De Maio is a partner at Endeavor Content, a division of global entertainment leader Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG). In his role, De Maio oversees the Television Sales and Advisory group, focusing on packaging, financing and selling global television shows.

De Maio works with content creators, third-party financiers, and US...more

Speaking at: New Players and gamechangers: navigating today's content biz

Cara Dellaverson

EVP, Drama Programming

NBC Entertainment

Cara Dellaverson currently serves as Executive Vice President of Drama Programming for NBC Entertainment. She joined NBC in 2015 as Senior Vice President of Drama Development and has handled several key series for the network, including the cultural phenomenon This Is Us, Timeless, The Brave and two first-year series that recently...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Cara Dellaverson, NBC

Dante Di Loreto

President, Scripted Programming


Dante Di Loreto serves as Fremantle’s North American President of Scripted Entertainment. In this role, he oversees the company’s scripted slate and develops new series for its pipeline. Currently, his team is in production with STARZ on the second season of American Gods, based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling fantasy...more

Speaking at: Getting to Season Two

Milorad Dragicevic

Agent, TV Literary

United Talent Agency

Milorad Dragicevic is an Agent in the TV Literary Department at leading global talent and entertainment company, United Talent Agency (UTA). In this role, he works with writers, directors and producers on packaging and selling TV projects domestically and internationally. Dragicevic covers networks such as Netflix, YouTube, Facebook, Disney and...more

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David Ellender


Sonar Entertainment

David Ellender is President, Global Distribution and Co-productions, Sonar Entertainment. 

In his current position, Ellender is responsible for all worldwide program sales for Sonar, including North America, across all traditional and digital media platforms.  He oversees the company’s expanding presence in Europe, Latin America, Asia and other key territories. He also...more

Speaking at: New Players and gamechangers: navigating today's content biz

Elisa Ellis

Chief Creative Officer

Platform One Media

Elisa Ellis is the Chief Creative Officer at newly formed Platform One Media currently developing series for HBO, Showtime, Hulu, Amazon, Apple, Epix & Spectrum Originals.

Previously Elisa headed Creative Affairs at Dreamworks Animation Live Action TV division under Jeffrey Katzenberg and Katie O’Connell Marsh.

Before joining Dreamworks Elisa was the President...more

Speaking at: New Players and gamechangers: navigating today's content biz

Lisa Fahrenholt

SVP, Scripted Development

Endemol Shine North America

Lisa Fahrenholt was named Vice President, International Development, Scripted, Endemol Shine North America, in March 2018.

Fahrenholt, who had served as Director, North American Acquisitions for Endemol Shine International since March 2015, continues to also oversee finished program acquisitions and co-financing opportunities for the company’s international sales division.

In her new role,...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

Zach Feldberg

Director of Current Production Comedy & Head of Scripted Gem Originals


With over a decade of experience pioneering the intersection of TV and digital, Zach Feldberg has navigated the content business from many different angles. At CBC, he is in charge of the scripted Digital Originals strategy and programming slate, developing and commissioning series for the network’s streaming service, as

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

Jonathan Frank

EVP, Current Programming

FX Networks

As Executive Vice President FX Current Series and FX Productions, Jonathan Frank oversees all facets of day-to-day production for the entire slate of FX Networks’ original programming. In addition, Frank oversees the development, management and distribution of FX Productions’ original series for non-Fox Networks Group (FNG) outlets and the business...more

Speaking at: Getting to Season Two

Colby Gaines


Back Roads Entertainment

Colby Gaines is an executive producer and founder of Back Roads Entertainment, a New York and Austin-based content creator specializing in comedy and lifestyle programming.

In his role, Gaines is responsible for the company's programming, development and day-to-day operations. Back Roads Entertainment develops, sells and produces across all genres for broadcast...more

Speaking at: Going Indie: Return of the pilot

Kate Gill

Senior Vice President, Comedy Development

YouTube Premium

Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Kate Gill, YouTube Premium

Ted Gold

SVP, Development and Original Programming

Paramount Network

Ted Gold serves as Senior Vice President of Development and Original Programming for Paramount Network where he is tasked with developing distinctive, high-quality scripted and original programming. Gold’s responsibilities will include devising a competitive and creative strategy to further Paramount Network as a home for compelling scripted programming.

Ted oversaw Emmy-nominated,...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

Melissa Grego


Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS)

Melissa Grego was named CEO of Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS) in
October 2017. Her appointment marks the first time a female executive is leading the
non-profit organization, TV and media’s longstanding premier networking, education
and career development association.

Prior to that, she parlayed her network and knowledge as a...more

Speaking at: Roadshow: Writers working abroad

Erin Gunn

Head of Development & Production

Shore Z Productions

For the past six years Erin has been head of development and production for Shore Z Productions. During her tenure at the Sony-based production company she has produced such shows as THE GOOD DOCTOR, SNEAKY PETE, BATTLE CREEK, and HOUDINI & DOYLE. Prior to teaming up with David Shore, Erin...more

Speaking at: Series Spotlight: The Good Doctor

Arturo Interian

SVP, Scripted Programming


Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Arturo Interian, History

Camila Jimenez Villa

CEO & Co-Founder

The Immigrant

Camila Jimenez Villa is Co-Founder and CEO of The Immigrant.

Before launching The Immigrant, Camila was Co-President and Chief Content Officer of Fusion Media Group (FMG), overseeing the Fusion Television Network and a portfolio comprised of 15 digital brands reaching 100+M monthly unique visitors, which included household names such as Gizmodo,...more

Speaking at: It's a Small World After All

Jocelyn Johnson

Director of Membership & Digital Video News


Jocelyn Johnson is a serial entrepreneur. She built a successful PR business – JJPR – at age 25 and then launched her second venture in April 2013 – VideoInk. In its first year, VideoInk quickly became the go-to resource for breaking news and industry analysis related to digital video, video...more

Speaking at: New Players and gamechangers: navigating today's content biz

Kristin Jones

EVP, International Programming & Programming Innovation

AMC & SundanceTV

As Executive Vice President of International Programming and Programming Innovation for AMC and SundanceTV, Kristin Jones oversees the creation, development and production of innovative scripted programming from all territories outside the U.S. She is focused on identifying potential international scripted projects, including co-productions, format adaptations, series, limited-series acquisitions as well...more

Speaking at: Series Spotlight: The Little Drummer Girl

Tracy Katsky

Executive Producer


Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: Getting to Season Two

Luke Kelly-Clyne

Development Head

Big Breakfast

Luke Kelly-Clyne is head of development at production studio Big Breakfast, an Electus company that creates and produces premium comedic content for broadcast, cable and digital/OTT platforms. In his role, Kelly-Clyne oversees the company’s robust slate of scripted and unscripted programming, serving as creator, showrunner and executive producer on many...more

Speaking at: Going Indie: Return of the pilot

Anne Kenney

Writer/Executive Producer

Me2U Productions

Anne Kenney is a television writer/executive producer and playwright.  Most recently she was a writer/executive producer on the first three seasons of STARZ’ series, Outlander, where she wrote the acclaimed Wedding Episode, among many others.

She’s currently writing pilots for a YA/supernatural series for IDW based on the graphic novel, Chicacabra,...more

Speaking at: Roadshow: Writers working abroad

Daniel Dae Kim

Executive Producer

3AD Media

Daniel Dae Kim has made a career of creating multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles as an actor, director and now, producer. Prior to his seven-season portrayal of Chin Ho Kelly on Hawaii Five-0, Kim was best known for his role as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series Lost, for...more

Speaking at: Series Spotlight: The Good Doctor

Simmy Kustanowitz

VP, Development & Original Programming


Simmy Kustanowitz serves as vice president of development and original programming for truTV. In this role, he is responsible for creatively overseeing the production of pilots, series and specials for the network, as well as helping to shape the direction of its programming strategy. Kustanowitz is based in the network’s...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

Jenn Kuzmyk

Executive Director - BANFF, Publisher - Playback

Banff World Media Festival

Jenn is an accomplished senior media executive with a career spanning both creative and business aspects of the international entertainment industry across production, distribution and publishing. She joined Brunico Communications as Executive Director of the Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) & Associate Publisher of Playback in 2017, spearheading strategy and...more

Speaking at: Series Spotlight: Mystery Road

Brandon Lawrence

Television Literary Agent


Brandon E. Lawrence is a Television Literary Agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA).   Lawrence works in the Los Angeles office and represents many of the world’s leading writers, producers, directors and actors.

Lawrence began his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an Investment Banking...more

Speaking at: Changemakers: Creating a positive path for inclusion

Nina Lederman

EVP, Global Scripted Development & Programming

All3Media America

Speaking at: It's a Small World After All

Sebastian Lee

Executive Producer

EnterMedia Content

Sebastian Lee is a a Los Angeles based, Korean born, film and and television producer. Lee is dedicated to bringing foreign formats to the United States and Asia for adaptation as well as to create co-production opportunities in the U.S.

In 2008, Lee was selected by the Korean Film Council to...more

Speaking at: Series Spotlight: The Good Doctor

Wendy Lee

Digital Media Reporter

Los Angeles Times

Wendy Lee covers digital media for the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town team. She writes about the growing influence of tech giants like Apple and Google on Hollywood, how studios are adapting to digital disruption and the rise of digital music companies. She formerly covered technology at the San Francisco...more

Speaking at: Examining the three A's: Algorithms, analysis and audience

Benjamin Lopez

Executive Director

National Association of Latino Independent Producers

Ben Lopez (@vientofuego) is responsible for the overall design, strategic planning and execution of all
programs for the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP).

Prior to becoming Executive Director, he served as Projects Director where he supervised the selection process and
management of the Latino Media Market, a highly curated...more

Speaking at: Changemakers: Creating a positive path for inclusion

Tanya Lopez

Transitioning into a Production Deal with Lifetime


Tanya Lopez currently serves as Executive Vice President, Movies, Limited Series & Original Movie Acquisitions for Lifetime and LMN.  Based in Los Angeles, Lopez, who joined the network in 2007, is responsible for developing and overseeing all Feature and Original Movies, Limited Series and Movie Acquisitions for the networks.

Recent high-profile...more

Speaking at: Changemakers: Creating a positive path for inclusion

Steven McGregor


Tamarind Tree Pictures

Speaking at: Series Spotlight: Mystery Road

Clelia Mountford



As co-founder of Merman with Sharon Horgan, Clelia develops and produces a multitude of projects with a host of international talent.

Clelia is currently executive producing the forthcoming series Frayed (Sky One/ABC Australia) written by and starring Sarah Kendall and Happy AF (wt) (Channel 4) written by Aisling Bea and starring Bea and...more

Speaking at: Getting to Season Two

Hanh Nguyen

Senior Editor


Hanh Nguyen is the Los Angeles-based Senior Editor at IndieWire and specializes in covering genre series, period dramas, foreign shows, food, fashion, animals, marginalized groups, and Asian-American representation. She’s written about television and pop culture for over 15 years and as executive editor, headed the West Coast bureau of TVGuide.com....more

Speaking at: Series Spotlight: The Good Doctor

John Orlando

Head of Content

Sony Crackle

John Orlando is Sony Crackle's Head of Content, where he oversees the team responsible for the development, production and acquisitions of original movies and series for the free streaming network.

Recent notable titles include Sony Crackle's most-watched drama series, The Oath, from executive producer Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, StartUp with Mira Sorvino,...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: John Orlando, Sony Crackle

Lucienne Papon

EVP, Creative Affairs

ITV Studios America

Lucienne Papon is Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs at ITV Studios America, where she oversees development and current programming in the U.S. market.

She joined ITV Studios America in 2015 as Senior Vice President, Development, and was responsible for the continued growth of the studio’s extensive development slate across multiple cable...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

Jacquelin Perske

Writer & Producer

Five Forks

Jacquelin Perske has worked extensively in television as a writer and producer. She has written on The Cry, a four part drama series currently in production for BBC1, UK.(Synchronicity Films)

In the last two years, she has written and script produced Seven Types of Ambiguity with Hugo Weaving and Xavier Samuel...more

Speaking at: Roadshow: Writers working abroad

Rhyan Lamarr

Head Consultant, Scripted Development

Guerrilla Entertainment

Rose Catherine Pinkney is a versatile television executive, who has been both a buyer and a seller, having worked for networks, studios and production companies. She has developed content in the scripted arena (comedy, drama, movies and miniseries), as well as the unscripted arena (reality, comedy, variety, talk, and game...more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Rose Catherine Pinkney, BET

Marissa Ronca

EVP & Head of Original Programming & Development


Marissa Ronca serves asexecutive vice president,head of original programming & development for truTV. In this role, she is responsible for the network's diverse slate of original programming from concept through production. Ronca is based in New York and reports to Chris Linn, president of truTV.

Since being named to her current...more

Speaking at: Changemakers: Creating a positive path for inclusion

Gillian Rose

Executive Producer

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

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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

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Rick Rosenthal


Whitewater Films

Rick Rosenthal is an award-winning veteran producer/director with a dynamic career spanning over 25 years in both film and television. He is also committed to helping launch new filmmakers, with a focus on mentoring young directors and supporting emerging filmmakers in the micro-budget world of independent filmmaking.

Best known for helming...more

Speaking at: Going Indie: Return of the pilot

Jacqueline Sacerio

Executive Vice President & Co-Head, Development, Scripted Television, U.S.

Entertainment One

As SVP of Scripted Development, US Television at Entertainment One (eOne), Sacerio works with award-winning writers, directors and producers to develop premium original content across all platforms.

Currently overseeing a diverse slate of projects, Sacerio is involved in every step of development, from pitch to production. Prior to working at...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

Chris Salvaterra

SVP, Miniseries & Cinemax Programming

HBO & Cinemax

Whether it was sobbing uncontrollably in a crowded movie theater when he thought (spoiler alert) E.T. was dead, or breaking his father’s spirit so that he could stay up and watch Hill Street Blues, Chris Salvaterra knew from a young age that he wanted to be involved in telling stories....more

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Chris Salvaterra, HBO & Cinemax

Michael Schneider

TV Editor


Michael Schneider is the Executive Editor of IndieWire, Editor-at-Large of Variety, and a contributor to Los Angeles public radio station KCRW, where he hosts Screengrab, a weekly segment about the TV industry, and contributes to The Business. At IndieWire, he manages the site's growing TV coverage and also hosts Turn...more

Speaking at: Keynote: Erik Barmack, Netflix

Rebecca Segal


Sky Entertainment & Networks

For over 14 years, Rebecca Segal has been with Sky Entertainment and Networks, based in Los Angeles. She works with the Acquisition teams and the Channel Heads in the UK, Germany and Italy identifying series and other programming – at all stages - for the entertainment channels including Sky One,...more

Speaking at: International Commissioners Roundtable

Ken Segna

SVP, Original Programming


Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: 30 Minutes With: Ken Segna, Starz

Jennifer Sherwood

SVP, Scripted Development


Jennnifer Sherwood serves as FremantleMedia North America’s (FMNA) Senior Vice President of Scripted Development. In this role, she is responsible for sourcing, developing and pitching original scripted television programming. In addition, she also identifies international programming to be successfully acquired and translated into the North American marketplace.

Sherwood is an esteemed...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

David Shore

Executive Producer, The Good Doctor

Shore Z Productions

Emmy Award-winning writer and producer David Shore has been creating television for more than 20 years. He currently serves as executive producer on the upcoming ABC drama The Good Doctor. His additional producer credits include HouseSneaky Pete, Battle Creek, Hack, Family Law, Beggars and Choosers, Law & Order and Traders. Shore has...more

Speaking at: Series Spotlight: The Good Doctor

Alon Shtruzman


Keshet International

Alon Shtruzman, an executive producer, former FOX senior vice president and one of the founders of Israel’s multi-channel industry where he commissioned thousands of hours of programming, has led Keshet International (KI) since its launch in 2012.

Today, KI serves as a major worldwide creative and distribution force with offices worldwide;...more

Speaking at: It's a Small World After All

Zac Simmons

Partner and Agent, Television Literary

Paradigm Talent Agency

Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: Meet an Expert: Agents

Greer Simpkin


Bunya Productions

Speaking at: Series Spotlight: Mystery Road

Philipp Steffens


RTL Television

Philipp Steffens began his career while still in film school as a Financing Consultant on the award-winning feature Goodbye Bafana (2005, directed by Bille August). He also spent time working for EURIMAGES and the MEDIA Program learning about European co-productions and funding models.

Steffens graduated from the internationally-acclaimed film school Filmakademie...more

Speaking at: International Commissioners Roundtable; Luncheon Roundtables

Adam Steinman

Production and Development

Warner Bros. International Television Production

Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

Lionel Uzan

Managing Director

Federation Entertainment

Lionel Uzan is the Managing Director of Federation Entertainment, a central position overseeing the studio’s full production and distribution activities for France, Europe and the US. Uzan was formerly acquisitions, productions and intl. distribution director at the SND – M6 Group, the production and distribution label of French broadcaster M6.

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Jessica Watson

Vice President, Global Sales & Strategic Partnerships

Boat Rocker Media

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Ron West

Managing Partner

Thruline Entertainment

Ron West is a founder and principal in Beverly Hills-based management and production company, Thruline Entertainment. Thruline manages some of Hollywood’s most prominent actors and writers and has produced more than 150 hours of television and several feature films. Thruline acting clients include: Academy Award-winner Allison Janney; Michael Cera; Emmy...more

Speaking at: Getting to Season Two

Ian Whitehead

Vice-President, English Scripted Content


A hands-on Producer and Executive Producer, Ian has produced close to 100 hours of scripted TV and is as comfortable on set as he is in the writers room or post house.  Keen collaborator, team builder, and always story-focused, Ian has worked on award-winning episodic series, miniseries, TV movies and...more

Speaking at: Luncheon Roundtables

David Wolstencroft


David is a multi-award-winning writer & producer best known as the creator of iconic BAFTA-winning BBC espionage drama SPOOKS (MI-5 in the US) which ran for 10 seasons on BBC One, and which has remained one of UK television’s most successful television exports around the world.

Most recently David was co-creator/showrunner...more

Speaking at: Roadshow: Writers working abroad

Rebekah Zabarsky

Marketing Director

Parrot Analytics

Bio Coming Soon...

Speaking at: Examining the three A's: Algorithms, analysis and audience

Marc Zicree


Space Command Studios

Marc Scott Zicree has written and produced hundreds of hours of series TV, pilots and feature films for most of the major studios and networks, including Paramount, Universal, Disney, Sony/Columbia Tri-Star, MGM, Warners, Castle Rock, New Line, CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, WB, UPN, Showtime, PBS, Turner, USA Networks, Syfy, Discovery,...more

Speaking at: Going Indie: Return of the pilot