Arthur Smith joins Real Screen West 2015 Advisory Board

Arthur Smith joins Real Screen West 2015 Advisory Board

In response to delegate feedback looking for more meeting and networking time, organizers have expanded the Realscreen West program to three days, June 1-3 in Santa Monica.

This marks the seventh year for the West Coast’s most important unscripted entertainment conference and market, which has sold out the last several years. For the first time, this year’s host venue, the Fairmont Miramar, has been secured exclusively for registered delegates.

With venue exclusivity, organizers say they expect to host over 1200 buyers, creators and distributors of unscripted programming. The event, presented by Realscreen, also hosts the annual Realscreen Awards ceremony (pictured), celebrating the best in global non-fiction and unscripted entertainment.

This year’s advisory board is co-chaired by Orly Anderson, president, ITV Studios America and Rob Sharenow, EVP & general manager, Lifetime. Board Members are Cris Abrego, Co-CEO and chairman, Endemol Shine North America; Jenny Daly, president, T Group Productions; Susanne Daniels, president of programming, MTV; David Eilenberg, SVP, unscripted development, TBS and TNT; Deirdre Gurney, co-founder and executive producer, Gurney Productions; Lance Klein, partner and co-head, non-scripted television department, WME; Bonnie Pan, EVP of programming, Maker Studios; Rich Ross, president, Discovery Channel; Arthur Smith, co-founder and CEO, A. Smith & Co. Productions and Bertram van Munster, executive producer, Profiles Television Productions.