Realscreen London brings "the Realscreen experience" to the UK production and programming sectors.

Get unprecedented access to international decision-makers

We bring together creators, buyers and distributors of unscripted programming for two days of panels, pitching and networking.

Realscreen events provide unrivaled access to leaders in the international business of unscripted entertainment.

Fast-track your business

Glean practical insight into the business of unscripted entertainment from industry leaders -- the ones that are driving trends and change -- as they participate in lively debates, lead intimate breakout sessions and round table discussions.

Make the Connection

Through our signature Luncheon Roundtable, Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With... sessions, we make it easy to make the connections you need to propel your business, and bring you face to face with industry-leading executives.

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  • Meet our "30 Minutes With" execs! Only 60 more passes left before event sells out

    Registration is now open for Realscreen London which takes place October 8 and 9, just a week ahead of MIPCOM.

    Close to 300 delegates are already signed up to attend; we anticipate selling out within the next several days. What are you waiting for? Sign up now and start connecting with delegates through , designed to help you get the most out of your experience.

    Meet a few of the recently confirmed network execs who'll be on hand for our signature "30 Minutes With" sessions, designed to give you unprecedented access to decision-makers.

    Christian Barcellos
    EVP of Unscripted Entertainment (Global)
    Fox International Channels

    Sarah T. Davies
    VP Factual Development Discovery Networks International

    Bill Gardner
    VP, Programming and Development
    PBS

    Rachel Job
    Channel Editor:
    History & H2
    A+E Networks UK

    JT Ladt
    VP, Programming
    and Development
    National Geographic Channel

    Julie Swanston
    VP Commissioning
    BBC Worldwide Channels

    Nick Thorogood
    Senior Vice President Content and Marketing, UK & EMEA
    Scripps Networks International

    This is just one of the many intimate and interactive opportunities on tap at the inaugural Realscreen London taking place October 8 & 9, 2014. The event is designed to strengthen partnerships between British and international producers, along with global buyers and distributors, replicating the experience of the market-leading events, Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West.

    The full agenda is now available, and features a variety of high-level panels, as well as our signature Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With sessions.

    Register online or email Joel Pinto at jpinto@brunico.com to secure your spot.

  • The Big Issue: Does "Work for Hire" Work for You? Early bird expires tomorrow!

    It's been a decade since the Terms of Trade model came into force in the UK, and while many (if not all) U.S. prodcos would eagerly embrace this model and retain IP ownership, the reality is that the "work for hire" model rules the roost in the Land of the Free. Here, you'll hear from executives about the impact the Terms have had on the content industry and creativity in the UK. You'll also hear from UK producers who have opted to embrace the realities of producing in the U.S. and their reasons for doing so, as well as U.S. producers looking to explore partnerships that will enable them to keep a bigger slice of the pie.

    David Lyle
    Television Executive


    David Frank
    Chief Executive
    Dial Square 86

    Natalie Humphreys
    Controller, Factual & Daytime Production
    BBC Television

    Richard McKerrow
    Creative and Managing Director
    Love Productions

    John McVay
    Chief Executive
    Pact (Producers Alliance for Cinema & TV)

    Eric Schotz
    President & CEO
    LMNO Productions

    Bertram van Munster
    Executive Producer
    Profiles Television Productions

    This is just one of the many insightful panels on tap at the inaugural Realscreen London taking place October 8 & 9, 2014. The event is designed to strengthen partnerships between British and international producers, along with global buyers and distributors, replicating the experience of the market-leading events, Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West.

    The full agenda is now available, and features a variety of high-level panels, as well as our signature Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With sessions.

    Well over 200 delegates are already signed up to attend, and it is anticipated that we will reach venue capacity well before the event.

    Early bird pricing is in effect until TOMORROW! Register online or email Joel Pinto at jpinto@brunico.com to secure your spot.

  • Lost in Translation?

    While shiny-floor talent and game formats are tailor-made for global consumption, factual entertainment and docureality/docusoaps don't tend to travel as well. What are the "culture clashes" between the U.S. and the UK that producers need to be mindful of when their properties get greenlit in a new territory? Can producers keep some semblance of their original show alive when it crosses the pond? Can the American penchant for big characters ever work in the UK? How much noisier does a UK producer have to make a program to have it click in the U.S.? Here, you'll learn more about what's working and what's not in each market, and the reasons why having a big success in your home territory doesn't guarantee a home run abroad.

    Natalka Znak
    Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer
    Znak&Jones

    Sean Cohan
    Executive VP International
    A+E Networks

    Jonathan Hewes
    Head of International
    Wall to Wall

    Stephen Lambert
    CEO, Studio Lambert
    Chairman, All3Media America

    Sally Miles
    Founder & CEO
    Passion Distribution

    This is just one of the many insightful panels on tap at the inaugural Realscreen London taking place October 8 & 9, 2014. The event is designed to strengthen partnerships between British and international producers, along with global buyers and distributors, replicating the experience of the market-leading events, Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West.

    The full agenda is now available, and features a variety of high-level panels, as well as our signature Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With sessions.

    Well over 200 delegates are already signed up to attend, and it is anticipated that we will reach venue capacity well before the event.

    Early bird pricing is in effect until Friday, August 8. Register online or email Joel Pinto at jpinto@brunico.com to secure your spot.

  • Smart + Loud = Hit

    In a market dominated by reality and formats, what place does specialist factual have in the U.S.? With the American network focus on returnable series and big characters, how can you find the balance between "smart" and "loud" that makes for a specialist factual hit in both markets? Here, you'll hear from producers and network executives from both the U.S. and UK markets who will dissect and explore the most exciting trends and treatments of specialist factual content and provide insight into what is working in their territories and what could work abroad.

    Carl Hall
    Managing Director
    Warehouse 51 Productions Limited

    Martin Davidson
    Head of History and Business Commissioning
    BBC

    Anthony Geffen
    CEO & Creative Director
    Atlantic Productions Limited

    Julian Hobbs
    VP, Scripted & Non-Fiction Development and Programming
    History

    Hamish Mykura
    EVP & Head of International Content
    National Geographic Channels International

    Ellen Windemuth
    CEO
    Off the Fence

    This is just one of the many insightful panels on tap at the inaugural Realscreen London taking place October 8 & 9, 2014. The event is designed to strengthen partnerships between British and international producers, along with global buyers and distributors, replicating the experience of the market-leading events, Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West.

    The full agenda is now available, and features a variety of high-level panels, as well as our signature Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With sessions.

    Well over 100 delegates are already signed up to attend, and it is anticipated that we will reach venue capacity well before the event.

    Early bird pricing is in effect until Friday, August 8. Register online or email Joel Pinto at jpinto@brunico.com to secure your spot.

  • Networking lunch offers unparalleled access to senior execs

    The Realscreen event experience promises access to decision makers and potential production partners as well as a variety of opportunities for discussion and debate. In line with that mandate, we're very excited to reveal the roster of influential programming executives who'll be hosting Luncheon Roundtables at Realscreen London, on Thursday, October 9.

    Delegates will have the chance to sign up ahead of the conference to join an executive for an enlightening discussion over lunch and learn a bit more about network programming needs.

    Catherine Catton Senior Commissioning Editor, Factual and Features
    UKTV

    Martin Davidson
    Head of History and Business Commissioning
    BBC

    Heather Jones
    VP Programming
    A+E Networks UK

    Richard Klein
    Director of Factual
    ITV

    Siobhan Mulholland Commissioning Editor of Factual and Features Sky

    Luncheon Roundtables are part of the many insightful networking sessions on tap at the inaugural Realscreen London taking place October 8 & 9, 2014. The event is designed to strengthen partnerships between British and international producers, along with global buyers and distributors, replicating the experience of the market-leading events, Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West.

    The full agenda is now available, and features a variety of high-level panels, as well as our signature Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With sessions.

    Well over 100 delegates are already signed up to attend, and it is anticipated that we will reach venue capacity well before the event.

    Early bird pricing is in effect until Friday, August 8. Register online or email Joel Pinto at jpinto@brunico.com to secure your spot.

  • The Cold, Hard Truth: Busting Myths about the U.S. and UK Markets

    As the level of partnership between U.S. buyers and UK prodcos (and conversely, UK buyers and U.S. producers) intensifies, there is a slew of myths, half-truths, and plain old misinformation that producers keen to explore new territories need to wade through. Here, our panel of no-nonsense, myth-busting executives will reveal the most common misconceptions about the U.S. and UK markets, and offer their insight into how to actually work and succeed within the realities of both.

    Victoria Fitzpatrick Head of Television - London Creative Artists Agency

    Daniel Korn Senior Vice President and Head of Programming Discovery Networks Western Europe

    Jane Millichip Managing Director Sky Vision

    Jane Root CEO Nutopia

    Early bird pricing is in effect until Friday, August 8. Register online or email Joel Pinto at jpinto@brunico.com to secure your spot.

  • Taking the Plunge, Crossing the Pond

    While the multitude of channels at play in the U.S. might make it seem like its streets are paved with gold (or at least with greenlights), there are many factors that come to the fore when it comes to making an impact in America as a production company, especially when you're coming from a different territory. Here, you'll hear from network execs, production companies of varying sizes, and other industry notables about the challenges and potential triumphs that exist within the U.S. factual and unscripted market, and how to maximize your chances of cutting through the stiff competition and making your mark.

    Roy Ackerman
    Managing Director
    Fresh One Productions

    Dimitri Doganis
    Founder
    Raw TV Ltd

    Laura Marshall
    Managing Director
    Icon Films

    Matt Robins
    Creative Director
    October Films

    Robert Sharenow
    EVP & General Manager
    Lifetime

    Early bird pricing is in effect until Friday, August 8. Register online or email Joel Pinto at jpinto@brunico.com to secure your spot.

  • The Keynote Interview: Brent Montgomery, CEO, Leftfield Entertainment

    After making an indelible mark on television entertainment with the launch of History's massive hit Pawn Stars in 2009, Brent Montgomery and Leftfield Pictures grew into one of reality TV's major players. Under Montgomery's oversight, the company evolved into a veritable U.S. superindie in 2013 with the formation of Leftfield Entertainment, which houses Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media (Real Housewives of New Jersey), Loud TV (the upcoming Tiny House Nation) and Outpost Entertainment, a joint venture with veteran producer Jodi Flynn (Hoarders). With a series portfolio that ranges from Oddities for Science and Celebrity Home Raiders for Lifetime; to Blood, Sweat and Heels for Bravo and other "artefactual" hits for History such as American Restoration and Counting Cars, Leftfield has produced more than 400 hours of programming and nearly 800 TV episodes.

    At Realscreen London, in an interview with John Smithson, creative director, Arrow Media, Montgomery will discuss the combination of hard work, savvy strategy and creative inspiration that steered the evolution of the company; and, as Leftfield Entertainment moves into a new era following its acquisition by ITV Studios U.S. Group, reveal what new territories and new genres he's keen to explore.

    Brent Montgomery
    CEO
    Leftfield Pictures

    John Smithson
    Creative Director
    Arrow Media

    Early bird pricing is in effect until Friday, August 8. Register online or email Joel Pinto at jpinto@brunico.com to secure your spot.

  • Submit your idea by June 30 to win a chance to pitch live to John de Mol and up to £25,000 in development funding

    The deadline for the Talpa Open Pitch competition is approaching quickly. Click here to enter!

    The competition offers the winning pitch up to £25,000 (US$41,900) in development funding, with the finalists judged by Talpa the Talpa creative team at Realscreen London, October 9.

    Talpa founder, John de Mol, the creative mind behind such global format smashes as The Voice, Big Brother, Fear Factor, Deal or No Deal and Utopia, will be on hand for the event to hear the pitches and critique them in person.

    The inaugural edition of Realscreen London takes place at Congress Centre on Great Russell Street. Its aim: to further strengthen the emerging partnership paradigm between UK and international producers and global buyers by fostering networking, idea exchange and dialogue, as we have done over the past 16 years with the Realscreen Summit in Washington DC, – hailed as "one of the most essential events in the international TV calendar for UK indies" by Broadcast magazine – and for the past six years with Realscreen West in Santa Monica, CA.

    Realscreen London will bring "the Realscreen experience" – namely, access to decision makers and potential production partners, and opportunities for discussion and debate – to the UK production and programming sectors. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Everything you need to know about Realscreen London!

    Talpa Open Pitch deadline is June 30

    Registration is now open for Realscreen London which takes place October 8 and 9, just a week ahead of MIPCOM. The event is designed to strengthen partnerships between British and international producers, along with global buyers and distributors, through a mix of panels, structured networking opportunities and social events, and will replicate the experience of the market-leading events, Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West. Registration includes access to general conference sessions, group meals and all delegate networking events. You also have the opportunity to sign up through for Speed Pitching, Meet an Expert and Luncheon Roundtable meetings. As far as networking goes, Realscreen London provides amazing opportunities to make contacts, cement new relationships and reconnect with colleagues from all areas of the business. Hosted meals, cocktail parties and access to the delegates' lounge for meetings make meeting the people you want to meet easy. A detailed agenda will be released in the next couple of weeks, but one of the highlights already confirmed is the Talpa Open Pitch. Finalists who have been selected by the Talpa Creative team will pitch their format ideas live to John de Mol, the man behind The Voice, Big Brother, Utopia, Fear Factor and Deal or No Deal. Details on how to enter the competition, which is open to producers from around the world, can be found here. Deadline for submissions is June 30th. Early bird pricing is in effect until Friday, August 8. Register online or email Joel Pinto at jpinto@brunico.com to secure your spot.

  • Program includes live pitch to John de Mol

    Registration is now open for Realscreen London which takes place October 8 and 9, just a week ahead of MIPCOM. The event is designed to strengthen partnerships between British and international producers, along with global buyers and distributors, through a mix of panels, structured networking opportunities and social events, and will replicate the experience of the market-leading events, Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West.

    Registration on Wednesday, October 8 will commence at noon GMT, with the opening keynote session set for 1:30 p.m. The program and networking events will run through until 6 p.m., recommencing Thursday morning at 8 a.m. and wrapping at 6 p.m.

    Delegates will see a variety of high-level panels and will also be able to participate in our signature Speed Pitching, 30 Minutes With and Luncheon Roundtable sessions. One of the highlights already confirmed is the Talpa Open Pitch. Finalists who have been selected by the Talpa Creative team will pitch their format ideas live to John de Mol, the man behind The Voice, Big Brother, Utopia, Fear Factor and Deal or No Deal. Details on how to enter the competition, which is open to producers from around the world, can be found here.

    The advisory board features an A-list of international TV execs who are committed to working with the Realscreen team to develop a unique and meaningful program that will help foster partnerships between producers in the UK and networks within the region and internationally.

    Sean Cohan
    Executive VP International
    A+E Networks

    Jonathan Hewes
    Head of International
    Wall to Wall

    Daniel Korn
    Senior Vice President and Head of Programming
    Discovery Networks
    Western Europe

    Jane Millichip
    Managing Director
    Sky Vision

    David Lyle
    Television Executive

    Laura Marshall
    Managing Director
    Icon Films

    Jane Root
    CEO
    Nutopia

    Robert Sharenow
    EVP & General Manager
    Lifetime

    John Smithson
    Creative Director
    Arrow Media

    Ellen Windemuth
    CEO
    Off the Fence, BV

    Early bird pricing is in effect until Friday, August 8. Register online or email Joel Pinto at jpinto@brunico.com to secure your spot.

  • Realscreen London brings "the Realscreen experience" to the UK production and programming sectors.

    Get unprecedented access to international decision-makers

    We bring together creators, buyers and distributors of unscripted programming for two days of panels, pitching and networking.

    Realscreen events provide unrivaled access to leaders in the international business of unscripted entertainment.

    Fast-track your business

    Glean practical insight into the business of unscripted entertainment from industry leaders -- the ones that are driving trends and change -- as they participate in lively debates, lead intimate breakout sessions and round table discussions.

    Make the Connection

    Through our signature Luncheon Roundtable, Speed Pitching and 30 Minutes With... sessions, we make it easy to make the connections you need to propel your business, and bring you face to face with industry-leading executives.

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