Advisory Board
Advisory Board

Sheila Aguirre

EVP, Co-Production and Distribution
Fremantle International

Sheila Hall Aguirre is EVP, Co-Production and Distribution, Fremantle International, overseeing the Latin America and the US Hispanic market. Since joining Fremantle in 2002, Aguirre has overseen the distribution strategy, set the negotiation timeline and closed agreements in Latin America, whilst building relationships with platforms in the region. Additionally, Aguirre...more

Speaking on: Breakfast With A Decision Maker #2

Beth Anderson

SVP/General Manager, FAST Channels
BBC Studios

As SVP/GM, FAST Channels & VOD Sales Beth Anderson leads BBC Studios’ FAST and catalogue VOD sales initiative, developing audience and platform relationships and serving a dynamic selection of channel brands and content packages across North America and Latin America, EMEA, and beyond. She oversees business development, programming, marketing...more

Ilan Arboleda

Co-Founder & Producer
CreativeChaos vmg

Ilan Arboleda is co-founder and producer of the New York-based film and TV company, CreativeChaos vmg.

Among the company’s recent credits include Murder of God’s Banker (Paramount+), King of Cool with Appian Way (TCM, Sky, Arte), Los Tigre del Norte at Folsom Prison (Netflix) as well as the upcoming Mafia Spies (Paramount+), based on Thomas Maier’s bestselling novel. With a diverse...more

Speaking on: Have Content, Will Travel

Matthew Ashcroft

CEO
Parade Media Group

With over twenty years of experience, Matt is a seasoned and passionate media executive. His commitment to collaborating with the world’s best creative and commercial talent has led him to establish a remarkable track record of building global partnerships with content creators, networks, streamers, and media companies. In 2015, Matt...more

Jeff Clanagan

President & Chief Distribution Officer
Hartbeat

Jeff Clanagan is an award-winning producer and innovator in entertainment, serving as President & Chief Distribution Officer of Hartbeat, Kevin Hart’s global, multi-platform entertainment company. Clanagan leads the Hartbeat Media division, which connects with consumers around the world through events, gaming, music publishing, Web3 initiatives, and an expansive distribution network....more

Speaking on: Charting the Future: TV Distribution

Elif Dagdeviren

Managing Partner, Producer
Calinos Films

Elif Dagdeviren started to work as a book translator at high school and translated many films and TV serials for TRT (Turkish Radio and Television). After graduation from university, she became a journalist ranging from reporter to editor-in-chief
(Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, etc.). She worked as a columnist, reporter, and interviewer...more

Kelly Day

Vice President
Amazon Prime Video International

Kelly Day joined Amazon in January 2022 as Vice President, International for Prime Video where she serves as the leader for Prime Video’s SVOD, TVOD, and Channels businesses in all locales outside the U.S. Overseeing a team of regional and country managers, Day drives content and marketing strategies, greenlight decisions,...more

Robert Friedman

CEO
Bungalow Media + Entertainment

Bungalow was founded by CEO Robert Friedman, a 30-year entertainment veteran, who has held an array of senior executive positions including President of Radical Media & Entertainment; President of AOL, Interactive Marketing, TV & Ad Sales; Co-Chairman of New Line Cinema in charge of worldwide Theatrical Marketing and Licensing and...more

Speaking on: Town Hall: Content Ownership In A Global Landscape

Elaine Frontain Bryant

EVP, Head of Programming Genres for A&E, Lifetime and LMN
A+E Networks

Elaine Frontain Bryant is Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at A&E, Lifetime, and LMN. She manages the programming teams for all three networks and is responsible for overseeing the development, creation and execution of all programming. She is also charged with integrating new programming with digital initiatives and...more

Speaking on: View From the Top: “Business Unusual”

Ava Greenfield

Scripted Television Agent
CAA Creative Artists Agency

Ava Greenfield is a Scripted Television Literary agent at Creative Artists Agency. She works with leading artists in entertainment including writers, directors, actors, comedians, and authors. She began her career as an agent trainee at the prestigious William Morris Agency where she was the first Black female agent trainee promoted...more

Lisa Hamilton Daly

EVP, Programming
Hallmark Media

Daly is charged with identifying, developing, and creating impactful, top-quality, brand-building content across the company’s three linear networks,

Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama, as well as its SVOD service, Hallmark Movies Now, and AVOD platform, Hallmark Movies & More. Additionally, she is responsible for building on Hallmark...more

Sam Harowitz

VP, Content Acquisition & Partnerships
Tubi

As Vice President, Content Acquisition and Partnerships, Samuel Harowitz leads all third-party licensed programming acquisitions with indie partners and major studios and brands for Tubi. Harowitz manages international content acquisition, sports, and FAST channels including, mostly recently, the Warner Bros. Discovery partnership bringing Westworld and The Nevers to the platform,...more

Speaking on: Unpacking Monetization Strategies, Challenges, and Motivations in the World of FAST Channels.,Buyer Spotlights: Tubi

Bruce David Klein

President & Executive Producer
Atlas Media Corp

Bruce David Klein is a producer, director, and writer of non-fiction television, film, and digital content. He is the founder of NY-based Atlas Media Corp. and serves as its president and executive producer. On the premium feature documentary front, Klein wrote and directed Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise (Universal), Icahn: The Restless...more

Speaking on: Worldwide Watch: Exploring Content Consumption & Viewership Trends Across Regions

Lisa Kramer

President, International TV Licensing
Paramount Global Content Distribution

Lisa Kramer leads international licensing and marketing teams for Paramount Global Content Distribution. With her oversight spanning 20 offices around the world, she leads the team distributing an extensive portfolio of film and television content outside the U.S. to both internal and external media partners.

Kramer has held positions...more

Speaking on: In Conversation With: Pam Kaufman & Lisa Kramer (Paramount Global)

Hannah Pillemer

EVP, Creative Services
MarVista Entertainment

Hannah Pillemer is Executive Vice President, Creative Services, of FOX Entertainment’s independent studio MarVista Entertainment. In her role, she spearheads the development and production of MarVista’s entire content pipeline for all FOX Entertainment and an array of third-party platforms in the U.S. and abroad.

Pillemer joined MarVista Entertainment in 2013 as...more

Jamie Schouela

President, Global Channels and Media
Blue Ant Media Inc

Jamie Schouela serves as President, Global Channels and Media at Blue Ant Media, where he leads the strategic direction and operations of the company’s free streaming and pay-TV television networks around the world. In this role, he manages content development and acquisitions, scheduling, marketing and communications for all international channels...more

Speaking on: Unpacking Monetization Strategies, Challenges, and Motivations in the World of FAST Channels.

Nick Smith

EVP, Formats & Licensing
All3Media International

Courtney Thomasma

Executive Vice President of Streaming
AMC Networks Inc.

Courtney Thomasma is the Executive Vice President of Streaming at AMC Networks, overseeing the company’s worldwide, leading targeted streaming portfolio of AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, HIDIVE, IFC Films Unlimited, Shudder and Sundance Now. As the executive leader of the company’s streaming offerings, Thomasma sits at the center of all the...more

Speaking on: View From the Top: “Business Unusual”

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