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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...show more

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Adolfo Alvarez Rivas

VP On Air Content & Programming

Hola TV US, LLC


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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...show more

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Matthew Ball

Pioneering Tech Authority, Former Streaming Executive, Executive Producer, Entrepreneur & Best Selling Author

Matthew Ball provides the definitive explainer of the technological revolution reshaping our global economy, disrupting nearly every industry, and forever altering human society. As the term and concept of the metaverse have burst into public consciousness, no voice has been more prominent, influential, and praised than Matthew Ball and his...show more

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Greg Barnard

Senior Director, Content Acquisitions

VIZIO, Inc.

Greg Barnard is the Director of Content Acquisition at VIZIO, leading acquisition strategies for VIZIO’s ad-supported WatchFree+ streaming service. Since joining VIZIO, he has initiated, analyzed and negotiated both syndication and exclusive content deals across content partners. A seasoned executive in media and entertainment, Greg has also held content acquisition...show more

Speaking on: Lunch With A Decision Maker; Streaming+ Breakfast: Content Discovery & Profitability in the Connected TV Era


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Floris Bauer

Co-Founder and President

Gunpowder & Sky

Floris Bauer is Co-Founder and President of Gunpowder & Sky, an independent studio that develops and produces award-winning film, television, audio and virtual reality projects. Since launching Gunpowder & Sky with Van Toffler in 2016, the studio has released more than 60 feature films and series in theaters and on leading...show more


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Yamilet Bermudez

Managing Director

IPG Mediabrands Miami

Yamilet is a highly influential marketing executive with over 25 years of experience in Latin America and the United States. She has a proven track record of achievement, driving numerous renowned brands' commercial, operational, and financial success.

Yamilet's exceptional leadership and strong interpersonal skills inspire colleagues and create a collaborative work...show more

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Lynnwood Bibbens

Founder & CEO

ReachTV

Lynnwood Bibbens' visionary spirit and entrepreneurial prowess have illuminated a path of success that few can rival. As the dedicated CEO & Founder of ReachTV, he has not only shattered records but transformed an industry. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, ReachTV has blossomed under his leadership into the preeminent black-owned MBE...show more

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Jessica Bishop

Director, Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Kids & Family

Warner Bros. Discovery


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Guy Bisson

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Ampere Analysis

Guy Bisson has been a leading entertainment market analyst with a specialisation in the global television business for the past 30 years. He is a regular speaker and moderator at many of the world’s leading entertainment business conferences, a frequent media commentator in print and broadcast and author of numerous reports and...show more

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Marco Bresaz

Founder & CEO

Pronounced Media

After long and successful tenures developing and producing premium nonfiction content and overseeing content strategy for leading media brands including AMC Networks, Paramount Media Networks and ABC, Marco Bresaz launched Pronounced Media in 2023. Pronounced Media is devoted to deeply engaging storytelling that fully entertains as it opens viewers minds...show more

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Alison Brower

LA Bureau Chief

Business Insider Inc.

Alison Brower is the LA bureau chief for Business Insider, where she launched and leads a team covering the business of entertainment and the digital transformation of Hollywood. She also supervises BI's high-impact reporting on the emerging creator economy. 

Previously, she was the deputy editor for arts and entertainment at the...show more

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Alonso Carrillo

Global TV Lead, Content Acquisition and Partnerships

Tubi

Alonso Carrillo serves as the Senior Manager of Content Acquisitions and Partnerships, acting as the global TV Lead for all third-party licensed television acquisition deals at Tubi.

He oversees programming decisions and manages content acquisition strategy across all major studio, independent, and distributor partnerships. Carrillo is tasked with expanding Tubi’s television...show more

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Mariano Cesar

Head of General Entertainment Content, Latin America & US Hispanic

Warner Bros. Discovery

Mariano Cesar es Líder de Contenidos de Entretenimiento General para América Latina y US Hispanic en Warner Bros. Discovery. Desde esta posición tiene a sucargo el liderazgo de todos los equipos de contenido y producción del extenso portafolio de marcas de entretenimiento general en la región, incluyendo las áreas de...show more

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Gachi Ciurluini

VP of Content Strategy

Canela Media, Inc.

As Vice President of Content Strategy at Canela Media, Gachi Ciurluini leads the content team at Canela TV, spearheading the development and execution of robust content strategies, acquisitions, and original content initiatives. A pivotal collaborator with the Content Partnerships and Programming teams, she ensures seamless alignment with the company's vision...show more

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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....show more

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Zoé Crabtree

Strategic Content Manager and Head of Acquisitions

Amuz Distribution

Since the May 2023 rebrand of Amuz Distribution from ComediHa!, Zoé Crabtree has been growing the company’s portfolio by strategically acquiring comedy and dramedy series for the evolving distribution company with a mission for “keeping the world feeling good”. With a career spanning more than 20 years in television broadcasting...show more

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Mansha Daswani

Editor-in-Chief

World Screen

Mansha Daswani is the editor-in-chief of World Screen, with overall responsibility for its English-language print and online publications and its lineup of successful virtual conferences, covering all segments of the business, including scripted, kids, factual and formats. As associate publisher she assists in crafting World Screen‘s overall strategic directives and...show more

Speaking on: In Conversation With: Pam Kaufman & Lisa Kramer (Paramount Global); Charting the Future: TV Distribution


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Ronald Day

President, Entertainment and Chief Content Officer

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

Ronald Day is President of Entertainment and Content Strategy for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. In his role, Day leads the company’s content strategy with a focus on daily entertainment and in collaboration with Telemundo Global  Studios, News and Sports. Additionally, Day ensures content is available on all Telemundo platforms including Universo and
Peacock, as well as...show more

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Mark De Angelis

Executive TV Producer/Writer

Around the World in a Day INC

Mark De Angelis is an award-winning television writer/producer. Recent accolades include four Daytime Emmy Awards, an International BAFTA Awardsix Canadian Screen Awards (Canada’s Emmy’s), and a Writers Guild of Canada Award. Mark was also inducted into the prestigious Playback Magazine Top 10 to Watch List.

Speaking on: NATPE Global Pitch Showcase (Scripted Comedy)


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Francesca De Quesada Covey

Chief Innovation and Economic Development Officer

Miami-Dade County

Francesca de Quesada is the Chief Innovation and Economic Development Officer for Miami-Dade County.

Reporting to Mayor Levine Cava, de Quesada Covey leads efforts to accelerate innovation and economic opportunity, growing the County’s “FutureReady” economy where all residents can succeed and thrive. de Quesada Covey is a seasoned executive and tech investor with over...show more

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Daniel Djahjah

Content Partnerships Director

Pluto TV

Daniel Djahjah has extensive experience in the media and entertainment industry with over 12 years in the industry always with focus on content business which include partnerships, acquisitions,  distribution, format licensing and co-production. Currently at Pluto TV, Paramount’s free streaming service, together with the launch team Daniel worked on key...show more

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Sophie Ferron

President

GRB Media Ranch

Founder of Media Ranch, second-generation producer Sophie is an entertainment executive with a stellar reputation and 30+ years in the business of international programming. Her expertise in global format creation, production, and distribution has grown Media Ranch exponentially with an ever-growing library of over 100 formats. In September 2023, GRB Studios and Media...show more

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Laura Florence

SVP, Global FAST Channels

Fremantle

Laura Florence brings nearly 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry to her current position as SVP, Global FAST Channels at Fremantle. Previously serving as SVP & GM Digital at Chicken Soup for the Soul, she oversaw Redbox and Crackle+ digital platforms, including TVOD, AVOD, FAST channels and...show more

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


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Susanne Frank

Director ZDFE, Drama

ZDF Studios GmbH


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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...show more

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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...show more

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Manu Gabaldon

Strategy Director

Ogilvy


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Lisette Garcia Arrogante

Director, Tourism and Culture Department

City of Miami Beach


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Marco Giron

Film and Entertainment Commissioner

Miami-Dade County Office of Film and Entertainment

Mr. Giron is the chief executive overseeing the growth of the entertainment production industry. As Miami-Dade's Film Commissioner, he directs the Office of Film and Entertainment’s governmental interactions with some 200 production companies; numerous sound stages and recording studios; three Spanish-language production facilities; and a multitude of businesses supportive or...show more

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Jeff Goldman

President & Founder

Octopean Media

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Vincenzo Gratteri

SVP Content Development, ViX

Televisa Univision


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Richard Gray

Managing Director

ACF Investment Bank

Richard Gray is a Managing Director at ACF, a leading global Investment Bank, specialized in selling, buying, fundraising, securitization, and pre and post deal services for brands and businesses in intellectual property, content creation and international distribution. He is also a co-founder and co-owner of the business with over 20 years’ investment bankingshow more

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Melissa Grego

CEO

Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS)

Melissa Grego is CEO of The Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS), the leading membership association for networking, education and mentorship for all career levels of the TV and entertainment industry.

Upon HRTS’s 75th anniversary in 2022, Grego spearheaded the launch of the new standalone charitable organization, The HRTS Foundation, and...show more

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Larry Grimaldi

SVP, Development & Production

MarVista Entertainment

Larry Grimaldi is Senior Vice President of Development & Production at Marvista Entertainment, where he helps create, develop, and produce entertainment programming in the television movie, scripted and independent feature film space.
Currently, he and his team manage a slate of more than three dozen projects in various stages of development and...show more

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Harvey Grisalez

SVP/Partner

Onza Americas


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Will Gurman

VP, Content Strategy & Business Operations

Pluto TV

Will Gurman is VP of Global Partnerships and Content Strategy at Pluto TV. In his current role, Will works cross functionally to optimize the growth and performance of Pluto TV’s content partnerships and Paramount’s vast content library, and to expand the global reach and monetization of the content Pluto TV...show more

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


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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,...show more

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


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Dade Hayes

Business Editor

Deadline

Dade Hayes has specialized in entertainment business coverage as a writer and editor for Deadline, Variety and Entertainment Weekly, among other outlets. At Deadline, where he is Business Editor, he covers financial and corporate news, along with streaming, film, television, technology, sports and advertising. Hayes has written three books, including BINGE TIMES (William...show more

Speaking on: In Conversation With: Chris Williams (pocket.watch); Streaming+ Breakfast: Content Discovery & Profitability in the Connected TV Era


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Scott Herbst

Head of Scripted Development and EVP

Lionsgate Television

As Lionsgate Television EVP and Head of Development, Scott Herbst oversees the development of scripted series for Lionsgate’s Television Group, one of the largest independent television businesses in the world. He and his team are responsible for identifying and developing premium content for an ever-expanding array of buyers and leveraging the Company’s...show more

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Cynthia Hudson

SVP & General Manager

CNN en Español

Cynthia Hudson is senior vice president and managing director of CNN en Español and Hispanic strategy for CNN/U.S. Hudson oversees all aspects of CNN’s Spanish-language media businesses, including newsgathering, editorial content, programming, production, operations and personnel, of the CNN en Español 24/7 television news networks, CnnEspañol.com and CNN en Españolshow more

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Liz Huszarik

Chief Strategy Officer

Maverix Insights & Strategy

Visionary strategic thinker and insights leader with 25+ years of experience at Warner Bros. Discovery and Maverix Insights. Proven track record of leading transformative ventures, revitalizing established brands, and driving business success through data and insights.

Led a team of 120+ researchers, analysts, and data scientists at Warner Bros....show more

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Roko Izarra

General Director

PRODU

Roko Izarra is a prominent executive with a career spanning over 30 years in the Television, Advertising, and Technology industries in Latin America. Throughout his career, he has played a pivotal role in the evolution of these sectors, contributing to the success of numerous innovative projects. As the director of...show more

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Patricia Jasin

SVP ITVD Latam & CM Colombia, Warner Bros. Discovery Latin America

Warner Bros. Discovery

As Country Manager of Colombia, Patricia Jasin oversees all the company’s operations in the Colombian market including: distribution, advertising, production, programming, marketing, finance, research, human resources, and communication. Additionally, sheis Senior Vice President of International TV Distribution (ITVD) for Latin America, managing the strategy for syndication and sales of international...show more

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Craig Junner

SVP, Programming & Content Strategy

Blue Ant Media Inc

Craig Junner, SVP, Programming & Content Strategy, oversees all aspects of the content and programming strategy for Blue Ant Media’s FAST, AVOD, SVOD and linear channels globally, including acquisitions, original programming and scheduling.

He has been at the helm of launching Blue Ant Media’s portfolio of FAST channels, including HauntTV, Homeful,...show more

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Pam Kaufman

President and CEO, International Markets, Global Consumer Products & Experiences

Paramount

Pam Kaufman is President and CEO of International Markets, Global Consumer Products & Experiences for Paramount, one of the largest entertainment companies in the world. Pam is responsible for leading the continued globalization of Paramount’s operations, driving growth of the company’s international business across six continents, which includes an expansive streaming portfolio, free-to-air...show more

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Katie Keenan

Group Director of Acquisitions, UK & ROI

Sky TV


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Sophia Kelley

VP, Content Acquisitions

Scripps Networks


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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...show more

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Paulo Koelle

Head of Prime Video Latin America

Amazon

Based in Mexico City, Paulo has been with Amazon since 2019. His first role was as General Manager and Head of Marketing for Prime Video Spanish-Speaking LATAM, where he and his team were responsible for growing the Mexico business as well as the expansion into Spanish-speaking Latin America. This included...show more

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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...show more

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Chase Kuertz

Programming Director

ESR eSports Network

Chase Kuertz has been the creative director for ESR 24/7 Esports Network since 2020, where he develops the channel's original programming such as the award-nominated Esports Time! game show series, the tips & tricks series Super Smash Secrets, docuseries like Inside Smash Ultimate TournamentInside Super Smash Con, Inside Web3 Gaming, Inside ESL One, Inside DreamHack, and...show more

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Carmen Larios

SVP Content

A&E and Lifetime Networks, Latin America

Carmen Larios is Senior Vice President of Content, responsible for the editorial strategy and content of the A&E and Lifetime brands on their different platforms. She is the head of the On-Air, Marketing, Programming and Production teams based in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Miami.

Larios joined the A+E team in...show more

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Liz Levenson

Co-President

Cactus Tree Entertainment

Liz Levenson is an international television executive who works with global networks, platforms, and producers to develop and distribute top-quality content around the world. With extensive experience in creative development and global business, Liz works closely with content generators and digital and linear platforms to create content and opportunities that...show more

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Elaine Low

Staff Writer

The Ankler

Elaine Low is a staff writer at The Ankler, covering the evolution of Hollywood’s business model and work culture in the streaming age. She also writes Strikegeist, the Ankler’s newsletter on the historic Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

She was previously a senior entertainment reporter for Insider (formerly Business...show more

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Claire Macdonald

SVP, Executive Director

NATPE Global

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Luciano Molina

CEO

Playmakers Entertainment


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Mark Montefiore

Founder & CEO

New Metric Media

Founder and CEO of award-winning production company New Metric Media, Mark Montefiore executive produces the multiple Canadian Screen Award winning Hulu/Crave original comedy series Letterkenny, the Hulu/Crave Letterkenny spinoff series Shoresy, CTV’s half-hour comedy series Children Ruin Everything, and the all-new half-hour Crave comedy series Bria Mack Gets A Life. Montefiore also produced the...show more

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Francisco Morales

Head of Content Strategy and Acquisitions, Latin America

Amazon

Francisco has over two decades of experience in content acquisition, distribution, programming and original content development for television and digital platforms. He has been with Amazon for six years, where he first led all content Strategy and Acquisition for Mexico, and how in his new role, he oversees content/programming strategy...show more

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Fidela Navarro

CEO

Dopamine

She has been Director of TV Azteca Internacional, Director of TVC (the channel network of the cable operator PCTV), and Director of special projects of Canal Once and Canal del Congreso Mexicano, as well as director of media and founder of the Undergrad program of Journalism at the University of...show more


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Selina Nederhand

SVP & Co-Networks Head of Content Strategy

Sony Pictures Television


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Adam Neuhaus

Producer

Neuhaus Ideas

Adam Neuhaus is the principal at ideas production company, Neuhaus Ideas.  Prior, Adam spent seven years as head of development for 30for30ESPN Films and ESPN+, developing and producing 100+ stories across feature length documentaries, docuseries, scripted adaptations, digital series, and 30for30 Podcasts. Previously, Adam was head of development for RadicalMedia, developed non-scripted at Original Media, came...show more

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Kasey Newton

Director, Content Acquisitions & Partnerships

Tubi

Kasey Newton serves as Director, Content Acquisitions & Partnerships for Tubi. She leads the team responsible for Tubi's global AVOD revenue share & FAST channel business with all studios, global indies, and third-party producers. Prior to her current role, she oversaw the Digital Distribution & Business Development team at Tubi....show more

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Emilia Nuccio

VP, International Content Sales

FilmRise

Emilia Nuccio has spent most of her career as a leader in the domestic and international sales and digital distribution arena focusing on acquisitions, licensing and merchandising. Past positions include SVP of sales at Dynamic Television; president of international sales at Echo Bridge for two years following four years as...show more

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Erick Opeka

Chief Strategy Officer and President

Cineverse

Erick Opeka is chief strategy officer and president of Cineverse, where he drives the distribution company’s corporate strategy and M+A efforts, and also oversees a portfolio of more than two dozen streaming SVOD, AVOD and FAST linear networks available online, on mobile devices, gaming consoles, and connected TVs. These networks include the company's...show more

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Bruce Orosz

President

ACT Productions, Inc.

Bruce Orosz, a New York City native has been a fixture in Miami Beach since the 1980s. ACT Productions, under his guidance as CEO, boasts over 35 years of experience setting industry standards in Music, Events, Film and TV productions. ACT portfolio includes diverse projects like beach sporting events, global music festivals, Art...show more

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Chevonne O'Shaughnessy

President

American Cinema International


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Felipe Osorio

SVP, Content Verticals

Canela Media

As SVP of Content Verticals, Felipe Osorio oversees music, kids and sports content across Canela Media’s portfolio of brands. A well-respected executive in the Hispanic media landscape, Felipe was instrumental in launching Canela Deportes, the company’s flagship service for original sports programming, news, and games from the NFL, NBA, MLS and MLB.show more

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Jaime Otero

VP Partnerships

Parrot Analytics

Jaime Otero is a senior management executive and entrepreneur with two decades of international experience developing, financing, producing, licensing and distributing content with a broad network of international partners. He has successfully launched and grown transformative ventures in media, entertainment and technology, aligning vision with execution to consistently deliver results...show more

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David Oyelowo

Actor and Producer

David Oyelowo, a multiple Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Emmy-nominated actor and producer, is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents.  Currently, Oyelowo can be seen as the title character in, and executive producer of, the lauded Paramount+ series LAWMEN: BASS REEVES, starring in Misan Harriman’s Oscar-qualified live action short, THE AFTER, for Netflix,...show more

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Satmohan Panesar

Commissioner Editor, Unscripted/Non Fiction

ITV Studios

With 18 years’ experience in production, development, commissioning and senior leadership, Satmohan has an eye for unscripted content with domestic and global appeal. His commissions include ITV’s breakout entertainment hit The 1% Club, returning reality format Loaded In Paradise and awarding winning feature documentary The Football, His Wife and The...show more

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Gene Pao

EVP, Strategy & Digital

Shout! Factory

Gene Pao was named EVP Strategy and Digital in 2021 and currently oversees strategy, non-physical distribution and sales, production, marketing, corporate development, and the digital channel business. Gene was SVP of Digital Enterprises where he successfully lead Shout!'s expansion into digital content distribution by brokering key relationships with Tubi, Pluto...show more

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Alberto Pardo

Founder & CEO

Adsmovil

Alberto Pardo was part of the founding group of deremate.com in 1999. He later founded the Colombian Chamber of Electronic Commerce in 2009 and Adsmovil in 2011, where he currently works. He is an active investor in the digital ecosystem and a co-founder of several ventures, including Pinbus.com. Alberto "Banano"...show more

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Luis Peraza

Founder and Managing Director

Pyrus Media

Experienced C-suite media trailblazer with over 30 years of consistent growth and success in the international TV industry, with particular focus in Latin America and US Hispanic. Multiple award winner for developing and producing critically acclaimed audiovisual works that create unique and compelling customer experiences that entertain and build loyalty....show more

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Izzet Pinto

CEO

Global Agency

Izzet Pinto, founder of TV content distributor Global Agency, born in 1978. Izzet was educated in Turkey and the United States and after several years in business in Asia, he became a literary agent, representing Turkey's bestselling authors abroad.
He has built his company in 2006 which is a byword...show more

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Mathew Ratner

Director, Sports & Entertainment Tourism

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau recently appointed Mathew Ratner as director of sports and entertainment tourism after 10 years as the associate director. Most recently, Ratner organized successful bids for Miami to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup as well as the 2024 Copa America finals and 2026 College Football Playoff...show more

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Jens Richter

CEO Commercial and International

Fremantle

Richter oversees the global distribution of Fremantle’s finished programme catalogue and the company’s international content and acquisitions strategy. He also oversees Fremantle’s growing FAST channel D2C business and leads the international team who are based in ten local sales offices around the world.

Since joining the business in 2014, Richter has...show more

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Joe Rivadeneira

SVP, Development & Production

Beyond Productions

Joe Rivadeneira has been developing, selling, and producing television for over a decade specializing in non-scripted development and talent packaging. He currently is the senior vice president of factual programming for Beyond Productions and is currently producing for Amazon, NBCU, Hulu and others. Previously, he was leading Vox Media Studios...show more

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Marcelo Romeo

CMO

Newsan

In 2017, he led the "Noblex Qualifiers Super Promo", which is considered the most successful Argentine campaign of this century.

That campaign penetrated so deeply into popular culture that in 2022, the story came to the silver screen - in a comedy-drama tone – in a film produced by Paramount+, “The...show more

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Aliza Rosen

Owner

AYR Media

Aliza Rosen is the founder and president of AYR Media, a full-service production company focused on premium unscripted and documentary content, encompassing podcasts, television and film.

A veteran producer and development executive with expertise across all mediums, Rosen launched AYR in 2020. The company currently has a diverse...show more

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Maria Rua Aguete

Senior Research Director, Media and Entertainmen

OMDIA

The team’s research on service providers is deep and extensive, leveraging long-standing relationships with operators in all of the 70+ markets covered by the group, resulting in the most comprehensive source of television and operator market intelligence in the world.

Maria is also a regular contributor to various reports, including the...show more


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Jeff Sagansky

Co-Founder

Jeff Sagansky

Jeff Sagansky has been a long time investor, executive and producer in the entertainment/tech business. Over
the past 12 years Sagansky has co- founded with his partner Harry Sloan nine special purpose acquisition companies, which have acquired and taken public companies including Draft Kings, Target Hospitality, the specialty lodging company,...show more

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Maggie Salas Amaro

Director Canela Kids

Canela Media, Inc.

As Director of Canela Kids, Maggie Salas-Amaro oversees Canela Media's portfolio of children’s content including development and production for originals and co-productions featuring educational and family-friendly content that celebrates Hispanic culture. She was instrumental in the rollout of Canela Kids mobile app and seven FAST channels in the U.S. and Latin America, with content from Mattel franchises...show more

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Michael Schmidt

President

SIPUR Studios

A longtime senior executive in international television, Michael boasts extensive experience in launching and orchestrating many hit series and formats. For global Israeli studio SIPUR, those include the award-winning documentaries THE DEVIL’S CONFESSION: THE LOST EICHMANN TAPES with Amazon MGM Studios and MUNICH ’72 with Global Screen and Israel’s HOT...show more

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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...show more

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Guillermo Sierra

Head of Television and Digital Media

HITN

Guillermo has designed, developed, branded and launched free and pay television channels, as well as digital OTT services, in multiple territories in the United States, Europe and Latin America. He has broad management skills including programming, acquisitions, scheduling, marketing, technical operations and revenue generation from affiliates, advertisers and viewers.

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Sandra Smester

EVP Content & Programming

Telemundo NBC Enterprises

Sandra Smester is the Executive Vice President of Programming and Content Development for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. In this role, Smester oversees the development and execution of programming for the network. Smester is responsible for primetime and daytime programming, content acquisitions, long and short-term program planning and scheduling, and the company’s cable...show more

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Nicolas Smirnoff

Director

Prensario Internacional


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Lindsay Stewart

VP, FAST & AVOD Revenue Strategy

AMC Networks Inc.

Lindsay Stewart is Vice President of FAST & AVOD Revenue Strategy at AMC Networks. In this role, she
leads strategic direction and business development for AMC Networks’ free, ad-supported streaming
products.

Internally sourced to launch the company’s first FAST partnership with Pluto TV in 2020, Stewart has been integral to...show more

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Lawrence Szabo

EVP, U.S. Content Distribution

BBC Studios

As Executive Vice President, U.S. Content Distribution, Lawrence Szabo leads co-production and content acquisition deals for the U.S. across the full landscape of streaming platforms and linear networks. He plays a central role in shaping BBC Studios’ strategic direction and generating growth and profit across the region’s content licensing division, in...show more

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Fernando Szew

Head, FOX Entertainment Studios

FOX Entertainment Global and MarVista Entertainment

Fernando Szew is CEO of FOX Entertainment Global, which oversees the international, multi- platform sales and distribution of intellectual property owned and produced by FOX Entertainment and its growing portfolio of in-house production studios, as well as premium content acquired from outside producers. He also is Founding Partner and CEO...show more

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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...show more

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Iralyn Valera

Manager of Future Development Analysis

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

Iralyn Valera, as the Manager of Future Development Analysis, is dedicated to the ongoing search for new scripted content in Spanish for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and its Hispanic audience in the United States. With over 13 years of experience in developing Spanish-language series and telenovelas for television, Valera oversees the...show more

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Natalie Vinet

SVP, Global Distribution

Boat Rocker Rights Inc

As VP Global Factual Sales at Boat Rocker Studios, Natalie oversees non-scripted/factual content distribution and leads strategy on international programme sales, acquisitions and pre-sales, whilst also managing television and digital media rights sales in the Americas, UK, Spain, Italy, and France.

Prior to joining the Boat Rocker team Natalie was VP...show more

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Erika Vogt-Lowell

Director of Programming and Acquisitions

HITN


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Michelle Wasserman

SVP LATAM, USH & Brazil

Banijay Rights

Michelle Wasserman es Licenciada en Administración de Empresas egresada de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, y continuó sus estudios en EEUU con un Posgrado en International Marketing en UC Berkeley donde fue distinguida con honores. En 1994, en paralelo con sus estudios universitarios inicia su carrera profesional en el Departamento...show more

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Chris M. Williams

Founder & CEO

pocket.watch

As the founder and CEO of pocket.watch, Chris M. Williams sets the company’s vision as it entertains and inspires kids and families through digital-first content and sparks their imaginations with lifestyle products ranging from toys to toothbrushes. Ultimately, it creates global franchises for Generation Alpha and recently became the largest...show more

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Stacey Wilson Hunt

Contributing Editor

The Hollywood Reporter

Stacey has held numerous high-level editorial positions in her journalism career, including stints as Fortune’s Hollywood correspondent and New York magazine’s first-ever Hollywood Editor. Before that she spent nearly six years as The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards & Special Projects Editor, overseeing industry power-lists, awards coverage and special issues.
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Catherine Zhang

VP, Content Service & Partnership

TCL North America

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