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NATPE boards Realscreen's DIALOG Mentorship Program

Realscreen‘s DIALOG Mentorship Program, a transformative initiative designed to foster connections for mid-level executives who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color across unscripted programming and production, is expanding its scope in its fourth year by partnering with NATPE and broadening the program to encompass the scripted side of the industry as well.

The program will identify up to 10 exceptional executives chosen from the DIALOG candidate submission pool, and pair them with senior-level mentors who will share their experience to assist mentees in achieving the next echelon of their career goals .

Mentors confirmed to be part of the 2024/2025 program so far include: Grace Moss — VP, DE&I Pipeline Programs, Warner Bros. Discovery; Brie Miranda Bryant — SVP, unscripted development & programming, Lifetime; Robyn Lattaker Johnson — agent, media consultant; Ryann Lauckner — chief strategy & operating officer, Fulwell73; Bree Frank — SVP, physical production, Evolution Media / founder, Hue You Know; David Cornwall — managing director, Scorpion TV; and J.C. Mills — president & head of content, Cineflix Productions. More mentors will be confirmed soon.

Realscreen and NATPE Global are also happy to welcome back founding partners A+E Networks and Warner Bros. Discovery as supporters of the DIALOG program.

The call for submissions is now open. To learn more about the DIALOG Mentorship Program, timelines and submission requirements, visit the official DIALOG website here.

NATPE Global & Realscreen Summit co-locating to Miami in 2025

The industry has spoken and Brunico Communications, parent company of NATPE Global and Realscreen Summit, is responding to the strong market appetite for an all-encompassing must-attend event that kicks off 2025 and brings together these two leading conferences in a single destination.

The 2025 editions of Realscreen Summit, the largest and most influential global unscripted industry gathering, and NATPE Global, North America’s premier content marketplace, will co-locate at the InterContinental Miami hotel.

Spanning the week of February 3-7, each event will retain its own discrete agenda and programs while providing attendees the option to seamlessly participate in both markets. Realscreen Summit will kick off the week, followed by NATPE Global, with a mid-week crossover day bridging the two events.

The co-location is designed to provide unmatched production and distribution dealmaking opportunities to attendees of both events, make attendance and exhibition more efficient, and allow delegates to conduct a broader range of business in one trip. Realscreen Summit brings the most important unscripted producers and buyers from the development side of the business, while NATPE brings significant breadth and strength across all genres as well as markets such as LatAm and Europe.

"In this challenging climate, clients and buyers alike have asked for a single market that meets the full scope of their business needs across their organizations. In response, we’re creating the most comprehensive North American-based content market available and an unbeatable value proposition.”

Russell Goldstein
President & CEO
Brunico Communications

Maddever adds, “Realscreen is known for its unparalleled curated networking and pitch experiences, which align perfectly with NATPE’s focus on creating a vital cross-industry space for cultivating domestic and international business relationships.

Our stakeholders are looking for the most efficient and cost-effective way to conduct business,” says Macdonald. “This provides an exceptional forum to maximize commercial opportunities on both the finished sales and commissioning ends of the spectrum.

The first NATPE x Realscreen collaboration kicks off in June at NATPE Budapest, with a Realscreen-branded format track as part of the agenda.

For details about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact: natpesales@brunico.com

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