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Thursday, September 28 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Speed Pitching 1

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Participating organizations include:

ARTE, BBC Natural World, Curiosity Stream, Nat Geo Digital Platforms, Nat Geo WILD, Nature/WNET, NHK, NOVA, Off the Fence, ORF/Universum, PBS International, Science Entertainment Exchange, Smithsonian Networks, Vulcan Productions.

IMPORTANT: Slots are 12 minutes, which includes 2 minutes for transition. Pitches will last 10 minutes, and will be timed.

 


Speakers
avatar for Pamela A. Aguilar

Pamela A. Aguilar

Senior Director of Programming & Development, PBS
As Sr. Director of Programming and Development for PBS, Pamela A. Aguilar identifies, develops and oversees the production of original content and acquisitions for Primetime in the genres of science, history, natural history, culture, and independent film. She has overseen such projects as 9 Months That Made You, Food-Delicious Science, Big Pacific, and the Emmy nominated In Defense of Food. | For over fifteen years, prior to joining PBS, Aguilar worked as a writer, producer, director and executive producer creating content across all platforms exploring race relations, education, social justice, pop-culture and health. Some of her credits include, America by the Numbers, The Graduates, Bigger Stronger Faster, and Between Two Plates, a digital satirical bilingual telenovela series she created to promote healthy eating... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Beckett

Tracy Beckett

Director, Program and Media Acquisitions, PBS International
Tracy Beckett is the Director of Program and Media Acquisitions for PBS International.  She is responsible for acquiring documentaries to bring into the PBS International catalog for the sales team to sell to other broadcasters around the world.  Further, she is responsible for i... Read More →
avatar for Gavin Boyland

Gavin Boyland

Series Producer - The Natural History Unit, BBC Studios
Gavin is an award-winning producer making shows for both the BBC and the independent sector, from filming mountain gorillas with Sigourney Weaver to chasing mammoths across Siberia. Gavin specializes in popular natural history and his recent credits include Monkeys Revealed, Natural... Read More →
avatar for Meghan Cassin

Meghan Cassin

Nat Geo WILD, Director of Development
Meghan Cassin is the Director of Development for Nat Geo Wild. In this role she is responsible for specials, character-driven series, SharkFest and BarkFest. In addition to linear programming, Cassin develops digital content for Wild and executive produced the multiplatform series Untamed with Filipe DeAndrade. | Previously, Cassin has worked in development, strategy, and production roles at Digitas, Siskel/Jacobs Productions, Intersport, and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. | She is a graduate of The George Washington... Read More →
avatar for Sara Edelson

Sara Edelson

Head of Development, Vulcan Productions
Sara Edelson is Head of Development for Vulcan Productions, overseeing all original development and co-productions. Recent projects she has shepherded include the Academy shortlisted feature documentary The Ivory Game, Unseen Enemy (CNN Films) and Ocean Warriors (Animal Planet). Before joining Vulcan, she was Director of Development for Discovery... Read More →
avatar for Jorge Franzini

Jorge Franzini

Executive Producer, CuriosityStream
Jorge Franzini has produced and written a wide range of highly acclaimed documentaries for CuriosityStream, including its first original series Destination: Pluto, its first 4K series Underwater Wonders of the National Parks, and the award-nominated Jason Silva special Transhumanism. Outside of his duties as a writer and producer, he works alongside the programming team as a liaison with outside production companies and partners. | Prior to joining CuriosityStream... Read More →
avatar for Hélène Ganichaud

Hélène Ganichaud

Deputy Head of the Specialist Factual Unit, ARTE France
Since June 2016, Helene Ganichaud is the deputy head of the Specialist Factual Unit at ARTE France. She commissions natural history, science, expedition and history programs. Before that, she was a London-based freelance producer, writer and director for more than 10 years working mostly for the BBC in-house specialist factual unit... Read More →
avatar for Emre Izat

Emre Izat

Filmmaker, Director & Producer
Over the past 14 years, Emre has developed, produced, filmed, and directed multiple award-winning documentaries for National Geographic, PBS, Netflix, Discovery, History, ID, MSNBC, and TLC. His films include one-off specials and wildlife series ranging in topics from crime to health, science and technology to wildlife conservation. Emre has a special love of elephants, and has made five films devoted to them... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

Head of Nature & Science, ORF Universum
Since 2011 Andrew has edited ORF's UNIVERSUM strand, now celebrating 30 years commissioning, coproducing, broadcasting and distributing blue chip wildlife documentaries, working with leading Austrian and international production companies and major partner broadcasters in Europe, Asia and the USA. Previously Andrew was head of Documentary Studio Hamburg and commissioning Editor, wildlife... Read More →
avatar for Germaine Sweet

Germaine Sweet

Managing Director, Co Productions, PBS
avatar for Tria Thalman

Tria Thalman

Executive Producer - Natural History, Smithsonian Network
avatar for Roger Webb

Roger Webb

Executive Producer - The Natural History Unit, BBC Studios
Roger has worked at the BBC Natural History Unit for 21 years and has been Series Editor of the award-winning Natural World strand since 2013. He is passionate about wildlife broadcasting, constantly striving for excellence. Roger’s experience is broad, taking in Springwatch, Planet Earth Live and Big Cat Diary, as well as... Read More →


Thursday September 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Osprey Jackson Lake Lodge