PGA at Realscreen 2012 (Sunday 1/29)
By Renee Rosenfeld, PGA Networker Correspondent
|The PGA, National Capital Chapter Booth |
at Realscreen Summit 2012
Producers and TV executives from around the world began converging in Washington, DC on Sunday for non-fiction entertainment’s largest global market and conference, the Realscreen Summit . Members of the Producers Guild, National Capital Chapter are representing the Guild in full force. The team has set up an information booth ready to sign up new members, and keep everyone current with breaking news and industry insider sightings during the sold-out event.
Delegates were treated to tours of meeting rooms, lounges and workshop venues throughout the Renaissance Washington DC and offered the ultimate networking workshop led by the very entertaining Chris Palmer, Director of American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking. Day one was capped off with plenty of libations and schmoozing. The Sunday night event was a new addition to RSS, a nod to the 30% increase in attendance this year. Kudos go to National Geographic Channel for their very green and creative contribution to the gift bags: Nat Geo has equipped delegates with water bottles and hydration stations throughout the conference center to keep the bottles filled.
Realscreen has created a networking nirvana for producers and execs to cultivate programming opportunities. Realscreen Connect provides an online resource to upload HD versions of shows for buyers to screen, a virtual pitching station that operates year round.
This year’s Summit is the largest ever. Of the 2000 delegates, Producers Guild of America members represent nearly 10% of the registration. The next three days promise to unfold with exciting new programming find homes. PGA Members Doug Ross, Katy Jones, KC Shillhahn, Lynn Hughes, Steven Narisi, Dara Padwo-Audick are on site recruiting new members and spreading PGA cheer between pitch sessions, workshops and networking. Follow @PGAontheHill on Twitter for all the action as the deals unfold.