Working in Unscripted TV Pro Panels and Mentorship Program
Discover careers in unscripted television with Q&A panels packed with industry pros from shows like The Jersey Shore, Queer Eye and The Real Housewives of Atlanta and more!
Join professionals from the unscripted television industry in this very special industry Q&A mega-event. The event will also kickoff the brand-new Film Spark GUSTO Mentorship Program.
Event schedule and panelists
*Industry guests are subject to availability.
1–1:30 p.m. Overview of Careers in Unscripted Television and GUSTO Mentorship Program with Roy Orecchio, Producer
1:30–2:20 p.m. She’s Very Real: Women Working in Unscripted
Teryn Hoagland, VP, Post Production, ITV
Leela Pon, SVP, Development, Fox Alternative Entertainment
Nicole Rosen, Co-Executive Producer, Freelance
Lindsay Schwartz, Chief Creative Officer, Leopard USA
Nicole Vinnola, Producer, Writer, Director, Freelance
2:30–3:20 p.m. Representation Matters: Building a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Workforce in Unscripted
Sheonna Mix, VP, Ent. Content Group: Unscripted, Lifestyle & Docu, NBC Universal
Jean Shi, Fremantle, Senior Vice President of Development, Unscripted, Fremantle
Stevenson Greene, Executive Producer, Producer Entertainment Group / OutTV
Juan Carlos Tonda, Editor, Hyper Television Productions
Jonathan Unger, CEO, Unger Media
Kat Uyenco, Executive Producer, Freelance
3:30–4:20 p.m. Producer’s Clubhouse: Developing, Filming, Posting and Delivering Unscripted Television
Jared Doles, Development Manager, Painless Television
Rabih Gholam, Head of Alternative, Innovative Artists
Geoffrey Lind, Executive in Charge of Production, ITV
Dave Mace, EVP, Development, Brian Graden Media
Scott Paskoff, Executive Producer, Cedar Shore Productions
Diane Perrotta, Producer, Freelance
Jennifer Stander, Co-Executive Producer, Freelance
Andrew Wantuck, Showrunner, NBC Golf
Brock Carlson, Co-Ep, NZK Productions
4:30–4:45 p.m. Closing remarks
About the Film Spark G.U.S.T.O. Unscripted Mentorship
The Film Spark Generating Unscripted Success Through Outreach (GUSTO) Mentorship Program works to connect current ASU students in The Sidney Poitier New American Film School pursuing degrees in Film and Media Production or Filmmaking Practices with professionals in unscripted television, media and content. This program matches participants for direct, one-on-one mentorship opportunities lasting from one semester to one academic year. The Film Spark GUSTO Mentorship Program was founded by ASU alumni and Producer Roy Orecchio to better prepare students for success in the unscripted workforce.
Interested students may apply for the mentorship program here.