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Monday, September 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Homegrown History: The New Americana

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Swamp people wrestling alligators, frat guys passing out on the beach, rednecks fishing with their hands – what could possibly be next?  Networks need ratings to succeed.  Audiences want diversion from the stresses of normal life today, and reality shows are filling that need. Our panel of reality executives and producers will discuss the audience’s fascination with unusual angles on unconventional American life.

Moderated by DMA

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DMA - Donna Michelle Anderson

President, Planet DMA
For nearly two decades, DMA (Donna Michelle Anderson) has been writing, producing and running top-rated television series for CBS, Bravo, BET, A&E, TLC and more. In 2007, she expanded into online and mobile, launching Columbia College Hollywood's new media department and creating... Read More →
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Mary Donahue

Vice President, Development and Programming, History Channel
Mary Donahue is Vice President, Development and Programming for History, a position she assumed in September 2010.  A veteran cable television executive, Mary Donahue joined HISTORY in October 2008 and was part of the team that developed and launched mega hit series, Pawn Stars... Read More →
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Tim Duffy

Senior Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV
Tim Duffy joined Spike TV in 2004 as Director, Original Programming. In 2010, he was promoted to his current position of Senior Vice President, Original Series. Over the past several years, Duffy has spearheaded the development and/or production on some of Spike's most successful... Read More →
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Eliot Goldberg

Senior Vice President of Development and Original Programming, CMT
Television industry veteran Eliot Goldberg joined CMT as Senior Vice President of Development and Original Programming in September of 2011. Since then Goldberg has overseen one of the highest-rated original series in the network’s history: “Bayou Billionaires.” In addition... Read More →
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Brent Montgomery

Founder and Owner, Leftfield Pictures
Brent Montgomery is founder and owner of Leftfield Pictures, in charge of all of Leftfield's programming, development and operations. Brent executive produces History Channel’s breakout series Pawn Stars, which premiered in 2009. In less than three years, nearly 300 episodes... Read More →

Monday September 10, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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