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Tuesday, September 11 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Celebreality: The Inside of Reality Talent Agreements

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An unknown becomes a reality star.  Then demands more money.  Now what?  Have any productions gone off the rails as a result of spoiled “stars” and their out-of-control behavior?  Or is most “talent” just happy to be part of a successful reality franchise? How much should talent earn compared to the producer?  Learn how network talent agreements are authored from the start and find out how an agent fits into the mix. 

Moderated by Larry Verbit

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Blythe Asher

Vice President, Talent Development and Casting, E! Entertainment Television
Blythe Asher joined E! as Vice President, Talent Development and Casting in June 2009. Blythe is charged with leading the talent activities for E!, which include developing talent-driven projects, casting pilots, series and specials, and over seeing talent on E! News, E! Specials... Read More →
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Jeff Jenkins

Executive Vice President of Entertainment and Programming, Bunim/Murray Productions
Jeff Jenkins serves as the Executive Vice President of Entertainment and Programming for Bunim/Murray Productions.  He is an Executive Producer of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Mrs. Eastwood & Company, all for E! Entertainment.  He was also... Read More →
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Deena Katz

President, Talent Central
Deena Katz has owned Talent Central for over 10 years. She and her company are responsible for producing and casting hundreds of televisions shows and events worldwide.  These include present shows such as Dancing with the Stars and Real Time with Bill Maher to Network and Cable... Read More →
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Lauren McCollester

Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, NBCUniversal
Lauren McCollester is currently a Senior Vice President of Business Affairs at NBCUniversal.  In that role, she heads up Business Affairs for Bravo, Oxygen and Style Media.  Prior to joining the Business Affairs team at NBCUniversal in 2004, Lauren was Interactive Media Counsel... Read More →
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Larry Verbit

Entertainment Attorney
Larry Verbit has over thirty years of management and legal experience in the entertainment industry and a primary focus of his practice is reality television production. He serves as counsel for numerous reality programs, including Bravo’s “Around the World in 80 Plates... Read More →

Tuesday September 11, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Theater 10