A. Smith & Co. Productions’ Arthur Smith Joins TV Real Festival


Arthur Smith, chairman and CEO of A. Smith & Co. Productions, is slated for a keynote during the TV Real Festival, running from June 18 to 20. You can sign up for your free registration here.

Smith has been a producer in the unscripted television space, creating formats at A. Smith & Co. Productions, for two decades and counting. He founded A. Smith & Co. in 2000, which includes among its credits FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay and NBC’s American Ninja Warrior.

He joins the previously announced roster: Warner Bros. Discovery’s Kathleen Finch, documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter, classicist Mary Beard, NBCUniversal Entertainment’s Corie Henson and Rachel Smith, Snowman Productions’ Michael von Würden, BossaNova’s Paul Heaney, Off the Fence’s Bo Stehmeier, Fremantle’s Vasha Wallace, BBC Studios’ André Renaud, Banijay’s James Townley, All3Media International’s Nick Smith, Albatross World Sales’ Anne Olzmann, ORF-Enterprise’s Armin Luttenberger, Terra Mater Studios’ Berend Dreier, PBS Distribution’s Joe Barrett, Ampere’s Fred Black, ZDF Studios’ Nikolas Hülbusch, Autentic’s Dr. Patrick Hörl, Blue Ant Media’s Jamie Schouela, Cineflix Rights’ Mike Gould, GRB Media Ranch’s Sophie Ferron, Woodcut Media’s Kate Beal and TVF International’s Poppy McAlister.

A three-day must-attend virtual event taking place a week prior to Sunny Side of the Doc and NATPE Budapest, the inaugural edition of the TV Real Festival will feature keynotes and panels with leading executives and creatives discussing the world of unscripted, from lifestyle, factual entertainment and docs to non-scripted entertainment and game-show formats. It will be streamed live and available on-demand on TVRealFestival.com.

Unlike other events requiring hefty registration fees, attendance to the TV Real Festival is FREE. ONLY those registered will receive access to our Exclusive White Paper, featuring key intel from the event in a compact, easy-to-digest format. To register, please go here.