Keynote – Courteney Monroe, National Geographic Global Networks


From her position as CEO of National Geographic’s Global Networks, Courteney Monroe will look at the
group’s scripted content, its strategy, and why its high-end slate of new drama resonates with a global
audience, dramatising factual events in an innovative and unique way. To illustrate this strategy, Monroe
will showcase some of National Geographic’s new dramas, including “The State”, a four-part event series
on so-called Islamic State from award-winning executive producer Peter Kosminsky; “The Long Road
Home”, based on Martha Raddatz’s book on the events of the “Black Sunday” ambush of US forces in
Baghdad starring Michael Kelly and Sarah Wayne Callies; and the hit series “Genius”, executive produced
by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, starring Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn and Emily Watson in season one,
which chronicled the life of Albert Einstein, plus a preview of the just-announced season two, which will
focus on the life of Pablo Picasso. Finally, Courteney will discuss the network’s hybrid series “MARS”, which
was also renewed for a second season. She will be joined at her keynote by some of the leading talent from
these stand-out shows in an up-close and personal look at the strength of National Geographic’s slate.

Courteney Monroe, CEO, National Geographic Global Networks, USA
Carolyn Bernstein, EVP, Global Scripted Development & Production, National Geographic Global Networks, USA
Peter Kosminsky, Writer/Director “The State”
Mikko Alanne, Showrunner, Screenwriter and Executive Producer of “The Long Road Home”
Michael Kelly, Lead cast of “The Long Road Home”
Sam Otto, Lead cast, “The State”
Ken Biller, Showrunner and Executive Producer “Genius”
Samantha Colley, Lead cast “Genius”

Martha Raddatz, Author, “The Long Road Home”

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