Reality Rocks: April 9-10, 2011 Los Angeles Convention Center
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Saturday, April 9th

Ghost Hunters

11:00am - 12:00pm • 515B

Moderator: Jenelle Riley, Film & TV Editor, Back Stage Magazine
Since October 2004, viewers have flocked to Syfy on Wednesday nights to catch the latest hair-raising
cases of The Atlantic Paranormal Society on “Ghost Hunters”! Since its debut, the series has scared up
record ratings and inspired two spinoffs, “Ghost Hunters International” and “Ghost Hunters Academy”.
Cast members from the series, AMY BRUNI & ADAM BERRY (Ghost Hunters) and BARRY FITZGERALD &
KRIS WILLIAMS (Ghost Hunters International), as well as executive producer ROB KATZ, will be hosting
an interactive Q&A panel to give fans an exclusive look behind the scenes at cable’s #1 paranormal
franchise!

 

Reality Programming for Collectors: It’s About the Stuff

11:00am - 12:00pm • 515A

Find out and hear directly from the experts themselves. These panelists will discuss antiques, collectibles and second-hand businesses represented by programs including: “Antiques Roadshow”, “Storage Wars” and “Hollywood Treasures” along with taking questions from the fans. Gary Sohmers and some of the talent will also be available to give verbal valuations to attendees to have their own “TV-like” experience all weekend.
Moderator: Gary Sohmers – Appraiser for 14 seasons on ”Antiques Roadshow”
Panelists: Dan & Laura Dotson – Owners of American Auctioneers and stars of “Storage Wars”
DAVE HESTER – “Storage Wars”
Joe Maddalena – Owner of Profiles in History and star of “Hollywood Treasure”
Geoff Notkin – Co-Host “Meteorite Men” and Owner of Aerolite Meteorites, LLC
Gary Piattoni – Appraiser for 14 seasons on ”Antiques Roadshow”
Produced by: Gary Sohmers in association with Collectors Channel.TV

 

So You Think You Can Dance

11:30am - 12:30pm • Stage 2

Moderator: Lyndse y Parker , Managing Editor, Yahoo!
Hey all you dance fans… Reality Rocks Expo grants you your wish! Here’s your chance to meet your favorite dancers from So You Think You Can Dance and ask them questions, then fulfill your biggest fantasy…. Dance with some of your favorites and one of their choreographers as they teach you some amazing dance moves.
Dancers to include KUPONO AWEAU (Season 5 finalist), KENT BOYD (Season 7 finalist), COMFORT FEDOKE
(Season 4 finalist and an All-Star), LAUREN FRODERMAN (Season 7 winner),
LAUREN GOTTLIEB (Season 3 finalist and an All-Star), GEV MANOUKIAN (Season 4 finalist), ROBERT ROLDAN
(Season 7 finalist), CHELSEA TRAILLE (Season 4 finalist), and WILL WINGFIELD (Season 4 finalist)

 

American Idol

12:00 - 1:00pm • Petree Hall

Television’s No. 1 hit series, “American Idol” allows tens of thousands of hopefuls from across the nation to audition for a shot at stardom. Some of the show’s most familiar faces will be at Reality Rocks to catch up with fans, reveal what it was like to compete on “American Idol” and how one audition really did change the rest of their lives.
Moderator: Shirley Halperin, Music Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
Panelists: Didi Benami – Season 9
Michael Lynche – Season 9
Paige Miles – Season 9
Katie Stevens – Season 9
Tim Urban – Season 9
Produced by: Reality Rocks Expo

 

21 Year Salute to Vin Di Bona and America’s Funniest Home Videos

12:00 - 1:00pm • 511ABC

For 21 years you’ve welcomed “America’s Funniest Home Videos” into your living room. Now, be part of television history by getting up close and personal with the creator and executive producer, Vin Di Bona, host Tom Bergeron, co-executive producers Michele Nasraway and Todd Thicke plus $100,000 winner Frank Leon as they celebrate 21 years of making people laugh. Don’t miss this intimate opportunity to go down memory lane with them as they share some of their favorite videos. Hear and see stories you’ll treasure for ever.
Produced by: Vin Di Bona Productions

 

Reality TV Changed My Life I

1:00 - 2:00pm • 515A

Moderated by: Laurie D. Mus low - It’s All Good Entertainment & AndrÉ Barnwell - Saw The Elephant Entertainment
Panelists: Marilin Archie – “She’s Got The Look” Season 3 Winner
Gretchen Bonaduce - “Breaking Bonaduce” and “Gimme My Reality Show!”
Adrianne Curry - “America’s Next Top Model,” “The Surreal Life,” and “My Fair Brady”
Christopher Knight - “The Surreal Life” and “My Fair Brady”
Eric Roberts – Appeared with his stepson, Keaton Simons, in Season 4 of VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab
with Dr. Drew”, and is currently starring in ABC’s new pilot, “Grace”
Produced by: It’s All Good Entertainment, Saw The Elephant Productions

Real Person to Reality Star

1:30 - 2:30pm • 511
Moderator: Mike Duffy – EVP/Head of Development, Zodiak USA
Panelists:
Ali Brown – Secret Millionaire (ABC)
Les Gold – Hardcore Pawn (truTV)
Seth Gold – Hardcore Pawn (truTV)
Kristen Connolly-Vadas – SVP of Alternative Programming, CW
David Polanzak – Casting Producer, Zodiak USA

The Big Twittch: Social Media, the Tipping Point to Growing Your Brand

With Daymond John & Mark Cuban, stars of the hit ABC reality show, ‘Shark Tank’

1:30pm - 3:00pm • Petree Hall

Moderator: KTLA’s Sam Rubin & creator/host Reelz Channel’s “Hollywood Uncensored” As savvy businessmen who engage in social media consistently throughout each business day, DAYMOND JOHN, founder/CEO of FUBU and MARK CUBAN, founder HDNet/owner of Dallas Mavericks, challenge the best & brightest ‘Reality Rocks’ attendees to jump into the shark tank at a one-time only event moderated by KTLA’s SAM RUBIN. You are invited to “pitch” your idea live In 140 characters or less and present your original business idea in the form of a “Twitter Pitch.” The lucky few chosen to present their novel idea in a public forum will gain immediate feedback from the hit show’s most approachable stars while the several hundred fans in the audience learn how using social media networking strategically can make or break their business. Swim with the Sharks LIVE for the first time ever with three of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country, advocates for brevity and precision in business. This panel will delineate the importance of New Media in today’s world and the value of quick and concise pitches while offering direct, exclusive access to the stars of one of tv’s most exciting reality shows.

Auditions through @RealityRocks on Twitter #SharkTank
Twitter
Daymond John: @TheSharkDaymond
Facebook
Mark Cuban: @MCuban
Facebook
Sam Rubin: @samontv

 

Partners Project: YouTube Stars and the Future of Reality

2:15pm - 3:15pm • 503

Moderator: Shira Lazar
Panelists:
Kassem G - YouTube - "The Station"
Lisa Nova - YouTube - "The Station"

 

The History of Bunim/Murray Productions

2:30pm - 4:00pm • 515B

A salute to Jonathan Murray, creator of pioneer programming such as The Real World, The Simple Life, Road Rules and The Bad Girls Club and producer of Project Runway, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and a whole lot more. You won’t want to miss this retrospective of reality TV!
Bruce & Kris Jenner “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”
Billy Duff y & AJ Celi “Married to Rock”
Steve & Josie Stevens “Married to Rock”
Michael Costello “Project Runway Season 8”
Sarah Rice “The Real World – Brooklyn ” and “The Challenge – Cutthroat”
Mike Manning “The Real World – DC”
Tanisha Thomas “The Bad Girls Club” and “Love Games”
Jonathan Murray – Chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions
Jeff Jenkins - Executive Producer of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” and “Married to Rock”
Jim Johnston - Executive Producer of “The Real World”
Sara Rea - Executive Producer of “Project Runway”
Plus other Surprise Celebrity Guests

 

Surviving the Reality Race I

3:00 - 4:00pm • 511ABC

Murtz Jaffer, the world’s foremost reality television expert and host of Reality Obsessed will moderate a discussion between the stars of Survivor and Amazing Race. He will ask them about their experiences on the shows that they competed on. How did they get cast? What was the toughest part? What advice do they have for future reality show contestants? How did they keep their cool while competing for such a large cash amount on national television? Come and find out! In addition, for his incomparable contributions to the reality television community and for being the only reality television reporter in the last 11 years to attend and cover over 1,000 reality show premiere parties, charity events and finales around the world, Murtz Jaffer will be presented with the ‘Special Achievement In Reality Reporting Award’ as part of the Saturday panel which will be presented by Robert Sunshine, President of the Film Group at Prometheus Global Media & Bob Crowley, Survivor Gabon Winner.
Moderator: Murtz Jaffer, Inside Pulse Editor & “Reality Obsessed” Host
Panelists: Bob Crowley – “Survivor Gabon” Winner
John Fincher – “Survivor Samoa”
Dr. Nat Strand – “The Amazing Race Season 17”Winner
Dr. Kat Chang - “The Amazing Race Season 17”Winner
Kent & Vyxsin – “The Amazing Race Season 12”and the current “All Star Amazing Race: Unfinished Business”
Peih-Gee Law - “Survivor China ”
Deborah Cloyed – “The Amazing Race Season 7”
Bianca Smith - “The Amazing Race Season 7”
Plus surprise cast members!
Produced by: Murtz Jaffer / Editor, InsidePulse.com, Host “Reality Obsessed”, TVTropolis & Global Reality Channel, Canada

 

Screening - Son of a Gun

4:00 - 5:00pm • 515A

Catch this Reality Rocks Exclusive. Nick Cannon will introduce his new MTV series Son of a Gun to fans by previewing the first episode of the show with the show’s leading talent Cory Gunz, son of hip hop legend Peter Gunz. Cannon, who conceptualized, executive produces and stars in the show, will also participate alongside Gunz in an audience Q&A and exclusive meet & greet. MTV will document the journey of talented and up and coming rapper Cory Gunz in this new docu-series. This compelling six-part series takes viewers behind the scenes and into the world of Cory Gunz, an artist from Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment, as he faces the tough decisions artists encounter as they’re struggling to succeed in the competitive and cutthroat music industry. Son of a Gun will premiere on Thursday, April 28th at 11pm ET/PT on MTV.

 

Pit Bulls & Parolees

5:00 - 6:00pm • 511ABC

Meet cast members and producers of the hit Reality TV show “Pit Bulls and Parolees”.
Moderated by: Billy Cooper, Co-Executive Producer “Pit Bulls and Parolees”
Panelists: Tia Torres, Founder of Villalobos Rescue Center - “Pit Bulls and Parolees”
Rasha Drachkovitch – Co-Owner 44 Blue Productions and Executive Producer “Pit Bulls and Parolees”
Maria h, Jake and Mando from “Pit Bulls and Parolees”
Produced by: 44 Blue Productions

 

Dating and Love in the Reality Spotlight

5:00 - 6:00pm • 515B

One of the most intriguing reasons Reality TV is so compelling is because it’s real! We especially get pulled in when it has to do with Love and Relationships! Come and meet some of your favorite reality couples!

Moderated by: LAUREN FRANCES - Author of Love Coach and Relationships Expert and Author of Dating, Mating and Manhandling, The Ornithological Guide to Men
Panelists: ALEXIS BELLINO - The Real Housewives of Orange County
JIM BELLINO - The Real Housewives of Orange County
STEVE WARD, Tough Love

MATTHEW GRANT – The Bachelor: London Calling

Sunday, April 10th

 

Realities of Reality: In-Depth Look Into the World of Reality TV

11:00am - 12:00pm • 511ABC

Recommendations for fans that want to become reality stars. Find out the making of a Reality TV show from what goes on behind-the-scenes to what producers look for when putting together a new reality concept.
Panelists: John Brenkus – Host, “Sport Science” (ESPN); Co-CEO, BASE Productions
Kevin Frazier - Co-host "The Insider"
Gary Auerbach – Founder, Go Go Luckey Entertainment
Bob Horowitz – President, Juma Entertainment
Rand Rusher – “Pretty Hurts” (LOGO)

Reality Programming for Collectors: It’s About the Stuff

11:00am - 12:00pm • Stage 2

Find out and hear directly from the experts themselves. These panelists will discuss antiques, collectibles and second-hand businesses represented by programs including: “Antiques Roadshow”, “Storage Wars” and “Hollywood Treasures” along with taking questions from the fans. Gary Sohmers and some of the talent will also be available to give verbal valuations to attendees to have their own “TV-like” experience all weekend.
Moderator: Gary Sohmers - Appraiser for 14 seasons on “Antiques Roadshow”
Panelists: Dan & Laura Dotson – Owners of American Auctioneers and stars of “Storage Wars”
DAVE HESTER, “Storage Wars”
Joe Maddalena – Owner of Profiles in History and star of “Hollywood Treasure”
Geoff Notkin – Co-Host “Meteorite Men” and Owner of Aerolite Meteorites, LLC
Gary Piattoni – Appraiser for 14 seasons on “Antiques Roadshow”
Produced by: Gary Sohmers in association with Collectors

 

Brand Your Expertise

11:00am - 12:00pm • 503

Moderator: Susan Haber – TV talent manager, packager, media consultant, brand builder – represents experts, hosts, personalities
Panelists: Kim Niemi – SVP, DVD Music & Consumer Products, NBC Universal TV Group
Amy Devers - Host/Designer on Fix This Yard on A&E, Host of Designer People on
Ovation TV, Resident Carpenter on “Trading Spaces” on TLC, host of “Blog Cabin”,
DIY To the Rescue and Freeform Furniture on DIY Network
Karin Silverstein - VP of Talent and Development, OWN
Jody Simon - Entertainment Attorney/Partner, Peter, Rubin & Simon, LLP
Produced by: Haber Entertainment

 

Screening Reality Rocks Exclusive - “Audrina”

11:30am - 12:30pm • Theatre – 411

Moderator: Michelle Collins of VH1’s Best Week Ever, TV Audrina Patridge will be on hand to treat fans to a very special preview of the first episode of her upcoming series “Audrina”, hosted by VH1. The screening will then be followed by an audience Q&A with Audrina and an intimate meet & greet for 25 lucky fans. Premiering on VH1 on April 17 at 9pm ET/ PT, Mark Burnett and VH1 team up to give viewers a never-before-seen look into the life of Audrina Patridge, a favorite of MTV’s The Hills and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, on Audrina. Cameras roll as Audrina takes her career to the next level while working to maintain some sense of normalcy. Audrina will introduce the world to a never-before-seen side of Audrina - her large, close-knit, Orange County family. As she advances her acting, modeling and business career, she is juggling a prominent role in her tight-knit family.

 

American Idol II

12:00pm - 1:00pm • 515A

Get up close and personal with some of your favorite “Idols.”
Moderator: SCOTT COLLINS of the LA Times
Panelist: My Space Curator ASHA
Andrew Garcia – Season 9
MIKALAH GORDON – Season 4
MICHAEL JOHNS – Season 7
BLAKE LEWIS – Season 6
KIMBERELY LOCKE – Season 2

 

Blow Your ‘51 Minds’ Experience

12:00pm - 1:30pm • Stage 1

Meet Christian Sarabia, Executive Producer, “For The Love of Ray J” and stars here’s your chance of a lifetime to meet Cris Abrego, Co-Founder, 51 Minds and Executive Producer of shows like “Flavor of Love”, “For the Love of Ray J”, “Real Chance of Love”, “Rock of Love”, “The Surreal Life” and much more. Come and meet some of the amazing talent you’ve seen on these great shows, then, step into their shoes and get a first hand experience of what it’s like to be the “Star” of your very own Reality TV show. Take a seat on their set and see how it feels to have the cameras on you for an extended period of time.
Moderator: Cris Abrego
Meet Ray J from “For the Love of Ray J” “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business”
School”, plus more surprise celebrity guests!
Produced by: 51 Minds

 

Daytime TV’s Top Courtroom Judges

12:30pm - 1:30pm • Stage 2

Please rise! Daytime TV’s Top Courtroom Judges to make a special appearance at the Reality Rocks Expo. Two of television’s most popular judges will come out from behind the bench to greet their fans and share the secrets behind a TV court program. Judge Alex Ferrer (“Judge Alex”), the only television judge with extensive police, legal and judicial experience, and Judge Lynn Toler, presiding over television’s longest running court show, “Divorce Court” will appear on a special panel at the Reality Rocks Expo’s main stage. Find out the craziest moments, hear about the most outrageous litigants, and get ready for the judges to answer all your burning questions. In addition, immediately following Daytime TV’s Top Courtroom Judge panel, couples headed towards separation can meet with the producers of “Divorce Court” for a chance to be on an upcoming episode. THE FIRST 100 GUESTS WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL JUDGE ALEX & DIVORCE COURT GIFT!
Produced by: Fox’s 20th Television

 

TV Dinners: How Television Changed the Culinary Industry

1:00pm - 2:00pm • 515B

Meet some of the movers and shakers of competitive television food shows. They’ll share their opinions about being on competition shows and how they see TV has enhanced the world of “Foodies”.
Moderator: Jeffrey Saad, “United Tastes of America” (Cooking Channel)
Panelists: Stephane Bombet - “Test Kitchen Restaurant”
Betty Fraser - “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters”
Eric Greenspan - “The Next Iron Chef”
Ilan Hall - “Top Chef”
Rock Harper “Hell’s Kitchen Season 3” Winner
Chef Brian Hill - “The Private Chefs of Beverly Hills” and “Top Chef”
CHEF MANOUSCHKA GUERRIER, Private Chefs of Beverly Hills
Aida Mollenkamp - “Ask Aida”and ”Foodcrafters”
Produced by: Reality Rocks Expo

 

The Power of the Internet

1:00pm - 2:00pm • 503

Moderator: Susan Haber, TV Talent Manager, Packager and Media Consultant, Haber Entertainment
Nikki Boyer – Host of “Daytime In No Time” on Yahoo
Greg Goldman, Co-founder, Chief Creative Officer for Philo, a social TV app
Gabe Lewis – VP AOL Studios
Corey Moss - VP of Digital at Principato Young
Eric Stromer – Co-host for “Top Gear” and “Three Wishes” on NBC, Host of
“Over Your Head” on HGTV and Host and Primary Carpenter on “Clean Sweep”, also making appearances on “Trading Spaces” on TLC
Produced by: Haber Entertainment

 

Big Brother

1:30pm - 3:00pm • 515A

Moderator: Andrea Reiher, Contributing Editor, Zap2it.com Spend an afternoon with you’re favorite cast members from Big Brother. Cast members include Matt Hoffman, Erika Landin, Lydia Tavera, Rachel Reilly, Brendon Villegas, Chima Simone, Ragan Fox, Michele Noonan, Kristen Bitting, Annie Whittington, Lane Elenburg, Hayden Moss and Evel Dick Donato
Produced by: Reality Rocks Expo and sponsored by RTVZone.com

 

Where Are They Now? Catching up with Reality TV Stars and Their Lives Today

2:00pm - 3:00pm • 511ABC

Moderator: Sheila Conlin, President, The Conlin Company
Panelists: Omarosa – “Celebrity Apprentice”
David Palmer – “True Beauty”
Erika Othen – “True Beauty”
Suzanne Winn - “Chef Academy”
Leonard Goodloe – “Chef Academy”
Chanel – “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory”
Produced by: The Conlin Company

 

Surviving the Reality Race II

3:00pm - 4:00pm • 515B

Murtz Jaffer, the world’s foremost reality television expert and host of Reality Obsessed will moderate a discussion between the stars of Survivor and Amazing Race. He will ask them about their experiences on the shows that they competed on. How did they get cast? What was the toughest part? What advice do they have for future reality show contestants? How did they keep their cool while competing for such a large cash amount on national television? Come and find out!
Moderator: Murtz Jaffer, Inside Pulse Editor & “Reality Obsessed” Host
Panelists: Bob Crowley – “Survivor Gabon” Winner
John Fincher – “Survivor Samoa”
Peih-Gee Law - “Survivor China”
Brook Roberts - “The Amazing Race Season 17”
Allie Smith - ”The Amazing Race 16”
Kent & Vyxsin – “The Amazing Race Season 12” and the current “All Star Amazing Race: Unifinished Business”
Plus surprise cast members!
Produced by: Murtz Jaffer / Editor, InsidePulse.com, Host “Reality Obsessed”, TVTropolis & Global Reality Channel, Canada

 

Screening: Reality Rocks Exclusive of Playboy TV’s - TV for 2 - World Premiere Party

3:30pm - 4:30pm • Theatre 411

Playboy TV proudly presents a brand new genre of programming, TV for 2, all new reality shows made specifically for couples.  Meet executive producer Jason Hervey and star Adrianne Curry from Playboy TV’s new uncensored, animated tell-all Celebrity Sex Tales featuring wild hook up stories straight from the stars.  Plus, don’t miss a WORLD PREMIERE screening of Playboy TV’s hilarious new clip show The Stash and meet host Rachel Perry.  TV for 2, a brand new reality at Playboy TV.  Must be 18 or over to attend.

 

How Reality TV Changed My Life II

3:30pm - 4:30pm • 503

Moderator: Danie l “Big D” Mahan , founder of Envy Model Management Company
Panelists: “Hottie ” Schatar Sapp hira - “Charm School”, “Flavor of Love”, Jerry Springer’s “Baggage”, FOX Reality Awards, “Best Week Ever”, “The Soup”.
Tanisha Thomas: “Bad Girls Club”, “Celebrity Fit Club”, “Love Games” (host)
Jessica Koussevitzky “You’re Cut Off” Season 2, VH1
Doreen Fang – “The Next Food Network Star” Season 6 Finalist
Cynthia Romo - Double Emmy Award Winning Hair Stylist for “Dancing with the Stars”, “Wheel of Fortune”, “Deal or No Deal”, “iCarly”, “Academy Awards,” “Emmy Awards”, “Grammy Awards” ,”Hot in Cleveland”, “Hannah Montana”; Recording Artist; Jewelry Designer
Ezra “Budd ha” Masters - “I Love New York”, “I Love Money” “NCIS”, “90210”, “Zane’s Chronicles” and “Hunter”
Cyndi Targosz - Infotainment Journalist, “One of the World’s Top Fitness Pros”, FIT TV, Joan Rivers, Diet Guru, Best selling author of “Ten Minute Tone Up for Dummies”

Saaphyri Windsor:" Charm School" Season 1 Winner, "Flavor of Love Girls", "Simply Saaphyri"
Produced by: “T.A.P. Tru Avatar Productions” and “Bruce Merrin’s Celebrity Speakers and Entertainment Bureau, Inc.”

 

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