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Steve Burns

Roller Coaster Road Productions

Steve Burns recently retired as Chief Content Officer for CuriosityStream, a 5-year-old
factual SVOD, pay and liner service, now available in 13-million homes worldwide.
Burns rejoined Roller Coaster Road Productions as EP at the company he founded in
2011. He also continues as Special Advisor to CuriosityStream.

His career spans more than 25 years from National Geographic cinematographer/
producer to EVP of Production and Chief Science Editor for Discovery Networks,
including GM of Science Channel, returning to National Geographic as Executive Vice
President of Global Content for NGC worldwide. Before CuriosityStream, Burns was a
freelance Executive Producer for WNET/ NY’s long-running Secrets of the Dead series
for PBS, the Public Broadcast System in the U.S.

He has won multiple industry awards, including two Emmys for 5 Years on Mars and
Spirit of the Rainforest. His teams have been nominated for two Academy Awards, won
two Peabody Awards and well over 200 Emmy nominations, including dozens of wins,
most recently Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places in 2017.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, September 30

12:30pm MDT

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